World of Red Ball

The World of Red Ball is The Center's signature World AIDS Day event that uses voguing to honor the perseverance and strength of LGBTQ+ people living with HIV & AIDS. It creates a safe space to reflect and celebrate those we have lost to HIV & AIDS as well as those continually fighting.

Paint The Town Red

The World of Red Ball has become an annual event for The Center! This being the 3rd year our plan is to continue to host a carefully curated event around the continued education, engagement, and support of one of the largest communities (ballroom), affected by HIV/AIDS.

December 1, 2023
Doors open at 7 p.m.
8 p.m.- 12 a.m. (midnight)

Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Curators, Hosts, and Special Guests

Legendary NYC Father YoYo Tisci

Curator

International Father Will Chanel

Curator

Snookie West

Commentator

Byrell The Great

DJ

Steve Karas

Special Guest Judge

Categories & Special Guests

Grand Prize—OTA Runway

“The Enfant Terrible”

$2000

This year, our amazing event is sponsored by Jean Paul Gaultier. Gaultier is described as an “enfant terrible” of the fashion industry and is known for their unconventional designs with motifs including corsets, marinières, and tin cans. In homage to their kindness, we ask you to bring it in a FASHIONABLE LOOK inspired by any look from one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s previous campaign ads or collections with a framed picture of your inspiration. 

All American vs European vs Female Figure (3 trophies) 

1 Winner receives $2000/Trophy

Female Figure Performance

“Lady in Red”

$1000

The look is up to you as long as you bring it “Like a lady in a Red Glove.”

OTA Team Realness

$750

Choose your team wisely, the 3 that will get you Tens! The rules are a touch of RED and only one team will WIN!

OTA Best Dressed Spectator

“Paint The Town Red”

$500

Tonight, you decided to Paint the Town Red! Why not collect a coin while looking your best?

(You must incorporate red in your look, but it doesn’t have to be completely RED!)

MF vs FF (2 Trophies, 1 overall Winner)

OTA Face

“The Royal Red Ruler”

$500

Tonight is your royal coronation and you must wear Red! You must also get your tens with a crown adorning your head! 

$100
Trophy MF/FF Winner

$300
Trophy 1 Overall Winner

MF OTA Performance

"The Red Dress Run”

$500

Come dressed and ready for the Red Dress Run. Twisters and Sisters, let’s have some fun! Only one of you tonight will get the job done!

$500
Trophy 1 Overall Winner

Sponsors and Community Partners

Jean Paul Gaultier logo

Paint The Town Red! Let's Get into it!

Check out 2023 ball categories filmed live by Ty Wit Da LIVE on December 1, 2023.

Ty Wit Da LIVE is a content creator and CEO of Red DOT Productions, LIVE footage by Legendary Tigger Tsunami-Oricci

World of Red Ball 2023

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