For WorldPride 2019 the folks at NYC Pride are gearing up for the biggest Pride Month in the world, continually adding new LGBTQ events to an already packed schedule. Here are new and noteworthy dance parties and Pride events added to the calendar. Start planning now, as tickets are going fast, and many of the events overlap!
The Closing Ceremony will end WorldPride in Times Square with an evening of music and talks. The Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Etheridge will perform at this inspiring event, bringing her powerful, personal songs to the WorldPride stage. Other performers include Jake Shears and MNEK. Sunday, June 30, 7-10pm. Times Square, Get details about this event.
Get your ticket March 1 for the VIP Rooftop Party at Hudson Terrace! This fabulous celebration, happening for the ninth year in a row, will afford sweeping views of the city skyline and the Hudson River. Ticket sales will go toward NYC Pride, the organization running all official New York City Pride events, including WorldPride this year. Saturday, June 29. 621 W 46th St., Get details about this event.
Alegria WorldPride 2019
As if June 30 weren’t packed enough, now there are two dance parties added to the schedule! Alegria WorldPride will be a day of all-out partying at The Brooklyn Mirage-Avant Gardner in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Starting at 5pm, it’s WOW, the outdoor dance party before the sun sets. This event will feature DJs from around the world: Alain Jackinsky, Mauro Mozart, and Tom Stephan. The doors open at 10pm the same evening for Alegria proper, happening inside two Brooklyn Mirage spaces. This dance party, DJ’d by Isaac Escalante, Renato Cecin, Thiago Oliveira, and Pagano, will be held primarily in The Great Hall. Take it up a level at Alegria Xtreme in The Kings Hall, a smaller dance floor in the same venue. Tickets on sale now and going fast! Sunday, June 30, 5pm and 10pm. 140 Stewart Ave., Get details about this event.
Gay & Sober Pride
Celebrate Pride and recovery at the Gay & Sober events happening throughout Pride Weekend. Gay & Sober is a non-profit uniting those in the LGBTQ community in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and operates in cities nationwide. June 27-29 is the Gay & Sober Men’s conference at The Westin at Times Square. Sunday, June 30, the festivities continue with the Gay & Sober float in the Pride March, DJ’d by Karin Ward. That evening, The Dance on the River keeps the party going on a boat in the Hudson River. This ticketed event will be DJ’d by Joe Ross and Eddie X. Best of all, you’ll have the perfect view of the WorldPride fireworks show from the deck of the boat. Tickets available now for the conference; check in spring 2019 for tickets to Dance on the River. Gay & Sober Men’s Conference: June 27-29, 270 W 43rd St. March and Dance: June 30, locations to be announced. gayandsober.org/events
Keeping Faith in a Changing World
Hear Bishop Mary Glasspool, the first openly lesbian bishop in the Anglican Communion, during Pride Week. A native New Yorker, Bishop Glasspool was ordained in 1982 and has served in Philadelphia, Boston, Annapolis, and Los Angeles faith communities. Today she is an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of New York. Tuesday of Pride Week, Bishop Glasspool will discuss her journey at the Church of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican community on the Upper East Side. This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Tuesday, June 25, 7-9pm. 316 E 88th St., eventbrite.com
It’s dance parties galore with One World, presenting four epic parties during Pride Weekend. Masterbeat will produce all four events, each in a large Manhattan venue and featuring world-class DJ’s. It all starts with Forever Love on June 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with DJ’s Micky Friedmann and Sagi Kariv. June 29, USS Masterbeat Tea Dance will occur during the day at Terminal 5, while Masterbeat One World will take over Hammerstein Ballroom in Midtown that evening. The closing party, Matinee: Pervert, will occur at Terminal 5 with DJ’s Ivan Gomez and Alex Acosta. Weekend passes and a la carte event tickets are available. Hammerstein Ballroom: 311 W 34th St.; Terminal 5: 610 W 56th St.; oneworldpride.com
Like One World, Solidarity is a suite of dance parties officially partnered with WorldPride this year. June 27, the Hustlaball brings equal parts raunch and fantasy to 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn. June 28 is DIES3L, the first event in the newly renovated Webster Hall. This bear-centric event, formerly produced at WorldPride Madrid in 2017, will pump with house and techno music from DJ’s Mark Knight, Ralphi Rosario, Alyson Calagna, and Nick Bertossi. June 29 is Brut, welcoming all LGBTQ guests, for endless fun at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. All parties will last into the wee hours. Tickets are on sale now! June 26, 28, & 29. 3 Dollar Bill: 260 Meserole St.; Webster Hall: 125 E 11th St.; Playstation Theater: 1515 Broadway; solidaritypride.com
Ross Watson Gallery
Art lovers shouldn’t miss this gallery show in Chelsea. Ross Watson will show his realistic paintings from June 17 to 30, and it’s free to attend. Expect Watson to depict male subjects like football players, surfers, and soldiers, some dressed and some nude. This will be the first solo show in New York for the artist, and prints of the paintings will be available for sale. Occasionally, Watson himself will be on hand to guide visitors through his process and answer questions. June 17-30. 508-526 W 26th St., 9th Floor, rosswatson.com/pages/exhibitions