Things to Do Pride events in NYC beyond the parade By amNewYork staff Updated June 28, 2019 10:45 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email March it out, but don't forget to party during Pride this year. While about 4.5 million people are expected to descend upon New York City for the festivities and with 150,000 people participating in the NYC Pride March on June 30, city organizations are throwing about 100 other events this month dedicated to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ community. From dance parties and concerts to other boroughwide parades, here's how to show your pride and celebrate Pride Month in the city: The smallest Pride parade at LEGOLAND (through June) Photo Credit: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester has its own Pride parade going on, except it's made of tiny LEGO blocks. To celebrate Pride and Stonewall 50, LEGO has set up its MINILAND Times Square streets with rainbow flags, "Pride" and "Love is Love" floats, and a 'Stonewall 50' billboard. Photography After Stonewall (through June 29) Photo Credit: 2015, John Paul Evans See photos taken at the beginning of the modern gay rights movement at Soho Photo Gallery called "Photography After Stonewall." Through the end of the month, visitors to the gallery will see more than 70 photos by 23 artists, including "entrapment - home sweet home" by John Paul Evans (pictured). There will also be a commemorative, full-color book of photos and essays for sale at the gallery. (Free; 15 White St., Manhattan; sohophoto.com) Free history walking tour via The Whitney (Fridays) Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Fridays through Sept. 27, The Whitney will lead a free walking tour that will discuss the rich LGBTQ history of the neighborhood that surrounds the museum. (Free; 6 p.m.; 99 Gansevoort St.; whitney.org) "Rags & Riches" queer art show (through July 10) Photo Credit: Jean Sonderand This photography exhibit by Jean Sonderand celebrates the vitality of the LGBTQ art and performance community, with images from behind-the-scenes of drag, theater, dance, and performance art spaces. A number of artists can be seen in the images and they have been invited to exhibit their own artworks, including paintings, poetry, and personal ephemera, including Malcolm-X Betts, Margaux King, Egon Suds and more. (Free; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Manhattan Borough President's Office at the historic David N. Dinkins Municipal Building at 1 Centre St., 19th floor; jeansonderand.com) Pride at FREEHOLD (June 23, 28, 30) Photo Credit: Citizen Kayne Wayne Williamburg's FREEHOLD is hosting three events for Pride this month. Make sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to save a seat: Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m.: Enjoy a fundraiser for local LGBTQ nonprofit organization, ColemanCollective with a jazz brunch, a dance party and live DJ sets. email@example.com Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m.: See a live performance by Spencer Ludwig featuring his full band with a lineup of dancers and drag queens. Sunday, June 30 at 1 p.m.: The Dragon Sisters are hosting a day-long party with live performances, DJs and a show. Dress "extravagantly proud." 'Beyond Stonewall': LGBT History Tour Photo Credit: New York Tours1 New York Tour1 is offering a walking tour that covers LGBTQ history within the confines of Greenwich Village every Saturday. ($29; 2:30 p.m.; meet at Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St.; newyorktour1.com) LadyLand Festival (June 28-29) Photo Credit: Getty Images for ABA/Rodin Eckenroth Pussy Riot is joining performers at LadyLand, an outdoor LGBTQ festival and Pride party, this year. They'll perform along with Honey Dijon, Gossip, Yves Tumor, Jayda G, Mykki Blanco, Violet Chachki, Octo Octa, Allie X, Yvie Oddly and more. (Starting at $55; The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave., Brooklyn; eventbrite.com) "Feel the Pride" installation (through June 30) Photo Credit: Ally Coalition and Microsoft "Feel the Pride" is an immersive installation of light, sound and artificial intelligence that expresses the feelings of the LGBTQ community and what Pride means to them. The soundscape is by St. Vincent and is generated by tweets and messages using Microsoft Azure's Sentiment Analysis tool. (Free; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; 568 Broadway; theallycoalition.org) Brunch Out with Trevor (June 29) Photo Credit: The Trevor Project "RuPaul's Drag Race" superstar Willam will host an afternoon of performances from NYC's top drag queens, an open bar, delicious brunch bites, a silent auction, a "Glam and Gram" photo booth by Morphe Cosmetics and swag from Abercrombie & Fitch. All the proceeds from ticket sals and silent auction will go toward The Trevor Project. (Starting at $125; noon to 3 p.m.; 851 Sixth Ave.; give.thetrevorproject.org) "The Straight Man Celebrates Gay Pride" (June 29) Photo Credit: Benjamin Stone Subversive variety show "The Straight Man" by Hannah Goldman and Jamie Benson is bringing in the city's LGBTQ talents for a night of genre-busting and gender-bending, including Samuel Morrison, Oliver de Luz, Aby James, Matt Smith McCormick and many more. ($12-$15; 9:30 p.m.; Peoples Improv Theater, Striker Main Stage, 123 E. 24th St., Manhattan; thepit-nyc.com) Pride Barbecue and Mister Sunday (June 29-30) Photo Credit: Nowadays Mister Sunday, a popular dance party at Nowadays, is hosting a Pride barbecue on Saturday featuring transgender and queer DJs and performers from New World Dysorder and artist Him Hun. (RSVP grants free entry before 11 p.m., otherwise $10 until midnight; 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; nowadays.nyc) Then on Sunday, Nowdays will host an outdoor party with FNV and Lex Rodriguez. ($15 before 5 p.m. otherwise $20; 3 to 9 p.m.; 56-06 Cooper Ave., nowadays.nyc) Youth Pride at SummerStage (June 29) Photo Credit: T Mobile LGBTQ and ally teens (those under 21) are invited for a day of fun interactive games and entertainment. Those over 21 must pay $10 to get in. More details about the entertainment will be released at a later time. (Free; noon to 6 p.m.; Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 69th Street; eventbrite.com) Backyard Bake Sale for the Ali Forney Center (June 30) Photo Credit: The Hoxton, Williamsburg Indulge in bread, cake and treats from The Hoxton's pastry chef Celina Rella, Lilia, Ovenly, Nick + Sons, and Bien Cuit, and drinks from RAMONA at this bake sale to benefit the Ali Forney Center, which helps support and protect LGBTQ youth in the city. All of the proceeds will go toward the center. ($25; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; North Ninth Street, between Berry and Wythe avenues, Brooklyn; thehoxton.com) BKLYN Pride exhibit at City Point (through June 30) Photo Credit: Bob Krasner / City Point Using Hugh Ryan's "When Brooklyn Was Queer" as a jumping off point, City Point's Pride exhibit features an experiential installation by Aaron Sciandra, which features a rainbow of cascading colors with historical facts covering queer history in Brooklyn. (Free; 445 Albee Sq. West, Brooklyn; citypointbrooklyn.com) Leslie Pride (June 30) Photo Credit: Shannon Lewis This womxn-driven event celebrates the LGBTQ community with dancing, live performances, go-go dancers, giveaways and more at Concept at Hotel 50 Bowery. There will be an all-female lineup, including DIZZY FAE and DJs br0nz3_g0dd3ss, cry$cross and Tikka Masala. ($18-$32; 9 p.m.; 50 Bowery, Manhattan; eventbrite.com) Pride Sail (June 30) Photo Credit: Classic Harbor Lines Set sail under the fireworks for Pride Sunday on one of two boats (Manhattan II or America 2.0) that will pass by the Statue of Liberty and head up the Hudson River. Guests will be privy to a few rounds of champagne, beer wine and soda, and they're welcome to bring their picnic dinners. sail-nyc.com Femme Fatale (June 30) Photo Credit: BFA.com / Zach Hilty This rooftop party for women at Hudson Terrace includes music by DJs Kittens, Mary Mac, Bonnie Beats, Nikki Lions and Lena. ($35-$65; 4 p.m.; 621 W. 46th St., Manhattan; nycpride.frontgatetickets.com) Queer Liberation March (June 30) Photo Credit: Reclaim Pride NYC Reclaim Pride Coalition, a contingent of political advocates fed up with what they say has been a lack of community input, overpolicing by the NYPD and commercialization of the Pride March, are putting on their own Queer Liberation March in Manhattan on the same day as Pride March. (Free; 9:30 a.m. from the Stonewall Inn to Central Park's Great Lawn; reclaimpridenyc.org) Pride Fest (June 30) Photo Credit: Christopher Gagliardi Walk this street fair of exhibitors, entertainers, like Melanie C from the Spice Girls, E.J. Johnson, Princess Nokia, Lauren Jauregui and The Veronicas, and activities that'll celebrate the LGBTQ community. It's free to attend and runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on University Place. James Bidgood: 'Reveries' (through Sept. 8) Photo Credit: ClampArt New York Learn about the impact of artist James Bidgood's work on gay art history and gay history itself in this exhibit at the Museum of Sex. Through his photographs, from his time as drag queen Terry Howe at Club 82 to his work for vintage physique magazines, you'll follow his journey, which included being out during a pre-Stonewall world. ($17.50-$19.50; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 233 Fifth Ave., midtown; museumofsex.com) Drag Queen Weekend Brunch (Saturdays & Sundays) Photo Credit: Celtic Developers Group/Oscar Wilde Head to Oscar Wilde for a drag queen brunch starring Jasmine Rice LaBeija, who will host two one-hour shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. with music by DJ 2Face. Guests will have the option to add $1 to their bill for a donation toward the Trevor Project, too. Oscar Wilde will match each guest's $1 donation during the brunch for the entire month of June. (Reserved seating is $25 with one entree and one drink or $40 per person with unlimited booze; 1:30 and 3 p.m.; 45 W. 27th St., Manhattan; oscarwildenyc.com) New York Harbor Pride Sails (Saturdays) Photo Credit: John O'Sullivan Cruise around Manhattan on the Schooner Adirondack and Schooner America 2.0, which will fly a 400-square-foot pride flag as it passes the Statue of Liberty. The ships sail on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and include a mimosa for $75 per person. Ticket sales will go toward Hetrick-Martin Institute. Then on June 30, there will be several Pride fireworks cruises available that run starting at 8 p.m. for $72 per person with a drink included. You can find the schedule at sail-nyc.com Violet Holdings: LGBTQ+ Highlights from the NYU Special Collections Photo Credit: New York University Archives Look through selections from the NYU Special Collections to learn about a diverse range of queer stories told through archival materials from 19th-century theater, a gay anarchist press in the 1970s, civil rights protests at NYU, transgender community organizing, and women's labor movements. The exhibition is part of NYU's yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. (Free; 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.; 70 Washington Square South, Manhattan; nyu.edu) By amNewYork staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Heading to the Pride March? Here's what to knowOn the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Pride March is expecting nearly double the usual steppers. Pride Month: Complete coverageFrom the political to the party-minded, the city offers myriad ways to celebrate. 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