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10 New York Pride Parties You Can't Miss

Photo by Glenn Garner
Photo by Glenn Garner

It's time to get your Pride week schedule in order.

Pride in New York is a week-long celebration, as queers and allies from the city and abroad come to celebrate the LGBTQ community. It is after all where the holiday originated. Although NYC Pride provides a full roster of amazing official events, the festivities take place all over the city. There's a party for anyone, no matter their identity, to mingle with their queer family. Here's what you can't miss:


Garden Party
Monday, June 19
6-10 PM
Hudson River Park - Pier 84 (Westside Highway at 44 St)

Presented by Prudential, the LGBTQ Community Center hosts their annual Garden Party. With tasting from a selection of some of New York's finest restaurants and seasonal cocktails at the open bar, the summer chic party comes with beautiful views of the Hudson River. Find more info here.

Fusion - AVP's Pride Party
Wednesday, June 21
6-10 PM

Hudson Terrace (621 W 46 St)
The New York City Anti-Violence Project celebrates Pride with DJ Justin Dawson and DJ David Michael. Diva Jackie Dupree also appears while you enjoy cocktails by Tito's, Lagunitas Beer, and a stop at the photo booth. Also enter to win travel vouchers from JetBlue. Find more info here.

Time Out Pride!
Thursday, June 22
7-9:30 PM
Arena (135 W 41 St)

Time Out New York and Visit Austin present a Pride celebration, featuring performances from EmergencyTiara, Elizabeth James, and Ruby Roo. Enjoy light bites, Bud Light, and Tito's, and enter for a chance to win tickets to Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and Miss Saigon. Some proceeds also benefit the Ali Forney Center. Find more info here.

It Gets Better
Saturday, June 24
2-5 PM
The Standard, East Village NY (25 Cooper Sq)

This afternoon penthouse Pride celebration comes with beautiful views of the East Village. Proceeds benefit the It Gets Better Project. Celebrity guest hosts and DJ will be announced. Find more info here.

One Pride
Saturday, June 24
8 PM-12 AM
One World Trace Center (285 Fulton St, Fl 102)

Voss Events is taking the Pride party 102 floors above New York. This dance party at One World Observatory features music from Hector Fonseca, living art by Darrell Thorne, and performances from Dragonette and acrobatic performers. Find more info here.

Siren | Girl Pride
Saturday, June 24
9 PM-4 AM
Henrietta Hudson (438 Hudson St)

This party is for the queer ladies and their LGBTQ friends. Sponsored by dapperQ and Curve Magazine, take in the river views at Watermark Bar with DJs Whitney Day, Citizen Jane, Amber Valentine, and RosyQ. Find more info here.

Pride Bear Blast
Sunday, June 25
3-10 PM
Brass Monkey (55 Little W 12 St)

The Brass Monkey once again hosts a gathering of the bears for this Pride celebration. Join hundreds of bears and friends for booze, food, and no cover. Urban Bear takes over all three floors (including the roof deck) for this Pride-ful afternoon. Find more info here.

Love On Top
Sunday, June 25
4-10 PM
Dream Midtown Rooftop (210 W 55 St)
Celebrate Pride Sunday on the beautiful rooftop of Pride Midtown. Enjoy body painting, games, raffles, and performances from renowned New York drag queens like Pearl, Brita Filter, Marti Gould Cummings, and more. Sponsored by Chappy, the event supports Outright Action International. Find more info here.

Pride Sunday NYC at Marquee
Sunday, June 25
6 PM-1 AM
Marquee New York (289 10 Ave)

The fifth anniversary of this Pride party celebrates diverse women and LGBTQ friends. Crystal Waters headlines with DJs Theresa, Kamikace, Elle Kay, and Whitney Day. Find more info here.

Sunday, June 25
7 PM-1 AM
Gossip Bar NYC (733 9 Ave)

Get your geek at this fun LGBTQ gathering, sponsored by Gay Geeks of New York. Enjoy some food, games, and Pride-themed drinks, and don't miss your chance at a geeky grand prize giveaway. Find more info here.

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