A melting pot for diversity and multiculturalism, New York City has long been at the forefront of LGBT awareness and celebration. To commemorate Pride Month this year, the Duane Street Hotel is offering the Glisten Pride Package wherein 10% of the room rate will be donated to GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) on your behalf.

Behind The Special

GLSEN is the leading education organization creating safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ youth. As part of this package, which will be available for stays throughout June, guests will receive two for one cocktails at Duane Street Bar & Lounge as well as complimentary breakfast for two each day of their stay. Guests who book the Glisten Package will also be offered room upgrades when available. To book your spot and learn more about the Glisten Package click here.

Below are our favorite Pride Month events happening in NYC this June:

Pride Island

One of Manhattan’s best outdoor summer concerts, Pride Island is a party you don’t want to miss. Headline acts like Patti LaBelle, Nelly Furtado, Tegan and Sara, and Years & Years will keep Hudson River Park rocking from Friday to Sunday. Get tickets soon here as they sell fast. Upgrade to VIP to skip the lines and sip complimentary cocktails from Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila and Sailor Jerry Rum.

June 23-25
Pier 26, Hudson River Park
New York, NY. (212) 807-7433


The sexiest party of the month, Fantasy is a themed celebration at the Highline Ballroom to kick off NYC Pride weekend. This year’s theme is Men At Work Fantasy, so dress up in your best uniform and get wild at the world renowned concert venue. DJs Ralph Rosario and Eddie Martinez will keep the beats spinning into the wee hours and there are sure to be a few surprise performers and special guests in attendance as the night goes on. Tickets start at $29 but won’t last long so grab them here now.

Friday, June 23rd
11pm – 5am

Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St,
New York, NY. (212) 414-5994

The March – Pride Parade

An NYC tradition since 1970, The March is the grand finale of Pride Month—celebrating not only the LGBT community but the greater sphere of civil rights. More than 80 floats and 350 marching contingents will make their way down Fifth Avenue in front of a raucous crowd. This year’s Grand Marshals are the ACLU, Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone and Geng Le. Viewing the march is free and open to the public, so no ticket is necessary to attend.

Sunday, June 25th
12 – 3pm

Begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.

(212) 807-7433