Gay Pride in New York is a monthlong affair, packed with parties, Gay Pride events and general chaos (in a good way). The highlight is the NYC Pride March, which follows a lavender line painted from 36th Street at Fifth Avenue down to the West Village—the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. For those looking to watch from the sidelines, the march’s northern reaches (anything above Madison Square Park) tend to be less crowded, while a nonstop party throng dominates the Village. Stake your place accordingly!
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