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Your Guide To New York Pride 2021

The city that never sleeps on Pride Month is back for 2021. From protests and marathons to dance parties and variety shows, there’s something for everyone in NYC this Pride.

The Stonewall Inn

Stonewall is an iconic landmark in queer history, so where better to celebrate Pride? The bar will host a virtual concert on June 1 to kick off the month, with proceeds benefiting the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. On June 24, trailblazers in queer history will be commemorated in a National LGBTQ Wall of Honor, sponsored by the International Imperial Courts and the National LGBTQ Task Force. Get ready to party the next day; DJ Kim Dazy will be spinning for Vaxxxed Pride Weekend.

The Phoenix

Phoenix plans to host an event nearly every day of Pride Month. From the recurring drag show Jax & Friends starting on the 2nd on the patio to a Pride flea market from 3 to 9 p.m. on the 5th, there are events for everyone at this gay bar. Other highlights include a day-long event celebrating Juneteenth taking place both inside and outside the venue, including a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And on the 26th, a women’s party will follow the NYC Dyke March.

Out of the Closet

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Brooklyn Pride will come together to host a rooftop cocktail party celebrating the start of Brooklyn Pride week. Starting at 5 p.m. on June 7, guests can meet above Brooklyn’s Out of the Closet location, a national thrift store which donates proceeds to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and offers free HIV testing. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be offered.

Jericho Drive-In

The 15th annual Say it Loud! Black and Latin@ Gay Pride Celebration will take palce on June 12. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood, the Jericho Drive in event will start at noon and celebrate queer people of color in the Capital Region with music and dance. Performers include London Jae Precise and Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra. Attendees must arrive in a vehicle to this drive-in outdoor concert.

Esplanade Park

Yonkers Pride will host an evening Variety Show on June 12 to celebrate the month. Starting at 6 p.m., this outdoor event will take place in the open-air theater overlooking the Hudson River. In collaboration between JSquared and the Hope Center, the night will include drag performances, stand-up comedy, singers, and more. Masks are required and tickets are being sold in pods to allow for social distancing.

GLASSHOUSE CHELSEA

Glasshouses will host a fundraising drag show on June 12. The performance will start Miz Cracker, who was on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. The open-bar evening will donate all ticket sales to support The Hetrick-Martin Institute, an organization which provides services to LGBTQ+ youth. When you arrive at 6 p.m., make sure you’re dressed in bright cocktail attire and have proof of vaccination.

Eisenhower Park

Pride on the Beach will take place at Eisenhower Park, near Harvey Milk’s birthplace, on June 13. Starting at noon, the event will feature a concert at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Make sure you bring proof of vaccination to what has been considered among NY’s most colorful Pride events, or tune in virtually to the livestream.

Hyde Park Roller Magic

This one’s for the kids — GLSEN Mid-Hudson and Dutchess Pride will host a LGBTQ+ youth and allies skate night on June 13. The 9 p.m. event will require masks and those who attend must RSVP beforehand. Skates and snacks will be provided.

The Sultan Room

Queer artists Sarah Jaffe and Ariana and the Rose will headline The Sultan Room for a Pride celebration on June 18. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the artists will perform songs touching on themes of coming out, love, self acceptance and, of course, pride. Masks are required at this indoor event, and attendees must have at least two people in their party.

The Sentry Flatiron

Luxury lifestyle and fashion magazine BELLA will host a networking and discussion event for its Beauty & Pride issues on June 23. Jonathan Calixto will spearhead a panel discussion with leading beauty industry professionals about LGBTQ+ representation in media. Refreshments will be offered.

Central Park

Polish your running shoes and get ready to run for a cause — the Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run 6K will take place June 26 in Central Park for its 40th anniversary. Starting at 7 a.m., this run is a legacy of the first 1982 Pride Run. The race will benefit New Alternatives, a local organization supporting homeless LGBTQ+ youth through counseling, education services, and community building.

Bryant Park

Bryant Park will be the starting point for two marches this Pride Month. On June 26, the 2021 NYC Dyke March will start at 5 p.m. and end at Washington Square Park. It is open to anyone who identifies as a dyke. The next day, the Queer Liberation March & Rally will begin at 2:30 p.m. Both events act as a protest to corporate-sponsored Pride parades.

Tailgate Outdoor Sports Bar

Joined by other DJs and live performers, queer DJ Whitney Day will produce and play an outdoor Pride Comeback event on June 27. There will be drag performances from Thorgy Thor of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Miz Jade, Crystal Hart, Panooc on saxophone, and Fogo Azul, New York’s female Brazilian-style drumline. This100% vaxxed event will also feature food trucks and VIP cabanas set at Brooklyn’s newest outdoor sports bar.