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Go Topless Parade 2022 guide

Free the nipple during Go Topless Day when thousands of New Yorkers show support for gender equality.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

All those who support gender equality are welcome to free the nipple and proudly march through Manhattan for the Go Topless Parade 2022! If you didn’t already know, it’s 100% legal to roam around New York topless (yes, even out in the open at the best NYC parks), so unhinge your bra, take your top off and fight the patriarchy during one of the best and most scantily-clad NYC events in August.

What is Go Topless Day?

Go Topless Day encourages women (and the fellas!) to proudly bare their chests and march through Manhattan while showing their support for gender equality. NYC legally allows women to be topless and has since 1992, but for full safety, police will block off the parade route. For more information, check out the official Go Topless Day website.

When is Go Topless Day?

Go Topless Day is on Sunday, August 21, 2022. 

When is the Go Topless Day Parade?

The parade kicks off from Columbus Circle at noon on August 21, 2022. 

Where is the Go Topless Day parade?

The Go Topless Day parade marches from Columbus Circle (58th St. between 8th and 9th Ave) down to Bryant Park, where it will arrive at 2pm. 

What do I wear to the parade?

Anything! Some participants like to paint patterns or text on their bare chests, or do it up with jewelry and studs. But you can feel free to show up bare on top and hang with the community. 

Where can I find out more about the parade? 

Be sure to check our Go Topless Day guide for details and the Go Topless Facebook page for updates. 

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