Find Your Pride: 20 Must-Attend Pride Events in NYC This June

Find Your Pride: 20 Must-Attend Pride Events in NYC This June

This year’s Pride month might be the biggest one yet. With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and NYC hosting WorldPride for the first time, there are literally hundreds of exciting, educational, and inclusive events to attend.

So let us help you narrow it down a bit. From queer cosplay cruises and music festivals to networking happy hours and immersive readings, find your people and celebrate queer liberation at 20 of the best LGBTQ+ events happening this June in New York City.


Amateur Burlesque: PRIDE Edition

House of Yes

Queer performers to the front at the Pride edition of this amateur burlesque evening, with games, prizes, and fabulous performances. Submit your own act ASAP and you might find yourself on stage.


First Fridays: Black LGBTQ World Pride Edition

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Sip signature drinks while enjoying live DJs, performances, and extended viewing hours of the Schonburg Center's galleries, including an archive of materials by black LGBT people throughout history.

$0 - $11 / RSVP

Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair

Abrons Arts Center

Shop an eclectic range of books, zines, artwork, photographs, collages, and more from over 30 LGBTQ+ artists, with live performances, readings, and DJ sets throughout the day.


Samantha Allen’s “Real Queer America”

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Sit down with GLAAD Award-winning transgender reporter Samantha Allen and learn about the hubs of queer life sprouting up across the heartland, with first-hand experiences from other LGTBQ+ guests.


Pride Family Fun Day

14th Street Y

Bring your favorite kids and parents to the 14th Street Y's rooftop for a Saturday afternoon full of face painting, fun crafts, snacks, and a youth Pride march throughout the building.


OutCinema Film Festival

June 17 - June 19, 7:00 PM - 11PM

SVA Theatre

With three days of films from Emmy-nominated directors and newcomers alike, this specially curated festival helps to raise funds for NYC Pride with showings that speak to the LGBTQ+ experience.

$30 - $100 / RSVP
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Trans at Rest

Topos Bookstore

This free immersive reading by three transgender & genderqueer writers will explore their days experiencing "curated rest," in a world where few trans-affirming spaces exist for bodily leisure.


Cosplay Pride Cruise

Pier 40

Join Petra Fried and Aja of RuPaul's Drag Race fame for an all-out costumes-required cosplay party cruise, in partnership with the creators of FlameCon and the LGBTQ+ nonprofit Geeks OUT.

$45 / RSVP

Black Queer Migrants Networking Event


Join the Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project and AfroNYC at pride's only black and migrant community-focused event, featuring an African-themed drag show, activist recognition, and a surprise celebrity DJ.


Human Rights Conference

June 24 - 25

New York Law School

This two-day conference is a gathering of activists, artists, policy makers, students, and other engaged humans from around the world, including speaker Harnaam Kaur, AKA The Bearded Dame.

$30 - $40 / RSVP

Game Changers Panel Discussion

The SVA Theatre

Join "Star Trek" actor (and social media fave) George Takei and model Leyna Bloom at this panel about making change in the entertainment industry, followed by a Q&A and a networking reception.

$15 - $25 / RSVP

WorldPride Opening Ceremony

Barclays Center

Kick off the USA's first WorldPride at this benefit concert featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, and more, with proceeds supporting three leading LGBTQ+ organizations in NYC.

$45 - $226 / RSVP

Glitterbox: Pride Edition

House of Yes

Cover yourself in glitter and get ready to lift your spirit on the dance floor at the Pride edition of this sparkling house music-filled dance party at House of Yes.

$0 - $46 / RSVP

Stonewall 50th Anniversary Rally

Christopher St. & Waverly Pl

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising while fighting against modern political attacks on LGBTQ+ rights at this rally, featuring speakers and a candlelight vigil.


LadyLand Festival

The Brooklyn Mirage

LadyLand is back for WorldPride 2019, with two days of DJs, live music, and dancing under the night sky in an intentionally queer space, feat. performers like Gossip, Honey Dijon, and Violet Chachki.

$65 - $153 / RSVP

“Pride Gives Back” Networking Happy Hour

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Head to housing works for a networking happy hour to celebrate Pride Month and support Kings County Tennis League in bringing free tennis lessons to children in under-served Brooklyn neighborhoods.

$33 / RSVP


The DL

This massive, inclusive LGBTQIA+ party features five of NYC's best year-round queer parties (bklyn boihood, TRUUU, Set It Off, Rose Gold, and Yellow Jackets Collective) under one roof.

$30 - $70 / RSVP


4th Ave between Union Square and Astor Pl

This annual LGBTQ+ street fair brings exhibitors, entertainers, and activites to Manhattan, with performers like Princess Nokia, The Veronicas, and Melanie C of Spice Girls fame.


NYC Pride March

Jun 30, 12:00 PM

26th Street & 5th Ave

NYC's annual Pride March is both a civil rights demonstration and a celebration of LGBTQ+ lives and community, recognizing the fight against AIDS and remembering those we've lost.


WorldPride Closing Ceremony

Times Square

All are welcome to the final Pride celebration of 2019 in the heart of Times Square, with bold performances from stars like Deborah Cox, Ethereidge, Jake Shears, and the cast of "The Prom" on Broadway