If you’re looking for lesbian events at this year’s WorldPride in NYC, but don’t know where to start, here are several parties, talks, and other events to check out. Some cater specifically to queer women, while others provide an inclusive atmosphere for the broader LGBT+ community. See you at Pride!
Cosplay & Pride
Calling every Wonder Woman, zombie, and Chewbacca—cosplay has come back to Pride. Join the Cosplay & Pride event in the West Village on June 22, brought to you in part by LGBT+ nonprofit Geeks OUT and the party cruise company SeaTea. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $35. Ages 21+. Sat, Jun 22, 6pm. 353 West St.,
Family Movie Night
Come enjoy a movie under the summer stars this June at Family Movie Night. Proud parents and kids are welcome for this free event, hosted by NYC Pride, Camp Highlight, and Family Equality Council. Before the movie starts, drag queen Miss Richfield 1981 will host games and entertainment for all. VIP blanket and couch seating are available for purchase. Ticket sales benefit NYC Pride, the local organization that is organizing Pride festivities this year. All ages welcome. Fri, Jun 21, 6:30pm. Pier 45 at West 10th Street & West St., Get details.
Human Rights Conference
Join the dialogue at the Human Rights Conference on June 24 and 25. This annual event engages visitors with a series of talks, performances, and panels about the human rights victories and challenges of the LGBT+ community worldwide. Expect activists, artists, journalists, educators, and policymakers to appear at the conference, hosted at New York Law School in Tribeca. A la carte tickets and 2-day general admission are available now. Monday – Tuesday, Jun 24-25, 9am-5pm. 185 West Broadway, 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/human-rights-conference
Keeping Faith in a Changing World
During Pride Week, come to a free talk by Mary Glasspool, the first open lesbian to serve as an Anglican bishop. Bishop Glasspool has enjoyed a long career in the Anglican Church throughout the U.S. and was ordained a priest in 1982. Today she is an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of New York. On Tuesday, June 25, at The Church of the Holy Trinity on the Upper East Side, Glasspool will speak about the rich life of faith she has led, as well as the struggles endured along the way. Eventbrite registration is required for this free event. Tuesday, Jun 25, 7pm. 316 E 88th St., eventbrite.com
One of the biggest parties on the WorldPride calendar is Teaze, the dance party extravaganza on the Lower East Side. Come to The DL on June 29 for this inclusive party for the queer community, presented by T-Mobile and NYC Pride. Live entertainment and dancing are on the docket, and ticket sales will benefit free NYC Pride events and local LGBT+ organizations. Ages 21+. Tickets are on sale now; general admission starts at $25. Saturday, Jun 29, 5pm. 95 Delancey St., 212-228-0909, 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/teaze
Young women are welcome at Youth Pride, the LGBT+ event for proud teens and allies. This daytime event will be hosted in the idyllic Central Park and will feature entertainment, interactive elements, and games on June 29. The event is presented by NYC Pride and T-Mobile. Guests under 21 can attend for free, but all guests 21 and up must pay a $10 registration fee. Register now on Eventbrite for this exciting youth celebration! Saturday, Jun 29, 12pm. Central Park SummerStage at 5th Ave. & 69th St., Learn more about Youth Pride.
Pride parties will abound in Brooklyn, but Bad Habit just might be the hottest ticket in the borough during Pride weekend. The popular event planner Hot Rabbit will present an inclusive party for all LGBT+ guests at Lot 45 in Bushwick the evening of June 29. This rowdy dance party will feature a slate of DJs, vogueing, live video visuals, and even a fortune teller. Proceeds will benefit the NYC Dyke March. Saturday, Jun 29, 10pm. 411 Troutman St., eventbrite.com/e/hot-rabbits-bad-habit
NYC Pride March
It’s the largest Pride March in history, everybody! On the site of the Stonewall Riots, this annual celebration will commemorate 50 years of progress, 50 years of struggle, and 50 years of Pride. On June 30, watch the WorldPride March through the streets of Manhattan, where over 100 floats and host of community organizations will give voice to the continued fight for LGBT+ rights and celebrate the queer experience. Here’s a survival guide for the day of the March (trust us, you’ll need it). The March is free to attend, but VIP tickets are available here so you can watch from the Grandstand. Sun, Jun 30, 12pm. Learn more about the 2019 Pride March.
Dance all night after the Pride March at Femme Fatale, the Pride party for women. This rooftop event will feature dancing, drinking, eats, and more, and over 1000 guests are expected to attend. The event will be located at Hudson Yards, a stunning venue with a great view of the Hudson River and located a short walk from the concerts at Pride Island. Femme Fatale is presented in part by Kate of LOVERGIRL NYC, Cynthia Russo, Stacy Lentz of The Stonewall Inn, and SPICENYC. Tickets are on sale now; general admission starts at $30. Ages 21+. Sunday, Jun 30, 4pm. 621 W 46th St., Get event details.
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