WorldPride NYC is going provide plenty of opportunities to hit the dancefloor with sexy members of the LGBTQ community, shaking it to the world’s hottest DJs at amazing venues. So if you’re looking for all the best Gay and Lesbian Dance Parties in Manhattan and Brooklyn, you’ve come to the right place. All events are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
CosPlay & Pride
Start planning your costumes now for Cosplay & Pride. This official WorldPride event brought to you in part by Geeks OUT, a nonprofit for the LGBT+ community throughout the United States. Further details to be announced, and tickets will go on sale March 1.
Solidarity is a series of dance parties and an official WorldPride event. June 26, the Hustlaball brings equal parts raunch and fantasy to 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn. Friday, June 28, the newly renovated theater Webster Hall will host the main event of Solidarity: DIES3L. Bears are invited to this 40,000-square-foot venue for dancing with house and techno DJs Mark Knight, Ralphi Rosario, Alyson Calagna, and Nick Bertossi. The Playstation Theater in Times Square will host the final Solidarity event of WorldPride: BRUT, welcoming all LGBT+ guests. This expertly produced leather/fetish party will be DJ’d by Ultra Nate, Dan Darlington, Peter Napoli, Manny Ward, and Amanda Louise. 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; Get more details.
Pride Island is the outdoor music festival of WorldPride. Hosted at Pier 97 on the Hudson River, this concert event will occur June 29 and 30, capped off by the fireworks over the water on the final night of Pride. Celebrate progress with incredible celebrity acts that will be announced in coming weeks. Past years have seen stars like Cher and Ariana Grande on the Pride Island stage. Ticket sales go toward NYC Pride, the city’s official Pride organization and host of WorldPride this year.
Sat-Sun, Jun 29-30. Pier 97, 59th St., & West Side Highway, Get more details.
Pride Pool Party
Hosted at The Grace Hotel, The Pride Pool Party will make a splash for the weekend. Swimwear is mandatory at this whimsical bash in Times Square, presented by Black Unicorn in partnership with WorldPride. Luckily, towels are provided by the hotel. DJ Tina T will also be on site for this day party. Pre-sale tickets start at $130 and are in high demand (sale ends March 15).
Sat, Jun 29, 12pm. 125 W 45th St., blackunicornevents.com/pride-events
Formerly Teaze HER, this iteration of Teaze welcomes “all proud bodies” from the LGBT+ scene to join in for a fantastic party. An official WorldPride event and sponsored by T-Mobile, ticket sales will go toward NYC Pride and local organizations in the city. The party will be held at The DL event space on the Lower East Side. Further details to be announced.
Sat, Jun 29. 95 Delancey St., 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/teaze
If you are a Very Important Person who likes rooftop parties, this one’s for you. An official WorldPride event, VIP Rooftop will be hosted at Hudson Terrace, with fantastic views (and photo ops) of the river and skyline. Tickets go on sale March 1 for the 9th annual iteration of VIP Rooftop, and sales benefit NYC Pride, the organization running all official New York City Pride events, including WorldPride 2019.
Saturday, June 29. 621 W 46th St., Get more details.
Alegria WorldPride 2019
The day of the Pride March Alegria will present two outrageous dance parties in Bushwick, Brooklyn. WOW kicks off the festivities at 5pm with an outdoor dance party. DJs Alain Jackinsky, Mauro Mozart, and Tom Stephan will bring the beat for this early evening extravaganza. The evening dance party is called Alegria and will be held at the same space as WOW: Brooklyn Mirage-Avant Gardner. The evening Alegria party will occur in The Great Hall, and Alegria Xtreme will be held in The Kings Hall at the same venue. Alegria will be DJ’d by Isaac Escalante, Renato Cecin, Thiago Oliveira, and Pagano. Tickets on sale now and going fast!
Sunday, June 30, 5pm and 10pm. 140 Stewart Ave., Get more details.
One World is a suite of 4 dance parties in Manhattan throughout Pride weekend, all produced by Masterbeat. Thursday, June 28, it’s Forever Love at the Hammerstein Ballroom with DJ’s Micky Friedmann and Sagi Kariv. There are two One World parties on Saturday, June 29: USS Masterbeat Tea Dance and Masterbeat One World. The Tea Dance is during the day at Terminal 5, while Masterbeat One World will occur at Hammerstein Ballroom that evening. The final One World party, happening June 30, will be Matinee: Pervert at Terminal 5, DJ’d by Ivan Gomez and Alex Acosta. Over 3,000 male guests are expected to show, and the venue is close to Pride Island. A range of ticket packages are available.
Jun 28-30. Hammerstein Ballroom: 311 W 34th St.; Terminal 5: 610 W 56th St.; oneworldpride.com
Women and femmes, rise up at the Femme Fatale party to cap off Pride weekend. June 30, women are invited to dance the night away on a rooftop with over 1000 guests at this annual NYC Pride event. Location and other details to be announced.
Sun, Jun 30. Get more details.
The Dance on the River
The nonprofit Gay & Sober gathers those in recovery from substance abuse who are part of the LGBT+ community. The day of the Pride March, Gay & Sober will host The Dance on the River, a dance party on a boat for queer guests and allies. Watch the fireworks that over the Hudson River, and get down on the on-board dance floor with music from DJs Joe Ross and Eddie X. Check the link below for further information and tickets this spring.
June 30, gayandsober.org/events
Legends of the Rainbow Yacht Party
Rock the yacht on June 22 with the DKP Productions “Legends of the Rainbow” party. Hosted on a luxury yacht Sensation from Hornblower Cruises & Events, this 3-deck vessel is the perfect venue for a dance party. DJ Frankie Paradise will bring the music, and ticket price includes 2-hour buffet and open bar for wine and beer. The party is organized by HarlemYES, Inc. As part of an early-bird special, tickets start at $115 before March 22.
Sat, Jun 22, 7:30pm. Pier 15, 78 South St., eventbrite.com
Ibiza Pool Party
The Grace Hotel, located in Times Square, boasts an indoor pool lit by a hot-pink neon glow. What better place for a sexy pool party this Pride season? The Ibiza Pool Party, organized by EventBrice, will coincide with Pride weekend this year. The flyer promises “food, fun, live DJ, and sexy sexy men.” Tickets start at $35.
Thurs, Jun 27, 6pm. 125 W 45th St., eventbrite.com
Frisky & Yummy
JC Events will present two parties on Pride weekend: Frisky and Yummy. Both will be held at the Melrose Ballroom in Long Island City, Queens, just ten minutes from Manhattan. Superstar DJs will include Allison Nunes, Jerac, Suri, Felipe Lira, and Ana Paula. Brazilian singer Nikki Valentine will perform June 28 at Frisky, and American Idol finalist Ada Vox will perform June 29 at Yummy. Tickets for both events start at $60.
Frisky: Fri, Jun 28, 11pm. Yummy: Sat, Jun 29, 11pm.
3608 33rd St., 917-832-6789, jcevents.co/world-pride-nyc
Horse Meat Disco
With a name like Horse Meat Disco, how can you resist?! This dance party at Knockdown Center, an art space in Queens, will be presented by JWP and hosted by Levi Jackman Foster, Paloma Perez, Ryan McNally, TJ Samson, Matt Ford, Casey Kenyon, and Terence Edgerson. Early bird tickets are sold out, and pre-sale general admission is $50.
Fri, Jun 28, 10pm. 52-19 Flushing Ave., 718-489-6285, knockdown.center
Brooklyn Ultra Day Party
Dance the day away at The Brooklyn Warehouse. This all-day dance party will feature DJs from around the world, as per Pride’s global scale this year. Pre-sale tickets are sold out, but Advance General Admission is just $45 until April 1, when prices go up to $60. A range of VIP tickets are also available, providing line-skipping privileges and bottle service. The address for the Brooklyn Ultra Day Party has not yet been announced; contact the organizers via Eventbrite for more information.
Sat, Jun 29, 2pm. eventbrite.com
Out of this World Pride
A day-to-night party in Brooklyn, Out of this World will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with rambunctious dancing, electronic music, and fun on June 29. This event is presented by Wrecked and the Carry Nation and will be hosted at Elsewhere in Bushwick. Tickets start at $25.
Sat, Jun 29, 3pm. 599 Johnson Ave., elsewherebrooklyn.com
Party for a cause at the Soule Gala on June 29. The nonprofit Soule Foundation empowers LGBT+ youth of color, and their annual Pride Gala will benefit the organization through ticket sales, raffles, and an auction. There will also be dancing, an open bar, and food at this party in Lower Manhattan. Venue to-be-announced. A range of ticket prices are available, including VIP.
Sat, Jun 29, 6pm. eventbrite.com/e/soule-gala
Hot Rabbit: Bad Habit
Popular queer event-planner Hot Rabbit will bring its party prowess to WorldPride on June 29. Bad Habit will be a dance party for the ages, with all-star DJs, a fortune-teller, vogueing, special performances, and live video visuals. Ticket sales benefit the NYC Dyke March. The party will be in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at Lot 45.
Sat, Jun 29, 10pm. 411 Troutman St., eventbrite.com/e/hot-rabbits-bad-habit
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