Glitter is in the air, the Empire State Building is lit up in rainbow...You know what that means. NYC Pride is here and with it, a weekend of the best parties celebrating all things LGBTQ. With too many to choose from, we've curated the best highlights below.
Wednesday, June 21st
WHAT: NYLON Magazine's Pride Party
EXPECT: Discussing the role of queer people in media, entertainment, and fashion industries, and the importance of their visibility in the current political climate. The panel will be followed by an after-party DJ'ed by Lauren Flax with specialty cocktails being served by Tequila Avión.
WHERE: The Vnyl Black Rose Room, 100 3rd Ave
WHEN: Wednesday, June 21
WHAT: Daybreaker's PRIDE Party
EXPECT: Dancing, DJs & delicious breakfast treats, all while on a boat cruise, of course. Here's the kicker: it's at 6AM, not PM.
EXPECT: PUBLIC Arts will be hosting a weekend kick-off dance party hosted by long-time nightlife curator Frankie Sharp. The Misshapes, whose regular Thursday night party, LINDA, kicked off this week, will be spinning on The Roof.
EXPECT:The Misshapes, whose regular Thursday night party, LINDA, kicked off last week, will be spinning on The Roof with Eli Escobar, Alex Chapman, Ty Sunderland, Joey Quiñoes and (last but certainly not least) Frosé machines. NOTE: Over the weekend PUBLIC will be donating $1 from every drink sold at each of the hotel's outlets including PUBLIC Kitchen, Louis, Lobby Bar, Diego, The Roof and PUBLIC Arts.
EXPECT: Burlesque superstar Chris Harder will be guest go-go boy, joining go-go girls Pearls Daily and Puss-N-Boots for a night of lively '70s dance floor action. DJ Ronnie Magri will be spinning disco, funk and boogie until close.
WHEN: Friday, June 23rd 10pm-4am (Sunday, 5pm-5am)
WHAT: Home for Pride at Wythe Hotel
EXPECT: Join us for an intimate affair atop the Wythe Hotel this Friday. Along with a diverse weekend of events for all, a brand new lobby art installation by Caroline Wells Chandler will be on view. You can purchase individual tickets for events, or make the most of it with the all-access Weekend Pass.
EXPECT: To kick off GAYLETTER's series of New York Pride parties, SPiN will hold a viewing party for the season finale of Drag Race. Play some ping-pong, have a kiki, watch some performances, and take some cute pics.
EXPECT: The first of a three-day event will be introduced with multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Deborah Cox with her classic R&B tunes while DJ Lina spins on the 1s and 2s. Finishing the evening, Patti Labelle hits a high note with her powerful vocals and timeless hits. Reyka Vodka will be served in specialty cocktails and offering the chance for you a friend to win a trip to Iceland.
WHERE: Hudson River Park; Pier 26
WHEN: Friday, June 23rd 5:30pm-10pm (Saturday 2pm-10, Sunday 2pm-10pm)
EXPECT: Teaze's NYC Pride event is exclusively for women and are shaking things up with a new rooftop location, celebrity performances, and more. An all-star DJ line-up including DJ Taryn Manning (Star of Orange is the New Black) and Tatiana. Reyka