Big week in New York City for LGBT Pride

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New York City Pride 2016 photo
New York City Pride 2016 photo

LGBT Pride, WorldPride NYC and Stonewall 50 events this week

There are more than 4.5 million folks expected to attend NYC Pride this week. Here is a short list of upcoming events with something for everyone.

WorldPride Mural Project, June 1 – 30, Various locations in NYC. NYC Pride in collaboration with production and curation partner, LISA Project NYC, founding partner, HSBC, and major supporting partner, Macy’s present the WorldPride Mural Project initiative. Both local and international artists, 50 in total, were selected to create murals within the five boroughs of New York that reflect and honor the beauty, struggle, and strides of the LGBT community.

WorldPride Quilt Initiative, June 1 -30, Various locations in NYC. NYC Pride coordinated with community leaders to display portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt throughout the city for the month of June.

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Human Rights Conference, Monday June 24 – 25, 9am, New York Law School. NYC Pride’s two-day Human Rights Conference, in partnership with NYLS, provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about human rights. Keynote by Raquel Willis, Janet Mock, and Tracey “Africa” Norman.

GameChangers, Tuesday June 25, 6pm, SVA Theatre.NYC Pride’s GameChangers, in partnership with GLAAD, focuses on the success, tenacity, and visibility of the LGBT community in the entertainment industry. Panel includes George Takei,Trace Lysette, and Leyna Bloom.

WorldPride Opening Ceremony, Wednesday June 26, 7pm, Barclays Center. NYC Pride’s Opening Ceremony is a benefit concert featuring performances by Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Ciara, Billy Porter, Daya, Todrick Hall. Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. Proceeds benefit Ali Forney Center, SAGE, and Immigration Equality.

Savor Pride, Friday June 28, 6pm, God’s Love We Deliver. NYC Pride & God’s Love We Deliver present an immersive culinary experience. Featuring chefs: Renee Blackman, Julia Turshen, Alex Koones,Manuel González Charles, Lazarus Lynch, and Big Gay Ice Cream and Polly Cooks.

Rally: Stonewall 50 Commemoration,Friday June 28, 6pm, Christopher St. & Waverly Pl. NYC Pride takes the Rally back into the streets. Community activists, organizers, and more will make their voices heard for the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

Youth Pride, Saturday June 29, 12pm, SummerStage, Central Park. A fun, free experience for LGBT and ally teens that includes entertainment, interactive games, and more. Performance by Ava Max.

Pride Island – Saturday, Saturday June 29, 2pm, Hudson River Park’s Pier 97. The first day of Pride Island, features live performances by “Pull Up to the Bumper” legend Grace Jones, along with Teyana Taylor, Kim Petras, Pabllo Vittar, Amara La Negra, DJ Johnny Dynell.

VIP Rooftop Party,Saturday June 29, 2pm, The Park. NYC Pride presents the ninth year of this exclusive rooftop party. DJs GRIND, DJ Toy Armada, DJ Ben Baker, and Kitty Glitter.

Teaze, Saturday June 29, 5pm, The DL. NYC Pride’s official Saturday queer party is back for another year, in partnership with dapperQ. Hosted by Jazzmyne Jay and AmbersCloset. Headlined by Madame Ghandi.

PrideFest, Sunday June 30, 11am, 4th Ave. b/w Union Square and Astor Pl. PrideFest is an annual LGBT street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Hosted by EJ Johnson and headlined by Princess Nokia.

The BIG LGBT Pride March event

NYC Pride March, Sunday June 30, 12pm, formation at 26th Street and 5th Ave. The world’s best-known LGBT Pride event, the 50th NYC Pride March will be led by Grand Marshals: cast of POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah,Gay Liberation Front,The Trevor Project, and Monica Helms. This year’s March will also broadcast live on ABC-TV Channel 7 from 12-4pm.

Femme Fatale, Sunday June 30, 4pm, The Park. Presented by NYC Pride, Stacy of Stonewall, Kate of LovergirlNYC, SPICENYC, and Cynthia Russo, Femme Fatale is the official Sunday queer party. Special Celebrity Guest DJ Kittens, Madonna’s Tour DJ Mary Mac, Miami DJ Bonnie Beats, NYC DJ Nikki Lions, NYC DJ Lena.

WorldPride Closing Ceremony, Sunday June 30, 7pm, Times Square. NYC Pride’s Closing Ceremony welcomes all to a full slate of influential speakers and global musical talents. Performances include Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox, Jake Shears,MNEK, The Prom Musical. Hosted by Margaret Cho.

Join New York City, and the world this week. Stonewall 50 will honor the past, celebrate our differences and march together for our future. For more information, visit: worldpride.org