New York Pride (fka Gay Pride) 2024
New York Pride (formerly known as Gay Pride) is an annual event. A celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community, culture and pride in New York City. The NYC Pride March is probably the best-known of all the NYC Pride events. The Pride Parade traverses Fifth Avenue and ends in Greenwich Village. On Christopher Street, it passes Stonewall Inn, which was the site of the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
The protests are considered to be the pinnacle of the events that led to the gay liberation movement and helped to establish LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States. The very next year, the events were inaugurated as the Christopher Street Liberation Day, the starting point for the Pride.
What to do during NYC Pride in New York?
There are various activities that take place in New York during Pride. The whole of June is known as Pride Month, but the biggest events happen at the end of the month on what is now called Pride Weekend. The proceeds of the events usually go towards New York’s LGBTQIA+ community and Pride activities. There are many activities organised during Pride Week: below you can find a small selection of the events.
The NYC Pride March
The NYC Pride March (Pride Parade) is probably the best-known symbol and event of NYC Pride, everybody is welcome to watch. Expect a lively occasion with over 700 floats! The march is held in New York on Sunday June 30th 2024. It starts at midday from 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, continues via 8th Street to Christopher Street and ends on 16th Street and 7th Avenue. If you would like to participate in the march you must be part of an organisation that is officially registered.
PrideFest is a street festival where you will find vendors, entertainment, and activities all celebrating equality. You can also catch mini-concerts here and there. PrideFest takes place around Hudson Street in New York. Everybody is welcome and there is no entrance fee.
Pride Island is a huge live music party with various artists and DJs playing. It is also the largest fundraiser for NYC Pride. You have to be at least 21 years old to participate.
Pride Tour in New York
If you want to learn more about the LGBTQ movement in New York then this is the tour for you. The guide will tell you about the Stonewall Uprising and its historical background, show you The Stonewall Inn and take you to several other places in New York that are important to the LGBT community.
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