Welcome to the WorldPride Guide events page. Find Official NYC Pride events, and other things to do in NYC for Pride month in June.
June 30 @ 12:00 pm
The first Pride parade, correctly called the “Pride March,” was held on the one year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising (Sunday, June 28, 1970) and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. The “Christopher Street Liberation Day March”, as it was known then, started at Washington Place just off Sheridan Square and ended at an energetic “Gay In” at Sheep Meadow in Central Park. The march was led by Craig Rodwell, the owner of the old Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop and drew thousands of participants. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect. Grand Marshals have included former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Dustin Lance Black, Judy Shepard, Cyndi Lauper, Edie Windsor, Jonathan Groff, Laverne Cox and Ian McKellen. The march has given the LGBTQ+ community and allies the space to celebrate recent successes like the DOMA ruling and marriage equality but also allows the opportunity for activists to speak out about hot topics like trans rights, gun violence, the religious right wing and even Donald Trump. Heritage of Pride is committed to recognize the NYC Pride event as a March until complete and full equality has been achieved for all LGBT people. Though the march could still be considered part protest, it’s ultimately a celebration of our lives, our community and how far we’ve come. In 2018 NYC Pride was joined by over 550 unique marching contingents, representing nonprofits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates, activists and more.
The 2019 NYC Pride March, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, will be on Sunday, June 30 this year. Step Off will be at noon and there will be a Moment of Silence at 11:58 a.m. in order to remember those we lost to AIDS and AIDS-related complications as well as hate crimes. Though step-off starts at noon the las group reached end of the route at 9:30 p.m. in 2018. It generally takes 60-90 minutes for groups to make it through the marching route. Nonprofit Organizations, Community Groups and Student Groups can register for a float through March 1, 2019 at [email protected]
This year’s Pride March route will start on 26th Street & 5th Avenue, run South to 8th Street, continue West along 8th Street, turning left on Christopher Street, passing Stonewall, and running back uptown along 7th Avenue, ending on 23rd Street.
So get your LGBT flag ready!!