The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2018, we were joined by over 550 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 100 floats making the trek along the route, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.
Join us in this commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising. Stay tuned for additional details about the event.
NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets! LGBTQIA+ rights and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Join community activists, organizers, politicians, and more for this unprecedented moment in our history. Take a stand, show up in force, and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.
The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.
General Admission is FREE and available for all! No tickets required.
The stage performances will be ASL interpreted.
Public Forum: QUEER & NOW
This June, with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and World Pride in New York City, Public Forum adds our voice to the chorus of LGBTQ+ artists, activists, and organizers fighting for a better tomorrow, today. Join us in a celebration of music, poetry, prose, and theater hosted by Jomama Jones as Public Forum: QUEER & NOW honors the legacy of resistance and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ liberation and pride.
The Public Theater’s PUBLIC FORUM is a space where art, ideas, and action collide. Public Forum creates exciting opportunities for communities to engage deeply with current events, original thinkers, and the most pressing questions of our time. We energize civic responsibility by inviting people from all backgrounds to share, converse, and connect.
Public Forum: QUEER & NOW is an Official WorldPride Event.
WorldPride Night at the New York Botanical Garden
NYBG is proud to take part in this City-wide celebration with a very special WorldPride Night inspired by its exhibition, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. Join us for an evening full of Brazilian art, culture, design, and more with caipirinhas, samba dancing, and music from top Brazilian artists and DJs hosted by famous Brazilian drag queen Pietra Parker.
June 17th through 19th
Featuring specially curated screenings followed by Q&As and open bar after-parties, the new format provides a wide variety in LGBTQIA+ cinema that reflects the community.
OutCinema helps to raise needed funds for NYC Pride and NewFest to help continue their annual programming.
Gay Secrets Tour of the Met Museum
Gay historian Professor Andrew Lear founded Oscar Wilde Tours to reveal the secret LGBT+ history that is hiding in plain sight in the world’s great cities and museums. On the Gay Secrets tour of the Metropolitan Museum, Professor Lear will show you how same-sex love of various kinds is referenced in the Metropolitan Museum’s masterpieces, from ancient Greek statues to Picasso’s Gertrude Stein. We will explore a number of cultures and examine both well-known works by artists such as Caravaggio and relatively unknown works such as bis-poles from New Guinea. This tour will show you that world history and world art are much gayer (or even gayer) than you ever thought!
Check out Oscar Wilde Tours’ website for information about other gay secrets tours, in NYC, Boston, and Europe (including this year Berlin, Amsterdam, Italy, and Greece).
NAKED BOYS SINGING!
The title says it all in the international smash hit musical comedy Naked Boys Singing! This hilarious musical revue features 15 original songs, a bevy of gorgeous and talented men, and no clothes – a winning combination if ever there was one! From the sassy opening number Gratuitous Nudity to the screamingly funny Bliss of a Bris, audiences and critics the world over have hailed Naked Boys Singing! as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser.
CAMP MORNING WOOD
Camp Morning Wood is ROCKY HORROR meets NAKED BOYS SINGING. A newly engaged gay couple decides to unplug from their phones and head out of the city to get away from the rat race and reconnect with each other. But fate has other ideas when their car breaks down outside the gay nudist getaway “Camp Morning Wood.” The ill-prepared couple meets the wide array of nude campers who bring plenty of laughs, temptations, elaborate dance numbers, and torch songs until an ultra conservative super handsome senator threatens to end the fun. Who knows what will happen, but it’s sure to be hilarious, heartwarming and super duper naked.
THE GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY
“The Golden Girls Musical Parody: Pride Edition” is coming to NYC for 3 dragtastic weeks only to celebrate WorldPride, NYC Pride and Stonewall 50 from JUNE 19th – JULY 6th, 2019 at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Ave, NY, NY). The New York Times calls it, “Hilariously Outsized” and Edge New York calls it, “Letter perfect. Brilliant”!
“THE GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY is a highly irreverent, yet loving send-up of TV’s The Golden Girls that proves to be simultaneously evocative of the greatest moments from the original sitcom and a show with a voice all its own.”—Theatremania
The Golden Girls are getting ready for the annual Shady Pines Retirement Home Gay Pride Talent Show when down on his luck guest star, Ricky Martin moves in next door. His wild, all night, salsa sessions distract the ladies from getting their much needed rehearsal. What ensues is a hilarious feud that can only end with one act as the most talented “queens” of Shady Pines. Featuring an original pop score, a 1980’s fashion show, and the Ultimate Golden Girls Trivia Challenge, “THE GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY – PRIDE EDITION is a highly irreverent, yet loving send-up of TV’s The Golden Girls that proves to be simultaneously evocative of the greatest moments from the original sitcom and a show with a voice all its own.” —Theatremania
The Golden Girls Musical Parody: PRIDE Edition is an official partner of WorldPride 2019, NYC Pride and Stonewall 50.
Hester Street Fair
The Hester brand is known for its highly curated selection of NYC’s artisanal fashion, art, design, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors. By bringing together a high quality, wide range of cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands, Hester creates buzzworthy artisanal experiences that are unique to New York City. Our vendor selections represent the unmatched diversity, unique talent, and abundant creative spirit that sets NYC apart. The Hester experience is about bringing the community together. Family friendly and open to all, yet stylish and exclusive enough to appeal to discerning foodies and in-the-know shoppers who come to check out the latest trends. Described by the New York Times as a “hyperlocal block party,” The Hester brand brings a connection to community and a vibe that is cool, cozy, and familiar.
We’ve partnered with Trinity Place Shelter and are asking for donations of new socks and/or a sliding scale monetary donation for the homeless LGBTQIA+ youth they support.
PrideFest is the annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers, and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and local business owners.
Round out your Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest. It’s the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance is totally free!
The Shops at Columbus Circle
The Shops at Columbus Circle is taking WorldPride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising to heart by collaborating with the internationally acclaimed artist JGoldcrown. Known for his colorful bleeding hearts and #Lovewall murals, JGoldcrown’s work has been seen everywhere from California to Japan to Brazil. During the month of June, he will be bringing his joyous work to New York City with a one-of-a-kind installation at The Shops at Columbus Circle and also designing a special limited-edition fashion pin for visitors.
Party & Play (but no PNP, please)
Love Above All Ball
The Iconic Rainbow Room’s First Annual Pride Ball Benefiting Born This Way Foundation. Celebrating the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement, with support from OUT@NBCUniversal.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of elegance and philanthropy, dancing your way into WorldPride weekend with an incredible gathering.
Love Above All Ball is NYC Pride’s only ticketed black-tie event.
The evening will include:
- Headline performances from MARINA and Betty Who
- Cabaret hosted by SHANGELA
- DJ sets from Casey Spooner, Nicki Siano and Miss Guy
- Magic from Adam Cardone
- Celebrity guest appearances
- An extravagant selection of passed canapés and a premium open bar
- Opulent decor, transforming the entire 65th floor of 30 Rock
With proceeds benefiting the Born This Way Foundation in support of the next generation of queer youth, Love Above All will make for a meaningful and indelible addition to the WorldPride and NYC Pride calendars for many years to come.
Presented by Rainbow Room with support from OUT@NBCUniversal, and in partnership with: Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc., and DeJuan Stroud, Inc.
S.L.U.T.S Fantasies Fulfilled Fetish Weekend
June 20th through 23rd
For over 20 years the Folsom Street East Street Festival has been the largest event of its kind on the East Coast celebrating S.L.U.T.S. (Sex, Love, Unity, Trust and Safety) This year is going to bigger, better and sexier than ever!
Join us on the streets of New York City in your favorite leather, fetish or kinky gear and celebrate Pride. The Street Festival will be the closing act of NYC Fetish Weekend 2019. Multiple events to mix and mingle and get a feel of the kinkier side of New York City. Proceeds to benefit New York City Anti-Violence Project and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Pride Luminaries Brunch
Help us honor inspiring LGBTQIA+ business leaders at this exclusive brunch event. Now entering its seventh year, NYC Pride, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and New Orleans Tourism are excited to welcome all to another delicious year. The Pride Luminaries Brunch celebrates business leaders that have made an impact on LGBTQIA+ equality in the workplace throughout the year.
So dress to impress and join industry insiders, media mavens and proud politicians for what will be the brunch affair of the season.
Tickets include four hour unlimited open bar, VIP giftbag, and delicious brunch buffet.
Proceeds go to benefit NYC Pride and its annual free events such as Youth Pride, Family Movie Night, The March, PrideFest, and more!
Dress: Brunch Chic
MasterBeat OneWorld Tea Dance
Dance the day away at an all new daytime event inside and outside at Terminal 5. Masterbeat and WorldPride are excited to present an all new daytime event on Saturday afternoon in a once-in-a-lifetime return to one of NYC’s most infamous nightclubs: Terminal 5. Dance under the sun on Terminal 5’s incredible rooftop with music by Erik Vilar, or step inside the club to dance to the beats of DJ’s Rick Braile and GSP.
Originally opened as “Club Exit”, NYC’s last great mega-club, the massive venue was home to Junior Vasquez and other superstar DJ’s after the closure of gay club icons Roxy, Twio and Limelight. Exit eventually closed as a nightclub and later re-opened as Terminal 5 for concerts and special events. Even though Terminal 5 retained all the club elements of Exit including 4 stories of wraparound balconies, secret alcoves and a rooftop patio, this will be the first DJ driven dance event held in the space in over 10 years.
Join over 3000 guys from around the world in this exclusive daytime event inside and outside at Terminal 5, transformed once again into a giant mega-club with Masterbeat’s world famous production.