A man spins colorful flags during a Pride event.
Photograph: By Da Ping Luo, Courtesy of the New York City AIDS Memorial

NYC's best Pride events for 2024, from the marches to concerts

We've got all of our picks of the best parties, events, performances and more LGBTQ+ things to do in NYC to celebrate Pride Month.


June is Pride Month, which means New York’s LGBTQ+ is ready to party, celebrate and stand up for equal rights in all the city’s rainbow-wrapped glory for the NYC Pride March and more. The Pride celebrations continue all month long.

If you’re looking for LGBTQ+ things to do, we have your back—we’ve assembled the best performances, comedy shows, parties, gay bars and events that'll have you dancing, singing, learning and feeling heard. And while there’s no official census or index, it’s believed that New York City has the largest LGBTQ+ population in America—and that’s something to celebrate all year long!

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Best Pride Month events

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While many colloquially call the event the Pride Parade, organizers refer to it as The March as a nod to the event’s heritage. After all, the first march was an unpermitted political protest of anti-LGBT policies and attitudes.

This year, rainbow-clad activists and allies will take to the streets in support of global LGBTQ rights at the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30, 2024, starting at 12pm. In recent years, The March has grown to include more than 700 groups with millions of spectators.

Here's the full guide to the march, including where to see it, what time to arrive and the lineup of grand marshals.

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Lady Gaga’s family restaurant, Joanne Trattoria (a name made famous by the artist’s eponymous album), is bringing in sensational drag queens for free, “speakeasy” drag shows every Wednesday.

“Drag Me To Joanne’s,” which is hosted by Jupiter Genesis, features special guests. Coming up for Pride, you'll see performances by the dancing diva Mo’Riah and Victoria Holiday with beats by queen BaeJing on Wednesday, June 26. In addition to dinner and the show, the venue will host a special live auction with all of the proceeds going to the Born This Way Foundation. Auction prizes include tickets to Lady Gaga's residency, dinner with Joe Germanotta, a Joanne's gift basket, and a goodie bag with Lady Gaga's Haus Labs makeup.

Of course, because the event's all set at Joanne’s, there will “be ample Lady Gaga action,” organizers say.

Drag Me To Joanne’s’ has been a staple here at Joanne Trattoria over the last few months and we’re beyond thrilled to not only make it a weekly show, but a free show,” said Joe Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s (Stephanie Germanotta’)s father. “Where else in this city can you enjoy a terrific free drag show and authentic Italian food?”

The event is produced exclusively by Jessee O of G L I T A NYC and co-produced by Jupiter Genesis, and it begins at 6pm. Joanne Trattoria’s full Italian menu will be available during performances. Additional tickets for the show aren’t needed, you just need or order a meal.

  • Movies

Take your movie-going experience to the next level this summer at Rooftop Cinema Club. The experience offers a chance to watch a movie on a Midtown rooftop with vegan popcorn, classic theater candy, and craft cocktails.

For Pride Month, screenings include But I'm a Cheerleader, The Color Purple, Showgirls, and more. As part of Pride Month, $1 from every Pride screening ticket will be donated to The Trevor Project. Get tickets here.

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