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NYC Pride March 2017 Official Route and Street Closures

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NYC Pride March 2017 Official Route and Street Closures

Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s the official Pride March NYC. We are already in the Swing of Pride NYC, but this Sunday will be epic, here is the official route for the march.

The theme for this year’s Pride March is “We Are Proud.” What does that mean? according to organizers, it reflects the LGBTQ communities ability to be proud in the face of a hostile political environment. This year’s March is also set to be the biggest ever, beating out last year’s record-breaking event. The 2016 Pride March saw 32,000 marchers and over than 2 million spectators.

Here are the staging areas for this year’s event:

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[PrideNYC]
The march begins at noon and will follow the same route as previous years. Crowds meet around Fifth Avenue and 37th Street, then will follow Fifth Avenue down to 8th Street. The March will then turn west, following Christopher Street, before coming to an end at Greenwich Street. Marchers will be greeted there by Pridefest, a huge street fair, and celebration.

Naturally, you can assume that the worst thing you can do on Sunday would be to drive or take a bus in Midtown and the West Village.

For the first time ever the Pride March will be televised live, from noon to 3 pm on ABC. Will that affect crowds in attendance? Doubtful, but it remains to be seen.

Here is the official map:

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[PrideNYC]
For more information on this year’s pride march visit the official site at www.nycpride.org

Featured image source [Flickr | Shinya Suzuki]