News Topless parade in NYC 2016: See photos of the Manhattan march and rally Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, marks the ninth annual International GoTopless Day, and celebrants in Manhattan got in on the activism with a march and rally Though rallies have been held in the past, this is the second annual march in the city. It is legal for men and women to be topless in public in New York City, but demonstrators look to remove the stigma against women who do take off their shirts. Scroll down to see photos from this year's event. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.