Event Date: Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
THE RALLY - 6/22
NYC Pride is taking the Rally back into the streets! LGBTQ rights and human rights are under attack by the current political environment. Join community activists, organizers, politicians, and more for this unprecedented moment in our history. Take a stand, show up in force, and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.
The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.
General Admission is FREE and available for all! No tickets required.
The stage performances will be ASL interpreted.
If you or your organization would like to submit to become a speaker of the 2018 Rally, please email [email protected]
THE MARCH - 6/24
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. 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.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2017, we were joined by over 450+ unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 110 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.
PRIDEFEST - 6/24
PrideFest, which will be going into its 25th year in 2018, is our annual LGBTQ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and local business owners.
Round out your Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest. It’s the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance is totally free!
More information about signature events can be found here:
- Pride Island Saturday: https://www.nycpride.org/events/pride-island/
- Savor Pride: https://www.nycpride.org/events/savorpride/
- Pride Luminaries Brunch: https://www.nycpride.org/events/pride-luminaries-brunch/
- CosPlay: https://www.nycpride.org/events/cosplay-pride/
- VIP Rooftop Party: https://www.nycpride.org/events/vip-rooftop-party/
- Fantasy: https://www.nycpride.org/events/fantasy/
- OutCinema: https://www.nycpride.org/events/outcinema/