The Very Best of NYC Pride Events

VCS Rockland County
Pride Weekend, Brooklyn Pride Festival and Parade, Long Island Pride 25 and much more…

Party and celebrate in downtown Nyack on Jun 12-14 for an incredible VCS Rockland County Pride Weekend! Rockland County does Pride right with a concert, LGBT dance and their signature Pride Sunday Festival featuring vendors, kids activities, a bounce house, slide, food and live music. Plus, the opportunity to meet elected officials and community leaders.

Join us in Park Slope at the always-wonderful Brooklyn Pride Festival and Parade on Jun 13. The region’s only twilight Pride parade is the main event in an entire week of celebrations.

A 5K Pride run and the awesome multicultural festival—featuring vendors, food trucks and live performances—will both take place in the afternoon.

Not staying in the city? Then you’ll want to be out on Fire Island on Jun 13 for Women's Pride in the Pines 2015. This fantastic Pride fundraiser comes with dancing, wine, vodka, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. The dance is from 2:30pm until 6pm, followed by a separate VIP dinner and show at 7pm with a special performance by Joi Cardwell. Tickets for the dance are available in advance and at the door, but consider getting a VIP ticket, which includes both the dinner and dance. All proceeds benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Also on Jun 13, celebrate a quarter-century of Long Island’s largest LGBT Pride celebration in Huntington at Long Island Pride 25, where tens of thousands of participants and spectators will gather for a gigantic parade of floats, live acts and marchers. Afterwards, PrideFest will take over nearby Heckscher Park with more performances, food vendors, a beer and wine garden, local business booths and other super-cool stuff.

Head to the Garden on Jun 19 for New York Liberty Pride Night! Watch the b-ballin’ babes of the Liberty take on the Indiana Fever surrounded by other members of the LGBT community and their allies. The first 5,000 fans will receive a free light-up Liberty tumbler! But don’t get crazy—save some energy for the post-game party at Slake NYC.

Join your fellow queers in the uptown neighborhood of Harlem for the 6th annual Harlem Pride celebration. The week-long festivities kick off Jun 21 with the Holy Choral Eucharist Worship Service at St. Philip’s Episcopalian Church and include the Circle of Life Celebration on Jun 23, the much-anticipated Pride Ride on Jun 26, Pride Celebration Day on Jun 27 and Closing Party on Jun 28, coinciding with NYC Pride.

On Jun 22, join the Center for its Garden Party 32: A Taste of Pride. Dress "summer chic" for this signature fundraising event to kick off Pride Week. Enjoy tastings from dozens of NYC's premier restaurants. Sip on delicious, seasonal cocktails at the open bar while you bid on silent auction items and watch the sunset over the Hudson. And it's all for a great cause. Proceeds from the party will support The Center’s life-changing and lifesaving programs and services, and keep their doors open to everyone in our community 365 days a year.

FUSION, the annual Pride party hosted by the New York City Anti-Violence Project is all happening on Jun 24! At Industry Bar, DJ Randy Bettis will launch the evening into high gear, pumping beats for hundreds of guests excited to get their Pride on. The event will be emceed by the diva supreme, Ms. Jacqueline Dupree; it will also feature a photo booth and live entertainment. Always one of the best parties of the Pride season!

Of course, the crowning jewels of NYC Pride take place during Pride Weekend, which officially starts with the Rally on Jun 26 at Hudson River Park's Pier 26. The following day, Jun 27, there will be a VIP Rooftop Party (with four smokin’ hot DJs) at Hudson Terrace and TEAZE, the famous women's dance formerly called Rapture on the River (at Pier 26). More than 3,000 women are expected to celebrate at TEAZE and dance to the hottest lineup of DJs ever: Ruby Rose from Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Whitney Day and Sherock!. Jun 28 brings us the mothership of Pride events, the immense Pride March, beginning at noon at 36th Street and 5th Avenue, led by this year's Grand Marshals Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera and J. Christopher Neal. PrideFest is the day-long street fair extravaganza, where you can people-watch or stock up on LGBT-themed swag. Later on that day, also at Pier 26, is Dance on the Pier, Pride’s biggest fundraiser, featuring a performance by Ariana Grande and music courtesy of DJs Wayne G, The Cube Guys and Ralphi Rosario.

Shout for your rights, protest against discrimination and harassment and celebrate your fellow LBTQ women on Jun 27. Let’s face it: If you haven't marched in the Dyke March at least once, you'll need to forfeit your dyke membership card. OK, just kidding, but you really ought to join thousands of sapphic sisters as they (we) march down Fifth Avenue for the 23rd annual Dyke March. Who needs a freakin’ permit?

Live Out Loud: Pride in the Hamptons takes place this year on Jun 27 also. So get out of the city and join Live Out Loud that evening for cocktails, dinner and a fabulous silent auction at this annual Pride in the Hamptons event. Graciously hosted at the waterfront home of Bruce T. Sloane in East Hampton, celebrate Pride and support Live Out Loud’s programs that inspire, nurture, and empower LGBTQ youth by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community.

Staten Island PrideFest is celebrating more than a decade of Pride on Staten Island on Jul 11. They're kicking it off again with a PrideDay 5K Fun Run/Walk and a slew of new activities, events, and performers at the festival. Stay tuned for details on the day’s events and the exciting after party.

The 2015 Bronx LGBTQ Pride and Health Fair is presented by the LGBTQ Community Services Center of the Bronx. This exciting fair returns on Jul 18 to the amphitheatre in Crotona Park and attendees can look forward to exhibits, awards, entertainment, speakers, special appearances by elected officials and much more!

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