For the first time ever, WorldPride will be held in New York City.
The WorldPride parade will place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on 30 June. This is the first time the global celebration will be held in the US, and it coincides with the 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Uprising, which marks the rioting in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village on 28 June 1969.
This momentous occasion is widely recognised as a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history as the start of the gay rights movement, and Stonewall Inn is now the US’ first national monument dedicated to LGBTQ rights.
With multifarious LGBTQ activities taking place throughout the year across the five boroughs, NYC & Company has declared 2019 as the Year of Pride. Below we round-up the best of New York City’s Pride.
NYC Borough Celebrations and Parades:
Staten Island PrideFest (10-19 May)
PrideFest will celebrate 15 years with a full week of events in May, including a 5K fun run, a Sober Coffee House Social for family and friends, and a Youth Prom. The week ends with an afternoon festival at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden featuring live music, drag performers, food trucks and craft vendors.
Queens Pride (June 2)
Pride month kicks off in the heart of Queens with this annual parade down 27th Avenue in Jackson Heights, followed by an afternoon street festival in the neighborhood that features music, drag performances and local cuisine.
Brooklyn Twilight Pride Parade (8 June)
Brooklyn puts its own twist on Pride with a non-traditional march starting at dusk through the streets of Park Slope. Following the march, a Pride street fair will take place with food, crafts and entertainment.
Huge Announcement! The iconic Cyndi Lauper is performing LIVE at the WE PRIDE MAIN EVENT at Javits Center ‼️
Get ready for a special set featuring dance remixes of her greatest hits and MORE MAJOR SURPRISES TO BE ANNOUNCED. 😁
— Pride Festival 2019 NYC (@PrideFestivalNY) May 8, 2019
1 Bronx Festival (23 June)
The march will take place preceding the annual 1 Bronx Festival that promotes inclusion, community and dialogue. Pride events throughout the festival inspire, educate and celebrate the diverse Bronx community.
Harlem Pride (31 May – 29 June)
In the far north of Manhattan visitors can enjoy Harlem Pride. The 10th anniversary of Harlem Pride in 2019 is also the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. The month-long celebrations will consist of performances, discussions and ceremonies at iconic locations including the Apollo Theater.
For further information, visit: www.nycgo.com
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