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10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in NYC

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|by Craig Nelson |


Kick off summer with Pride!

June is here and that means Pride Month is in full swing! From crowd-pleasing shows on Broadway to the famous Gay Pride March through downtown Manhattan on June 24th, the month is packed with exciting LGBTQ activities. So, grab your rainbow flag and join in on the fun across New York City this month. Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate 2018 Pride in The Big Apple.

Celebrate Pride Month in New York City (Photo: iStock)

Celebrate Pride Month in New York City (Photo: iStock)

Bubbles Beats Brunch
Get on the water during Pride Month for a captivating cruise around New York Harbor. With all-you-can-drink sparkling wine and a Bloody Mary bar to complement the views, this is not your average brunch! A live DJ provides the perfect soundtrack to your adventure as you nosh on brunch classics like fried chicken and waffles.

Kinky Boots
Celebrate Pride Month with a spectacular Broadway show. Get your tickets to Kinky Boots, a Tony Award-winning production that follows the unlikely friendship of a drag queen and shoe factory owner. With a musical score from pop icon Cyndi Lauper, you’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles – the perfect way to celebrate Pride Month.

One World Observatory Drink with a View
Toast 2018 Pride Month with gorgeous vistas of the most famous skyline in the world. After soaking in the astonishing view from the 102nd floor, head to One Mix Bar to sip two drinks that are included with your admission. One World Observatory will take your Pride celebration to new heights.

Queen of the Ride
Take an unforgettable tour of New York with a drag host as your guide. Anything goes during this electrifying bus tour that includes live street performances and complimentary drinks. Hold on tight for this wild ride that’s a fun way to celebrate Pride Month.

Pride March
Don’t miss the largest pride celebration in the world on Sunday, June 24. Join millions of people who line the streets of Greenwich Village for the 2018 Gay Pride March. Tennis great Billie Jean King will be leading the way as one of the honorary Grand Marshals.

OutCinema
Celebrate the LGBTQIA community on the big screen during this annual three-day festival (June 18-20). Catch the NYC premier of the crowd-pleasing comedy Ideal Home starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan. Q&A sessions with actors and directors plus open-bar parties follow each film.

Pride Week at the Joyce
Catch two modern dance troupes as they celebrate LGBTQ pride at the Joyce Theatre. Madboots Dance is an-all male company known for its physical prowess, while Sean Dorsey Dance will perform The Missing Generation, a show based on oral histories from AIDS survivors.

LPR X: Justin Vivian Bond and Friends
Enjoy a magical night of fabulous cabaret during Pride Month with trans-genre artist Justin Vivian Bond. Celebrate Summer Solstice, Queen Spirit and Trans Magic at downtown music club Le Poisson Rouge. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 22.

Femme Fatale
Join more than 1,000 party girls for an unforgettable rooftop dance party on June 15. Hudson Terrace is home to this yearly all-women shindig that features the hottest female DJs. Get ready to party on top of the Big Apple!

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Laugh your way to a good time during Pride Month with tickets to this frisky show about sex based on the best-selling book. This hilarious performance is highly interactive, so come ready to take part and have a good time. And get there early because there is an open bar one hour before the curtain goes up!

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