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Teaze 12 Party is NYC Pride's Official Event for Women

by Winnie McCroy

EDGE Editor

Sunday June 21, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, head to Pier 26 in Tribeca for NYC Pride's ultimate dance party for women, Teaze 12. Formally known as Rapture on the River, the event runs from 3-10 p.m., creating a day-into-night party experience. And best of all, this year's DJs include Ruby Rose, Sherock and Whitney Day, plus the group Rich White Ladies.

"Thousands of women dancing on Pier 26? It's the ultimate Teaze party," write organizers. And after the Dyke March, which goes from Bryant Park to Washington Square Park at 5 p.m., even more ladies head over to the event to grab a few drinks and watch the sun set over the lesbian community.

This 21-and-over party is the only official women's event of NYC Pride. Now in its 12th year, Teaze is one of the nation's largest, longest-running dance events created just for the ladies.

At this year's Teaze dance, you'll enjoy music from hottie DJ Ruby Rose, of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" fame, plus DJ Whitney Day and an opening set from DJ Sherock. Last year's event included an impressive light show, hot dancers all night long, and a mechanical bull that proved a challenge to stay on. Attendees got creative, wearing festive outfits to dance the night away. The event continues to grow in popularity as organizers innovate, and secure big-name entertainers.

"After over a decade of 'rocking women's worlds,' we're refreshing the event and introducing tons of exciting new ways for ladies of all walks to come together and celebrate Pride!" write organizers.

Proceeds from this event benefit Pride Week events and community organizations. The event's production committee awards $45,000 in grants to LGBT and LGBT-friendly nonprofits and community organizations each year. The event also supplies NYC Pride with critical operating revenue and brings countless visitors to the NYC area for Pride.

Tickets are available at all price points, from $25-75 for general admission to $200 VIP tickets, which includes express entry, complimentary Reyka Vodka, Hendrick's Gin, Milagro Tequila and Monkey Shoulder Whisky cocktails, Bud Light and Barefoot Wine, elevated VIP areas, private restrooms, complimentary entry into the official After Party: Pier Pressure 16 and an exclusive Teaze Gift Bag.

The Ultra-Premium VIP Bottle Package ($1500 value) includes 6 VIP tickets, private tented cabana with seating area, 2 bottles of spirits, mixers, fresh fruit, exclusive Teaze gift bag, access to VIP restrooms, and private concierge.

New for 2015 are drinks packages; prices do not include admission into the event. For $25, enjoy five non-alcoholic drinks. For $30, enjoy five Bud Light drink tickets. And for $35, enjoy five spirit cocktail drinks. Purchase drinks packages at nycpride.showclix.com

Purchasing a VIP ticket to Teaze also gets you free admission to Saturday night's Pier Pressure 16, the only official Teaze After Party and Mega Women's Dance Party! Now in its 16th year, the event returns to Chelsea at premiere venue Slate.

Teaze will be held from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 at Pier 26 in Tribeca. Attendees can take the ACE or 1 subway to Canal Street, and should cross the West Side Highway at Laight St.

For tickets or information, visit For tickets to Teaze https://www.showclix.com/event/Teaze12

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.