STILETTO AT THE MARITIME HOTEL 363 WEST 16TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY HOSTED STILETTO FROM 2008-2015 (THE MARITIME HOTEL, PICTURED)“The boys have outdoor tea dances in the Pines, but for years, lesbians lacked a regular party to while away a lazy summer afternoon. For the past five years, Maggie Collier, the beauty and brains behind Maggie C Events, has delivered Stiletto—the upscale and stylish seasonal lounge party—to New York’s gay women... The idea for Stiletto came about when Maggie moved from Los Angeles to New York a few years ago, and found herself frustrated with ‘the lack of nightlife and events for women.’ As a singer with a large circle of friends in the professional realm, Maggie saw an opportunity to create a networking scene for lesbian, gay and transgender women through a nightlife event. There was just one obstacle: Maggie had no idea how to produce an event, so she pressured her pals into getting something started. Unfortunately, their day jobs took up most of their time, leaving only one person to handle the task: Maggie... For Maggie, creating Stiletto was about much more than an opportunity to party. Maggie prides herself on catering to a wonderfully diverse crowd of women from all walks of life.  Stiletto is a ‘melting pot’ party, as she likes to describe it.  Maggie muses, ‘It's remarkable, kind of…that the number one thing you can count on is that Stiletto appeals to women of all ages, races, butch, futch, femme, bi, straight, from college students to professors, lawyers, politicians. And what always surprises me is the amazing balance of single women and women in a relationship who attend.’... We all know the old stereotype; once lesbians hook up, they stop going out.  Not true at Stiletto. While single guests will indeed find a bevy of lovely ladies to behold, Stiletto has a relaxed community vibe which is appealing to couples. Less ‘bar scene’ than ‘social scene,’ its reasonable hours (it opens at 4pm) and outdoor setting allows its patrons to enjoy time with friends in both the afternoon and evening. ‘Instead of meeting your future wife at Stiletto, and disappearing from the scene for several years, most couples come back together each week joined by other couples and groups of friends. It's a social club and not a nightclub, after all,’ says Maggie. Be sure to check out Stiletto Sundays starting April 28. Like always, Stiletto will have incredible DJs, drink specials, buckets of beer and much more. You can even order food from the all-day menu and outdoor grill. This year, Stiletto will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in mid-June, and it is guaranteed to be a party to remember. Stiletto Pride will be held this year at the same venue as its weekly events, the beautiful Maritime Hotel Cabanas in Chelsea.  (Never fear, the traditional dunk tanks will be set up in the North Cabana.)  It’s the perfect way to enjoy the warming temps and dip your foot into the approaching summer... And what about Maggie’s secret quest? ‘Just ask my soon-to-be wife, [DJ] Brynn [Taylor]. We met at Stiletto over four years ago when I first hired her to DJ,’ but, Maggie confesses, she was too busy managing events to realize her true feelings. What began as business collaboration turned into a friendship, and before they knew it, blossomed into love. This June, they will be tying the knot. ‘Fairytales do indeed come true,’ adds Maggie.” (Dana Piccoli, Go Magazine, 2013)

STILETTO AT THE MARITIME HOTEL 363 WEST 16TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY HOSTED STILETTO FROM 2008-2015 (THE MARITIME HOTEL, PICTURED)“The boys have outdoor tea dances in the Pines, but for years, lesbians lacked a regular party to while away a lazy summer afternoon. For the past five years, Maggie Collier, the beauty and brains behind Maggie C Events, has delivered Stiletto—the upscale and stylish seasonal lounge party—to New York’s gay women... The idea for Stiletto came about when Maggie moved from Los Angeles to New York a few years ago, and found herself frustrated with ‘the lack of nightlife and events for women.’ As a singer with a large circle of friends in the professional realm, Maggie saw an opportunity to create a networking scene for lesbian, gay and transgender women through a nightlife event. There was just one obstacle: Maggie had no idea how to produce an event, so she pressured her pals into getting something started. Unfortunately, their day jobs took up most of their time, leaving only one person to handle the task: Maggie... For Maggie, creating Stiletto was about much more than an opportunity to party. Maggie prides herself on catering to a wonderfully diverse crowd of women from all walks of life.  Stiletto is a ‘melting pot’ party, as she likes to describe it.  Maggie muses, ‘It's remarkable, kind of…that the number one thing you can count on is that Stiletto appeals to women of all ages, races, butch, futch, femme, bi, straight, from college students to professors, lawyers, politicians. And what always surprises me is the amazing balance of single women and women in a relationship who attend.’... We all know the old stereotype; once lesbians hook up, they stop going out.  Not true at Stiletto. While single guests will indeed find a bevy of lovely ladies to behold, Stiletto has a relaxed community vibe which is appealing to couples. Less ‘bar scene’ than ‘social scene,’ its reasonable hours (it opens at 4pm) and outdoor setting allows its patrons to enjoy time with friends in both the afternoon and evening. ‘Instead of meeting your future wife at Stiletto, and disappearing from the scene for several years, most couples come back together each week joined by other couples and groups of friends. It's a social club and not a nightclub, after all,’ says Maggie. Be sure to check out Stiletto Sundays starting April 28. Like always, Stiletto will have incredible DJs, drink specials, buckets of beer and much more. You can even order food from the all-day menu and outdoor grill. This year, Stiletto will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in mid-June, and it is guaranteed to be a party to remember. Stiletto Pride will be held this year at the same venue as its weekly events, the beautiful Maritime Hotel Cabanas in Chelsea.  (Never fear, the traditional dunk tanks will be set up in the North Cabana.)  It’s the perfect way to enjoy the warming temps and dip your foot into the approaching summer... And what about Maggie’s secret quest? ‘Just ask my soon-to-be wife, [DJ] Brynn [Taylor]. We met at Stiletto over four years ago when I first hired her to DJ,’ but, Maggie confesses, she was too busy managing events to realize her true feelings. What began as business collaboration turned into a friendship, and before they knew it, blossomed into love. This June, they will be tying the knot. ‘Fairytales do indeed come true,’ adds Maggie.” (Dana Piccoli, Go Magazine, 2013)