Show your pride this week at any of the FREE NYC Pride Week events, including free outdoor movie screenings, street fairs and parades. There are also ticketed events, but because this is NYC on the Cheap, we are listing the free ones only.
New York City LGBT Pride Rally, Friday, June 27th, 6PM to 9:30PM at Pier 26 in Tribeca. This is the kickoff for NYC Pride Week. The rally celebrates the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when five hundred peaceful protesters gathered in Washington Square Park to express solidarity and gay pride. The rally features dozens of well-known speakers and performers (Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance last year) and attracts thousands of attendees. Event schedule.
Harlem Pride Day, Saturday, June 28th, Noon to 6PM at Jackie Robinson Park, Bradhurst Avenue at 148th St. This fifth annual Harlem Pride extravaganza is a family-friendly street fair with artists, food, entertainment, vendors, health care organizations and activities for kids. In the evening, the celebration moves to St. Nicholas Park, for a free outdoor screening of The Wiz. Harlem Pride schedule.
The March, Sunday, June 29th, Fifth Avenue from 36th St. to Christopher and Greenwich Streets, Noon to 3PM. This is the world’s largest LGBT parade, with outlandish and festive floats, spontaneous dance parties and great music. It’s a combination party and civil rights march. , which begins in Midtown at noon (at Fifth Avenue and 36th Street) and makes its way downtown, to the West Village. Registration to be one of the marchers is now closed. Event website.
Pridefest, Sunday June 29th, Hudson Street, from 14th Street to Abingdon Square, 11AM to 6PM. A street fair with vendors, music and more. The location is a few blocks from the end of the march route and a few blocks from the Hudson River piers, an excellent place to watch the sunset after a full day of NYC Pride.
LGBT Community Conversation, Monday, June 30th, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd, 6:30PM to 8PM. Panel discussion with top leaders of the LGBT community in New York City. The event is free, but you should RSVP here to ensure space.
Ticketed events include Teaze and Dancing on the Pier, which ends with a fireworks display. Proceeds benefit NYC’s LGBT Pride Week events and community organizations. Ticket information here.