New York Pride Week
Manhattan’s NYC Pride Week takes place every June. The marquee global gathering invites millions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and...
Manhattan’s NYC Pride Week takes place every June. The marquee global gathering invites millions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and their allies to one of the largest, most over-the-top demonstrations of human rights, queer history, social progress and love anywhere in the world. It’s an event everyone should experience once in their life (preferably many times!), but it’s not the City’s one and only Pride celebration.
NYC Pride Rally Friday, June 22
A month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, five hundred peaceful protesters gathered in Washington Square Park to express solidarity and gay pride. Decades later, the annual Pride Rally continues to serve as the official kickoff for Pride Week. This free event will feature dozens of well-known speakers and performers. The event kicks off at 6pm and ends around 8pm.
Pride Luminaries Brunch Saturday, June 17
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosts the Pride Luminaries Brunch as part of the City's Pride festivities in June. This annual event celebrates local business leaders and the impact they have made on their queer communities. Proceeds from the event will benefit NYC Pride and planning for the World Pride 2019 and Stonewall 50 celebrations.
Family Movie Night Tuesday, June 19
LGBTQ families are welcomed to the West Village’s Pier 45 for a free evening of outdoor, kid-friendly movie-watching. The pier will open to the public at 7:30pm for folks to grab a good spot for picnicking before the film starts at dusk. While the event is free, there will also be premium tickets for sale (for reserved seating and prepackaged meals) to support the Heritage of Pride foundation.
5K Pride Run Saturday, June 9
Sign up for a 5K run through scenic Prospect Park to celebrate Pride, diversity and inclusion. For the second year, this event has a transgender/gender nonconforming category for runners who do not fall into the male and female categories.