News Topless parade in NYC: See photos of the Manhattan march and rally By amNY.com staff Updated August 26, 2018 4:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Marking the 11th annual GoTopless Day, women gathered in Manhattan to stand up for their right to bare their breasts in public on Sunday. In New York, it has been legal for women to be topless in public since 1992, but in several states across the country, it remains illegal. Parades were held across the United States and in several international cities. In Manhattan, participants started on West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue and made their way down Broadway to Bryant Park. Scroll down to see (safe for work) photos of the event. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Nadia Salois of Montreal walks shirtless in the parade. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert A woman speaks into a megaphone at the event. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Bus riders look out of the window at people participating in the parade. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert An NYPD officer checks a vehicle's paperwork before the start of the parade. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Nadia Salois of Montreal takes her shirt off before the start of the 11th annual GoTopless Day parade. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert A woman goes topless down Broadway. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Some participants don costumes like this "angel." Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Spectators watch as topless participants march. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert An activist holds a sign as she marches topless to get a message across. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert A Topless.org participant and supporter march. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Women and men from all over the city took part in the parade. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic What to know about this year's topless paradeIt's legal for women to be shirtless in public in New York. An annual parade encourages breast friends“It’s about freedom, and encouraging women to feel safe in their bodies,” an organizer says. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.