New York Pride (fka Gay Pride) 2021
New York Pride (formerly known as Gay Pride) is an annual event. A celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community, culture and pride in New York City. The march is probably the best known to local New Yorkers of all the Pride events and is more commonly known as Pride Parade.
Pride Parade traverses Fifth Avenue and ends in Greenwich Village. It passes Stonewall Inn, which was the site of the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The riots are considered to be the pinnacle of the events that lead to the gay liberation movement and helped to establish gay and lesbian rights in the United States.
What to do during NYC Pride in New York?
There are various activities that take place in New York during Pride. The proceeds of the events usually go towards New York’s LGBT+ community and the Pride activities. There are many activities organised during Pride Week: below you can find a small selection of the events.
The march (Pride Parade) is probably the best-known symbol and event of NYC Pride, everybody is welcome to watch. Expect a lively occasion with over 110 floats! If you would like to participate in the march you must be part of an organisation that is officially registered. The march is held in New York on the 28th of June 2020. It starts at midday from 29th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends on 16th Street and 7th Avenue.
PrideFest is a street festival where you will find vendors, entertainment and activities all celebrating equality. You can also catch mini-concerts here and there. PrideFest takes place around Hudson Street in New York. Everybody is welcome and there is no entrance fee. It is held during the day on the 28th of June 2020.
Dance on the Pier
Pride Island is a huge live music party with various artists and DJs playing. It is also the largest annual fundraiser for NYC Pride. You have to be at least 21 years old to participate. The event will be held from 26th to the 28th of June 2020 from 14:00 to 22:00 at Hudson River Park, Pier 97.
Pride Tour in New York
If you want to learn more about the LGBT movement in New York then this is the tour for you. The guide will tell you about the Stonewall Uprising and its historical background, show you The Stonewall Inn and take you to several other places in New York that are important to the LGBT community.
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