Now that Gay Pride Month is upon us, it’s time to celebrate sexual diversity and gender expression. There are a multitude of events in New York City for all ages and interests to promote inclusiveness in every sense of the word.The events culminate within the Pride Parade at the end of the month, but don’t wait to wave your rainbow flag; here are five of our favorite LGBT NYC Gay Pride events you won’t want to miss.
When: Friday, June 16th, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Foley Square (111 Worth Street)
The very first Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots, and this tradition has continued for decades. The NYC Pride Rally reminds everyone that there are still more battles to be won for gay rights, so stop by to learn how you can help the movement.
When: Monday, June 19th, 6pm - 10pm
Where: Hudson River Park's Pier 84
Want to taste the best restaurants of NYC all at once? Then this event is for you. To mark the beginning of Pride Week, the LGBT Center is hosting a Garden Party with delicious food and seasonal cocktails. Tickets are $99 ($85 for Center members), and the proceeds go to supporting The Center’s programs.
When: Tuesday, June 20th, Opens at 7:30pm (Movie at 8:30pm)
Where: Hudson River Park, Christopher Street Pier, Pier 45
Grab the kids and head out to this free screening of “The Lion King” for all to enjoy. If you want a premium experience, there are tickets available that offer comfortable seating, but everyone else can get there at 7:30pm to grab a spot.
When: Wednesday, June 21st, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Capitale (130 Bowery)
Hosted by the famous Alan Cumming, this inaugural award ceremony will recognize local and global heroes in the LGBT movement who have made extraordinary contributions to the arts, civil rights movements, and New York City.
When: Sunday, June 25th, Starting at 12pm
Where: The March begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ends in the West Village
The Pride March is a must-attend event, and this year the Parade will be televised for the first time on ABC7 from 12pm - 3pm. The American Civil Liberties Union, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone, and Geng Le will all serve as the 2017 Grand Marshals of the event, so make sure to either attend or watch on Channel 7!
All month long, New Yorkers will be celebrating Pride, so enjoy all of the events and activities New York City has to offer!
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