The month of June is Pride Month and New York City is celebrating in a big way.
Pride in New York has a long history. The infamous parade which is now marched around the world began in 1970, a year after the Stonewall Inn riots took place in Greenwich Village.
The parade this year kicks off on June 24th at noon and the route this year is special. According to NYC Pride parade organizers, “to prepare for WorldPride 2019, the NYC Pride March route will be starting in Chelsea, going past The Stonewall Inn and then heading uptown,” therefore reversing the typical path. This year the march will begin at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue down to Christopher Street, and continue up Fifth Avenue to 29th Street.
Although the parade lasts just one day, the month of June is full of festivities like LGBTQ friendly yacht parties, drag shows, dance nights, and even an amazing LGBTQ Scavenger Hunt where you take clues from around the city to win fabulous prizes.
Looking for more ideas? You can check out a whole slew of other Pride Month plans here!
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