Every year NYC shows up to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in the biggest way possible. We’ve selected our must-go parties of 2017 so that you don’t get lost in Facebook event invites. Keep it easy and pick up our latest issue to find out about all the Pride events you need to know about. Scroll down for our Nightlife Editor’s picks.
CUBBY HOLE’S MARGARITA TUESDAYS – JUNE 13, 20
Every Tuesday, your favorite cozy lezzie bar in the Village delivers with fresh margs, drink specials and good vibes. Cubbyhole never lets you down with their loaded jukebox primed to play your favorite tunes while you flirt with bae in the corner. If you’re looking for a regular Tuesday night post-work spot for the summer, this is it.
SPICE NYC’S BIKINI FEST – JUN 17
There is clearly no shortage of excellent event options during Pride month, but it’s always exciting when something truly unique pops up. Spice NYC is bringing you just that with their notorious Bikini Blast—coming at you full-force. With body painting, special performances to feast your eyes on and amazing rooftop views of the city, you will fall in love with NYC in June all over again. Located at the incredible Lovage Rooftop, this is a truly unique Pride experience.
HOT RABBIT: PRIDAY – JUNE 23
Have you ever dreamed that you could celebrate Pride with thou-sands of beautiful women on a yacht with city-scape views in the background? If so, then Hot Rabbit is making your dreams come true! The Friday of Pride weekend, the ladies of Hot Rabbit will be taking you on a ride into the sunset. There are three floors, roof deck make-out spots, five bars and incredible DJs. This is Pride like you have never experienced before! Special performances by Rica Shay, Miz Jade, the VinnyGaga Justin Project AND major RCA recording artist and Kygo collaborator of the top 40 hit “Stole The Show”—PAR-SON JAMES. After all of this magic, Hot Rabbit will host an after-party (after the after-party) right off the deck of the boat.
LESBO-A-GO-GO PRIDE – JUNE 23
For years, The Stonewall Inn has been the place to head on Friday nights…because a whole lot of beautiful women show up to dance and have a grand old time at the birthplace of Pride. Where better to spend Pride Friday than where it all began? Throughout Pride month, Stonewall will be packed, but tonight, especially, it will be bursting to the brim with beautiful women and allies looking to dance to amazing music, enjoy delicious (cheap) drinks and feel the amazing energy of the Village during Pride. This is truly a special place, with an amazing history that should make you feel quite proud just walking through the door. No cover charge!
PIER PRESSURE 18 – JUNE 24
Brought to you by Stacy of The Stonewall Inn, Kate of LovergirlNYC, girlNATIONnyc, Danielle Presents, SPICE NYC Events and Las Reinas Entertainment, Pier Pressure is back for more, and it’s going to be wild! The only official after-party of NYC Pride’s Teaze, this iconic mega dance party for women has everything you need to do Pride right and turns 18 this year! Head to SlateNY and join 1,000+ women dancing to the beats of headlining DJ Miss M! Special for this year only, this sexy party is bringing you erotic dancers, special Bon Bon Burlesque performances and a dominatrix. This is always a sold-out event; advance tickets available online. The kitchen is open until 2am, so you’ll have some carbs to pair with your delicious drink(s). The eye candy is not to be missed!
SET IT OFF PRIDE – JUNE 24
Bringing you a different kind of Pride celebration this year, Set It Off is getting down. This Jamaican-infused Pride party is the place to be if you like to get down. Dance-hall music brought to you by Mursi Layne, Adair, Roze-Royze, Silly C-2Paki and more! This experience from the Caribbean diaspora is perfect for ladies looking to sweat it off all night long. Hosted by influencer and photographer YuniqueYunique, you know the party is going to be turn’t up. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Quality of Citizenship Jamaica.
SIREN GIRL PRIDE – JUNE 24
We recommend sleeping in on Saturday morning, because that night, Siren Girl Pride and Henrietta Hudson are headed to Watermark Bar to give you the party you’ll never forget. No doubt you’ve heard of this long-running, uber-successful lady party, and all your friends will be there! Co-hosted by Anna Hauptmann, Out With the Gay Girls and Crazy Maria Cherry Lips, you know you won’t be let down. Join international DJs Whitney Day and Citizen Jane with your fave NY DJs Amber Valentine and RosyQ for the best beats you’ll get down to all weekend. Sweat, glitter, rainbows and girls galore! A portion of all proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood.
TEAZE – JUNE 24
NYC Pride’s exclusive Saturday day/early evening event for women should be at the top of your Pride weekend itinerary (if it isn’t already)! After over a decade of “rocking women’s worlds,” we’d say they know how to provide for us LBTQ ladies. Shaking things up this year, they’re giving you an all-new rooftop location to get down at. Enjoy beautiful views of the NYC skyline as you flirt, dance and laugh. With an all-star lineup, you really don’t want to miss out (you’ll have major FOMO looking through everyone’s Insta stories). DJs Taryn Manning and Tatiana will be on deck all night long. Get your tickets before they sell out!
OCCUPY HUDSON STREET – JUNE 25
Henrietta Hudson always hosts Girl Pride NYC—and it’s such a hit. Throughout the parade, you can hop down to Hen’s for all the lady-loving you need. The streets literally shut down for their celebration of Pride. Join in on the fun in the sun as HHNY brings you their 26th annual Gay Pride bash. Thousands of women fill the streets for a true summertime blowout with your fave DJs Tikka, Culi and Rosy Q, who’ll be keeping you pumped up all day long so you’re ready to take the party into the eve.
FEMME FATALE – JUNE 25
NYC Pride is bringing back the iconic Femme Fatale this year, the official Sunday event for women. After the parade join all your lezzie friends at Hudson Terrace with 2 floors of awesome music. Hosted by Stacy of Stonewall, Kate of LovergirlNYC, Nikki Hill of SPICE NYC, and Cynthia Russo. This rooftop party will offer you everything you need, with food, drinks, dancing, stunning go-gos and views.