Consider This Your Go-To Guide to NYC Pride 2018

Put on your pride gear and get ready for an epic weekend!

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As the first city to ever have a pride parade, it's no surprise that the celebration of Pride Week has grown into a major, weeklong affair in New York City, complete with events, parties, and, most importantly, the parade. Check out these colorful events happening all over the city and plan out your pride week!

The Human Rights Conference

Thursday, June 14, 2018 — doors open at 7 a.m.

For the first time, NYC Pride is launching the Human Rights Conference. They’re partnering with SUNY to bring together artists, educators, activists, journalists, policy makers, students, and more to discuss LGBTQIA+ and human rights. The 2018 keynote speakers will be Aisha C. Moodie-Mills from MSNBC and Andrew Gilmour, the assistant secretary-general from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Tickets start at $25 and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket will include breakfast, lunch, and a coffee break.

Family Movie Night

Tuesday, June 19 — doors at 7:30 p.m., movie at 8:30 p.m.

Bring your kids and relax on the grass for a special screening of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Pier 45. It's free and open to all. Want to make sure you and your young ones get a prime spot for the movie? Premium seating is now offered here, starting at $50.

Pride Island

Head to Pier 97 to experience the two-day event with top performers each night. Buy your tickets here, starting at $35 per night.

NYC Pride

Saturday, June 23, 2-10 p.m.

Saturday's amazing musical lineup for this community-driven concert event includes Tove Lo, Lizzo, DJ Simon Dunmore, Big Freedia, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Sasha Velour, and DJ Dawson.

Sunday, June 24, 2-11 p.m.

On day two, turn up to DJ Grind, DJ Ralphi Rosario, and DJ Corey Craig as they spin before headliner Kylie Minogue.

The Rally

Friday, June 22, 5-7 p.m.

Activists, organizers, politicians, and people in the gay community come together for this traditional re-imagined rally that lets people take a stand and have their voices heard. The annual event represents the rally that took place one month after the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This year, participants are asked to meet at the Stonewall National Monument.

Fantasy

Friday, June 22, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

To kick off the city's pride weekend, dress up — or down — for Fantasy's Leather Edition themed experience and party. DJ Eddie Elias and DJ Jared Conner will be spinning music throughout the evening, with special performances and surprise acts all night long. You must be 21 or older to attend. Buy your tickets here, starting at $30.

Youth Pride

Saturday, June 23, 12-6 p.m.

This is the best experience for young LGBTQ teens and allies to celebrate pride. There will be games and entertainment for all who attend. The event is free and open to the public, but you need to register before you go. Click here to register.

Masterbeat: Masterbuilt

NYC Pride

Saturday, June 23, 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.

The famous Hammerstein Ballroom gets transformed into a massive construction zone, flooded with lights and lasers. Get out your hard hat for this year's construction-site themed party. Buy tickets here, starting at $110.

PrideFest

Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The annual street fair commemorates its 25th year. Vendors and food trucks line up along University Place between 13th Street and Waverly Place, offering PrideFest goers a bite to eat and some awesome pride gear. The best part is that it's free to attend.

The March

NYC Pride

Sunday, June 24 — step-off at 12 p.m.

As an annual civil rights demonstration, the pride parade is a time to celebrate LGBTQ lives and community. Last year, more than 80 floats made their way down 5th Avenue, making it one of the biggest parades in history — and 2018 is looking to be even bigger. To prepare for 2019's WorldPride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the parade is changing the route for the 2018 parade to prepare for the increased attendance and participation. See the new route here.

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