The 17 Best Pride Events in NYC 2024

How to find the best NYC Pride events

Each year, Pride Month is held in June. It’s the time to honor, celebrate, and advocate for this diverse community in NYC and beyond. And although pride has been celebrated for over 50 years, June wasn’t officially declared as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month until President Bill Clinton paved the way in 2000. In 2011, President Barack Obama expanded this observance to be all-inclusive with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride.

Of course, the city is credited as the birthplace of today’s LGBTQ+ rights movement, so it goes without saying that pride events in NYC come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, there are offerings the entire month that include NYC pride parades, outdoor concerts, food specials, plays, educational art exhibits, and the famed Pride March.

These Are The Best Pride Events in NYC

So, how will you celebrate this year’s “Strength in Solidarity” Pride Month in New York City? To make the planning process easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of Pride Events NYC that you don’t want to miss!

If you are looking for some amazing parties to celebrate Pride in NYC check out our article about the best NYC Pride parties!

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    Gay Pride Week & Christopher Street Parade

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    The New York Gay Pride is one of the oldest parades for gays from all over the world. The beautiful Greenwich Village has been hosting it every year since 1970. Especially Christopher Street is colorfully decorated and you can find the famous rainbow flags everywhere. Also the global company Google decorates its outer facade at this time and shows tolerance. The parade taking place at the end of June is one of the biggest parades in New York. It leads along 5th Avenue to Greenwich Street.

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    Pride Walking Tour

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    Learn about the most significant historical event in the LGBTQ movement, the Stonewall Uprising in 1969 in NYC. Visit famous LGBTQ sites, like the Stonewall Inn, on a 1 hour and 15-minute walking tour beginning at Christopher Park.

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    Sparkle in the Dark - Pride Party Cruise

    Cruise in Lower East Side
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    Show off your queer pride and vibe with amazing people on this incredible Pride cruise. Enjoy fantastic music, TikTok-worthy moments, and stunning skyline views as you sail through NYC waters.

    Glide under the Brooklyn Bridge, along the Lower Manhattan waterfront, and out into the harbor while dancing to a DJ’s curated mix under rainbow-colored lights. Savor delicious pride-themed cocktails served all night. Join us for a night of unity, love, and non-stop dancing! Get your tickets now!

    • When? on the weekends in June | 10:30 pm – 1:30 am
    • Where? Pier 36, Lower East Side
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    Pride In Central Park

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    This year, join the Conservancy Guides for the Pride in Central Park Tour. It will teach you about the history and impact of the LGBTQ+ community on the world’s most famous urban park. Learn about LGTBQ+ individuals like Emma Stebbins, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and architect Bruce Kelly and their impact on Central Park.

    • Saturday, June 8, 11:00 am
    • Sunday, June 23, 11:00 am
    • Friday, June 28, 11:00 am
    • Tickets are available here.
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    Yankees Pride Night

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    At their June 21 game, the New York Yankees welcome the entire LGBTQIA+ community, as well as friends and families to the first-ever Pride Night! With the purchase of a special ticket, you will receive a New York Yankees cap, a hot dog and your first drink for free.
    A portion of the admission fee will benefit the Heritage of Pride organization. This organization organizes the official LGBTQIA+ events in New York City.

    You can buy the special tickets here.

    • When? June 18, 2024 – 7:00 pm
    • Where? Yankee Stadium, Bronx
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    PrideFest

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    Back for their annual street fair, check out this year’s PrideFest on June 25, 2023, in Greenwich Village. This will be the festival’s 29th year, and you can expect entertainers, exhibitors, food, and lots of activities packed into just one day.

    You can even turn your pride up a notch by getting the PrideFest Passport! Buying this ticket allows you to access a curated path that leads through the street festival and ensures that you see all the hottest artists and exhibits throughout the day. The best part is that this ticket allows you access to a VIP lounge, a viewing platform during StageFest, and unlimited drinks and food!

    This event is FREE and open to the public.

    • When: June 30 at 11:00 am
    • Where? Greenwich Village
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    The March (Pride Event)

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    One of the most famed of all NYC pride parties is The March. The first event was held in 1970, and each year since has served as an essential annual rights demonstration. And the best part is that The March has evolved over the years, so it’s no longer just about one issue. This celebration recognizes the fight against AIDS and other illnesses, as well as neglect and violence.

    This event is free, but you need to register beforehand. Spots are filling up quickly, and registration may end soon, so claim your spot now!

    • When: June 30 at 11:00 pm
    • Where? 25th Street and 5th Avenue
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    Pride at the Whitney

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    In June there will be free parties, history tours, art, and more for LGBTQ+ visitors. The festivities extend to the neighborhood as well, as Gansevoort Street becomes the Whitney Lawn, a relaxing green space just for pedestrians.

    Find out more here.

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    Celebrate Pride at Lincoln Center

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    The famous Lincoln Center is indisputably the cultural hotspot of New York. Even if you don’t have tickets for an upcoming event, you have to visit New York to see it! There is always something going on here. Lincoln Center consists of several theatres and concert halls, and the world-famous Metropolitan Opera is located here. The Lincoln Centre is one of the world’s largest performing arts centres consisting of numerous buildings providing a total of 61,000 m² of cultural space in the centre of New York. Here you will also find New York’s largest and most prestigious art college: The Juilliard School.

    During Pride Month there will be several events – you can find all information about these events here.

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    PRIDE at the High Line

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    At the Stories of Transformation event, LGBTQIA+ people of all ages and backgrounds share their stories. All storytellers here celebrate the journey to their true selves, drawing inspiration from the evolution of the High Line, which is also seen as a place of queer expression. This event will be hosted by drag artist Castrata. Registration is recommended, but you are also welcome to attend spontaneously, as long as capacity allows.

    • When? Thursday, June 20, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Where? On the High Line at 17th Street & 10th Avenue
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    Bliss Days

    Rooftop Bar in Lower East Side
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    The Bliss Days is an annual celebration, where rotating DJs, dancers and other performances celebrate LGBTQIA+ womxn.

    Tickets start at $53 and should be purchased early.

    • When? June 30, 2024, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Where? The DL Rooftop Bar (95 Delancey St., New York, NY 10002)
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    Teaze (Pride Event)

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    If a party is what you’re looking for, don’t miss out on Teaze, the celebration of Queer existence. After two years, TEAZE is back with a unique party that “teazes” one of the most diverse parties in New York City!

    Billed as one of the most inclusive parties in Brooklyn, participants can choose between four different party experiences in which to attend. So, visit one or all four; it’s up to you! Wear your dancing shoes, as you’ll have the opportunity to dance the day away to some of the most beloved performers and DJs.

    Tickets start at $48 and keep in mind that this is a 21+ celebration.

    • When: June 22nd at 2:00 pm
    • Where? Club Lambda BK
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    Mets Pride Night at Citi Field

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    The giant station is home to the New York Mets. On June 28, 2024, you can attend the NYC Mets Pride Night at Citi Field. The event starts at 7:10 pm.

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    Youth Pride

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    If you’re looking to celebrate Pride events in New York City with the youth, be sure to check out Youth Pride on June 29, 2024. The celebration is for teens and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. This is a free event that’s open to the public. However, you must pre-register before the event.

    • When? Saturday, June 29, 2024 – 12:00 pm
    • Where? South Street Seaport Museum (Pier 16) & The Seaport (Pier 17)
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    Celebrate Pride in Times Square on June 28 & 29, 2024

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    Join Pride in Times Square on June 28–29, 2024, in collaboration with Playbill! Enjoy free events featuring top celebrities, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, local promotions, Youth Pride, Drag Pride, and the return of The Big Broadway Disco.

    Don’t miss the main stage, which will be the Playbill NYC Pride March Float, featuring special guests, concerts, and surprise performances. Celebrate with The Big Broadway Disco, a Times Square street party with DJs, performers, and dazzling costumes on June 29th at 5:15 pm.

    Explore interactive Pride installations from ViiV Healthcare and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt on June 28–29, and enjoy Pride-themed deals from Times Square businesses throughout the month. Celebrate NYC Pride in Times Square!

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    Pride Summer Movie Nights at Rockefeller Center

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    In partnership with NewFest and Universal Pictures, Rockefeller Center is hosting movie nights at The Rink in June to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride.
    Screenings will take place at 8 pm on the first four Saturdays in June. Reserve a table at NARO or on the Jupiter Terrace at The Rink, or take advantage of free seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Movies 2024:

    • June 1: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
    • June 8: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    • June 15: Fried Green Tomatoes
    • June 22: Death Becomes Her (with an exclusive sneak peek of the new Broadway Musical!)
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    Celebrate Pride at Summit One Vanderbilt

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    One Vanderbilt The Summit is located very close to Bryant Park and Grand Central Station, making it the first observation deck in New York to be located on the east side of Manhattan. From here you have a wonderful view of the nearby Empire State Building, the East River, and even Central Park.

    During Pride Month, you can experience the viewing platform in rainbow colors!

 

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