THE SCENE: The Very Best of NYC Pride Parties

Pier Pressure, Rapture, Siren, Truck Stop NYC Pride Party and so much more!

WEDNESDAY, June 22

CRÈME DE LA FEMME PRIDE KICKOFF
Join more than 500 women in the sexy Union Square Lounge for the swankiest Creme of the year. Best of all, there’s no cover! The hottest ladies hang with Maggie C, and DJ Zuleica invades the booth with a fearless set to kick off your Pride Week.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

DANIELLE PRESENTS ANYTHING GOES
Get your pre-Pride on at Stonewall, with nonstop flip cup action and “sing it loud, sing it proud” karaoke! Share Jell-O shots with your sweetie or sweetie-to-be as DJ Stacy spins red hot tunes that’ll make you wanna shake it all night long.  And remember: Danielle + Pride = Anything Goes!

DOMUS PRIDE
Bobbsey Twins Presents offer you a house away from home at Kush in a celebration of Pride, house music, sexy woman, queers, gay boys, good energy and dancing! DJ Heather M headlines rotating appearances by the best queer house DJs the world has to offer. Click your heels three times and you’re there!

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

FIERCE PRIDE KICK-OFF
LovergirlNYC, LezPLay Productions and Dreamgyrls Entertainment are gonna get Fierce—Perfectly Good at Being Bad, that is. This kick-ass kick-off to Pride, taking over Club Cache, features sets from DJ Mary Mac, DJ MK and DJ Pause plus MC Shaq. Rising star Nirvana Savoury performs her new hot singles live as the party goes all night long.

LESBO-A-GO-GO PRIDE
Party where Pride began! Friday night’s long-running lesbo soiree at the Stonewall Inn kicks off the weekend with a high energy girl dance party. And just like those once-closeted queers, Lesbo-a-Go-Go is totally free! Your hard-working go-go girls and DJ Kristine aim to make you sweat rainbows.

LAS REINAS GLBT PRIDE CRUISE PARTY
Cruise the high seas (or at least the Hudson River) with Las Reinas. Leaving from the Skyport Marina, this party boat is all about pride and love for who we are. Bring out your rainbow colors for go-go dancers, giveaways, drink specials and VIP tables.

SWISS MIXX
girlNATIONnyc and RF Lounge are teaming up for the sexy Swiss Mixx Pride bash at Gstaad. Feast your eyes on a special performance by Lori Michaels and move your booty to DJ Shelly B while your hosts Hana and Annetta create an unforgettable event just for the ladies. Plus: a guest appearance by Venessa, LA/Girlbar dancer.

TITTYLATION
Flock to the Flatiron District for the ne plus ultra of Pride festivity. Crimson Nightclub throbs with signature sets from renowned DJ Lisa Pittman and jaw-dropping entertainment: Think sword-fightin’, fire-breathin’ aerialist stunt girls! The venue features three bars, huge VIP mezzanine, private booths, light shows and bottle service.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

CHOICE CU*TS 4TH ANNUAL QUEER PRIDE
There are plenty of party options this night, but there is only one Choice! Join the throng of glitter-covered queers at Santos Party House and get down to an internationally-acclaimed female DJ line-up. This year more than 900 excited homos and their BFFs will dance the night away to Princess Superstar’s fierce headlining set.

GIRLNATIONNYC PRIDE PLAYTIME
DJ Zuleica Martins keeps the bass down low, sexy bartenders maintain your (de)hydration and miles of eye candy mean one thing: You’ve reached girlNATION. Get your Pride bandanas, bracelets and beads out, because the dress code is “play time:” flip flops, shorts, tank and tees.

EVERYBOOTY: NORTH 6TH PRIDE
The Hey Queen! and SPANK crews join forces for Everybooty, a singularly Williamsburg-style Pride event. These all-star queer monthly parties are teaming with Public Assembly and promoter Earl Dax to manifest nine solid hours of debauchery. Are rainbow flags part of the hipster wardrobe? Show up to find out!

BUM BUM BAR’s NYC PRIDE PARTY
Don’t balk at Bum Bum Bar’s location in Queens; the subway has frigid air-conditioning! Cool off before things heat up at the bar’s annual Pride confab, where the finest latin ladies from New York’s biggest borough meet for drinks, dancing and so much more.

PIER PRESSURE 12: RELOADED
Danielle Presents, Las Reinas, Stacy of Stonewall Inn and LoverGirlNYC bring you Pride Weekend’s legendary party on the pier, the only official afterparty for Rapture on the River! Join more than 2,000 sexy women at Chelsea Brewing Company for the most fun you can have without breaking the law. DJ Brynn Taylor headlines.

PURE—THE ALL WHITE AFFAIR
LovergirlNYC, Exclusive Ent., Dreamgyrls, Lez Play and Ms. Theresa bring you an exclusive party at Irving Plaza, one of NYC’s premiere live music and entertainment venues. This multi-level hotspot welcomes five-star DJ Mary Mac, DJ Missy B and DJ Pae Dae and Celebrity Host Power 105.1’s Angela Yee. Join 1,500 women at the theme event of the season.

RAPTURE ON THE RIVER
After eight years, NYC’s Pride organizer Heritage of Pride is super-sizing its official women’s dance, Rapture on the River. Now you’ll have three additional hours to celebrate Pride on the scenic Pier 54. Enjoy Rapture’s first-ever wet T-shirt contest (the winner takes home $250!). DJs Susan Levine and Mary Mac provide the tunes.

SIREN: PRIDE PARTY BY THE SEA
Grab your bikini and flip-flops for NYC’s Pride party on the water! Sponsored by GO and hosted by Henrietta Hudson, Spice NYC and Sir Sabrina, the Beekman Beer Garden on Pier 17 will be transformed into an oasis of women for one magical night only! Splashing mermaid go-go dancers will be soaking up the beats of DJ Roze Royce and DJ Kim Dazy.

TRUCK STOP NYC PRIDE PARTY
L.A.’s most notorious party for women has hit New York with full force. The local team of Truck Stop Girlz and your favorite Girlz from the L.A. original will be getting down and dirty to give you the wildest ride of your life. DJ Mike Bryant of Dinah Shore Weekend and Truck Stop L.A. will man the decks at Slate.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

CUBBYHOLE PRIDE
Pre-parade, post-parade, it’s an all day affair! This is the best spot for Pride cocktails.

HENRIETTA HUDSON PRIDE
Don’t miss this annual pride blow-out. Get there early to score a ringside seat.

LAS REINAS 3RD ANNUAL PRIDE PARTY
Close out your weekend with Las Reinas Entertainment’s stellar post-Pride soiree at the sexy Honey Lounge. Fresh beats, giveaways, raffles and drink specials will help you savor the last day of one glam-tabulous weekend.

RF LOUNGE
Let your freak flag fly with RF Pride bandanas, bracelets and beads…oh my!

SNAPSHOT: PROUD AS F*CK

Although the *snapshot* ladies are no longer throwing weeklies, they still know how to throw a killer event! Get your grub on after the parade on the Bar 13 rooftop with Chef Josie’s (Top Chef) Food Truck! This gourmet menu was created especially for Proud As F*ck. The *snapshot* crew will bring you a diverse blend of DJs on 2 floors featuring: Tami Hart (MEN, Making Friendz), Sveta (Peaches, Sydney Mardi Gras), Roze Royze (Spin Sugar), Elli Vader (BLOW UP!!!), Bad News Blairs (BLOW UP!!!), Sirlinda (Hey Queen!) Heather M (Stay Sexy) and Dario Speedwagon (Metropolitan Bar). Their open-air roof deck has three easily accessible bars located in the heart of Union Square (right off the parade route). If you’ve attended the previous parties…you know just what to expect. Come early for a gourmet barbecue on the roofdeck from 4-8pm to feed your belly before the dancing. Pride is about celebrating ourselves without discrimination or separation from outside or within our community. Pride for the People!

STILETTO PRIDE 2011
Each year on Pride Sunday, 2,400 women march directly off the parade route to Stiletto. Maggie C aims to please this coming Pride with a brand new venue: The Park, Chelsea’s swankiest club. Smoking porch, five bars, open roof and—a mini water park complete with dunk tank, dual line water slide and more! Official Valhalla DJs Lisa Pittman and Brynn Taylor play a danceable mix to get everyone in the pool, so to speak. Stiletto is strictly BYOB: bring your own bikini!

STONEWALL PRIDE
Witness a live broadcast of the NYC Pride March with shooter girls and boys and drinks galore! Celebrate gayness where it all began at the uberqueer, madcap scene that’s right smack on the parade route.

X-TREME: THE GRAND FINALE
LovergirlNYC, Exclusive Ent., Dreamgyrls, Lez Play and Ms. Theresa present the perfect ending to your Pride weekend. Explore Webster Hall’s five ultra-sexy party rooms and three dance floors. Three thousand women will pack the place for a performance by the legendary MC Lyte.