Guide to NYC Pride Week 2016
The very first pride march was held on June 28, 1970 in memory of the 1969 Stonewall riots. Fast forward 46 years, here we are celebrating LGBT Pride Week in the heart the Modern Gay Rights Movement in New York City. Pride week is a weeklong celebration full of vivacious, entertaining extravaganzas coupled with informational and pivotal events designed to celebrate equality. We’ve handpicked a few of our favorite events to attend during NYC Pride Week:
Broadway Bares 26; Monday, June 19
Featuring over 150 dancers from the Great White Way, this unofficial kickoff event for Pride combines jaw-dropping burlesque with the glamour and vibrancy of Broadway. Located at the Hammerstein Ballroom, tickets range from $50 – $3,000. For more information and ticket sales, please visit their website.
Family Movie Night at Hudson River Park, Pier 63; Tuesday, June 21
Spend a relaxing Tuesday evening under Manhattan’s bright lights watching the Disney-Pixar classic Toy Story. Doors open at 7:30pm and the move will start at 8:30pm. This event is free however there are tickets for premium seating.
Gay History Walking Tour of the West Village; Saturday, June 25
Learn more about New York City’s gay history on a walking tour of the West Village. The tour will began at the Stonewall Inn and then make it’s way through the heart of Greenwich Village educating attendees on the history before the Stonewall riots as well as after. Did you know Walt Whitman would read his homoerotic poems to his friends at a bar on Broadway? The tour begins at 6pm and tickets are $25 per person.
NYC Pride March; Sunday, June 26
The heart, soul and lifeline of it all – one cannot miss the parade when celebrating Pride Week. From feathers to suits, people all over the world come to celebrate gay rights and watch the march. The parade begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue around noon and ends at Christopher and Greenwich streets in the West Village.
Q&A Residential Hotel, a major supporter of the LGBT community and located at the iconic 70 Pine in Manhattan’s Financial District, is designed to serve the needs of today’s leisure and business travelers. For more information about other events during NYC Pride Week, please visit their official website.
We would also like to take a moment and send our regards to the family and friends of those who lost or were affected by the attack in Orlando this past Sunday, June 12, 2016. You are with us in our hearts.