N.Y. Scene March 2011: Snapshot Finale, Dot 429 Women’s Launch, LGBT Expo, Rainbow Book Fair and the Dinah


N.Y. Scene is a monthly column that chronicles events of interest for lesbians in New York City. Grace Chu has come out of lesbian scene retirement to navigate the vast and ever-evolving New York City scene, so you don’t have to.

This month, as well as highlighting events of interest in New York City, I headed to Club Skirts The Dinah, otherwise known as lesbian spring break, where 10,000 women from all over the world congregate in Palm Springs for a weekend of dancing, drinking, and yes, debauchery. I have the videos to prove it.

Snapshot Finale – March 1, 2011 – Bar 13

Snapshot, held on Tuesday nights at Bar 13, has had an impressive run. Whereas many lesbian nights that crop up in the city have the life span of a mayfly and disappear overnight, Snapshot lasted seven years. Some of the happy lesbian couples nesting on the Upper West Side with their cats and gaybies may have met as rapscallion babydykes at Snapshot almost a decade ago. Founded by DJ Nasty in 2004, Snapshot attracted a team of promoters that contributed to its longevity and artsy appeal, including Ellie Conant, who eventually founded Choice C—s, and Sir Sabrina, who would eventually end up promoting everything. Here are some photos from the farewell party.

Can you spot a Nasty being not so nasty?

“All your breast are belong to us.”

Sir Sabrina (R)

Ellie Conant, second from R

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