Things to Do Topless parade in NYC: What to know It's legal for women to be shirtless in public in New York. A participant in The GoTopless Pride Parade Aug. 25, 2015. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Updated August 24, 2018 2:08 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email If you've been wanting to walk through New York City topless, now's your chance. GoTopless Day is taking place in Manhattan on Sunday. It falls on Women's Equality Day, which recognizes Aug. 26, 1920, when women were given the right to vote in the United States. Parades are scheduled across the country -- including Chicago, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, and Venice Beach, California -- and internationally. It is legal to be topless in public in a majority of U.S. states, including New York, but organizers also hope to make going topless more acceptable. Here are the details about the NYC event: When Sunday, Aug. 26, at noon Route -Start on West 58th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues -Turn south onto Broadway and continue down to 48th Street -Walk east on 48th Street to Sixth Avenue -End at Bryant Park, where speeches will take place By Nicole Brown email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic An annual parade encourages breast friends"It's about freedom, and encouraging women to feel safe in their bodies," an organizer says. Topless Day organizers want Facebook, media to show allMedia often crop or pixelate photos of the annual topless parades. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.