Fun For The Whole Family! Top LGBTQ Activities and Sites to Visit in NYC During Pride Month
For the first time, WorldPride 2019 will be held during NYC Pride this June. It will also be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which led to the beginning of LGBTQ rights movement. New York City for 30 days will be full of celebration including rallies, parties, lectures, etc… all culminating in the famous Pride Parade on June 30th.
Affinia has curated an extensive list of top LGBTQ activities and sites to visit and see in New York City with your family during Pride Month.
Stonewall Inn – Gay Bar & National Historic Landmark
A symbolic landmark in Greenwich Village, NYC; Stonewall Inn has become a representative of the struggles the LGBTQ community has faced over the years. Following a police raid in June 1969 members of the LGBTQ community launched a series of protests that began by many as the beginning of the gay and lesbian rights movement in the U.S. Stonewall Inn was officially recognized as a landmark by the city in the summer of 2015 and has become a cultural significance for the LGBTQ community.
Located at: 53 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
Rally: Stonewall 50 Commemoration
Join thousands uniting and honoring the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising. Take a stand and join activist, politicians and more and let your voice be heard in this electrifying rally. When: Friday, June 28th.
Located at: TBD
Gay Liberation Monument by George Segal
Situated directly across from Stonewall Inn, artist George Segal created a monument known as Gay Liberation. The sculpture was presented to the public at Christopher Park in 1992 and honors the gay and lesbian rights movement. It also signifies and commemorates the historic events at Stonewall Inn.
Located at: Christopher Park, New York, NY 10014
Family Movie Night
Located at Hudson River Park Pier 45, come join in on the fun on Friday, June 21st to celebrate Family Movie Night under the stars. This event is made for kids and families and all films are appropriate for all ages.
Located at: Pier 45 at Hudson River Park
Alice Austen House
Known as a trailblazer in the photography world, Alice Austen was one of the first women in the country to work outside of a studio and best known as a documentary photographer. She lived almost her entire life at this house, and later shared with her partner for almost three decades Gertrude Tate. The house became known as Clear Comfort and became a museum and an NYC LGBTQ Historic Landmark. The museum is now showcasing the photographs and life of Alice Austen.
Located at: 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
A multi-day LGBTQA+ cultural phenomenon, join thousands as NYC Pride showcases top musical performers all held on Pride Island. In the past, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Janet Jackson and Ariana Grande have all performed at this legendary event. Tickets go on sale March 1st and this epic event is held from June 28th-30th!
Located at: Pier 97 at Hudson River Park
Leslie+Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art
Founded as a non-profit organization in 1987 by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, the museum became the world’s first art museum dedicated LGBTQ art. Both Leslie and Lohman had collected tons of work from the LGBTQ community and now the museum has a collection of more than 24,000 works of art.
Located at: 28-26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013
NYC Pride March
Thousands of marchers from all over and different ages will descend to the streets of New York City on June 30th in the annual civil rights demonstration Pride March. A colorful atmosphere with tons of entertainment and floats, this march brings people together to celebrate equality and love.
Located at: TBD
Big Gay Ice Cream
A spin on the traditional old school ice cream parlor, Big Gay Ice Cream is everyone’s guilty pleasure once they try it. Started as an Ice Cream Truck by Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint and now operating two shops in New York City you could say it’s a hit amongst the locals and visitors. A must try with the family while in NYC!
Judson Memorial Church
Since the 1950’s the church has been an outspoken advocate for civil rights issues. It helped provide resources to people with AIDS in the 1980s and its annual Gay Pride Sunday Service is still a huge event at the Church making it one of the biggest events of the year. Parts of the more than 100-year-old church has been landmarked by the city and a third of their congregation represents the LGBTQ community.
Located at: 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
The ultimate street fair festival, PrideFest brings thousands together combining music, endless activities fun vendors and great food all in the honor of love! When: Sunday June 30th.
Located at: TBD
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s House
An important figure in the LGBTQ community and considered one of the most significant writers of the 20th-century literature, take a visit to Millay’s house which is also considered to be the narrowest in New York City! Millay the Pulitzer prize winning poet and playwriter also helped establish the Cherry Lane Theater which focused on experimental plays and still thriving today.
Located at: 75 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
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