This year’s Pride celebrations may look a tad different, but the intention behind them is all the same. The community has come a long way, but the battle for equality is far from over. In 2021, the fight continues! The official NYC Pride festivities bear this powerful theme and provide a packed schedule of virtual and in-person events to accommodate a variety of comfort levels. Prepare to get out and make your voice heard any way you feel fit.
What better way to celebrate Pride month than by making reservations for Elsewhere’s always inclusive rooftop? This summer guests can catch breathtaking views and enjoy energetic tunes while enjoying a la carte food and beverage menus or indulge in a party package to share with up to 10 friends (or you can even view from home on Twitch.) DJs like Jubilee, Eli Escboar, AKKI and others blast house and disco-fueled beats against unforgettable sunsets during the reopening month, and that was only the beginning! New York nightlife is back, baby. Reserve your table at https://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/rooftop
The Rooftop @ Elsewhere
Thursdays – Sundays
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11137
Pride Outside – The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Through June 28th
Rising visual artists Melike Baskoylu, Jared Freschman, Dylan Hurwitz, and Drew Kohler display works of whimsy and finesse in an open-air setting through June.
From 10am to 5pm each day, guests are invited to Gramercy Park to peer upon playful works that shine a spotlight on the importance of making art accessible. So, soak it all in because tickets are free by reservation online. A visit to this unique exhibition is sure to leave visitors feeling creative and inspired! Reserve your viewing time at https://www.nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions
Youth Pride Virtual Experience | @NYCPride
Saturday, June 26th
Influencers, activists, performers and more will join forces for an empowering day of presentations aimed at the younger LGBTQIA+ generation. Watch parties across the country are also set to take place in partnership with youth affirming organizations, so check with your local groups and get to know other young trailblazers from your community. Learn more at https://www.nycpride.org/events/youth-pride
Sunday, June 27th
The fight continues, as does the tradition of The March which began in 1970 and has remained a powerful social demonstration ever since. Though the procession typically makes its way through the West Village past historic sites such as the Stonewall Inn, this year the March will take place in a limited format. Up-to-date information can be found at https://www.nycpride.org/events
Pride Island | @NYCPride
Sunday, June 27th
Legendary DJ, Lina Bradford, will bring sensational beats to this year’s virtual edition of Pride Island. The New York native has toured the world in addition to building a reputation as one of Fire Island’s most in-demand residents. Now, music lovers from around the globe can enjoy her unique stylings with a digital dance party taking place right in the comfort of their own homes! Boogie through the decades as you relive 35 years of Dance on the Pier archive footage. Fans who prefer an intimate, in-person experience should check out Pride Island Hollywood. During this exclusive recording session, guests can enjoy Bradford and others’ performances IRL, as well as film catering and sponsored cocktails upon entry. Dress in style of your favorite decade because it is going to be a party for the ages! https://www.nycpride.org/events/pride-island
PrideFest | @NYCPride
Sunday, June 27th
Tradition continues in 2021, as members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies are invited to the 27th annual PrideFest. This popular street fair attracts thousands of visitors and features exhibitors, performances, food vendors and family-friendly fun, complete with COVID-19 protocols that promise to facilitate a safe and secure experience for all attendees. For those who are not ready to return in-person, MarketFest offers a virtual alternative and a convenient way to support your favorite LGBTQ+ business owners. Visit https://www.nycpride.org/events/pridefest
Last modified: July 1, 2021