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Pride Week 2019

November 07, 20232 min read

We told you about the historic--and important-- href="https://info.washingtonsquarehotel.com/blog/stonewall-turns-50 Pride Rally here in NYC this month, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. But that's not the only thing happening during Pride Week! This year, our fair city will be the host of WorldPride, an association that takes on LGBTQIA+ issues on an international level, so, we're going global, people! Folks from all around the world will join in our over the top celebration.

Listen up for some highlights:


The WorldPride Opening Ceremony will take place at Brooklyn Barclay's Center on June 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. Whoopi Goldberg will host, and Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, the legendary Chaka Khan, Ciara, Daya and Todrick Hall will all perform. Damn that's going to be a great show! Tickets start at $45 and proceeds will benefit various LGBTQIA+-centric charities.


The ever-famous NYC Pride March will take place on Sunday, June 30th at noon. For those who have attended previously, please note that this year, the parade will take a different route to honor WorldPride and Stonewall's 50th. Marchers will begin on 5th Ave. at 26th St. and head south until they reach 8th St. Then they'll head west, cross over Sixth Ave. and continue onto Christopher St. passing the Stonewall National Monument, then head north on Seventh Ave., passing the New York City Aids Memorial, before finishing up in Chelsea just north of 23rd St.


Got that?
What won't change are the wild costumes, crazy floats and inclusive spirit of love that the march and its participants always offers up in spades.


Finally, on June 30th from 7 to 10 p.m, the closing ceremony takes place right in Times Square. Attendees can expect influential speakers and musical talent including Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox, Jake Shears and MNEK, plus the cast of the hit Broadway show The Prom will perform and the hilarious Margaret Cho is set to host. Be aware that while the event is free, registration is required.


These are but a few of the happenings that week. A rooftop rave, family movie night, a human rights conference, a tasty Savor Pride meal and PrideFest street festival will all take place. Head here for a complete listing of what you can expect not only that week, but throughout the month.


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