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 23rd St; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; 6 to Astor Pl, 23rd St, 28th St or 33rd St. While it's not really offensive to call the NYC Pride March a parade, it's also technically incorrect. The event—which first happened in 1970, marking the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising—is a march for civil rights, not a celebratory parade. But that doesn't mean it isn't fun! Every year, more than a million spectators line Fifth Avenue to take in outlandish costumes, elaborate floats and eye-popping performances. Groups representing the five boroughs and beyond include everything from churches and support groups to social organizations and politicians eager to get out the gay vote.