2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which served as a catalyst for the LGBTQIA+ rights movement worldwide.
For those who don’t know, on June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in NYC’s Greenwich Village.
Though this event didn’t necessarily start the LGBTQIA+ rights movement in its entirety, it was a driving force for political activism, which led to the creation of many organizations that fight for LGBTQIA+ rights.
To commemorate the anniversary of a day that changed society, NYC will welcome WorldPride for the largest Pride celebration in the world, spanning the entire month of June!
Triplemint’s NYC real estate agents will be celebrating, read on to find out how you can too!
NYC Pride Ride – Sunday, June 2
Location: Hudson Greenway at 145th Street
The NYC Pride Ride is a 30, 60, 80 or 100-mile bike ride through New York and New Jersey that will end with a “fabulous finish festival” on Hudson Greenway.
The ride includes four rest stops with food and sports drinks, so you can stay energized as you ride in celebration of Pride!
Ascend with Pride – Saturday, June 15
Location: 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island
A FREE Pride celebration for all ages, “Ascend with Pride” will take place at FDR Four Freedoms State Park’s monumental staircase, which will be transformed into a giant LGBTQ Pride Flag!
In 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress and shared Americans’ entitlement to four freedoms:
- Freedom of speech and expression
- Freedom to worship God in his own way
- Freedom from want
- Freedom from fear
It is for this reason that the Four Freedoms memorial in NYC is the perfect place to celebrate Pride and the freedoms that everyone is entitled to.
Public Forum: QUEER & NOW – Monday, June 17
Location: The Delacorte in Central Park – 81 Central Park West
NYC Pride is taking on Central Park in The Public Theater’s QUEER & NOW: a free night of music, poetry, prose, and theater celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community.
This event will give artists, activists, and organizers a platform to fight for a better tomorrow, today.
Family Movie Night – Friday, June 21
Location: Hudson River Park’s Pier 45
Lounge under the stars and enjoy a movie night for all ages in celebration of Pride 2019 in NYC!
This event is free for all guests to enjoy, however, proceeds from VIP ticket sales will benefit Heritage of Pride / NYC Pride and other LGBTQIA+ organizations.
Pride Luminaries Brunch – Sunday, Jun 23
Location: Magic Hour at Moxy Hotel – 485 7th Avenue
To honor inspiring LGBTQIA+ business leaders, the 8th annual Pride Luminaries Brunch will take place on June 23rd to thank those who have made an impact on equality in the workplace.
Tickets include a four-hour unlimited open bar, VIP gift bag, and tasty brunch buffet!
Garden Party – Monday, June 24
Location: Pier 97 at Hudson River Park (cross at W 59th Street)
Garden Party, an official WorldPride event, will feature a selection of delicious bites from many different restaurants and cuisines. After dining, you’ll be able to celebrate Pride even more with music and dancing as the sun sets.
Proceeds from Garden Party support The Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.
Human Rights Conference – June 24, 25
Location: New York Law School – 185 West Broadway
NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference will bring together activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world.
A one-of-a-kind opportunity for a global dialogue about human rights, this two-day conference is a can’t-miss!
WorldPride Opening Ceremony – Wednesday, June 26
Location: Barclays Center
As one of the most spectacular Pride 2019 events, the WorldPride’s Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and will include performances by Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Ciara, and Billy Porter.
Proceeds from ticket sales will support Ali Forney Center, Immigration Equality, and SAGE – three leading NYC organizations in the LGBTQIA+ movement.
Pride Tours NYC’s Walking Tour – Thursday, June 27
Location: Christopher St. Park – 38-64 Christopher St. NY, NY
To tell the story of the Stonewall Uprising, this inspirational tour will glean historical insight into the beginning of the human rights movement.
Attendees will view the sites where the Pride movement was born as well as hear about the riots that changed the world as it was known.
NYC Pride March – Sunday, June 30
Location: 26th Street & 5th Ave
There’s no better way to celebrate Pride month in NYC than with a March in honor of our lives and our community. Watch as New York City transforms into a sea of rainbows on June 30 with over 100 floats dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ movement.
Last year’s March was one of the largest and most spectacular in history, so we can’t wait to see what this year brings!
WorldPride Closing Ceremony – Sunday, June 30
Location: Times Square
After the March, the final celebration of Pride 2019 will take place in Times Square. From inspirational speakers to musical performances from global talents including Melissa Etheridge, this bash will further unite the LGBTQIA+ community and its supporters.
Additional performances still have yet to be announced, so be sure to keep an eye out for more information that will make this one of the greatest events Times Square has ever seen!