Happy Pride Month! This year, New York goes above and beyond with pride celebrations across the state.
New York City
The NYC Pride March is back for the 53rd year, hosted by a bunch of celebrity Grand Marshals, including Punkie Johnson from Saturday Night Live. On June 26, the parade will kick off on 25th Street and 5th Avenue at noon.
The LGBTQ+ street fair NYC PrideFest is a must-do when celebrating Pride in NYC. Throughout the day of June 26, stop by 4th Avenue between 9th and 13th streets in Manhattan to join the celebrations. Participants can enjoy musical performances, food, activities, unique Pride gear vendors and other entertainment.
In Christopher Park in Greenwich Village, visit the Stonewall National Monument commemorating the events of the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969. While there, hop across the street to Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ+ bar with delicious drinks.
This year, for the first time ever, Long Island Pride will be held in the Village of Farmingdale, June 12, 12–6 p.m. The day-long celebration will feature concerts, vendors, dancing, other live entertainment and plenty of food and drinks.
Watertown (Thousand Islands)
All week long, people can celebrate Pride in the Thousand Islands. Start the celebration off at Savory Downtown with a drag show performance. On June 18, head to Thompson Park for a 5K Color Run and Festival — a unique and fun way to celebrate Pride Month.
The Bungalows at Kenzo Hall officially opened to guests last month. The bungalows feature 10 luxury accommodations in Kenzo Hall, a 22-room lakefront hotel operated by Western Catskills hotel and restaurant group Foster Supply Hospitality. The name pays tribute to the bungalow colonies in the Catskills from the turn of the 19th century, when Jewish farmers around the region began renting cottages to seasonal travelers escaping the cities. In the 1950s, many of the Bungalows offered full-service amenities like meals and entertainment.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
A new initiative puts the spotlight on accessible travel in Florida. As part of National Mobility Awareness Month this past May, Visit Panama City Beach launched Fun.For.All, which promotes and provides guidance on all the easily-accessible things to do in Panama City Beach. The tourism organization reports more than 18 million people in North America deal with mobility challenges.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.