WorldPride in NYC (PAST EVENT)

The world's largest Pride celebration

The annual Pride Parade in New York celebrates the progress of the LGBTQ community. It is a large event that draws in huge crowds. In 2019, the largest Pride celebration, WorldPride, was hosted in New York City. 


What is WorldPride?

WorldPride is the world’s largest LGBTQ event. Everyone who believes in liberty and equality for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, and Queers will come together to celebrate. There have been over five WorldPrides so far, including in New York City.

Where is WorldPride?

In 2019, WorldPride was hosted in New York City.

When is the NYC Pride March?

The Gay Pride NYC March took place on June 30th – the last day of WorldPride NYC – at 12 pm.

 LGBTQ Flag at WorldPride NYC

Gay Pride in NYC

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village. The uprising describes a gay-rights movement in 1969, following a police raid at the Stonewall Inn – a gay hotel and bar. Millions of local and international visitors visited NYC to celebrate Gay Pride in the streets of Manhattan.

The 30-day celebration offered an extensive entertainment program. In total, there are more than 50 events, including parties, rallies, lectures and a march. Here are some events that took place:

June 2: NYC Pride Ride

A fun bike ride through New York and New Jersey, ending in a festival. You can choose between 30, 60, 80, and 100 miles. Everything is fully organized with marked roads, rest stops (food & drink) and mechanics along the way. BBQ at the end at Hudson Greenway at 145th Street. The registration fee is $60 before May 1 and $75 after. Don’t feel bad if you’re late, because part of the proceeds will be donated to the Youth Cycling Program the Fearless Flyers. A t-shirt is included, too! You can register for the bike ride here.

June 15: NYBG WorldPride Night

WorldPride Night is hosted by New York Botanical Garden. There’s a special exhibition as well as music to dance to. Get tickets here.

June 21: Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 is a free offer for people of all ages. Premium packages that include Blanket Seating or Couch Seating are available for purchase here. The proceeds will be donated to LGBTQIA+ organizations.

June 26: WorldPride Opening Ceremony

The WorldPride Opening Ceremony will be held in the form of a benefit concert in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. All proceeds will be donated. Popular celebrities such as Whoopie Goldberg and artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Ciara will be there.

June 28: Stonewall 50 Commemoration

The commemoration is a rally in honor of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. This event is completely free and will be joined by many activists. No tickets required. Just be at the corner of Christopher St & Waverly Pl at 6 pm.

June 30: NYC Pride March

The 2019 World Pride March in NYC will start off at 26th St & 5th Ave then head down to 8th St towards Stonewall National Monument before heading North again to the end of the route at 23rd St & 7th Ave.

June 30: WorldPride Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony is World Pride 2019’s final celebration at New York’s Times Square. You will see performances and speeches. The Broadway musical The Prom will also. Tickets are free unless you prefer the Tier 1 Experience that provides you with express entry. Make sure to register for the World Pride 2019 closing ceremony on time.

Other WorldPride 2020 events include:

June 13-July 5: Criminal Queerness Festival

June 17-21: LGBT Week

June 17-19: OutCinema

June 21-23: Chelsea Challenge 2019

June 22: CosPlay & Pride

June 23: Pride Luminaries Brunch

June 23: The 1 Bronx Pride Festival

June 24-25: Human Rights Conference

June 25: GameChangers

June 28: Savor Pride

June 29-30: Pride Island

June 29: Youth Pride

June 29: Teaze

June 29: VIP Rooftop Party

Find more details here.

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