June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, an event that launched the beginning of the modern international LGBTQ rights movement. Naturally, for its golden celebration, queer folks from all corners of the world are flocking to New York City. Check out these World Pride/Heritage of Pride events throughout June.
Pride Luminaries Brunch (June 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.): Mingle with other LGBTQ professionals and jump-start your new business relationships with an open bar and delicious food at Magic Hour in Moxy Hotel.
Human Rights Conference (June 24-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.): A two-day gathering of activists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world, at New York Law School.
Opening Ceremony (June 26, 7-10 p.m.): Join host Whoopi Goldberg on June 26, to ring in Pride at a special benefit concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with performances by Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Ciara, Billy Porter, and Todrick Hall. Proceeds from the ticket sales will support Ali Forney Center, Immigration Equality, and SAGE — three leading queer organizations in New York City.
The Rally (June 28, 6-9 p.m. corner of Christopher Street and Waverly Place): Take to the streets with your fellow queers to protest against the attacks on human rights in the current political environment.
Youth Pride (June 29): DJ Nhandi will spin at Youth Pride on Summer Stage in Central Park. Join hundreds of LGBTQ teens and their allies. Free to those under 21. ($10 registration fee for those over 21.)
Teaze (June 29, 5 p.m. - midnight): Hang out at an inclusive LGBTQ party celebrating diversity that will take place at the DL on the Lower East Side.
The March (June 30): Put on your (breathable) Sunday clothes for the annual Pride march, which stretches from Madison Square Park to the West Village. The cast of FX’s Pose are grand marshalls along with U.K. Black Pride organizer Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, activist and trans flag creator Monica Helms, as well as folks from the Trevor Project and Gay Liberation Front.
Femme Fatale (June 30, 4 p.m. - midnight): The official rooftop party for women at Hudson Terrace has special celeb guest DJ Kittens, Madonna’s tour DJ Mary Mac, Miami DJ Bonnie Beats, and NYC DJs Nikki Lions and DJ Lena.
Need a place to Stay?
The Dream Hotel. Located in Chelsea, and featuring prime positioning along the Pride March route, The Dream Downtown will be a buzz with Pride festivities and events throughout the month of June. On the day of the Pride March, the hotel is offering guests “Glitter & Glow-Ups” with famed drag phenom, Lagoona Bloo! From 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., guests can add some sparkle and shine to their festive looks, such as colorful eyeshadow and vibrant mermaid makeup scales, to glam up for the March or sit pretty poolside. Product giveaways will also be available courtesy of Maybelline.
The W Hotel NYC. The W Hotels were the first hospitality brand to advertise in New York’s Pride March. Travelers interested in visiting NYC for Pride and partaking in the Pride March can book a number of Ride with World Pride Packages at any W hotel in the city. The W Hotels of New York’s Ride with World Pride packages include a ride on the hotels’ float, a custom outfit, and accommodation in a hotel suite or varying room categories.
Time New York Hotel. To celebrate New York City’s first time hosting World Pride, the design-driven Time New York hotel is debuting a Pride Concierge who will be on-hand to assist with tips and bookings to all of the city’s most iconic attractions and best hotspots. The Pride Concierge may even arrange for Taskrabbit to hold an optimal viewing spot at the Pride March on 6/30 for any guests who ask. Further, the hotel’s LeGrande Lounge will be offering a Pride cocktail throughout the month of June with proceeds going to a local organization.