Your Official Guide to New York City's 2016 Pride Celebration

Your Official Guide to New York City's 2016 Pride CelebrationEXPAND
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As a proud partner of NYC Pride, the Village Voice is your one-stop spot for all of this year's official Pride events. 

Pride Luminaries Brunch
David Burke Kitchen
23 Grand Street
Sunday, June 19
Noon to 4 p.m.

Traditionally an invite-only event, the Pride Luminaries Brunch has expanded to become the official NYC Pride Week kick-off event. Dress to impress and celebrate business leaders who have made an impact on LGBT equality in the workplace. Join industry insiders, media mavens, and proud politicians at the Garden at David Burke Kitchen, surrounded by lush greenery and vistas of Lower Manhattan.

Tickets & Information
Advance V.I.P. Ticket: $50
Access to full open bar from noon to 4 p.m.; rooftop garden entry; brunch buffet and hors d'oeuvres from David Burke Kitchen; and a gift bag.
This event has an age restriction of 21 and up.

Family Movie Night
Pier 63 at Hudson River Park
All attendees should cross the highway at West 22nd or West 24th Street
Tuesday, June 21
Doors open: 7:30 p.m.
Movie starts: 8:30 p.m.

Join Woody, Buzz, and the gang for a special screening of Disney-Pixar's Toy Story. Enjoy this family-friendly flick, appropriate for all ages, while lounging under the stars on Hudson River Park's Pier 63.

Tickets:
General Admission: Free
Silver Supporter: $50
Reserved blanket seating; a commemorative blanket; early entry; gift bag; complimentary water/soda.
Gold Supporter: $700
Early entry; two gift sand pails; fresh fruit tray; pillows; and complimentary water/soda.
Tickets can be purchased online at nycpride.showclix.com. All proceeds from Family Movie Night benefit New York City's Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations.

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The Rally
Hosted by Todrick Hall
Headlining performance from American Music Award winners Karmin.
Pier 26
Westside Highway in Tribeca
All attendees must cross the highway at Laight Street
Friday, June 24
7 to 9:30 p.m.

The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a "Gay Power" demonstration in Washington Square Park followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city. This year, Hudson River Park's Pier 26 will once again be home to the Rally. Broadway star and master of ceremonies Todrick Hall will host a night of performances and speeches by writer and journalist Darnell L. Moore, Bob the Drag Queen, and the Reverend Doctor Amy Butler.

Tickets:
General Admission: Free
V.I.P.: $25
Meal ticket; a non-alcoholic beverage; access to elevated viewing platforms; a gift bag
Check nycpride.org for meet-and-greet packages.

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Fantasy
The Diamond Horseshoe
235 West 46th Street
Friday, June 24
10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Pride Weekend's neon inauguration at the Diamond Horseshoe. Tucked just beneath Times Square, the space will host performance artists, surprise appearances, and some secret acts throughout the night. DJs Grind and Scott Martin will be on hand for this all-night dance party.

Tickets:
General Admission: $50
Includes entry into the space.
V.I.P.: $75
Includes V.I.P. admission to the event, plus express entry to skip the lines and an elevated V.I.P. area.
Silver Weekend Pass
One General Admission ticket to each of: Fantasy, V.I.P. Rooftop, and Dance on the Pier.
Gold Weekend Pass
One General Admission ticket to each of: Fantasy, Graffiti, V.I.P. Rooftop Party, and Dance on the Pier.
Platinum Weekend Pass
One General Admission ticket to Graffiti and a V.I.P. ticket to each of the following: Fantasy, V.I.P. Rooftop Party, the Rally, and Dance on the Pier.

V.I.P. Rooftop Party
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
Saturday, June 25
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This is the official Saturday afternoon event of NYC Pride, the largest Pride week in the nation. For the sixth year in a row, NYC Pride presents a night of dancing, this year generously supplied by DJs Paulo, Eddie Martinez, and Peter Napoli.

Tickets & Information:
Advance General Admission: $69
Includes access to all three levels and open sponsored bar from 2–3 p.m.
Advance V.I.P.: $125
Priority entry, and access to V.I.P. roof and terrace decks.
Ultra-Premium V.I.P.: $600
Two V.I.P. tickets, priority entry, and access to V.I.P. roof and terrace decks.
Purchase online at nycpride.showclix.com

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Teaze
Pier 26
Westside Highway in Tribeca
All attendees must cross the highway at Laight Street
Saturday, June 25
3 to 10 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Now in its thirteenth year, Teaze (formerly Rapture on the River) is the largest official women's event of NYC Pride and one of the nation's largest, longest-running dance events created just for the ladies. This year Teaze will feature interactive experiences, celebrity appearances, and, for the first time, live performances. Come vibe to the music of DJ Tatiana, Toni*K, Samantha Ronson, and Grammy-winning pop artist Mýa.

The event's production committee awards $45,000 in grants to LGBT and LGBT-friendly nonprofits and community organizations each year. The event also supplies NYC Pride with critical operating revenue and pulls in countless visitors to the New York metro area.

Tickets & Information
General Admission: $35
V.I.P.
Express entry, and $10 off admission to the Pier Pressure 17 official after-party.
Ultra Premium V.I.P.: $950
Six V.I.P. tickets, bottle service, express entry, and $10 off admission to the Pier Pressure 17 official after-party.
Drink Packages: $25–$35
Avoid the line and purchase add-on drink packages online.
Tickets and drink packages can be purchased online at nycpride.showclix.com
There is a strict NO BAG policy enforced by NYPD. To avoid headaches, we advise you to leave your bags at home. All proceeds from Teaze benefit New York City's Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations.

The March
Begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue
Turns west at 8th Street
Ends at Christopher and Greenwich streets
Sunday, June 26
Line up: 11 a.m.
Step off: Noon (rain or shine)

The annual NYC Pride March marks the anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots, which occurred on June 28, 1969. 2,000 people attended the first march; now, 47 years later, more than 2 million spectators from around the world come to watch or participate. The event is officially a "March" and not a "Parade," because we honor its heritage as an unpermitted, explicitly political protest of anti-LGBT policies and attitudes. We will continue to recognize this event as a March until that complete and full equality has been achieved for all LGBT people.

The March is two miles long, beginning at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue, winding down across 8th Street and onto Christopher Street, past the Stonewall Inn, and concluding at Christopher and Greenwich streets. As is tradition, the Siren Motorcycle Club and its community of allies will lead the March.

Grand Marshals:
Jazz Jennings
Subhi Nahas is a Syrian refugee who co-founded the first LGBT magazine in Syria, Mawaleh. In 2015, Subhi addressed the U.N. Security Council on the plight of LGBT people under persecution in his home country. And he continues to advocate for LGBT refugees around the world.
Cecilia Chung is an internationally recognized leader who has been advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness and care, LGBT equality, and social justice for over thirty years. As a founding producer of the San Francisco Trans March, Cecilia helped organize one of the world's first and largest annual transgender events, which has since been replicated in cities across the U.S. Chung is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and is a senior strategist for the Transgender Law Center.

PrideFest
Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street
Sunday, June 26
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Part street festival, part performance space, all celebration, the 23rd annual LGBT street fair PrideFest gathers vendors and entertainers for a day-long carnival of food, shows, and shopping in the West Village.

Tickets & Information
General Admission: Free
V.I.P.: $35
Complimentary fare from the Meatball Shop, access to a V.I.P. tent, and more.

Dance on the Pier
Headlining performance from eight-time Grammy Award winner Fergie
Pier 26
Westside Highway in Tribeca
All attendees must cross the highway at Laight Street
Sunday, June 26
2 to 10 p.m.

Celebrating its thirtieth year, Dance on the Pier returns one to Hudson River Park's Pier 26 in Tribeca. Dance on the Pier is the largest fundraiser for NYC Pride and our LGBT nonprofit grant recipients. Headlining this year's event, the largest of NYC Pride's fundraisers, is Grammy-winning artist Fergie. Opening acts include DJs Ben Baker, Honey Soundsystem, Hoxton Whores, and Alain Jackinsky.

Tickets & Information
General Admission: $85
V.I.P.: $160
Express entry, complimentary drinks, and private restrooms.
Ultra Premium V.I.P.: $1,800
Six V.I.P. tickets, one bottle of Reyka Vodka, gift bags for six, and access to all the V.I.P. areas/benefits listed above.
Tickets can be purchased online at nycpride.showclix.com and at partner locations (see the website).
There is a strict NO BAG policy enforced by NYPD. To avoid headaches, we advise you to leave your bags at home. All proceeds from the Dance on the Pier benefit New York City's Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations.

Femme Fatale
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
Sunday, June 26
4 to 10 p.m.

Femme Fatale, NYC Pride's newest event, caps off Pride weekend with sets from DJ Citizen Jane and DJ Tatiana on Hudson Terrace rooftop.

Tickets & Information
Advance General Admission: $25
V.I.P.: $50
Express entry, access to V.I.P. areas, and a gift bag.
This event has an age restriction of 21 and up. All proceeds from Femme Fatale benefit New York City's Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations.


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