5 Epic, Fun & Powerful NYC Events to Check Out During Pride Weekend

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New York City’s 46th annual Pride Parade will take on extra meaning, as the gay community continues to reel after 49 were killed at Pulse – a nightclub that served as a sanctuary for the queer Latinx community living in and around Orlando. The 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC gave way to the modern LGBTQ movement, and when news of the tragedy surfaced, people headed to the iconic Manhattan bar to pay their respects. Following the shooting, which took place on Latin Night, organizers reopened registration to allow more groups to join the march. And this year’s parade is expected to be the biggest in NYC history, according to amNew York.

El Museo del Barrio will march for the second time at Sunday’s event, and for the museum’s Executive Director Jorge Daniel Veneciano, the event is more important than ever given that for the two communities, there is naturally overlap. “To me there is a kind of kindred circumstance between the Latino community and the LGBT community, and part of it is a problem of visibility that we have suffered as Latinos. Certainly the gay community has suffered this historically,” he said.

Starting just before noon with a moment of silence, the parade – which goes from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue to Christopher and Bleecker streets – will cover two miles and run until about 6 p.m. on Sunday. Despite what happened in Orlando, the gay community remains strong, and this weekend in NYC will be a testament to that. Here’s where you can head in NYC to celebrate with them and to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting:


24th Annual New York City Dyke March

Where: Bryant March, Kicks off at 42nd Avenue
When: Saturday, June 25, at 5 p.m.

This protest march aims to create greater visibility of the LGBTQ community and to stand up against the discrimination and harassment faced in work, school, and everyday life. Organizers encourage bringing signs, banners, drums, and other noise-makers. “Take the streets! Make some noise! Be visible! Be heard!” the site reads.

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Where: Bam Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, June 25, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Cost: $25 at the door

This four-floor dance party kicks off at 9 p.m. on Saturday, and though it might be hard to get in, the Facebook event page doubts anyone will be turned away. There will be performances, art, and DJs, including Amor Prohibido, David Antonio Cruz, and Lady Quesa D’illa.

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Hot Rabbit's Bad Habit Pride

Where: Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, June 25, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: $25 at the door

The official Dyke March afterparty kicks off at 10 p.m. in Bushwick. Drink $8 beers and check out Omari Mizrahi and the House of Olympus, as well as DJ Sveta, DJ Jessamess, Rica Shay, Andrew Barrett Cox and the Cosmic Generation.

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Papi Juice

Where: Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, June 25, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Cost: $12

On Saturday, Baby’s All Right will celebrate three years of Papi Juice – a monthly party celebrating queer and trans people of color. On Saturday, you can check out Qween Beat, Princess Nokia, and False Witness, and take part of a special moment. “We are mad grateful and honored to have shared space with La Familia over the past 3 yrs and look forward to the Papi Infinity!” ❤️????

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Where: Watermark Bar, 78 South Street Piert 15
When: Saturday, June 25, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Cost: $25-$150

Henrietta Hudson and Miss Mugshot Events bring you sweeping views and an all-night dance party. Girl Pride is going to be lit with Nina Sky, DJ Whitney Day, and Daniela Sea.

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