Frank Watson Obituary, Party Promoter in NYC Dead
- by Alex Danvers
Frank Watson Obituary – Death: “I first met Frank Watson in Harlem at the beginning of the 2010s. Our paths crossed there. I don’t recall the specific year, but I do recall him and others like him who were part of an ambitious group trending at the time. This group would change how thousands of people perceived themselves and how they worked to construct a new world, including how I worked to achieve the same thing. It was in the early stages of the New Harlem neighborhood’s development when a surge of youthful vigor and independence swept across the area at that time.
It was announced on the eve of Thanksgiving that famed LGBT party producer Frank Watson has passed away in New York City. Watson was known for his work in the city. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community is on high alert following a string of unsolved homicides of gay males that have taken place in and around the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
On Saturday, November 19, it was reported that he had unexpectedly gone away some time during the previous week. When he was found dead out of nowhere, he had just completed making announcements about an event that was about to take place at 42 D’OR.
Frank came to me with several party concepts, and he peppered me with questions about how to execute those concepts in Harlem and elsewhere in New York City. In the past, I had the opportunity to serve as a development advisor for a magazine that was on the rise and that advocated for fashion freedom and black homosexual pride. In addition to that, I had assisted in the establishment of the first major black comedy club in the 1990s, which was located in Harlem and opened up significant new opportunities that were previously only available to a small number of black people at a time. In the past, these opportunities were only accessible to a small number of black people at a time. My story will continue to have more of its details elaborated upon in the following piece.
It was one of a few people who attended Frank’s first party enterprise, which took place in Harlem at the time. My protégé, the DJ Brian Henry, who was standing to my right, was the one who extended the invitation. He had just recently graduated from college, and now he worked for Verizon while residing in Harlem. It was at Frank’s very first party, which is depicted in the picture that is seen above. Brian is now widely known as the famed B-Hen, and he is responsible for throwing fantastic block parties all across the country in addition to travelling internationally. Let’s get back to Frank. It was abundantly clear that he was lowly, charming, and driven by a desire to assist other people in making the most of their lives. I will never forget the conversation that we had that night or any of the countless others that we had. He had an unbreakable spirit and was a powerful creator of much-needed initiatives and events that extended pride beyond a single day, a single month, or a single season. His events and initiatives extended pride beyond a single day, a single month, or a single season. The legacy he left behind endures. He gave birth to a new generation that made the conscious decision to take the forefront of popular culture rather than remain in the background. He is credited with being the person who gave birth to this new generation. I ask that God grants him peace and tranquility in this time of need. The position of king was one of his titles. — William Allen
Frank Watson Obituary – Death: “I first met Frank Watson in Harlem at the beginning of the 2010s. Our paths crossed there. I don’t recall the specific year, but I do recall him and others like him who were part of an ambitious group trending at the time. This group would change how thousands of…