Pride Parade NYC 2018

Join the Pride Parade NYC in Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 24 at 12 noon. NYC Pride Week events start Thursday, June 14.

PrideFest 2018 is NYC Pride’s Street Fair

University Place
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Sunday, June 24, 2018
FREE

Pride Island 2018 is the legendary Dance on the Pier

Pier 97 (West 57th St)
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Swedish pop star Tove Lo
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Australian diva Kyle Minogue
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pride Parade NYC 2018 Pride Week

Sunday, June 24, 2018
LGBT parade
Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron & NoMad, Manhattan

Tease NYC Pride

An evening of interactive burlesque with 1,200 women from across the country.
The DL
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Stand your ground at the NYC Pride Rally

Stonewall National Monument
Christopher Park
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Friday, June 22, 2018
FREE

NYC Pride Week is June 14 – 24, 2018. NYC Pride is introducing more events this year in preparation for next year’s 50th anniversary celebration. Most events are 21+.

This year’s theme is “Defiantly Different.” In the spirit of the Stonewall Inn, lets embrace who we are and celebrate our diversity.

Defiantly Different


The 49th Pride Parade NYC follows a different route this year through Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron and NoMad, Manhattan from 12 noon. FREE

More than two million spectators will watch over 350 groups march this year.

To march in the Parade, register by May 1, 2018 at www.nycpride.org

There is a March Grandstand Experience for all ages at the General William Jenkins Worth Monument with a show at 12 noon. From $75

Pride Parade NYC Route

NYC Pride Parade Route 2018

NYC Pride Parade Route 2018. Courtesy of NYC Pride.

 

  • Starts on Seventh Avenue at 16th St
  • Down Seventh Avenue
  • ADA Seating is at the AIDS Memorial at 12th St
  • Up Christopher St
  • Across West 8th St
  • The Judges Stand is on the corner of 8th St & Fifth Avenue
  • Up Fifth Avenue
  • The Grandstand is at the General Worth Monument at 25th St
  • The Parade ends on 29th St

The parade starts wild in Greenwich Village and gets tamer and less crowded as it marches uptown on Fifth Avenue.


Pride Parade NYC Grand Marshals

Billie Jean King

Tennis legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner (2009)

Lambda Legal

The national legal organization that advocates for LGBTQ rights.

Tyler Ford

Award-winning agender advocate and Editor at Condé Nast’s LGBTQ community platform them.

Kenita Placide
Kenita Placide, Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity & Equality. Courtesy of Heritage of Pride.

Kenita Placide, Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity & Equality. Courtesy of Heritage of Pride.

Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality. There’s a Caribbean element this year.

The buildup to the Pride Parade NYC is becoming a human rights festival.


Thursday, June 14

Human Rights Conference

The first NYC Pride Human Rights Conference is at the SUNY Global Center on Thursday, June 14 at 8 am.

Aisha C Moodie Mills and UN Asst. Sec. General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour give the keynote speech.


Friday, June 15

Game Changers

Game Changers, a panel of LGBTQIA+ leaders is at SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, June 15 from 8 – 10 pm.


Sunday, June 17

Pride Luminaries Brunch

For the Pride Luminaries Brunch, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosts inspiring business leaders at the David Burke Kitchen in SoHo, Manhattan on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 12 noon – 4 pm.


Monday, June 18

Garden Party

The NYC Pride Garden Party benefit for the LGBT Community Center in Greenwich Village is in Hudson River Park on Pier 84 (44th St) in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Monday, June 18 from 6 – 10 pm. $85 – $99. VIP $300

Out Cinema ~ Ideal Home

Out Cinema screens the NYC Premiere of Andrew Fleming’s comedy Ideal Home at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan on Monday, June 18 at 7:30 pm. Doors 6:45 pm. $25 – $35


Tuesday, June 19

Family Movie Night

NYC Pride Family Movie Night is a family-friendly screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast hosted by Miss Richfield 1981 in Hudson River Park at Pier 45 (West 10th St) on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm. All Ages from $50

Out Cinema ~ Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

Out Cinema screens James Crump’s documentary Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm. Doors 6:45 pm. $25 – $35
Antonio Lopez was THE fashion illustrator of 1970s New York and Paris. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC, America’s big documentary film festival.

Pride Week at The Joyce

MADBOOTS DANCE performs queer contemporary dance MASC at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. From $30. Get tickets at www.joyce.org


Wednesday, June 20

Out Cinema ~ From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?

Out Cinema screens Marilyn Bennett’s documentary about LGBTQ+ and civil rights advocates finding common ground at SVA Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm. Doors 6:45 pm. $25 – $35

Pride Week at The Joyce

Sean Dorsey Dance performs The Missing Generation, queer contemporary dance at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm. From $30. Get tickets at www.joyce.org


Thursday, June 21

Savor Pride

The Savor Pride BBQ by chefs Amanda Freitag, Michael Anthony, Zac Young, Lazarus Lynch and Jake Cohen is at GLWD (God’s Love We Deliver) in SoHo, Manhattan on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6 pm. From $80

Pride Week at The Joyce

MADBOOTS DANCE performs queer contemporary dance MASC at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8 pm. From $30. Get tickets at www.joyce.org


 


NYC Pride Rally

The NYC Pride Rally is the official kick-off event for NYC Pride Weekend at the Stonewall National Monument in Christopher Park in Greenwich Village, Manhattan on Friday, June 22 from 5 – 7 pm. FREE

The Rally commemorates the first NYC Pride Rally in Washington Square Park one month after the Stonewall Riots. Danity Diamond hosts.


Cosplay & Pride

Cosplay & Pride is NYC Pride’s first cosplay event at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park (West Houston St) in Manhattan’s West Village on Friday, June 22 at 6 pm. Phi Phi O’Hara performs. From $35


Pride Week at The Joyce

Sean Dorsey Dance performs The Missing Generation, queer contemporary dance at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8 pm. From $30. Get tickets at www.joyce.org


Fantasy

Fantasy is a leather dance party at the Slate nightclub in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, June 22 from 10 pm – 4 am. From $40


 


Youth Pride

The Youth Pride street fair for LGBTQ teens and their friends is at 14th St Park in Chelsea, Manhattan on Saturday, June 23 at 12 noon. FREE. Bea Miller performs. DJs Amira & Kayla spin.


Pride Island (Dance on the Pier) ~ Saturday

The Pride Island dance party fund raiser starring Swedish pop star Tove Lois on Pier 97 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan Saturday, June 23 from 2 – 10 pm. From $60.

It sells out, so buy your tickets early. Tickets go on sale March 1 at www.nycpride.org

  • Big Freedia, the “Queen of Bounce,” brings New Orleans style to NYC.
  • Detroit-born Lizzo lays out some soul
  • Simon Dunmore lays a set
  • Sasha Velour, winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season Nine will perform

VIP Rooftop Party

The NYC Pride Rooftop Party is an exclusive rooftop party with DJs Boris, Dani Toro and J Warren at Hudson Terrace in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Saturday, June 23 at 2 pm. From $75


Pride Week at The Joyce

Sean Dorsey Dance performs The Missing Generation, queer contemporary dance at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2 pm. From $30. Get tickets at www.joyce.org


Teaze HER

Teaze HER is a party just for women produced by NYC Pride and HER at The DL in Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5 pm – 12 midnight. From $40


Pride Week at The Joyce

MADBOOTS DANCE performs queer contemporary dance MASC at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8 pm. From $30. Get tickets at www.joyce.org


Masterbeat Masterbuilt

Masterbeat Masterbuilt turns the Hammerstein Ballroom into a multi-level club as the party set is built around you in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10 pm. From $120


 


PrideFest

PrideFest is NYC Pride’s street fair on University Place between 13th St & Waverly Place in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 11 am – 6 pm. Show at 11:30 am. FREE. PrideFest VIP tickets from $40

TV personality Ross Mathews is this year’s host. Actor and singer Alex Newell will perform. Parson James will sing the National Anthem.


Pride Parade NYC ~ The March

The 49th Pride Parade NYC starts at 12 noon and runs until about 3 pm. Parade information is at the top of this page.


Pride Island (Dance on the Pier) ~ Sunday

The Pride Island dance party fund raiser starring Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue is on Pier 97 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan Sunday, June 24 from 2 – 11 pm. From $60.

It sells out, so buy your tickets early. Tickets go on sale March 1 at www.nycpride.org SOLD OUT and no tickets at the door

  • DJs Grind, DJ Ralphi Rosario and DJ Corey Craig open things up
  • The party closes with what else? Fireworks.

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale is the closing Sunday rooftop party for over 1,000+ women from around the country at Hudson Terrace in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 4 – 10 pm. From $30


 

The Movement started at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village on Saturday, June 28, 1969.

That was 49 years ago. It was the 1960s when coming out might get you kicked out of the house. NYPD is cool today, but back then the cops used to harass the community from time to time.

When the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn on that Saturday night, for the first time the community fought back. Nobody ever pushed the police back like that. The NYPD were defeated and they were furious. The raid turned into a two-day riot.

This was the first act in the organizing of the LGBT community. It led to the founding of activist movements around the country.

We progressed further and faster than any other community in American history. The community keeps expanding. Now it’s:

Lesbian
Gay
Bisexual
Transgender
Queer
Intersex
Asexual
+

We have come a long way, but there is more work to be done. Pride brings the community together in positive action.


 


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