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Where to Celebrate Pride 2018 in NYC

Your complete guide to the weekend
NYC Pride Celebrations 2018
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With Pride weekend upon us, the time has come to a) dig out the rainbow attire and b) celebrate the LGBT community—while continuing to march on for everything that's left to accomplish. And while thousands will be lining up to witness Sunday's lively procession down Fifth Avenue, there's more than just one way to show your support. Here are 10 events and spots to hop to and from this weekend—rainbow glitter trailing behind you. 

All Weekend

The Pride Kickoff Rally at The Stonewall Inn

The birthplace of the gay rights movement, this Greenwich Village landmark is hosting the kickoff of NYC Pride today, at 5 p.m., with performances and speeches from prominent activists. On Sunday, the inn will be open for more festivities starting at noon.


House of Yes

Head to this funky Brooklyn venue today for a glitter party to ring in the weekend and return Sunday night after the march for a Pride after-party

Pride Island

Gear up for this ticketed festival and music event at Hudson River Park. Proceeds will go to hosting other Pride events and various nonprofits that directly benefit the LGBTQ community. 

Friday, June 22

Annual Trans Day of Action

Come together to march for the visibility and rights of trans, queer people of color and the gender nonconforming today, at 3 p.m., at Chelsea Street Pier 45.

Sunday, June 24

NYC Pride March

Take to the streets for one of the biggest Pride events in the world. With no shortage of rainbow flags and dancing, the annual parade will begin at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue, and end at 29th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Industry Kitchen

This waterfront restaurant, known for its 24K-gold pizza, is serving another glitzy special called the Sweet Pride: lemon cheesecake topped with sprinkles, waffle cones, cotton candy, Nerds, sour candy and a rainbow swirl lollipop, all served in a giant martini glass. 

SUGARCANE Raw Bar

SUGARCANE will be serving Rainbow PRIDE Nigiri, with tuna, salmon, tamago, avocado, octopus and hamachi topped with oshinko.


Café Altro Paradiso

Ignacio Mattos's Soho restaurant is donating a portion of its proceeds to The Ali Forney Center, a program dedicated to protecting homeless LGBTQ youth. 


The Loyal

In celebration of Sunday's march, The Loyal will be serving a Unicorn Sour cocktail special, where a $1 donation will be made to Planned Parenthood for every order. Other specials will include deals on frosé, Long Island Iced Teas and a limited-edition sparkling rosé that includes a $2 donation to the Human Rights Campaign. Top it all off with the Rainbow Sundae Set, a Pride-themed twist on The Loyal's classic ice cream sundae.

Pondicheri

After the march, Pondicheri is hosting a Bollywood-themed dance party—look forward to a show from Doonya dance group, drag performances, and food and drink specials. (Those who arrive in drag get in for free.) 

 

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