Gay Pride Parade NYC

Everything you need to know about NYC Pride March

June in New York means gay pride month and we can’t wait to celebrate at the Gay Pride Parade NYC – even if it a virtual event this year. Every year thousands of travelers come to New York to celebrate the gay pride events in New York. In 2019, as part of Stonewall 50 – WorldPride NYC (the next one will be in 2023), up to five million people attended the event over the final weekend of the celebrations, with an estimated four million people at the parade.

Unfortunately, this event is canceled due to Covid-19. 

New York City Pride is where it all started back in the days with the Stonewall Riots. Today it has evolved into Gay prides all over the world.

Where is the pride parade NYC?

Gay Pride Parade NYCThe main highlight is Saturday’s Gay Pride Parade NYC on 26th Street and 5th Avenue. 

The Gay Pride Parade NYC is the main event and the symbol of the Gay Pride here in New York. The Gay Pride Parade NYC finishes in West Village, from where more than an estimate of 2 Million people will head over to different after parade party locations.

Gay pride in NYC is colorful, freaky and so much fun. Don’t miss out when you are around.

What time does the Pride Parade Start NYC?

Usually the Pride Parade in New York starts at noon on June 28th and will finish up sometime in the evening.

Where to go after the Gay Pride Parade NYC?

The gay pride parade in the summer in nyc

  • One of the biggest parties after the Gay Pride Parade NYC is the Pride Island Festival starting from 2 pm until 10 pm. This year Pride Island (formerly known as the Dance on the Pier) will move a little further uptown to a new location in Hell’s Kitchen at Pier 97, at 57th Street and the West Side Highway. The rest days the same. Pride Island will still be the best party to go to with the same electric DJs, lots of dancing all afternoon and stunning NYC views.
  • Another great party is the Pride Fest at Hudson Street in the West Village where the crowds are celebrating on the streets with music and drinks. PrideFest is a street festival where you will find vendors, entertainment, and activities all celebrating equality.
  • You could also join local bars after the gay pride parade in Chelsea
  • At night the crowds will end up at one of the rooftop bars in the city.

Most likely every bar will have the most colorful party of the year that day.

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