No Parking, a gay club in Washington Heights, holds a once a month open mic night with poetry, music, and dancing presented by Gay & Lesbian Dominican Empowerment (GALDE). The event was feautured in this weeks Time Out New York. Bohemian Night is held on the last Wednesday of the month. Bohemian Night MC Yoseli Castillo founded the event three years ago as an outlet for queer Latino/a artists. The event draws a predominantly Dominican and Puerto Rican crowd. The next Bohemian Night is Wednesday, July 30th from 7pm–10pm at No Parking.
No Parking 4168 Broadway (between 176th and 177th Sts) Washington Heights 212-923-8700 (Subway: A to 175th St, 1 to 181st St )
Marisol LeBron is Nuyorican queer activist and academic. Marisol is an honors graduate from Oberlin College (Comparative American Studies and Latin American Studies 2007), and is currently a PhD student in the Program in American Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University. Marisol's research interests include citizenship studies, Latin@ cultural production, pop culture analysis, and queer of color critique. Marisol is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx.