Gay Pride NYC 2013 Events: All the big shindigs for Pride Month

From the Pride Parade and Dyke March, to the Pier Dance and more, here's where you'll be celebrating Gay Pride in NYC this month

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Celebrants at the NYC Pride March

Celebrants at the NYC Pride March Photograph: Courtesy nycpride.org

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It's Gay Pride Month in NYC, which means gays from around the globe will unite for a month of LGBT love with all the gay dances, queer parties, LGBT fundraisers and rallies your gay heart can handle. And, of course, there's the big Gay Pride March on Sunday, June 30. So strap on your dancing—or walking—shoes (or anything else that needs strapping on) and get ready to celebrate.


Get It Out There

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BAM and IFC team up, working with comedy producer Caroline Creaghead to put together a free stand-up showcase of bold locals in BAM's atrium café.

  1. BAMcafé 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Homo Comicus

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Bob Montgomery has been spotlighting gay and gay-friendly comedians for more than a decade at this monthly showcase.

  1. Gotham Comedy Club 208 W 23rd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Wed May 7
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The Pride Kickoff Rally

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RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride Before the glittery spectacle of the LGBT Pride March and the rest of the Gay Pride Weekend festivities, get pumped up…with a glittery spectacle! This official Gay Pride Weekend opening event started as a

  1. Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St, 10013
  2. Fri Jun 27
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New York City Dyke March

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This annual event to raise awareness about women's and trans rights isn't exactly the glittery spectacle you'll get at tomorrow's Pride March, but it's still one of Pride Week's most essential events. BYO signs and banners, and keep in mind that the

  1. Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Sat Jun 28
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NYC Pride March

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March begins at Fifth Ave and 36th St and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Ave and 8th St before turning west down Christopher St to Greenwich St. Subway: A, C, E, D, F to W 4th St; D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq; F to 14th St or

  1. Parade route
  2. Sun Jun 29
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Dance on the Pier

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RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride Heritage of Pride's official Pride Weekend capper is back where it belongs—under the stars, with the skyline glowing to the east and the Hudson shimmering to the west. Coheadlining DJs Grind and Pagano

  1. Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St, 10013
  2. Sun Jun 29
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Barracuda Lounge

This classic, no-attitude gay lounge in Chelsea has outlasted many others due to its combination of cozy couches, awesome drag shows, cheap drinks and friendly bartenders.

  1. 275 W 22nd St, at Seventh Ave, 10011
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  1. 53 Christopher St, at Seventh Ave South, 10014
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Gym Sportsbar

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This popular bar is all about games—of the actual sporting variety, that is. Catch theme parties that revolve around gay sports leagues, play at the pool tables and video-game machines, or watch the pro events, from rodeo competitions to figure

  1. 167 Eighth Ave, between 18th and 19th Sts
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Henrietta Hudson

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A much-loved lesbian spot, this glam lounge attracts young hottie girls from all over the New York area. Every night’s a different party, with hip-hop, pop, rock and live shows among the musical pulls. Super-cool New Yorker Lisa Cannistraci is the

  1. 448 Hudson St, at Morton St
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Budhu Lounge (closed)

The space formerly known as Rubyfruit is now a sleek cocktail lounge for ladies, where nightly theme parties and holiday special events can always be found.

  1. 531 Hudson St, at 10th St
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Rockbar

This reincarnated Christopher Street watering hole has a queer rock & roll theme, with frequent special events and a lively local crowd.

  1. 185 Christopher St, at West St
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The Monster

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A dance floor, show-tune-playing pianist and cabaret acts add up to the ultimate gay package at this long-standing haunt. The diverse crowd assembles for happy hour (get a buck off well drinks Mon–Fri 4–9pm and Sat 2–9pm) and sticks around for

  1. 80 Grove St , at Seventh Ave South
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