New York Pride has hit the city like a billion glitter bombs. The annual event draws hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of New York City, many of them donning the colors of the rainbow flag, the symbol of the gay rights movement around the world. And with the Supreme Court officially ruling Friday in favor of gay marriage, NYC Pride 2015 is bound to be bigger, better and more brazen than ever.
New York City Pride weekend is all about packing as many parties and parades into three days as humanly possible. Whether you’re looking for dance parties, family-friendly gatherings, rooftop soirees or just want to hang on the sidelines of the parade, Pride has something for everyone.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued its ruling on the constitutionality of states’ same-sex marriage bans. The Court ultimately decided such laws were unconstitutional, paving the way for gay marriage to be legal in all 50 states, regardless of whether they recognized gay marriages in the past. In fact, some county clerks in states where gay marriage was previously illegal have already started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Here’s a list of Pride events happening in New York City this weekend.
Friday, June 26
Start Pride weekend off right with the traditional NYC Pride Rally, meant to commemorate a rally that occurred one month after the Stonewall riots of 1969. The event will be held at Hudson River Park Pier 26 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Then, head to Friday night’s Play House Pride Friday. The 18-and-up event is held at the Museum of Sex on 5th Avenue and East 27th Street.
Check out a burlesque masquerade at The Diamond Horseshoe for live artists and music. Tickets are available online.
Saturday, June 27
Want to attend Pride’s exclusive VIP rooftop party? Dance while overlooking the city at Hudson Terrace on West 46th Street. There will be DJs, drinks and more. Tickets are available here.
Teaze, Pride’s exclusive women’s event, will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hudson River Park Pier 26. Tickets available here.
Dubbed NYC’s “biggest mega-club,” the We Party presented by Masterbeat is for those who want to take the celebration late into the night. The event at the Hammerstein Ballroom will go until 6 a.m. Tickets available here.
Sunday, June 28
Sunday is for getting out, marching, and showing your true colors. The annual NYC Pride Parade, the largest in the country, will run along Fifth Avenue from 36th Street to the West Village. Fifty-five floats will be participating this year. The parade will begin at noon, rain or shine.
Not ready to let the party end? Head over to Hudson River Park Pier 26 for one final dance party – the Dance on the Pier. See if you have what it takes to stay until 10 p.m. Tickets here.