Gay Pride NYC 2014 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 29. So strap on your dancing—or walking—shoes (or anything else that needs strapping on) and get ready to celebrate.


Hot Rabbit

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This long-running weekly party draws a reliably cute mixed crowd to the basement of West Village dive the Monster. Widely varying DJs from NYC and beyond ensure that you'll never encounter the same scene twice.

  1. The Monster 80 Grove St , at Seventh Ave South
  2. Fri Dec 26
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Never Sleep Alone

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Talented character actor and cabaret comic Roslyn Hart plays "sexual psychologist" Dr. Alex Schiller in this interactive bash. The doctor’s goal: getting the audience in the mood with a few choice tunes and making sure all the single people in the

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sat Jan 17
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Family Movie Night

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Heritage of Pride officially kicks off its 2015 season with an alfresco movie night aimed at LGBT families.

  1. Hudson River Park, Pier 46 Charles St, at the Hudson River
  2. Tue Jun 23
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The Pride Kickoff Rally

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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 "gay power" demonstration with 500

  1. Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St, 10013
  2. Fri Jun 26
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NYC Pride VIP Rooftop Party

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RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of Gay Pride Most official Heritage of Pride events have decidedly populist appeal. But for those who don't feel like cramming into packed events with the partying masses, this rooftop shindig, presented by the official

  1. Hudson Terrace 621 W 46th St, between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves
  2. Sat Jun 27
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Teaze

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This annual women's dance, formerly known as Rapture on the River, is an alternative to the boy-heavy Dance on the Pier. Happening conveniently after the Dyke March, the party features a flock of sexy dancers and a sweaty crowd filled with girls who

  1. Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St, 10013
  2. Sat Jun 27
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PrideFest

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  1. Manhattan
  2. Sun 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 28
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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 unfolds under the stars, with the skyline glowing to the east and the Hudson shimmering to the west. There's always a variety of live performers—last year's

  1. Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St, 10013
  2. Sun Jun 28
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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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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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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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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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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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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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