For its sixth year, WorldPride comes to the birthplace of the modern LGBT movement: New York City. In 1969, tension between gay men and police erupted in violence at the Stonewall Inn in NYC’s West Village. The “Gay Power” rally and other events that followed culminated in what we now know as the fight for LGBT rights—not only in the United States, but also around the world. An estimated 3 million people are expected to come to New York in June 2019 for WorldPride, or Stonewall50, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Although many events will celebrate Pride throughout the month of June, WorldPride will begin in earnest with the Garden Party celebration on Monday, June 24. Gay Pride Week will culminate with the biggest Pride March in the world on Sunday, June 30. Read on for Pride events both prior to and during the official WorldPride Week in New York.
Human Rights Conference
At the core of all Pride celebrations is a call to human rights. Engage with the top thinkers leading the charge for equality at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference during Pride Week. Activists, artists, educators, writers, political figures, and many others will speak in seminars, panels, and talks you won’t want to miss. Educate yourself and have fun along the way this June for WorldPride! June 24-25, 2019. Learn more about the Human Rights Conference.
WorldPride Opening Ceremony
The WorldPride Opening will kick off on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 featuring such entertainers as Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Daya, Ciara, Chaka Khan, Alyssa Edwards, Alaska Thunderfuck, Shangela, Yvie Oddly, and Bob the Drag Queen. The event will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. June 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Lend Your Voice, Help Silence Stigma
We are strong. But we are stronger when our voices are heard. As we celebrate WorldPride, it’s time we speak up as one and silence the stigma surrounding HIV. Get inspired at: Date: June 25 to July 1, Time: 10AM – 6PM, Location: 34 Little West 12th Street New York, NY Lend Your Voice, Help Silence Stigma
Pride Island is the music festival portion of New York Pride Week, and WorldPride’s version will be better than ever. Located on the banks of the Hudson River near Hell’s Kitchen, this three-day event will be filled with outdoor concerts brimming with pride. Performers have yet to be announced, but previous years have seen stars like Cher, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Tegan & Sara, and Whitney Houston. Ticket sales will benefit local NYC nonprofits, which will receive grant money from NYC Pride for their work. Your fun will go to a great cause! Ticket sales begin in January 2019. June 28-30, 2019. Pier 97 at Hudson River Park, Learn more about Pride Island
5PM: gates open for the premiere of our new outdoor spectacular. The 18,000 square foot outdoor festival complex boasts state-of-the-art projections, lighting and a festival-level revolutionary sound system plus spectacular views of the city from the 360º catwalks and VIP areas.
10PM: the celebration continues with the massive 15,000 square foot event space with soaring 30 foot ceilings & acoustic design features a state-of-the-art custom sound system and a second 5,000 square foot dance floor space for the Alegria Xtreme room.
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See cooking demonstrations, learn recipes, and—most importantly—eat yummy food at Savor Pride. Now in its second year, this event will be held on a sunlit terrace in SoHo. These are the NYC headquarters of God’s Love We Deliver. God’s Love feeds the hungry around the world, comforting the sick and malnourished with wholesome, quality meals. This special fundraiser will benefit both God’s Love and NYC Pride, the organization throwing WorldPride in 2019. LGBT chefs will be on hand to teach you how to flambe, souffle, and saute at this tasty fundraiser. Friday, June 28, 2019. 166 6th Ave., Learn more about Savor Pride.
The Vault Presents the Legends of Gay Pride: Dina Delicious
Performances by recording artist diva Miss Dina Delicious
MC & Hostess – Drag Godess Miss Princess Diandra
Tatiana Butler at the door
- Open tasting bar featuring Pride Vodka, Tiki Rum, Dulce Vida Tequila, and Spritz by Archer Roose Sparkling Rosé
- Performances by recording artist diva Miss Dina Delicious
- Up and coming generation of performers from the local community
Stonewall 50 Commemoration
In the spirit of the Gay Power rally after Stonewall in 1969, this show of solid350arity will commemorate that historic uprising of the LGBT community. At that rally, 500 people joined in one voice in Washington Square Park then held a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square across from the Stonewall Inn. For WorldPride, join demonstrators and speakers in the call for human rights and civil rights. The event is free for all. Friday, June 28, 2019. Learn more about the Commemoration
LGBT teens and allies alike are invited to Youth Pride, an outdoor event during WorldPride week. This youth celebration will feature live performance, interactive experiences, and games. While location and other specifics have yet to be announced, we do know that last year saw a selfie-worthy photo backdrop, live music, and a MAC Cosmetics station where visitors received makeovers and face-painting. Youth Pride is free for all. Saturday, June 29, 2019. Learn more about Youth Pride.
NYC Pride March & PrideFest
A civil rights demonstration, a celebration, and an invitation for change, the Pride March on June 30, 2019 is set to be the biggest in history. The year after the Stonewall Riots, the first Gay Pride March in 1970 demonstrated the solidarity of the LGBT community in New York, soon to be echoed in other communities throughout the country and the world. Organizers are still accepting applications for community organizations, bands, corporations, activists, and political candidates who will march next year. Get ready for over 100 floats, great music, and a constant party from noon till who knows when! The day of the Pride March, stop by the Learn more about PrideFest street fair for food, performances, and vendors celebrating all things rainbow. Sunday, June 30, 2019. Step off at noon. Learn more about The March.
Shut down the Pride March with a rooftop party for WorldPride! Femme Fatale celebrates all things female, inviting women from around the world to a rooftop (location to-be-announced) where they’ll meet, dance, and keep the party going strong. Stay tuned for more details. Sunday, June 30, 2019. Learn more about Femme Fatale
Matinee Pervert: Oneworld Closing
Europe’s biggest party brand, Matinee, joins forces with Masterbeat for an incredible WorldPride Closing Party with their down and dirty production of Matinee: Pervert at Manhattan’s last remaining mega-club, Terminal 5. Join over 3000 guys from around the world as we get a little perverted at one of the world’s most infamous dance parties, taking over all the levels of Terminal 5 for a raucous night of dancing and debauchery. Learn more about Matinee Pervert: Oneworld Closing
Cosplay & Pride
NYC Pride is thrilled to bring back our Cosplay event, in partnership with the creators of FlameCon, the LGBTQIA+ nonprofit Geeks OUT. New York City’s premiere glamorous singing drag queen, Petra Fried will host this year’s CosPlay & Pride on 6/22 at Pier 40! Learn more about Cosplay & Pride
WorldPride 2019 Boat Party feat. Loud and Proud Tour
Celebrate Pride Month with Crust Nation’s summer iBoatNYC series featuring the Loud and Proud Tour hosted by YouTube stars Karin & Skyler.
The dancefloor hits the high seas on Sunday, June 30th, for the 2019 World Pride Boat Party featuring KANDY and special guests Liquid Todd, Cristy Lawrence, Skyler Madison, and more surprise guests TBA. June 30 at 9:00 pm Learn more about the WorldPride 2019 Boat Party