NYC Pride is one of the most beloved annual events in the city each year. Thousands turn out to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969, and to honor the progress made since then and the fight still ahead.
To provide our readers with a brief guide to New York City’s 2018 Pride celebration, we listed out some of the events we’re most excited for.
The Human Rights Conference
The NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference 2018 will gather the area’s strongest activists, artists, educators, journalists, and supporting citizens to discuss the LGBT community’s most pertinent issues. Come here for exceptional presentations, and lectures.
SUNY Global Center. 116 E 55th St.
Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night is one of the most wholesome and enjoyable NYC Pride events, and it’s a great way to entertain the whole family. This year’s screening will feature the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, a historical hit with the kids. This is one of the only free events for families during Pride Week, so take advantage.
Christopher Street Pier. Pier 45
NYC Pride is holding a Rally in the streets to show support for LGBTQ rights and human rights currently fighting for equal rights. Join community activists, politicians, and public figures to take a stand in the same way that the first NYC Pride Rally did following the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This promises to be an emotionally-charged, beautiful, and powerful experience.
Stonewall National Monument. 33 Christopher St.
Cosplay and Pride
NYC Pride is excited to put on its first ever Cosplay event this year, which will come from a partnership with the creators of FlameCon, and an LGBTQ non-profit named Geeks OUT. This party promises to be filled with amazing costumes and fun dance parties.
Pier 40. Hudson River Park.
The annual parade is the key draw of Pride in NYC. Join thousands of bystanders in the street as hundreds of organizations, clubs and groups march past in a frenzy of color and sound. Stand anywhere along the route for the party.
Join the annual LGBTQ street festival at University Place this year. Celebrating its 25th year, PrideFest feature exhibitors of art, local food vendors, live music, and attendance is 100% free. For more information on PrideFest and NYC Pride, check out the event website here.
University Place. Between 13th Street & Waverly Place