Summer in New York: Gay & Lesbian events and parties

RECOMMENDED: Summer in New York guide

1/5
Photograph: Syd London

Folsom Street East

2/5

New York City Dyke March

3/5
Photograph: Sion Fullana

Pride March

4/5
Photograph: Andrew Werner
The Dance on the Pier
5/5
Photograph: Jong Clemente

DJ Whitney Day headlines Rapture on the River

RECOMMENDED: Summer in New York guide

Folsom Street East

Critics' pick

Leather folks, kinksters and curious onlookers come out in the sun for this annual street fair (named for the giant San Francisco fest), which has become the unofficial kickoff to NYC Pride Week. You’ll find demonstrations, vendors, a beer garden and (obviously) a sausage truck.

Read more
Location TBA Sun Jun 17

New York City Dyke March

Critics' pick

This yearly event, which raises awareness about women’s and trans rights, isn’t exactly the glittery spectacle you’ll get at the following day’s Pride March—but it’s still one of the week’s essential events. BYO signs and banners, and keep in mind that the Dyke March doesn’t have a permit—it’s a protest, not a parade—so prepare for possible interference from the fuzz.

Read more
Meet at Bryant Park (Fifth Ave at 42nd St at Fifth Ave) Until Sat Jun 28 Free

NYC Pride March

Critics' pick

More than a million spectators line the streets for what is always one of the year’s most dazzling sights, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots. This year’s grand marshals are musician and activist Cyndi Lauper, Kiehl’s president Chris Salgardo, and the adorable Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov, the first same-sex couple to legally marry in New York.

Read more
The march begins at Fifth Avenue and 36th Street and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Avenue and 8th Street before turning west down Christopher Street to Greenwich Street. Sunday June 28 2015 Free

The Dance on the Pier

Critics' pick

Sibling DJs the Perry Twins open for headlining spinner Boris at this massively popular dance, the official capper to Pride Week. Strap on your boogie shoes and prepare to get sweaty.

Read more
Hudson River Park at Pier 25 Sunday June 28 2015

Rapture on the River

Critics' pick

Pride Weekend’s big official women’s dance features six hours of grooving and mingling under the sun and stars. This year’s spinners are Missy B, Trina and ubiquitous headliner Whitney Day.

Read more
Hudson River Park at Pier 54 29 Jun 2013

Comments

0 comments