In celebration of World Pride and the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Uprising, the NYC Pride March this year will be one for the books.
In honor of the big events going on this month, millions of visitors from around the world have come to the city to take part. That said, while the official NYC Pride March is taking place on Sunday, June 30, there will also be other smaller parades and events going on across the city (listed below the maps).
As for the massive NYC Pride March hosted by Heritage of Pride, it’ll start at noon and run well into the evening. The parade route will be a bit different from last year, and will be making a “U” from Midtown to Chelsea. The march will begin on 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, go south to West 8th Street, through the West Village and past Stonewall Inn, and will end at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue.
Here are all the street closures to know about, courtesy of the NYPD:
Pride events, marches, and parades happening:
NYC Drag March – Friday (June 28)
- From 7 pm until 10 pm
- Route will start at Tompkins Square Park, head to Sheridan Square and Stonewall Inn
Rally: Stonewall 50 Commemoration – Friday (June 28)
- From 6 pm to 9 pm
- Rally for LGBTQIA+ rights and human rights at Christopher Street and Waverly Place
27th Annual NYC Dyke March – Saturday (June 29)
- This protest march is not a parade
- It begins at 5 pm on the North Side of Bryant Park (42nd Street and Sixth Avenue) heading south until the group reaches Washington Square Park.
Queer Liberation March and Rally – Sunday (June 30)
- Starting at 9:30 am, this march will begin on Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street and head north on Sixth Avenue to Central Park. This march will follow the original route of Christopher Street Liberation Day in March 1970.
- You can meet the marchers at Bryant Park at 11 am if you can’t make it earlier.
- At 1 pm there will be a rally in Central Park’s Great Lawn on East 85th Street and Fifth Avenue.
World Pride – Wednesday-Sunday (June 26-30)
- World Pride’s theme is “Millions of Moments of Pride”
- Opening Ceremony: from 7 pm to 10 pm Wednesday. Performances at Barclays Center
- Closing Ceremony: from 7 pm to 10 pm on Sunday in Times Square, entry will begin at 5 pm
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