PRIDE MONTH is here and in NYC, we’re enjoying a full schedule of both in-person and virtual events. The following is GO’s round-up of the most exciting events and parties for you to enjoy surrounded by your fellow queers, or virtually from your home, depending on your vaccine status and comfort level. Promoters are constantly updating and upgrading so please check back daily for updates as we continue to add the best in A&E and nightlife NYC has to offer. Happy Pride!
All times are EST.
Tuesday June 1
Pride Con (Virtual) – June 1-6
The Queer 26 is kicking off Pride Month with Pride Con 2021, a week-long virtual festival featuring DJ sets, open mics, raffles, Tarot readings, dance parties, concerts, and other events. Events are free to attend, but donations are accepted.
Harlem Pride Presents: “Get Moving” Fitness Challenge (Virtual) – June 1 – June 18
Join Harlem Pride in partnership with Harlem Cycle, Harlem Run, and Three and a Half Acres Yoga for Harlem Pride 2021 “Get Moving” Fitness Challenge! Participate in the Fitness Challenge virtually via the MoveSprint app! Participate in group and individual challenges and you may be able to win a prize! Signup and “Get Moving” today! All questions and inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlem Pride Three and a Half Acres Yoga Class #1 (Virtual) – June 1
Join Harlem Pride in partnership with Three and a Half Acres Yoga for a FREE yoga class.
Friday June 4
OutFest Presents: The OutFronts (Virtual) – June 4 – June 8
The OutFronts, a five-day digital festival, kicks off Pride Month on Friday, June 4th, connecting fans with all things LGBTQIA+ in television. The festival is filled with free panel discussions and exclusive members-only premieres featuring the talent from some of the most exciting LGBTQIA+ programs available on television today.
Harlem Pride Presents: “Love The One You’re With” Feature Film Screening (Virtual) – June 4
LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH (2021) is a dramatic comedy from award-winning comedian and filmmaker Sampson McCormick that follows a couple, Miles and Avery, as they navigate the possible ending of a long-term relationship. The story offers surprise twists, lots of laughter and a mind-stirring story line. Starring Donnie Hue Frazier, Anthony Bawn, Danny Royce, Sampson McCormick and Hope Flood. Directed by Spencer M. Collins IV.
2nd Annual Can’t Cancel Pride (Virtual) – June 4, 9 p.m.
iHeartRadio and P&G are excited to announce the return of Can’t Cancel Pride – a celebration to raise visibility and funds for the LGBTQ+ community hosted by Elvis Duran and BeBe Rexha. The second annual event will raise much needed funds for the organizations providing life-saving resources and services like GLAAD, SAGE, The Trevor Project, the National Black Justice Coalition, CenterLink and OutRight Action International.
NewFest Pride (Virtual) – June 4, 12 a.m. – June 7, 11:59 p.m.
The 4-day LGBTQ+ film festival will feature discussion panels, special events, and, of course, six new films, including “Rebel Dykes,” a documentary about lesbian activists in 1980s post-punk London, and “Ma Belle, My Beauty,” a drama about polyamorous lovers reunited in the south of France. 4-day passes give access to all events and are available through the website for $25. Tickets to individual films cost $12.
Saturday June 5
Harlem Pride Presents: “Cured” Documentary Film Screening (Virtual) – June 5 – June 19
Five years in the making, CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Before this momentous 1973 decision, the medical establishment viewed every gay and lesbian person as diseased and in need of a cure. Business and government used the mental-illness classification to justify discrimination and bigotry. As long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was nearly impossible. Tune into this documentary to learn more and see how far we’ve come as a community.
Gotham Cheer: Pride 2021 Kickoff Saturday (In Person) – June 5, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join Gotham Cheer, New York’s adult cheerleading team, as they “kick” off pride with their gravity-defying tricks in a live performance at Esplanade Plaza in Battery Park. The event is free to attend, and participants get a chance to learn some of the cheer group’s signature moves!
Lez Hang Out Presents: Porch Pride 2021 (In Person and Virtual) – June 5, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Don your Pride gear and celebrate Pride with your neighbors from the safety of your own porch or yard. Check out Lez Hang Out’s schedule of virtual events to stream from your porch. Virtual events include yoga, trivia games, musical performances, and opening remarks from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. There will also be an in-person Porch Pride After Party (+18), featuring a comedic performance, film screening, and live DJ set starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for general admission are available on Eventbrite and cost $25 or by pay-as-you-can rates for those experiencing economic hardships. VIP packages are also available.
Remo Celebrates Pride (Virtual) – June 5, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Welcome to Remo Celebrates Pride, Remo’s very first all-day Pride celebration in collaboration with Sum of Us, Lez Hangout’s Porch Pride, and Sacramento LGBT Center. 12 hours of love, community and togetherness for the LGBTQ+ community and the allies that support and love them. Tune in for a day filled with fun activities. All programming is ASL Accessible.
GaneshSpace Pride x Purpose (Virtual) – June 5, 9-10 p.m.
Take a break from the Pride revelry with Pride x Purpose, a virtual wellness festival now in its second year. Participants can engage in mindfulness-developing activities, including meditation, yoga, and astrology offered by queer practitioners, artists, and speakers. There will also be a dance party. Tickets range from $45 to $245, and benefit GaneshSpace, a community organization that provides mindfulness education to help create both personal and social change.
PrideTrek (Virtual) – June 5, 9 p.m.
Join New York City drag queens Heather Wood and Jessie Jem for a Trektacular Pride 2021 kickoff event! Don’t miss Heather and Jessie put a gay twist on some of your favorite female Star Trek characters. Watch them LIVE at PrideTrek.HeatherWood.net.
Sunday June 6
We Are Family Pride 2021: Paint & Juice (In Person) – June 6, 1-3 p.m.
This family-friendly event gives LGBTQ+ parents and their children a chance to connect — or, more appropriately, reconnect — following the Covid quarantine. It takes place in Bee’s Art Studio, located in the Atlas Park Mall in Glendale, NY. A family package (one adult, one child) costs $55 and includes drinks, snacks, paints and supplies, and a raffle ticket.
Anubis Queens Pride (In Person) – June 6, 3 p.m. – June 7, 12 a.m.
Love to dance? Get your tickets to the Anubis Queens Pride party! Three amazing DJs will drop the beats to help you let your hair down and let loose on the dance floor. There’s limited capacity and all safety guidelines and protocols will be followed, so get your tickets early. See you on the dance floor! Click here to learn more.
Monday June 7
Brooklyn Pride Kickoff Party (In Person) – June 7, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Kickoff Party on the roof of AHF – Out of the Closet Thrift Shop 475 Atlantic Avenue. Join AHF and Brooklyn Pride for a rooftop cocktail party to kick off Brooklyn Pride week! Beer/wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Come mix and mingle under the stars with us. It is time to show our Brooklyn Pride!
Dyke March Raffle (In Person) – June 7, 7-10 p.m.
Join the annual Dyke March raffle at C’mon Everybody in Brooklyn. They will be raffling off all sorts of prizes including original artwork by Alison Bechdel and a ride on the backseat of a Siren’s motorcycle on the day of the march! Click here for link to Eventbrite for tickets (online tickets currently sold out).
Tuesday June 8
2021 Equality Walk (In Person) – June 8, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Equality Walk is Garden State Equality’s largest annual community fundraiser. In past years, they have had hundreds of individuals in attendance and raised over $100,000. The funds raised will support the innovative work GSE is doing in the areas of policy, education, and health. Every day, the GSE team is busy advocating for the LGBTQ community in NJ and offering programs that can serve as models for other states, agencies, and organizations. Register now and start raising funds for your team! Fundraisers who raise over $100 will get a free GSE umbrella.
General Assembly Pride Summit (Virtual) – June 8 – June 10
Celebrate Pride Month with General Assembly’s Pride Summit — a collection of workshops and events that explore a range of professional topics through an LGBTQQIA+ lens. From allyship to queer personal branding, learn from diverse leaders in the community how you can open new doors — and hearts — in your career.
Remaining Resilient: Coping With Mental Health as We Come Out of the Pandemic (Virtual) – June 8, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Organized by Callen-Lorde and New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
This virtual panel will cover topics such as understanding depression and anxiety, strategies for healthy coping, tools to help manage stress, and Brooklyn resources to look to for more help.
Pride Walking Tour (In Person, throughout spring/summer) – 6:30 p.m. with additional times on weekends
Pride Tours NYC is partnering with NYC Pride to relaunch its in-person Pride history tour, which first ran in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The one hour and fifteen minute tour takes visitors through the LGBTQ+ historic sites of the village, including Christopher Park and the Stonewall Inn. Tours begin at Christopher Park at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, and throughout the day on weekends, and cost $30 (children under 2 free).
Wednesday June 9
Harlem Pride and CUNY SPH Present: “The Ballroom has Something to Say About Being Human” (Virtual) – June 9, 7- 8:30 p.m.
Join Harlem Pride and CUNY SPH for a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Lee and icon and Hall of Famer Michael Roberson for the 3 part series, “The Ballroom has Something to Say About Being Human, and the Struggle for Freedom, in the Face of Catastrophe.”
Paint ‘n Sip – Discover Your Inner Rembrandt (In Person) – June 9, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Join Brooklyn Pride with your favorite beverage (alcohol not necessary!) and watch a live instructor demonstrate how to paint the picture with the rest of the group! You will need to get your own supplies; a list of the required items will be sent to those that register closer to the event. Registration required.
Thursday June 10
Brooklyn Pride Drag Bingo (Virtual) – June 10, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The past year has been a drag; no pun intended! As we approach this year through a hybrid format, we are kicking off the week before Pride with a series of exciting events. Join us on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. (ET) for some virtual drag bingo! The fabulous Jackie from Screaming Queens will host the event and give us some entertainment.
Queer Social: Pride Bowl (In Person) – June 10, 7 – 10 p.m.
Join Queer Social for Pride Bowl, a night of unlimited bowling at Bowlmor Times Square. Celebrate Pride at Queer Social’s safe socializing event. Tickets are $20, $15 for Queer Social members. Proof of vaccination required.
Friday June 11
Left Breast Comedy Hour! PRIDE 2021 (In Person) – June 11, 8 – 10 p.m.
Williamsburg’s most celebrated musical comedy variety show is back for a special PRIDE edition featuring an all LGBTQ+ lineup. As always: there will be drag, standup, cabaret, and pure glam from New York’s rising stars at the hottest venue in Brooklyn: The Knitting Factory. Hosted by raging best friends and former lovers, Kim Dinaro (fame) and Sally Ann Hall (glory). Donations welcomed, $10 tickets guarantee a seat and can be purchased here.
Proud To Be Me: The Urban Oasis (In Person) – June 11, 8- 10 p.m.
Come celebrate Pride and raise money for a great cause. Proud To Be Me: The Urban Oasis has proudly partnered with The Hetrick-Martin Institute and 100% of ticket sales will be donated. Enjoy an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and dancing, and a special live performance by RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 Runner-Up Miz Cracker! All guests must present proof of vaccination or negative test taken within 72hrs of the event date. Cocktail attire suggested.
Family Movie Night: The Princess Pride (In Person) – June 11, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Celebrate at the Annual Pride Movie Night on the turf at the Old Stone House. This year, the film will be “The Princess Bride,” beginning with pre-show entertainment including Gotham Cheer and songs from the new musical “Prospect Hill.” The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will lead Movie Tunes Singalong for the whole family. Bring your picnic blanket, friends, and family to enjoy the evening!
Saturday June 12
Pride BREAK-OUT Party (In Person) – June 12 7- 11 p.m.
Nassau County’s only Pre-Pride Dance to celebrate the special month of June for the LGBTQ+ community. Performances by Famous Queens, LaBelle, and Belle Noche, a comedy set by Kathy Arnold. Enjoy a night of dancing to DJ Rio, with indoor/outdoor seating and a pub menu available. Tickets available via eventbrite.
Brooklyn Pride 5K Run/Walk (In Person) – June 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
It’s the best day of the year – Brooklyn Pride! Begin your celebration getting high on endorphins as you take on Prospect Park with your fellow revelers in the 25th Annual Brooklyn Pride LGBTQIA+ 5K! While the exact logistics are currently being sorted, know that the race organizers are committed to putting on a safe and fun event for everyone involved.
Brooklyn Pride Mini-Street Festival (In Person) – June 12, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Grab friends and family and join in on the fun at the Brooklyn Pride Mini-Street Festival – 5th Avenue from 3rd to 5th Streets.
Live Entertainment on the NYC Test & Trace Stage (In Person and Virtual) – June 12, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Pride’s entertainment line up live on the NYC Test & Trace Stage with music ranging from rock, hip-hop, drag performers and more. Join in person or view online via livestream.
Hot Rabbit’s Brooklyn Pride at Lot 45 (In Person) – June 12, 9 p.m. – June 13, 2 a.m.
Located at Lot 45 in Bushwick, BK. Fully vaccinated revelers can enjoy a night of dancing at Hot Rabbit’s Brooklyn Pride. Music by DJ Ches and DJ Monstar, performances by Molly Electro, Andrew Barret Cox and Legendary Monster Babylon. Note from Hot Rabbit: As this is our first event, and due to venue restrictions, presale tickets will be capped at 400. Additional tickets may or may not be available later in the night at the door depending on capacity. Advanced tickets ($20) can be purchased online through Eventbrite. If available, tickets at the door cost $30.
Ladies Night BYOB Paint and Sip “PRIDE Edition” (In Person) – June 12
Join LasReinas for their BYOB Paint and Sip – Pride Edition. This year, participants will be painting 2 wine glasses with Pride designs. These are yours to keep or to gift to a friend or a boo. Be prepared to have lots of fun, mingle with others and get tipsy as you paint the night away! Tickets are $40 per person and include all supplies: 2 wine glasses, paint, brushes, aprons, easels, etc.
Pride Parade of Sail (In Person) – June 12, 11:30 a.m.
An amazing day on the Sound! Be part of a spectacular day on the Long Island Sound for sailors, boaters, and the LGBTQ+ and ally communities at the 2021 Pride Parade of Sail. Experience the Pride Parade of Sail in (3) ways: (1) Join as a boater and be a part of the first-ever Pride Sail. You will receive further instructions by email from the Fleet commander; (2) Reserve a spot as a VIP and enjoy the parade in a participating boat. Lobster bake included!; (3) Enjoy the views at Veterans Memorial Park at a viewing party at 12:00 p.m. or at Calf Pasture Beach at 12:30. Viewing party is free for all. Tickets are available for boaters and sailors at $75, VIP $150. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Triangle Community Center.
Dyke March: Hairrari East Village Fundraiser (In Person) – June 12-13
Calling all dykes who love their hair! Hairrari East Village is donating 20% of the cost of hair cuts all weekend to the Dyke March. Make your appointments now to get an epic Pride Month hair cut. Post a pic of your new ‘do to the ‘gram and tag @nycdykemarchofficial and @hairraribarber.
Curated Care: Pride Party for Kids! Saturday (In Person) – June 12, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Pride Party for Kids is a family-friendly event hosted by queer actor, Nick Eibler. The socially-distanced outdoor event will give kids (and their guardians) a chance to create their own rainbow flags and friendship bracelets, and participate in a themed freeze dance featuring a surprise drag queen guest. Tickets, available on Eventbrite, cost $35 and include one set of crafting materials per child. Participants are asked to bring their own picnic blankets or towels for the event.
Ride 4 Pride (In Person) – June 12, Session 1: 3:15 – 4 p.m. and Session 2: 4:15- 5 p.m.
When The Light Hits You Presents: Ride 4 Pride, their first in person event! Ride 4 Pride is a fundraising cycling ride to support local LGBTQIA+ mutual aid fund. Come dressed in whimsical workout gear and be ready to sweat. This event is for the LGBTQIA+ community, and all Allies.
Brooklyn Pride (In Person) – June 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Brooklyn Pride 2021 offers a week full of events leading up to Pride Day on June 12 — something for everyone! More information can be found on the Brooklyn Pride website. Details are pending on the events and the time of the parade/march.
Yonkers Pride Variety Show (In Person) – June 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
This outdoor event at Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater showcases performances from drag queens, stand-up comedians, singers and more! Masks are required, and no food or drink is permitted. Tickets are being sold in pods, so reserve your space with your pals and get ready to be entertained!
Pride In the Pines Saturday (In Person) – June 12, 1- 8:30 p.m.
Women’s Pride in the Pines is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with a silver-and-white themed signature event that benefits the Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ+ homeless youth. The event will take place at the Whyte Hall in the Fire Island Pines, with a dance party starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by a dinner and VIP show featuring comedian Jessica Kirson. Tickets for both the dance ($125) and VIP show ($200) can be purchased online through the LGBTQ Focus Foundation.
Dyke Beer Pride Rooftop Party (In Person) – June 12, 7 p.m. – June 13, 12 a.m.
Dyke Bar Takeover, in collaboration with Dyke Beer, celebrates the season with a rooftop bash at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Beer and Ale. Dyke Beer, in collaboration with Good Judy BK and Greenpoint Beer Company will be launching their new Pride Beer, a gose with raspberries, blackberries, and lingonberries. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Sunday June 13
Long Island Pride (In Person) – June 13, 12-4 p.m.
Live music! Food! Entertainment! Pride! Take part in Long Island’s “Together Again!” Pride event at Eisenhower Park, and celebrate who we are and who we love with fellow queers and allies. As one of the few live Pride events in the New York region this year, you won’t want to miss it. Space is limited (500 people!) so get your tickets in advance. VIP and general admission tickets are now available online. In-person attendance requires proof of your COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t get your ticket in time, no worries! You can still join in on the fun, as the event will be live-streamed. Ticket purchasing and event details can be found here.
Pride 2021 Picnic & Trivia Event (In Person) – June 13, 6-9 p.m.
Terra Vite North Fork and Little Ram Oyster Co. bring you a super fun Pride event. BYOB (bring your own blanket!) and enjoy this Pride Sunday picnic-style with Terra Vite North Fork, Little Ram Oyster Co., and Hollywood Trivia! Grab your besties, drink your fave wine, slurp some delicious oysters and, of course, help to raise funds for a GREAT organization – the Long Island LGBT Community Center. Tickets are $55 and include a welcome cocktail, a glass of wine, half dozen shucked oysters and more!
Brooklyn Pride First Annual Pride Atlantic Avenue (In Person) – June 13, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Atlantic Avenue will be beaming with pride for the first ever “Pride on Atlantic Ave” event. The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, in collaboration with Brooklyn Pride, is excited to launch this colorful celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community on Sunday, June 13, 12-5 p.m. with food, drinks, shopping and music.
Wednesday June 16
The Center Presents Pride and Joy: Families and Trans Youth Stories (In Person) – June 16, 7-8 p.m.
This Pride Month, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund is pleased to announce its first-ever storytelling event, Pride and Joy, curated especially with transgender and non-binary young people in mind. Stories can teach us, inspire us, and transport us to new realms. Join and see how they “hope to create a space where trans youth, along with their friends and families, can see themselves as part of a larger community and can experience the power of storytelling in connecting us.”
Thursday June 17
Back On The Dance Floor (In Person) – June 17
Dancing is BACK at Henrietta Hudson! Get loud and proud in our newly renovated space with DJ Monstar and DJ Culi on the decks. This is the first night back under the disco ball and you don’t want to miss it! $10 from 10 p.m.- 12 a.m., then $12 until close. No reservations.
NYC Pride: Family Movie Night (Virtual) – June 17, 4 p.m.
This free, virtual event is fun for the whole family — and, technically, much more than just a movie night. This year’s Family Movie Night will feature a series of guests from LGBTQ+ families and family organizations speaking on a variety of topics, including adoption, surrogacy, IVF, and gender identity in foster care. The evening concludes with a to-be-announced family-friendly film. The event is free to attend with registration through the NYC Pride website. Hosted by the legendary drag queen, Miss Richfield 1981.
Playbill Presents “Glimmer of Light” (In Person) – June 17, 7 p.m.
Playbill, in partnership with the Neon Coven, presents its first-ever Pride event, “Glimmer of Light” live in Radial Park in Hallets Point, Queens. The performance will feature appearances by Ariana DeBose, Jo Ellen Pellman, Marti Gould Cummings, Alex Newell, Max Crumm, and Jan from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” along with original music and choreography by Andrew Barrett Cox. Participants and attendees will be required to take a temperature check upon arrival, and wear color-coded wristbands based on vaccination-status and social interaction comfort level. Picnic-table seating and drive-up space ($200-$300) are available on Playbill’s website; proceeds benefit the Born This Way Foundation.
Friday June 18
NYC Pride: Pride Presents (Virtual) – June 18
The LGBTQIA+ film festival is back this year as a virtual event. This year’s festival, in partnership with Tribeca, will showcase a series of short films, the documentary “P.S. Burn This Letter Please,” a historic dive into the world of 1950’s drag culture, and a to-be-announced feature film. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased through the NYC Pride website.
Pride Makeup Workshop (In Person) – June 18, 5- 11:30 p.m.
Handz of Slay Presents: Pride Makeup Workshop. Learn how to create an amazing look for Pride for yourself or your clients. Vendor popup shops will have items for purchase, with raffle and free giveaways. Mingle and party with friends and other artists after class, with music by DJ Lena playing all the latest and hottest beats. Drinks and food will be available for sale.
Daybreaker NYC Presents: PRIDE At Judson – June, 18 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Come morning on Friday, June 18th, join Daybreaker NYC for a secret dose of mischief to the morning. Details are on the hush, but gear up for a feel-good yoga flow, fresh beats, live performances and some epic surprises. Tickets won’t last long—snag ‘em before they’re gone. This is a 100% vaccinated event.
Saturday June 19
Elizabeth, NJ 1st Pride Block Party June 19, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Come and celebrate Pride Month and Love Winning at El Nachos Tequila Cantina, in Elizabeth, NJ. Join vendors, artists, and the finest LGBT entertainers and DJ’s in the tristate area to help rejoice in our Pride. Vendors include: Sparkzen Candles, LoveAlwaysWins retail, Diosa Peliqueria, and much more. The tacos, margaritas, and wonderfully refreshing outdoor dance arena are just an added plus! Tickets are just $3 and are available via eventbrite.
Harlem Pride “Get Moving” Fitness Challenge Day (In Person) – June 19
Join Harlem Pride in partnership with Harlem Cycle, Harlem Run, and Three and a Half Acres Yoga for our Harlem Pride 2021 “Get Moving” Fitness Challenge Day! Join Harlem Pride in Morningside Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun fitness activities, free t-shirts and swag bags!
Sunday June 20
Bronx Pride Parade and Festival (In Person) – June 20
Join the fun on Saturday, June 20 for the Bronx Pride Parade, held annually in Barretto Point Park at the intersection of Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue. There is free shuttle-bus service from the Number 6 Train Hunts Point Station. The parade and festival feature a wide array of entertainment, food, contests, community groups and vendors. For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 212-607-3361.
Lost Dyke Bar Walking Tour (In Person) – June 20
Celebrate Pride by attending this well-researched event by queer academics throughout the country. All bars are located in the West Village. Tour begins at Julius’ Bar (the oldest queer bar in NYC), visits the sites of former bars Sea Colony, Duchess, and Bonnie & Clyde’s before ending at Henrietta Hudson. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
LGBTQ Digital Pride and Migration 2021 (Virtual) – June 20, 1 p.m.
Join Brooklyn Community Pride Center and Caribbean Equality Project on World Refugee Day for a digital pride event organized by the RDJ Refugee Shelter, a New York shelter for homeless refugees and asylum seekers. This gathering will celebrate “the large pool of displaced people who identify as LGBTQ.” Featured speakers include Amin, who survived the purge in Chechnya, along with other refugees and asylum seekers who will be sharing their stories.
Monday June 21
NYC Pride: Human Rights Conference (Virtual) – June 21-23
Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Human Rights Conference is a three-day virtual conference that focuses on “developing new ideas and approaches to activism and community.” This year’s conference will feature daily masterclass seminars where participants can work with experts in a wide range of fields, including activism, fashion, culture, and queer history. Evening mainstage discussion panels will focus on topics that are relevant to the queer community, from mental health awareness, political representation, BIPOC collective power, and activism in nightlife. You can register for mainstage events and digital content (free) and purchase tickets for masterclasses ($35 per day) on the NYC Pride website.
Harlem Pride Three and a Half Acres Yoga Class #2 (Virtual) – June 21
Join Harlem Pride in partnership with Three and a Half Acres Yoga for a FREE yoga class.
MetFridays: Pride (In Person) – June 21, 5-9 p.m.
Celebrate Pride with an evening of gallery talks, panel discussions, art-making activities, and dancing at one of New York’s most vibrant cultural institutions. All events are free with Museum admission.
Lesbians Who Tech Pride Summit (Virtual) – June 21 – 25
At the 2nd Annual Lesbians Who Tech Pride Summit, join 40,000 techies and leaders as they take on the obstacles of 2021, including our democracy, systemic racism, police brutality, a global pandemic, climate change and so much more, and get to work. Spend 5 days enhancing your leadership and technical skills, and discussing ways we can do better as global citizens.
Tuesday June 22
Garden Party – A Virtual Celebration of Pride – The Center (Virtual) – June 22, 6 p.m.
Celebrate the culinary delights, sips, special guests and performances, but from the comfort of your home with The Center’s virtual event. Tickets are free, but you must register to attend.
AVP Fusion Pride Party 2021 (Virtual) – June 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Join AVP as they celebrate the lives and victories of the LGBTQ community during their digital Pride party, FUSION.
Wednesday June 23
Christopher Street Tours: History of Pride (Virtual) – June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Join Christopher Street Tours where they will discuss the history of the LGBTQ Rights Movement, including the “spark” of the modern Gay Rights Movement, the Stonewall Uprising, the first Pride events, and Pride over the past 50+ years. Michael, your tour guide, is a NYC-based queer historian who has been featured in Eventbrite’s “Five to Follow: LGBTQIA+ Event Organizers in NYC for Pride and Beyond.”
Here all Year: Virtual Pride Author Even/Inkyard Press (In Person) – June 23, 1 p.m.
Celebrate the literary side of Pride at Astoria Bookshop with your favorite queer authors including Aden Polydoros, Alechia Daw, Alexandra Overy, H.E. Edgman, Emily Victoria, and Dahlia Adler discussing YA books. Click here to register.
MISSTER (In Person) – June 23, 10 p.m.
It’s Pride and Misster’s reopening extravaganza at The Woods BK. Head on over for some extremely queer vibes & celebration! Music by @ambervalentinenyc @thatsmymo & @itsadair, tarot by @casper.1243, photos by @notgracechu, video by @tylerkinesis, sweet queer energy by you. Please come early to avoid lines. Proof of vaccination required.
Thursday June 24
The Stonewall Inn National LGBTQ Wall of Honor – June 24
Honoring our trailblazers, pioneers and heroes. More details TBA.
Bait NYC Pride for Women – June 24, 4 p.m.- June 27, 4 a.m.
For the 7th year in a row DJ DIMPLES and NUNN BETTA have teamed up to bring you a Pride Weekend for Women like no other! They are giving you a experience that you will never forget! The weekend will feature Day Parties, Brunches, Balls, Speed Dating as well as a some of the best Night Life Events! You will be partying with your favorite DJs and Hosts from around the country! Come be apart of a good ass time with beautiful, mature women from all over the world! Tickets and additional info can be found here.
Lez Swim Pride Edition (In-Person) – June 24, 6:30-10 p.m.
Girl Social’s Lez Swim returns to the Grace Hotel for an in-person, socially-safe pool party this Pride. Tickets are $40 ($35 for members) and give guests access to the entire venue, including the indoor heated pool, clothes check, and two well drinks or beers. Proof of vaccination required for entry, and guests are also required to undergo a temperature check before entering. Occupancy will be capped at 75 guests, and the event is strictly for persons who identify and present as lesbian, non-binary, bisexual, or trans females.
Pride Trilogy Concert Series (Virtual) June 24, 7 p.m.
In celebration of Pride Month, Flushing Town Hall will be live streaming a three-part musical series with an impressive lineup of performers and vocalists, including Mark Nadler, Marieann Meringolo, and Darius de Haas. Tickets are $5 and are available here.
Friday June 25
NYC Pride: The Rally (Virtual) – June 25, 6 p.m.
The Rally will take a nontraditional route by going virtual this year, but will still be a platform from which members of the LGBTQ+ community can speak out against violence — specifically violence against BIPOC and Black Trans lives — and advocate for change. Featured guests include social media influencer Jaybiez, ballroom performer and model Gia Love, and Isis King, the first woman of trans experience to compete on “America’s Next Top Model.” The Rally is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged.
ALLSTAR Pride (In Person) – June 25, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Celebrate NYC PRIDE like an ALL STAR!! Witness what the NYC PRIDE VIBE is All About! with DJ’s playing Old Skool & New Skool. Food, drinks, hookah, and bottle specials available. $20 at door. brought to you by: @NYDREAMGYRLEVENTS X @GIRLYTHECEO X @LOVERGIRLNYC
Henrietta Hudson Presents: REVEL: Friday PRIDE Dance Party (In Person) – June 25
The revamped and reimagined HH is doing Pride a little differently this year. Tickets are $100 and will get you: 2 hours in the bar; open bar with premium drinks; DJ and dancing and good times. This event will be slotted entry (and exit). You can arrive at any time within your window. You cannot stay longer than the slotted time regardless of time of arrival. Proof of vaccination or negative test required by New York City.
KINSEY Pride + 1 Year Anniversary Celebration – June 25, 9 p.m. – June 26, 3 a.m.
KINSEY, the Brooklyn-based arts collective, celebrates NYC Pride and their 1 year anniversary with DJs, musicians, and the best Brooklyn DRAG at Trans-Pecos in Bushwick/Ridgewood! Hosted by Sailor Ryanetta and BrieFree and featuring the talents of an all POC lineup. Tickets are available via eventbrite.
Henrietta Hudson Presents: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday PRIDE Seated Table Service (In Person) – June 25-27
Tickets are between $80 (2-person outdoor table) and $300 (6-person cabana). Tickets are a non-refundable minimum spend that will count towards the final bill. Cabanas and tables are available. The table is only booked for the 1 hour and 45 minutes stated on your ticket. NYS Tax and 20% Gratuity will be added to your bill day of /on site and is not included in this deposit.
VAXXED Pride Party Friday (In Person) – June 25, 9 p.m. – June 26, 4 a.m.
girlNATIONnyc & Danielle presents the 2021 Friday Pride Party at The Stonewall Inn Upstairs. $15.00 to enter. Music by DJ Kim Dazy, mixologists Mel and Mike Salinari, with Diana at the door.
Hudson Medical + Wellness Presents: Pride Celebration 2021 (In Person) – June 25, 6 p.m.
Hudson Medical + Wellness proudly supports all of their LGBTQIA+ community and celebrates equality in health care; not just in the month of June, but throughout the year! Come celebrate with their wonderful staff at the West Village location and get a chance to get some #HudsonPride swag and enter into a raffle to win a Wellness Service.
Hot Rabbit’s Priday (In Person) – June 25, 10 p.m. – June 26, 4 a.m.
Located at Stage48 in Manhattan. Fully vaccinated revelers can enjoy a night of dancing at Hot Rabbit’s Priday! Performances by Scarlett Snow, Mari Devi Haze, Daddy Long Legs, Lily L’Noir, Madame Lyoness, Ravena, CJ. Turn up with GO Magazine as we’ll be sponsoring a VIP balcony. Tickets here.
Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (In Person with Virtual events) – June 25-30
The 40th annual Front Runners New York (FRNY) LGBT Pride Run will be a hybrid event with a limited-capacity in-person 6K run on Saturday, June 26th at 7 a.m., and a virtual 5K which participants can complete between Friday, June 25 and Wednesday June 30. The in-person race, sponsored by FRNY partners, New York Road Runners (NYRR), does require participants to practice safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks while in the start and finish areas. You can register for both events online at the FRNY website ($20-$35). A portion of the proceeds will benefit New Alternatives, an organization which helps homeless LGBT youth transition from shelters into stable living conditions. FRNY will also host a virtual panel, Intersectionality: Running, Social Justice, and LGBT+ Rights on Wednesday, June 23 at 6 p.m.
Saturday June 26
NYC Pride: Youth Pride (Virtual) – June 26, 3-7 p.m.
Youth Pride is back this year for a virtual event that features dance performances, activists, influencers, and more! This year, NYC Pride is looking to partner with local youth centers and organizations from around the country to host watch parties. The event is free, with registration required.
Bad Habit Pride: Official DykeMarch After Party at 3 Dollar Bill (In Person) – June 26, 7 p.m. – June 27, 4 a.m.
The official Dyke March afterparty, hosted by Hot Rabbit. Fully vaccinated revelers can enjoy a night of dancing at this indoor and outdoor event, with two huge patio spaces. Sponsored by Gay Beer and Two Robbers Hard Seltzer. Further event details TBA.
LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Pride Birding (In Person) June 26, 10 – 11 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx for a family hike and learn about all things birding from color identification to conservation. For more information, check out the NYC Parks event page.
TittyPix Pride Party (In Person) – June 26, 3 p.m.
Fallon Smallberg began TittyPix as a way of promoting self love and body positivity by creating customized paintings of breasts of all shapes and sizes. This June, the team at TittyPix will celebrate Pride with TittyPix Pride Party in Williamsberg (address to be emailed to registered guests) on June 26. TittyPix Pride will feature musical performances by The Parkers, Lydia Granered, and Emma Blackman, and, as an added bonus, free haircuts provided by stylists from the gender-neutral salon, Hairrari. Tickets start at $20. Guests can DM TittyPix for special accommodations.
Glo in the City Live Pride Show – June 26, 8 p.m.
Join Glo in the City for their Live Pride Show, featuring POC Queer comedians. The show is free but you will have an opportunity to donate to their wonderful performers. Daily press has a great menu with vegan options and plenty of drink specials.
2021 NYC Dyke March (In Person) – June 26, 5-8 p.m.
The 2021 NYC Dyke March starts in Bryant Park at 5 p.m. The procession will march down 5th Avenue and end at the fountain in Washington Square Park. For a full schedule of events, visit NYC Dyke March.
Big Gay Outdoor Field Day (In Person) June 26, 12 – 3 p.m.
Get outside and get moving with this family fun daytime event featuring kickball and other games. Official location is to be announced. Tickets are free and available on Eventbrite.
Harlem Pride (Virtual) – June 26, 6-8 p.m.
This year’s Harlem Pride theme is “Stronger with Pride.” As a nod to the resiliency of the Harlem community — including the past year’s hardships — this year’s Pride event promises to bring the community enriching, entertaining programming, all from the safety of your own home. Check out Harlem Pride’s website for more details here.
SAGE Spotlight Series: Black AIDS Activists (In Person) – June 26, 12 p.m.
Join SAGE and the Staten Island Pride Center for their spotlight series this Pride. Donations welcome.
Lez Chic Presents Pride (In Person) – June 26, 3-7 p.m.
So many exciting events and releases are happening this month for Woxer! As an LGBTQ+ owned company they celebrate June with Pride! Featuring performances by Honey Burlesque, Scarlett Snow, Ruby, and Mari Devi Haze. Ticket sales will be released this WEEK! Check back here.
Saturday Night Pride Dance Party – June 26, 10 p.m. – June 27, 2 a.m.
Hana of girlNATIONnyc and DaniellePresents invite you to Saturday Night Pride Dance Party at Helen’s. Helen’s is located in the heart of the Meatpacking District (a hidden gem). DJ Culi spins all night the best dance and hip-hop music in the LGBTQ+ scene. There is a $15.00 cash door cover. Must be 21+ Please be vaxxed or tested before entry!
Henrietta Hudson Presents: REDUX: Saturday PRIDE Dance Party (In Person) – June 26
HH is doing Pride a little differently this year. Tickets are $70-$100 and will get you: 2 hours in the bar; open bar with premium drinks; DJ and dancing and good times. This event will be slotted entry (and exit). You can arrive at any time within your window. You cannot stay longer than the slotted time regardless of time of arrival. Proof of vaccination or negative test required by New York City.
Haus of Rosa presents HER: Pride Edition (In Person) – June 26, 2 – 9 p.m.
A queer celebration honoring the sheroes who made it possible for the celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride to exist. Come in your best queer pride lewk and get ready to twirl to disco, pop, and dance music. Throughout the event, expect to see pop-up shows from our queens and more surprises. HER: Pride Edition is proud to donate half of the proceeds of the ticket sales to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a legal services provider for transgender and gender-nonconforming immigrants. This is a fully vaccinated party following CDC and NYC guidelines. Proof of full vaccination status is REQUIRED for entry.
The Underground Cabaret: Late Night PRIDE (In Person) – June 26, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
New York nightlife is back for The Underground Cabaret, just in time to celebrate Pride! Join Late Night PRIDE at Dekalb Stage in Downtown Brooklyn with Samuel Paulish and NYC’s hottest queer nightlife performers including Blaine Petrovia, Pixel the Drag Jester, and Jon Jõni!
Pride Reset (In Person) – June 26, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Juss MK, Flip Cyde Prod., Gud Lyfe Ent. & Young Tef Presents Pride Reset, celebrating LGBTQIA+ PRIDE in the BX. Enjoy sounds by DJ A Sauce and DJ Kidd Swaghookah, with hookah, $10 drinks and $5 beers as well as bottle packages available all night long.
Rainbow Bright: Secret Loft PRIDE Party (In Person) – June 26, 9 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Dress up in your wildest, most colorful party regalia and werk it on the dance floor at the Secret Loft PRIDE Party. Join the Pride revelry in the heart of Greenwich Village with aerialists, go-go dancers and rapturous DJ’s spinning house, disco, and pride anthems all night.
Impact Hub LGBTQA+ Pride Brunch (In Person) – June 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area is excited to be hosting an LGBTQ+ Social Impact Brunch during Pride Month! Come show your support of our LGBTQ+ community via the love-language of weekend brunch! Brunch ticket includes a main meal, appetizers, and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages are not included but may be ordered individually.
Katch Me If You Can “New York Pride” (In Person) June 26, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Las Reinas and Cynthia Russo present Katch Me If You Can at Katch in Astoria Queens hosted by Crazy Maria. Come out if you’re looking for a “Grown and Sexy” vibe. DJ CIlla & DJ Lena will be rocking the dance floor! Enjoy Go-Go Dancers, free giveaways and much more! VIP Table Packages are available for purchase.
Sunday June 27
Countess & Friends PRIDE Sunday Social Drag Brunch at Lunella Ristorante (In Person) June 27, 1 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy unlimited mimosas/bellinis and join some of your favorite drag queens, Phaedra Phadad, Bootsie Lefaris, Debris, Amber Guesa, Tess Tickles, and Mr. Gary Carmichael for one hell of a SHOW. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Henrietta Hudson Presents: RISE: Sunday PRIDE Dance Party (In Person) – June 27
HH is doing Pride a little differently this year. Tickets are $70-$100 and will get you: 2 hours in the bar; open bar with premium drinks; DJ and dancing and good times. This event will be slotted entry (and exit). You can arrive at any time within your window. You cannot stay longer than the slotted time regardless of time of arrival. Proof of vaccination or negative test required by New York City.
NYC Pride: PrideFest (In-Person with Virtual events) – June 27, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The annual LGBTQ+ street fair is coming back live to the Village following last year’s hiatus — with safety protocols in place. Participants will be required to wear masks, and undergo health screenings upon entry; they will also be encouraged to socially distance while in attendance. For those who aren’t ready to be out among crowds, Pride Fest is partnering with MarketFest, an online directory that allows attendees to virtually connect with LGBTQ-owned businesses.
Haus Of Madusa (In Person) – June 27, 7 – 11 p.m.
Feeing like you want some Pride chill vibes, good music, and Brooklyn Vibes? Come through! Surprise pride gift! Check out music by @djcillabknyc @hausofmadusa @beatwxtch_. No cover.
NYC Pride: Pride Island (Virtual, In-Person events TBD) – June 27 (Time TBA)
The dance party, which has danced its way through three and a half decades, goes virtual this year with music spun by DJ Lina Bradford. The program includes four hours of music, including 2 hours of digital performances from around the city and two hours of dancing, complete with archival footage from decades past. Tickets cost $20 with proceeds benefiting NYC Pride’s free events like Family Movie Night and The Rally. In-person events to be announced at a later date.
Queer Liberation March & Rally 2021 (In Person) – June 27 2:30-6:30 p.m.
On the last Sunday of June, the LGBTQIA2S+ communities gather to exercise their rights to free speech, assembly and expression in a traditional people’s March that harkens back to the spirit of the Stonewall Rebellion and the initial community gatherings in the years that followed. “Off of the sidelines and onto the streets.”
NYC Pride: The March (Virtual with In-Person events) – June 27, 12-3 p.m.
The March returns this year in a broadcast with live performances, followed by a virtual experience that will stream on online platforms. The broadcast will feature street-side activities, on-air interviews, and live performances, while the virtual experience will feature groups and organizations that would typically take to the streets for the March. The grand marshals, who will each be highlighted in a segment on the virtual broadcast, are Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy, Cayenne Doroshow, Wilson Cruz, Aaron Rose Phillip, and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis. In addition, this year’s March will include Pop Ups — outdoor areas of locally-owned Manhattan businesses that are transformed into Pride “floats.” The broadcast begins at 12:00 p.m. and can be viewed on various local networks and streaming platforms. The virtual experience begins at 3:00 p.m. and can be seen on streaming platforms.
QUEENS OVERBOARD! | Pride Drag Show! (In Person) – June 27, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This drag show will highlight the essence of Coney Island with a full stage show featuring queer and diverse entertainment. Queens Overboard! will include two full acts with a brief intermission.
NYC Gay Pride Party Cruise 2021 (In Person) – June 27, 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Board the Gay Pride Party Cruise and celebrate Pride with the best NYC night views! As the vessel sails by the iconic symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, clink a glass of champagne with your loved ones to make the night even more memorable. You’ll also get to see the Empire State Building lighting up Rainbow colors on the open deck. Invite your partner, friends and family to the best NYC gay pride boat party!
Whitney Day Presents: PRIDE – The Comeback! NYC 2021 (In Person) – June 27, 2 – 11 p.m.
Whitney Day Presents: PRIDE – The Comeback! at Tailgate Outdoor Sports Bar in Brooklyn. Featuring local NYC DJs, dancers and live Performers. Set in a completely outdoor Venue with a 1,500 Person Capacity! Full vaccination is mandatory.
Unity Pride and NY Pride Euphoria Presents: NYC Pride Grand Finale 2021 (In Person) – June 27, 4 p.m. – June 28, 2 a.m.
NYC Pride Grand Finale 2021 “Let’s Party toGAYther” Party at CLINTON HALL. No RSVP required. Free entry before 5 p.m. (6 p.m. for first responders with valid employee ID), $20 advanced tickets, $20 at door until 8 p.m., $25 after. With food, VIP sections and exotic entertainment. Beats by: DJ Mary Mac, DJ June, DJ Missy B and DJ Dior Cartel. Hosted by Girly of Whiipped Prod & MC Lucky Da Boss. Disclaimer: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative Covid test will be required for entry.
RE-UNITED PRIDE 2021 – June 27, 3 p.m. – June 28, 12 a.m.
Presented by Cynthia Russo, LoverGirl NYC, Stacy Lentz, and Las Reinas NYC.
Everyone is welcome at Re-United Pride 2021, at the newly-renovated Harbor NYC (formerly Hudson Terrace). The party has a little of everything, from drinking and dining to dancing and burlesque, with music by six DJs, including Mary Mac and Lady Star, and performances by Scarlett Snow and Honey Burlesque. Guests have full access to the Rooftop Blue Room, overlooking the NYC cityscape, the Outdoor Garden, two dance floors and three bars. Tickets can be purchased online (general admission $30, VIP sold out). The venue will be abiding by safety protocols and recommended CDC guidelines.
Tuesday June 29
NJIT LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: OUT in Tech (Virtual) – June 29 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join NJIT for Pride Month: OUT in Tech, a panel discussion led by an amazing group of LGBTQ+ professionals as they celebrate Pride Month. Hear from these professionals on their career journeys and what it means to be OUT in tech. Want to break into tech? Looking for inspiration in your current field? This enriching discussion is a unique opportunity to hear inspiring and accomplished panelists speak about their experiences in tech and their overall path to success in the field all while identifying as an LGBTQ + individual. Guests will receive a Zoom link two hours before the event starts.
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