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Village Voice Pride Awards
Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will host the first-ever Village Voice Pride Awards. The ceremony will honor local and global heroes within the LGBTQ movement, including Tyler Ford, Edie Windsor, Gavin Grimm, and the Ali Forney Center. There will also be a musical set by indie-pop siblings Tegan and Sara.
6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Capitale Theater, 130 Bowery
Kick off Pride weekend at this party co-presented by NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty Productions. This year’s theme is “Men at Work,” so come dressed in your hottest and tightest uniform. DJs Ralphi Rosario and Eddie Martinez will keep the energy alive with all the best tracks, as special performances and secret acts pop up all night long.
11 p.m.–5 a.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street
Looking for an after-work soiree? Head to Taj II Lounge in the Flatiron district for NYC Pride’s Moxie, a new woman-focused event. Presented in collaboration with Stacy of Stonewall, Kate of LovergirlNYC, and Cynthia Russo, Moxie will feature a performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mary Lambert and beats by DJs Mary Mac and Susan Levine.
4 p.m.–11 p.m., Taj II Lounge, 48 West 21st Street
This year, NYC Pride launches Pride Island, a three-day LGBTQ cultural experience, to take place at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26. The immersive music-heavy event features an impressive and diverse roster: Patti Labelle’s headlining set of soulful classics kicks things off on Friday, Tegan and Sara and Years & Years perform on Saturday, and singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado leads the Sunday lineup.
Various times, Hudson River Park, Pier 26
V.I.P. Rooftop Party
This annual dance party returns on Saturday for its seventh edition. Join in on a night of dancing and unbeatable rooftop views with music by DJs Alex Acosta, GSP, and Hannah. Guests have access to three levels (a rooftop, an indoor salon, and a terrace outside), each with prime spots for scoping the skyline. This event has sold out in the past, so get your tickets in advance.
2 p.m.–10 p.m., Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street
In honor of its fourteenth year, Teaze, NYC Pride’s exclusively-for-women event, has relocated its celebration to a new rooftop venue that will play host to many surprises, including celebrity appearances. There will be DJ sets by Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black) and Tatiana. All proceeds benefit NYC Pride’s many other free events, and local LGBTQ community organizations.
4 p.m.–10 p.m., The DL, 95 Delancey Street
Masterbeat: Game Show
Located in the historic Hammerstein Ballroom, Masterbeat transforms the four-level venue into a theatrical production with hundreds of lights and lasers. Upon entering, attendees at this year’s “Game Show” (last year’s Masterbeat theme was “Graffiti”) are swept into a landscape of prizes and competitions. There will be various rewards on offer (including cash) plus dancers and performers, to energize the atmosphere.
10 p.m.–6 a.m., Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street
At this inaugural all-ages event, presented by NYC Pride, LGBTQ teens are invited to participate in an afternoon of fun, with DJ sets, giveaways, photo ops, and other interactive experiences. While the event is free and open to the public, online registration is required.
12 p.m.–6 p.m., the 14th Street Park at Tenth Avenue
The events of NYC Pride all lead up to the historic Sunday march commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. For this civil-rights demonstration against anti-LGBTQ policies and bigotry, Fifth Avenue will host more than eighty floats, and everyone is welcome to participate in or watch the procession as they make their way to Christopher Street. For the first time in NYC Pride history, the march will be broadcast live on WABC-TV.
Starts at noon, 36th Street and Fifth Avenue
This annual LGBTQ street fair, now in its 24th year, blends good food, performances, and shopping opportunities. It is the ideal location to support businesses in the area and engage with some of the Village’s most involved locals. LeAnn Rimes will bring a headlining musical set; the event is entirely free and open to the public.
11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street
Back for a second year, this is NYC Pride’s official Sunday event for women. The rooftop party includes sets from three DJs (Nikki Lions, Mary Mac, and Tatiana) and an opulent setting in which to dance the weekend away. The first hour features a sponsored open bar.
4 p.m.–10 p.m., Hudson Terrace, 621 West 46th Street