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Pride Events in New York: Here’s How to Celebrate

On June 30, New York City’s official Pride march kicks off around 11 a.m. at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, with the theme “Reflect. Empower. Unite.” Also that day are PrideFest, the annual street fair in the West Village, and Bliss Days, a celebration of queer women at the DL Rooftop and Lounge. A day earlier, the annual Dyke March takes off from Bryant Park on June 29.

Other area Pride marches and festivals come to:

  • Staten Island (June 1)

  • Westchester (June 2)

  • Queens (June 2)

  • Brooklyn (June 8)

  • Long Island (June 9)

  • Hudson, N.Y. (June 22)

  • Harlem (June 29)

  • The Bronx (July 20)

Plans are on track despite a warn​​ing issued this month by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security that foreign terrorist organizations or their supporters may target Pride events in the United States, though the alert did not specify any cities. The State Department also issued a travel advisory for American citizens abroad.

In a statement, Councilman Erik Bottcher of Manhattan addressed the advisories: “We will be vigilant and heed the advice of antiterrorism authorities, but we are proud, strong and united, ready to defy any attempts to sow fear during Pride Month.”

In that spirit, here’s a rundown of events planned for June in New York City.

Party Time

Kembra Pfahler will perform at MoMA PS1 in Queens on June 1.Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

On June 1, MoMA PS1 in Queens hosts Night at the Museum, an after-hours party with access to its exhibition of photographs by Reynaldo Rivera and a shock-rock performance by the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black.

Twelve Hours. Six Parties. Three Stages: That’s what’s on tap on June 29 at PlanetPride, a dance party at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg. Dance by daylight the next afternoon at Dreamland: Pride in Central Park, at SummerStage.

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