The saying goes: there are 8 million stories in the naked city. In New York, there’s a big possibility these stories are about singing boys, finding your center and… listening to stories.
Naked Boys Singing
Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. The all-male cast is on stage, singing throughout the performance. I attended the show many years ago. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not a musical per se. It’s more a sketch comedy or a cabaret-style show. Not to mention the cast can actually sing and dance! Talent trumps nudity. During the performance I attended a cast member interacted with the audience which was predominantly female or gay male.
I’m happy to see this show wasn’t just a passing fad. It’s been running Off-Broadway for nearly 12 years. There are also shows in Las Vegas and London. It’s another great option for a bachelorette party and they have group deals for Boys Night Out for Boys who like Boys. Catch Naked Boys Singing at New World Stages on 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenue in New York City.
Naked Yoga NYC
Founded in 2007 by Isis Phoenix, Naked Yoga NYC is the first co-ed nude yoga offered in New York City. I attended a class during its first month. The class had a pretty even male-to-female ratio with none of the sexual tension you may expect. It was an unbelievably freeing experience. Isis Phoenix is energetic and welcoming, and the Vinyasa class is a great workout. So I went back.
Isis Phoenix is a certified Vinyasa Hatha Yoga Teacher and Reiki Energy Master (a skill utilized during Savasana). Since its beginning, Naked Yoga NYC has begun to offer Goddess-only classes, group classes are taught by Cindee, also a certified instructor, and private sessions are available. Visit Naked Yoga NYC online to register for classes and to receive the address of the class location.
Naked Girls Reading NYC
Enjoy story time? Like naked women? Naked Girls Reading NYC is for you. The New York chapter of Naked Girls Reading was opened in October of 2009. Don’t assume this is an erotic reading series; this monthly literary salon has had Banned Books, Science Fiction and Tween Lit-themed events. Readers at Naked Girls include authors, librarians and burlesque stars. The producer and host of the New York chapter, Nasty Canasta, is also a neo-burlesque superstar.
Naked Party/ Nude Night Out NYC
Being naked is fun. So why not party while naked? Nude Night Out parties are hosted by Young Naturists & Nudists America, an organization based in the NY/NJ/PA area. The venue for the nude festivities is revealed to those who register for the event and purchase tickets; it’s usually in Midtown Manhattan and accessible by public transportation. You don’t have to be a member of YNA to attend the parties, but you do have to be nude.
As with clothed parties, Nude Night Out offers food, an open bar, music and dancing. With all the exposed skin, there’s body painting as well. Their last event was held on March 26th. YNA usually hosts a party every 1-2 months; the next one is schedule for May 2011. Visit their website or follow the YNA on Twitter or Facebook for the exact date and to register.
- Abigail Ekue