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2019 NYC Gay Pride March

When : Sunday, June 24, 2018 beginning at noon.

Where : Tentative parade route: 16th Street & Seventh Avenue to 28th Street and Fifth Avenue. (Watch for updates to be announced.)

Directions : Take the L, M, F, N, R, Q, A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or the PATH Train to 14th Street and walk to 16th Street and 7th.

Local TV: ABC Channel 7 from Noon-3PM

2019 NYC Pridefest

When : Sunday, June 24, 2018 11AM - 6PM

Where : Tentative location at Hudson Street between Abingdon Square & West 14th Street. (Watch for updates to be announced.)

Directions : IND Eighth Avenue subway line to 14th Street.

Originating in New York City. the gay pride parade has sparked marches for gay pride worldwide ever since the first march in Greenwich Village in the early 1970's.

Today, the NYC Gay Pride March, commonly known as the Pride Parade, is held on the last Sunday in June with a week's worth of events that culminates with the big march down Fifth Avenue and the Pridefest street fair wrapping up Gay Pride Week.

And, this year is special. In addition to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, NYC Pride will simultaneously host WorldPride in 2019. It’s the first WorldPride hosted in the USA.

Stonewall50 / WorldPride 2019’s theme is “Millions of Moments of Pride" that captures the global outpouring of participants every year in gay marches worldwide.

NYC Gay Pride Week 2019

Every year, celebrations kick off in New York a week before the parade at various venues around town.

Gay Pride Week culminates in the headline grabbing BIG EVENT on Sunday with a parade down Fifth Avenue beginning at noon on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Gay Pride March - 2019

Last year, there was a slightly shorter parade route, with the march in reverse -- from downtowm to uptown -- marching from 16th Street and 7th Avenue to 28th Street and 5th Avenue. (Meanwhile keep it here for updates on the official 2019 Gay Pride March parade route.)

On Sunday, the party continues as parade watchers are invited to 2019 Pridefest, the annual LGBT street fair traditionally held on Hudson Street.

Can't be there? Local channel WABC-TV traditionally broadcasts the Gay Pride March from Noon -3 p.m. on Channel 7 and also streams the event on its website,

Remembering Stonewall

NYC Pride, Stonewall2019 marks the landmark 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and a reminder that the gay pride march was not always such a festive event.

The original purpose of the pride march was to commemorate the riots at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay and lesbian bar of the time that became the epicenter for violent protests against the unlawful treatment that gays suffered at the hands of the New York City police department.

The Stonewall riots are now considered a major turning point in the Gay Rights movement, and the march still goes past the site every year to pay tribute to its significance.

And, in commemorating it's origins, the Pride event in New York City will continue to be officially called a march, say organizers, until full equality is achieved by the LGBT community.

It's Time to Party

Otherwise, the NYC gay pride march is an upbeat and festive event that draws huge crowds from around the Metro New York area numbering more than one million participants and spectators.

Vibrant costumes and dress have, in many ways, come to embody the spirit of the gay pride parade over the years.

While event organizers remind participants that New York State has a law against nudity below the belt, parade participants are encouraged to express themselves in whatever way they see fit, which typically amounts to a spectacular display of creative and original costumes, displays, and floats.

Have fun!

More about the Gay Pride Week around the Web:

NYC Pride - The official site with details on the whole of Gay Pride Week festivities including times & locations, participant guide, volunteer opportunities, FAQ, photos & contact info.

also see -> Gay Friendly Travel | Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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