20 Ways to Celebrate Pride in NYC This Month

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It's finally upon us: that one month of the year where we're just as giddy, drunk, and covered in glitter as ever, but corporations supply us with rainbow-colored products in an effort to say 'we're not problematic.'

Navigating what exactly to do during Pride besides continue going to the same gay bars we freuqent year-round can be more complicated than you'd think, however, which is why we've scoured the events boards to find 20 must-attend moments over the course of June in New York City.

We'll begin, of course, with details on the most obvious event of the season:

1.) Pride Island & The March (June 23 & 24)

We'd be remiss if we didn't include the actual official event of Pride itself: Sunday, June 24 marks the official 2018 Pride Parade, and that weekend will host the annual Pride Island music festival at Hudson River Park.

Saturday the 23rd will see Tove Lo, Lizzo, DJ Simon Dunmore, Big Freedia, Sasha Velour, and DJ Dawson performing from 2-10 PM, while Sunday will see Kylie Minogue headlining, as well as DJ Grind, DJ Ralphi Rosario, and DJ Corey Craig, with a giant fireworks display closing out the weekend's festivities. 

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