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Not up for sweating with hoi polloi at the March and Pridefest? Even though those masses are kind of the point of NYC Pride, the hot late-June weather can turn even a seasoned activist into an agoraphobe. Heritage of Pride understands, and this year, for the first time, the official Pride organizer is offering up this relaxed alternative to all the mayhem in the Village. Produced in partnership with the folks at the U.K. record label Hed Kandi—famed for its popular themed dance-music compilations—this intimate gathering invites revelers to put on their sexiest swimwear and relax at the Hôtel Americano's swanky sun deck. Even if you don't feel like hopping in the water, there will be plenty of sexy eye candy to keep you amused until it's time to wander over to the Dance on the Pier—or wherever it is the night takes you. For more information, go to nycpride.org.