2024 NYC Gay Pride Parade
When: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11AM.
Where : 25th St. & 5th Ave. then west to 8th St., down Christopher St. and north on 7th Ave. to 16th St.
Directions : IRT to 28th St. for the start of the parade, or IND Eighth Avenue subway line
to 14th Street for the mid-parade route.
Local TV: ABC Channel 7 from Noon-3PM
New York City takes center stage around the world for celebrating gay pride .
This year, NYC's Gay Pride March begins at noon on Sunday, June 30, 2024 for a loud, proud parade down Fifth Avenue
Meanwhile, check out more information on major festivities, and local news coverage just up ahead.
2024 NYC Pride festivities
One thing about NYC Gay Pride -- it ain't just a parade! -- as other beloved annual events play a major part in the celebration.
That includes the annual music fest at Pride Island at 2PM on Goverrnor's Island in New York Harbor.
Earlier in the day also don't miss an enjoyable food fest and live entertainment at the annual PrideFest street fair in the heart of Greenwich Village beginning at 11AM before the parade kicks off on Sunday at noon.
For more info be sure to check out what else is happening this year at the official website https://www.nycpride.org/events.
Of course, NYC Gay Pride Week culminates in the big march down Fifth Avenue during the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30 beginning at 11AM ET.
Marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street passing the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.
In the tri-state area, watch for the local television broadcast broadcast on ABC-7 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm ET along with a livestream on ABC7NY.com and related apps.
NYC Gay Pride March theme and 2024 grand marshalls
While this year's theme has yet to be announced, keep it here for updates including a list of celebrity grand marshals, live performances and TV broadcast details as they become available.
All about the NYC Gay Pride March
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.
NYC plays host to millions of onlookers a year at the annual Gay Pride March, one of the world's largest.
Gay Pride Week is held on the last week in June, with days worth of events happening beforehand that culminates with the big march down Fifth Avenue and the Pridefest street fair that wraps
up Gay Pride Week.
But it's not all fun and festivities. The big parade is also considered a civil rights march as the gay and transgender community unites as one to fight recent renewed subversion of hard-won rights -- for healthcare, employment and housing.
2019 marked the landmark 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and was a reminder that the gay pride march was not always such a festive event.
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
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, organizers state that the Pride event in New York City will continue to be called a march until full equality is achieved by the LGBT community.
It's Time to Party
Otherwise, the NYC gay pride march is an upbeat celebration 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.
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,
see -> Coney Island Mermaid Parade
More about the Gay Pride Week around the Web:
- The official site with details on the whole of Gay Pride Week
festivities including times & locations, participant guide,
volunteer opportunities, FAQ, photos & contact info.
NYC Pride March - Here's the Wikipedia page from start to finish including a history of the event, celebrity participants by year, photo gallery and more.