The Ultimate Guide to NYC Pride 2018

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NYC Pride March

NYC Pride March_Photo by Hunter Abrams (27)

Heritage of Pride’s annual collection of official NYC Pride Events will include more than ever — with opportunities to watch LGBTQ cinema, mix with community leaders and activists, party and dance the night away with fellow community members, and even more great things to do for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex people and our allies.

Pride Luminaries Brunch

June 17
David Burke Kitchen, 23 Grand Street

An afternoon of bellinis and business awaits as NYC Pride and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce host their 6th annual Pride Luminaries Brunch at David Burke Kitchen in SoHo. Raise a mimosa to those who support equality in the workplace and mingle among politicians, media figures and other VIPs. Access to this event includes passed hors d’oeuvres, a buffet with inspired twists on yummy classics and open bar from noon to 4pm.


June 18
SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street

Reserve your seats, film buffs. NYC Pride has partnered with NewFest and SVA Theatre to present OutCinema, a cinematic event that brings ground-breaking queer works to the big screen. Last year, moviegoers were treated to Strike A Pose, a 2016 documentary recounting the journey of seven male dancers who performed alongside Madonna on her racy 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. This year’s curated screening (title TBD) will be followed by an afterparty with open bar.


OutCinema—Photo by Christopher Gagliardi

Savor Pride

June 21
God’s Love We Deliver, 166 6th Avenue

Fire up the grills! Barbeque season is in full force, and NYC Pride is joining the fun with a food-driven fundraising event. Join celebrity chefs Amanda Freitag (Food Network’s Chopped), Zac Young (The Cooking Channel’s, Unique Sweets) and other culinary visionaries as they prepare a five-course meal in a beautiful outdoor environment. Each dish will elevate the classics to new heights, and you can feel good about chowing down, since proceeds go to support the work of God’s Love We Deliver, a nonprofit whose mission is to hand deliver meals to those living with severe illness.

Fantasy: Leather Edition

June 22
Slate, 54 W. 21st Street

Buckle up and prepare to live out your naughtiest fantasies at this rough and tumble leather party at one of Chelsea’s hottest venues. DJs Eddie Alias and Jared Connor will lay the beats at this fast-paced interactive evening presented by NYC Pride, in partnership with Brian Rafferty Productions. Now in its fourth year, Fantasy’s tantalizing performance showcase is sure to ignite the imagination and kick your Pride weekend into high gear.

Teaze HER

June 23
The D.L., 95 Delancey Street

Here’s a sense-ational way to get pumped for the main event! After the Dyke March, head over to The D.L. for a rooftop event featuring celebrity performances, hands-on experiences and much more! NYC Pride is teaming up with HER, the world’s largest organization bringing LGBTQ+ women together, to create a dynamic precursor to Sunday’s festivities.

Masterbeat presents Masterbuilt: Pride

June 23
Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th Street

Grab a hard hat and get to work because this year Masterbeat has constructed a jaw-dropping experience for Pride party animals! Masterbuilt: Pride puts you in the center of an architectural job site as Hammerstein Ballroom’s regal interiors are fully transformed into an interactive environment. Pace yourself, because as the night progresses the party will be built around you! Booming bass, entrancing lasers and over-the-top theatrical productions make Masterbeat’s annual celebration one you simply cannot miss!

Pride Island

June 23rd – 24th
Hudson River Park, Pier 97

NYC Pride’s signature music festival returns for a second year with a star-powered lineup you won’t believe! Set along the gorgeous waterfront in Hudson River Park, Pier 97 will play host to some of music’s biggest names including Tove Lo, Big Freedia and former Metrosource cover girl Kylie Minogue. End your Pride weekend on a high note with an extravagant fireworks display and memories that will last a lifetime. Single day and weekend passes are now available.

Big Freedia

Big Freedia

The March

June 24th
Step off at 7th Avenue and 16th Street

In 1970, the LGBTQ community and our allies joined together to fight for our civil rights, and this public demonstration would go on to lay the foundation for what would eventually become the world’s largest Pride celebration. Nearly a half decade later, the tradition is stronger than ever! Join more than 450 unique marching contingents on the last Sunday in June as supporters from the community embark on a brand new route, stepping off at noon on the corner of 7th Avenue and 16th Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Femme Fatale

June 24th
Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th Street

Add a little girl power to your Pride weekend with Femme Fatale, an exclusive rooftop event that takes place high in the skyline on the Hudson Terrace. Featuring a sponsored open bar and high energy performances from lady DJs RosyQ, Mary Mac and Tatiana, this post-March bonanza is expected to attract more than 1,000 women from the community!

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale—Photo by Zach Hilty of BFA

Also check out our Our Big List of PRIDE 2018 Celebrations around the World

Last modified: May 18, 2018

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