Gay Pride events

Downtown Express file photos by Michaael Shirey Last year’s Gay Pride Parade

Downtown Express file photos by Michaael Shirey
Last year’s Gay Pride Parade

AROUNDDENew York City’s annual Gay Pride March will be Sun., on June 28 at noon. Like previous years, the parade will include a number of organizations, political candidates, activists and celebrities who have all come together to celebrate the lives of L.G.B.T. people and the community.

The march starts at 36th St. and Fifth Avenue at noon. The march continues down Fifth Avenue, ending at Christopher and Greenwich Sts.

NYC Pride Week kicks off this year Tues., June 23 and there will be many events all over the city including some in Lower Manhattan.

Tribeca’s Pier 26 will hold “The Rally” on Fri., June 26 from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Broadway actor Tituss Burgess will be hosting this free, all-ages event that includes performances by Ashanti and drag queen Adore Delano.

On Sat., June 27, from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Teaze, NYC Pride’s exclusive dance event for women will be at Pier 26. Women 21 and older can purchase tickets online (nycpride.com) starting at 29 dollars.

Pride week wraps up on Sun. June 28 with three separate events: The March, Pridefest and Dance on the Pier.

From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. residents can browse the annual Pridefest street fair which joins together vendors and entertainers on Hudson St. between Abingdon and W. 14th Sts. Attendees can purchase food and pride gear while enjoying live musical performances.

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The largest fundraiser for NYC Pride has remained Dance on The Pier, now in its 29th year. Doors open at 3 p.m. at Pier 26 in Tribeca and tickets can be purchased online starting at $50 for entry into the dance.

Ariana Grande will be headlining the event, which ends at 10 p.m. with the world’s largest L.G.B.T. fireworks display over the Hudson River.

The first Pride March in New York City was held in 1970, the year after the Stonewall Uprising June 27, 1969 For a full list of Pride events that are taking place throughout the week in Manhattan, visit Heritage of Pride’s website at nycpride.org.

— Mia Rupani

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