2014 Pride Parties: Editors Picks

The hottest clubs, coolest bars, and everything in between

SATURDAY JUNE 21

PRIDE BIKINI BRUNCH AT MONARCH ROOFTOP
Bikinis aren’t required, but they’re strongly encouraged at SPICE NYC’s annual Pride brunch. This energetic affair takes place on midtown Manhattan’s Monarch rooftop, which offers eye-popping views of the city skyline to go with your $8 Bikini Martinis. Special guest DJ Lady Chellez (92.3NOW FM, Sirius XM Radio) and resident DJ Nikki Lions spin EDM and nonstop Top 40. Kick Pride week off right!

THURSDAY JUNE 26

STRIP N’ SING KARAOKE AT STONEWALL
Sir Sabrina and Danielle Presents invite you home to Stonewall, where Pride began! Wet your whistle with cheap drink specials, then belt out a song in front of a supportive crowd. Too shy? Sabrina will sing backup and keep you in tune. Challenge Danielle to a cutthroat game of flip cup or pool and win drinks or a $50 bar tab.

THERAPY THURSDAYS AT HENRIETTA HUDSON
Miami’s hottest DJ Citizen Jane takes over the decks at the all-new Henrietta Hudson for one night only—just for Pride! Dynamic Productions with Heather Lee Fazz pulls out all the stops to rev up your Pride weekend, including two-for-one happy hour until midnight, sexy go-go goddesses and flip cup contests. Dot and Dre keep the drinks coming.
FRIDAY JUNE 27

LESBO-A-GO-GO AT STONEWALL
Going strong after seven years, Stonewall’s Friday night lesborama is the longest-running weekly LGBT dance party in town! Rotating DJs Kristine and Stacy spin upbeat house, Top 40 and party staples and go-go girls gyrate to the beat. The friendly, casual crowd keeps the dance floor moving until the break of dawn. Don’t miss Lesbo-a-Go-Go on its most festive night of the entire year. Bonus: it’s free!

HOT RABBIT AT THE MONSTER
Happy Pride, bunnyfuckers! Hot Rabbit celebrates with a blowout at the Monster with DJ Jessamess and DJ LeahV. Be wowed by amazing performances from Crimson Kitty and Sir-Honey Davenport (we can’t wait) and delicious go-go dancers Boy Georgia, Simon Seapony, Viva Bodyroll and Rify Royalty. Plus tons of Pride swag, super-strong frozen margaritas and a photobooth by Section II! $10 cover for tonight only.

WELCOME TO NYC OFFICIAL NY PRIDE KICKOFF AT CLUB ESCOS
NY Pride Euphoria and Team Takeover join forces for three massive events over Pride weekend. The first party, hosted by Sassy of VH1’s Black Ink Crew, brings you a sexy performance by Vera Cruz and exotic eyefuls from Lust Rivers and Promiss. Five Star DJ Mary Mac and DJ Poison Ivy spin while MC Nunn amps the crowd. Plus: armloads of bottle specials and hookahs!

SATURDAY JUNE 28

TEAZE AT PIER 26
Formerly Rapture on the River, the official women’s pier dance of NYC Pride is now known as Teaze. No matter its name, this outdoor party is a bucket-list must! DJ Susan Levine and DJ Dimples spin house, disco and anthems for hundreds of lovely ladies while the sun sets over the Hudson River. Teaze raises funds for Heritage of Pride, the organizers of NYC Pride events, as well as nonprofit groups in the NYC area. They can’t do it without you!

PIER PRESSURE 15 ROOFTOP AT YOTEL
The 15th edition of the official afterparty for Teaze moves to the elegant rooftop of Yotel this year. Danielle Presents, Las Reinas, Stacy of Stonewall Inn, girlNATIONnyc and LovergirlNYC go big with two gigantic dance floors featuring music from DJ Stacy, DJ RosyQ, DJ Monstar and DJ Melly Mel in the Latin Room. Groove under the stars on Yotel’s 7,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. Three bars, top-shelf drinks, food menu, go-go beauties—Pier Pressure has it all.

SIREN AT WATERMARK SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
Drink, dance and celebrate Pride at the South Street Seaport’s outdoor Watermark bar at Siren. Presented by Henrietta Hudson, SPICE NYC and Sir Sabrina, Siren serves up paradise on an East River pier. DJ Whitney Day, DJ Lady Chellez, and DJ Nikki Lions spin, while LA’s Pin Up Girls perform a sexy show in full nautical regalia. Attentive drink service and bar menu too. Join hundreds of beautiful women for an unforgettable Pride experience!

VANITY RED PARTY AT DROM
Team Takeover NYC and NY Pride Euphoria invade the East Village club Drom for a sexy scarlet affair. Ariane of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop hosts (VIP ticketholders get to meet her, too); Ziggy performs for the Pride weekend crowd. Music comes courtesy of 5 Star DJ Mary Mac and DJ Dimples with MC Poca the Papergirl. Wearing something red and ravishing is recommended!

VIBE AT GINGER’S
This venerable Park Slope bar hosts the unofficial Dyke March afterparty. A friendly crowd, great drink bargains, a relaxing backyard garden and Brooklyn’s finest women are Ginger’s hallmarks! Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and find your Pride hookup here.

RUMBA AT BUM BUM BAR
Your home away from home in Queens, this warm Latin club welcomes everyone. Bum Bum Bar goes all out for Queens Pride earlier in June, and the rainbow-hued celebration lasts all month long. Pre-game for the Pride March with drink specials, Latin music from a roster of DJs and great company.

SUNDAY JUNE 29

NYC PRIDE AFTERPARTY 2014 AT ROSEWOOD NYC
Don’t wear yourself out marching and cheering on your fellow LGBTs Sunday afternoon—there’s still a lot of celebrating to do! Make your way to Rosewood for Las Reinas’ fifth annual afterparty, featuring DJ Melly Mel and DJ Shorty throwing down the beats. Get there before 6pm for exclusive drink specials. Gorgeous go-go girls, surprises, giveaways and much more!

PRIDE NATION AT PJ CHARLTON
Hana and her bevy of beauties rock Pride in style at the West Village hotspot PJ Charlton. DJ RiMix gets the crowd pumped for go-go performances from special surprise dancers. Resident mixologist Sharon Paola slings $5-$6 beers, cocktail specials and free signature GNNYC shots. Special performance by Cheryl Martinez. Free Pride beads and bracelets galore, and there’s no dress code—so let your freak flag fly!

PROUD AS F*CK AT BAR 13
It’s the last-ever edition of Proud As F*ck, and they’re celebrating with 14 solid hours of Pride revelry! Packing ten years of memories into one huge send-off, Proud As F*ck offers two floors of music by queer faves Lauren Flax, Darryl Raymond, SheRock, Roze Royce, Lezz Van Halen, Heather M, Angel Boi and Richie, plus food trucks and frozen margaritas on the roof. Go-go loveliness by Rebecca Macabre and Gretchen Wylder. Catch a decade of snapshots on the big screens!

NY PRIDE MEGA GRAND FINALE EVENT AT CLUB SLAKE
Team Takeover and NY Pride Euphoria close down the hottest weekend of the year with their grand finale bash. LovergirlNYC, Dreamgyrls Ent., Blackstiletto Ent. and DJ Missy B present four huge rooms of themed insanity at Club Slake, hosted by Nunn, Veronica WildChild and a surprise celebrity guest. Five Star DJ Mary Mac, DJ Missy B, DJ Problem Child, the Movie Directors, DJ Debbie and Gussy spin; Poca the Papergirl MCs. Hookahs, bottle specials, hot go-go dancers too!

THE PARTY AT MARQUEE
It’s the Pride event that needs no introduction. DJ Whitney Day hosts more than 2,000 LGBTs at The Party at the fancy Chelsea club Marquee, joined by DJs Miss Betty Ford, Mary Mac and Sveta on the decks. CJ, Viva Bodyroll, Boy Georgia and Molly Electro twerk to the beats. Live shows by Muma Megs and Ocky, Batala NYC, and an aerial gymnast, plus MC Specs on the mic. There’s a reason Sunday at Marquee is a Pride tradition!

PRIDE SUNDAY AT CUBBYHOLE
When the Pride March winds down, meet up with your pals at Cubbyhole. Proud LGBTs take over the cobblestone street in front of the corner bar to drink, chat and celebrate. It’s an unofficial post-Pride meetup. Cubbyhole offers half-price beers and other specials.

PRIDE SUNDAY AT HENRIETTA HUDSON
Right after the Pride March, make a beeline for Henrietta Hudson. Wait, you’re not sure where it is? Just follow the hordes of women heading for Hudson Street. This indoor/outdoor free-for-all is an unofficial post-parade tradition.

For more Pride parties and events, check out the Nightlife listings and gomag.com.