New York City Pride March is an event celebrating the LGBTQ community ; it is one of the largest annual Pride marches in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators each June. The largest NYC Pride March to date coincided with the Stonewall 50 — WorldPride NYC festivities, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the riots at the Stonewall Innwithparticipants and five million visitors to Manhattan on Pride weekend;  an estimated four million attended the parade. This riot and further protests and rioting over the following nights were the watershed moment in the modern LGBT rights movement and the impetus for organizing LGBT pride marches on a much larger scale.
This year, the march begins at the north west side of Madison Square Park and heads south on Fifth Avenue. See the route here. Politicians like Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov.
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June is Pride month in New York City, a time when it feels like nearly everyone in the five boroughs is a member of the family or a trusted ally. That sense of community will be surpassed this year as New York celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the night in when a group of gay, lesbian and transgender people stood up to harassment, and the gay liberation movement was born. There are a multitude of events happening this month, but ultimately pride is personal.
Below is a Patch's list of Pride month events throughout the city that we'll update as celebrations continue:. Brooklyn Pride Day. What: Brooklyn Pride celebrations.
When a group of youths stood up to police raiding a popular gay hangout in New York City on the night of June 28,they had no idea where their actions would lead. But was a different time. On that summer night in Greenwich Village, New York police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, a club where homosexual activities were said to occur.
Stay tuned for a list of happenings throughout the city during Pride Week ! This will be a night of fierce, ferocious fabulousness paying tribute to the Divas who provided the soundtrack to the last 50 years of the worldwide PRIDE movement that started in New York City. For more information on howaboutlove: 50 Years Of Divas click here.
Here's your guide to one of the most epic things to do in the summer in NYC. Beginning at noon, the procession starts at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, sashays down to 8th Street, crosses over to Christopher Street and the Stonewall National Monument, then continues up Seventh Avenue before ending at 23rd Street. Pride is about to get lit.
O ne will be a parade with glitter, go-go dancers, corporate floats blasting disco music and hundreds of thousands of people, flanked by cops and barricades. The other will be a protest featuring homemade banners, political chanting, an old-fashioned rally in the park, volunteer security guards and glitter, though less of it. The fact that both Pride marches will be traveling in opposite directions through New York City on Sunday while marking the same occasion — the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in that sparked the modern gay rights movement — is as much a metaphor for a clash of ideas as it is a logistical fact.
By Mark Ellwood. June 21, am Updated June 24, pm. This is no ordinary Pride month in New York. The city is hosting WorldPride — the first US edition of the global celebration of LGBTQ rights — and also honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which gave birth to the gay rights movement from the streets of Greenwich Village.