New York Lounge Presents FASHION

The Time Out New York Lounge will present the finale of Fashion Forward, New York’s only fashion design competition / AIDS benefit – Wednesday May 25th (at 11PM) at New World Stages. A fabulous runway show of emerging NYC designers presenting their looks and competing against each other, followed by concert performances by night life favorites has been a great success. All designs are auctioned off at the end of each night with proceeds going to DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), along with the proceeds from the door.

Hosting the finale will be nightlife cabaret star Marti Cummings. Broadway favorites Nicholas Rodriguez (the title role of Tarzan on Broadway, “One Life to Live,” Sex & the City 2, The Toxic Avenger) and Paul Canaan (Legally Blonde, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Sex & the City 2, “Legally Blonde: The Search For Elle Woods,” LOGO’s “New Now Next Awards”) will perform.

The Ultimat After-Party, sponsored by Ultimat Vodka, takes place after every show at the Time Out New York Lounge from 12:30am – 3am. Fashion Forward began Wednesday, May 4th. There is a $5 cover charge which will also be donated to DIFFA. The Time Out New York Lounge is located at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues).

A winner has been determined each week by audience votes and the finale on May 25th will feature multiple looks from each week’s winner. Prizes will include a solo Runway Show at New World Stages, cash and more! Hosted by Valentine, along with celebrity guests and live entertainment, this is sure to be the hottest new fashion event of the year! Design contestants are allowed to spend no more than $20 per look and must use previously owned materials. For more information or to sign up for the competition please visit

The Time Out New York Lounge also features HAPPY HOUR Monday through Friday evenings from 8pm to 10pm: your second drink is free! There are Drink Specials every night as well!! There’s never a cover or minimum!


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