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NYC Pride Parties Roundup

NYC Pride Parties Roundup

NYC Pride Parties Roundup

You won't want to miss these events this week.

Photo courtesy of Gayletter

It’s officially Pride Week in New York City, and seeing as we could find out the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision smack-dab in the middle of it, this year's is particularly exciting. There are a ton of events going on—official NYC Pride events and others. Here are some of our top picks for Pride to-dos:

Monday, June 22:
The LGBT Center's Garden Party—Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, the annual Garden Party boasts tastings from dozens of New York City's top restaurants, as well as a wide array of cocktails. Held on Pier 84 on West 43rd Street, all proceeds go to suppport the life-changing and life-saving work of The Center. (Hudson River Park's Pier 84, 6-10pm)

Tuesday, June 23:
Family Movie Night—Of course, Pride is about more than just boozy parties. Family Movie Night, back by popular demand, invites people of all ages to Pier 63 for a special outdoor screening of Pixar's classic, Finding Nemo. (Hudson River Park's Pier 63, 7:30pm-late)

Wednesday, June 24:
Hebro Pride—For the second year in a row, The Jewish Museum will be hosting an official Pride party in its gorgeous Upper East Side location. Attendees can enjoy the open bar while viewing the exhibitis currently on display. (The Jewish Museum, 6-10pm)

Friday, June 26:
Rally—The offiical NYC Pride kick-off event, this year’s Rally will be headlined by Ashanti, and feature performances by Steve Grand and more. (Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, 7-9:30pm)
Furball Pride—A dance party for bears and then men who love them, Furball Pride returns to Ibiza Space New York this year.(Ibiza Space New York, 10pm-late)

Saturday, June 27:
Dyke March—An alternative to the official March, Dyke March is a protest march, unofficial and unlicensed. As they advertize, “all self-identifying dykes are welcome to march.” (Begins 40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, 5pm)
VIP Rooftop Party—NYC Pride’s official afternoon party, this year it boasts DJs Saul Ruiz, Cindel, Grind, and Ben Baker spread out over three floors. (Hudson Terrance, 2pm-10pm)
Teaze—An alternative to the male-dominated Dance on the Pier, Teaze is NYC Pride’s official lesbian party. Conveniently scheduled for just after the Dyke March, it’s the perfect way to end the night. (Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, 4pm-late)
Gayletter Pride Ball—For the third year in a row, Gayletter will be hosting an old school New York City ball at Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel. There will be performances by House of LaBeija, House of Mugler, Jay Boogie, and a surprise special guest, and DJ sets by Michael Magnan, Joey LaBeija, and UNiiQU3. Plus, it’s an open bar for the first hour! (Wythe Hotel, 7pm-late)

Sunday, June 28:
Pridefest—The gayest streetfair around, Pridefest is the perfect place to reload on LGBT paraphernalia, snacks, and drinks throughout the day. (Hudson St between Abingdon Sq Park and W 14th St., from 11am)
The March—Every year, the annual Pride March gets bigger and better. Led this year by Grand Marshals Sir Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, and J. Christopher Neal, there will be hundreds of floats and thousands of participants. (Begins on 5th Ave at 36th Street, 12pm)
Night of 1000 Queens—Hosted by Voss Events, this RuPaul’s Drag Race Pride event is a must for any fan of the show. This year will see Violet Chachki, Pearl, Ginger Minj, Courtney Act, Detox, Alyssa Edwards, Sharon Needles, Raja, Pandora Boxx, and Mimi Imfurst join many more queens at the season’s largest drag event. (Liberty Theater, 8pm-late)
Dance on the Pier—NYC Pride’s official event to say goodbye to the week, this year’s Dance on the Pier will feature DJs Ralphi Rosario, the Cube Guys and Wayne G, and will be headlined by Ariana Grande. Stick around to the end for the fireworks display! (Hudson River Park’s Pier 26, 4pm-late)

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