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It's That Time of Year...For Pride!

June 10, 20242 min read

And, let's face it. New York City does it the best!

The annual March will take place on Sunday, June 30th, beginning at 25th street and 5th Avenue. The theme this year? Reflect, Empower, Unite, which celebrates the LBGTQIA+ community and marks the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, along with the 40th Anniversary of the Heritage of Pride, the organization behind Pride events.

Marchers kick off at 5th Avenue and 25th Street and will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street passing the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.

There are a whopping seven Grand Marshals this year, including Miss Major, a transgender activist, singer-songwriter Baddie Brooks, journalist Eshe Ukweli, GLAAD rep DaShawn Usher, singer Michelle Visage, writer and activist Raquel Willis, and youth activist Robin Drake.

The parade starts at 11 AM and tends to last for six to twelve hours, so there's plenty of time to join in on the fun. And claustrophobics beware, it will be crowded: there will be over 700 groups taking to the streets, and millions of spectators. 

PrideFest, the street fair to end all street fairs, will be back on that same day at 11 AM. The location is TBD, but it will be right here in the Village. So what will you find? Exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities...and it's free! 

Bliss Days, beginning at 2 PM on the 30th, is for the ladies! Head to the DL Lounge on Delancey Street for a party featuring rotating DJs, dancers, pop-up performances and special guest appearances. Tickets start at $35.

Mind you, these are just a handful of the offerings available. Head here for a full rundown and to get tickets to specific events. 

Our city is waving its rainbow flag to welcome everyone.

Happy Pride, people!

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