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Where to Celebrate Pride in New York

by Mary Melnick

Jun 6, 2022

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LGBTQ

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.

 

Long Island

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.

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