Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBT Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community.
FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE
1969 – Early in the morning of June 28, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police, a then common occurrence at the Greenwich Village bar that had become a staple of New York City’s underground gay community. But this time its members, tired of the ongoing raids, fought back, striking what would become known as The Stonewall Riots.
Now – The past few years have seen several important victories for gay marriage. A federal court declared California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional, while Washington State, New Hampshire, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and – closest to home – New York all recognized same sex marriage. Though the struggle for gay marriage rights in all 50 states continues, progress is being made more quickly than ever before.
The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square.
NYC Pride continues the tradition of this event each year at various locations throughout the city. This year, the Rally will be held on Hudson River Park’s Pier 26.
VIP ROOFTOP PARTY
NYC Pride and Rafferty/Mazur Events proudly present the VIP Rooftop Party. Dance on a most exclusive rooftop venue overlooking the greatest city in the world during the best weekend of the year!
Join the exclusive Hudson Terrace and enjoy plush interiors and relaxed terraces. Shake it inside or skip up to the spacious roof deck and work your body in the hot sun. The rooftop is outfitted with a retractable glass roof, because nothing is going to rain on this parade!
PrideFest, now in its 20th year, is our annual LGBT street fair that combines vendors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders and area business owners.
PrideFest is the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, it’s totally FREE!
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community.
DANCE on the PIER
NYC Pride is thrilled to have found a new home for its famous Dance on the Pier: Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in TriBeCa. Dance on the Pier, now in its 27th year, will again serve as the official closing to NYC Pride’s official events.
The event will once again close with the world’s longest-running LGBT fireworks display along the Hudson.
Be a part of NYC Pride’s LARGEST annual fundraiser and celebrate this historic weekend among friends!