Lei brought Hawaiʻi’s top LGBTQ creative talent in music, fashion, and art to the heart of New York City during Pride.
Images by Mahina Choy-Ellis
Our first Lei Over Lounge with Honolulu Pride at the ROW NYC was a celebration of Hawaiʻi, World Pride, and Stonewall 50! The evening began with an exclusive pau hana portion where guests enjoyed live music by Hawaiʻi musician and freestylist Zen Chambers and DJ Bradley Rhea, owner of Barrio Vintage. Visual projections by artist Alec Singer filled the walls and space with a mix of vibrant hues.
At 8 p.m., the space opened up to the public where DJ Timo Lee took the stage while guests enjoyed an eclectic Barrio Vintage pop-up shop, colorful rainbow cocktails with Effen Vodka and a photobooth with edible selfee. R&B singer DeAndre blew the crowd away with his soulful vocals and falsettos on the Lei Over Lounge stage. Hawaiʻi’s own DJ Smucci Gucci kept the party going and closed out the night!
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