Things to Do Pride events in NYC beyond the parade By amNewYork staff Updated June 24, 2018 3:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Pride month goes well beyond the official New York City parade. While thousands of locals will line up on Fifth Avenue to witness the annual festivities on June 24, there are plenty of other events this month dedicated to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ community. From art exhibits to dance parties to performances and other borough-wide parades, here's how to show your pride and celebrate Pride Month in the city: Voguing Tea Dance (every second Sunday) Photo Credit: Museum of Sex Transport back to the '80s at the Museum of Sex's "Sunday Voguing Tea Dance," where ball culture will be brought back to life, courtesy of some fabulous pros. The afternoon will include performances from New York Houses showcasing all styles, including old-way, new-way, runway, posing, pop-dip-and-spin, arms and all that comes with it. Grab a drink and take the talent in at MoSex's ground floor Disco Bar. ($10, July 8, 4 to 8 p.m., 233 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, museumofsex.com) 'Daydream' Pride party at Dream Midtown (June 24) Photo Credit: FX / JoJo Whilden Celebrate at Dream Midtown with the cast of "Pose" and Shangela from "RuPaul's Drag Race." Hosted by NYLON & Frankie Sharp, the party will have sets by DJs P_A_T, 2Face, ANTITWINK, Logan's Run and Juan Garcia. (Free, 3 to 10 p.m., 210 W. 55th St., phdterrace.com/home) Sip Pride cocktails for a benefit (June 17-24) Photo Credit: Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop will serve up special rainbow cocktails to raise money for The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention to LGBTQ+ young people. Cocktails are $13 with 10 percent of every purchase donated to the cause. Happy hour is every day from 5 to 7 p.m., and a DJ livens up the crowd from 7 p.m. until close on Friday and Saturday nights. (37 W 24th St., sirhenriny.com) "Reclaiming My Pride" exhibit (June 21-24) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle See works from artists who won a Metrosource contest called "Reclaiming My Pride," which was designed to showcase the spirit of community, creativity and charity in America's LGBTQ population.Ten works will be showcased at One World Observatory during Pride week. One dollar from every ticket sold to the exhibition will be donated to the Ali Forney Center. One Grand Prize winner will receive hotel and air travel for two to the private opening event on June 20, along with two VIP tickets to opening night, and a cash prize of $1,000. The Grand Prize honoree will be announced at One World Observatory on June 20, during an event sponsored by Red Bull. ($2 in addition to admission to One World Trade Center, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 28 Fulton St., metrosource.com) Monarch Rooftop pride party (June 23-24) Photo Credit: Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge This Pride weekend party starts at 5 p.m. on June 23 with a special "Beychella"-themed sunset bingo game ($5 per two cards) with themed drinks, decor and music dedicated to Queen Bey. Then on June 24, the rooftop bar will throw its annual Pride Sunday Fly party (tickets ranging from $5 to $20) starting at 3 p.m. with specialty cocktails such as fly punch, frosé you stay, all tea, no shade, ranging from $9 to $13. (71 W. 35th St., addisongroupnyc.com) Pride Barbecue and Mister Sunday (June 23-24) Photo Credit: Nowadays Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin -- the masterminds behind popular dance parties Mister Sunday and Mister Saturday Night -- are hosting a Pride Week cookout at Ridgewood/Bushwick's Nowadays. The outdoor space is expected to be filled to the brim during the all-day, all-night event, where you can enjoy pulled pork or brisket sandwiches and platters. DJ JT Almon, Lex Rodriguez, Micheal Magnan, Olive T, Gooddroid and FBI Warning are in charge of the music, and Lauren Flax hosts DJ Heather and Lily Ackerman. Then on June 24, Mister Sunday will host Ciel and DJ Python with 10 percent of the profits going toward the Ali Forney Center. (56-06 Cooper Ave., noon to 2 a.m., free entry, nowadays.nyc) Pride at SummerStage (June 24) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Toth DJ Nicky Siano, the original resident from Studio 54 who opened one of the first discos in the city called The Gallery, will perform his "Hallelujah Disco" with the Harlem Gospel Choir and Melba Moore. Siano will also talk about the city's nightlife, disco, the Gay Rights Movement set to pictures, video and interviews with notable people like Frankie Knuckles and David Mancusco. The Illustrious Blacks will also perform. (Free, 7 to 10 p.m., SummerStage at Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, cityparksfoundation.org) Quiet Pride dance party with Shake Shack (June 24) Photo Credit: Quiet Events via Flickr Head to Shake Shack at Madison Square Park for a Sunday of dancing and food. Put on your headphones and dance to sets by three DJs (top 40 dance hits, throwbacks, hip hop/reggae), who will compete to get the most listeners. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Make sure you wear rainbow colors. (Free to dance, 5-9 p.m., Madison Avenue at East 23rd Street, quietevents.com) Daydream Pride Party (June 24) Photo Credit: PHD Rooftop Lounge Brandon Voss and Micheal Cohen will host this rooftop party that'll feature a performance by Candis Cayne at 3 p.m., live DJ sets by Ryan Kenny and Valissa Yoe and living art by Darrell Thorne. (Free but RSVP online, 2-10 p.m., PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown, 355 W. 16th St., ossevents.electrostub.com) Pride Day Pizza Party (June 24) Photo Credit: Oleg March The Woodstock (446 W. 14th St.) is hosting a pizza party with drinks, including the "Pride of '69" cocktail, and specials like the "All You Need is Love" dessert pizza starting at 1 p.m. A DJ will spin tunes all afternoon. Pride Sail (June 24) Photo Credit: Classic Harbor Lines Set sail under the fireworks for Pride Sunday on one of two boats (America 2.0 or the Adirondack) 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 24) Photo Credit: Zach Hilty/BFA.com / Zach Hilty/BFA.com This rooftop party for women at Hudson Terrace includes music by DJs RosyQ, Mary Mac and Tatiana. Tickets are $60. Pride Fest (June 24) Photo Credit: Christopher Gagliardi Walk this street fair of exhibitors, entertainers, like "Glee's" Alex Newell, 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. All-ages pride party (June 24) Photo Credit: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Though many Pride Month events take place at bars or clubs, The Tegan & Sara Foundation, Everyone Is Gay and Autostraddle are making sure everyone can enjoy at least one pride party, regardless if you've hit 21 yet. Entertainment will be announced soon. (Free, 126 Crosby St., Manhattan, 1 to 3 p.m., facebook.com/events) Glow With Pride (June 30) Photo Credit: iStock The Caribbean Equality Project is celebrating its third anniversary and gay pride at the Wild Orchid Bar and Lounge. Come dressed in neon-inspired clothing and face and body paint and enjoy cultural performances, guest DJs Nav and YOU and more. 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