NYC has some of the biggest pride parties in the world. Back in my activist days, I marched every year in the annual Sunday pride march. The march commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and lasts for hours. This past year, there were 325 groups marching and 55 floats. While attending the march itself is the obvious choice for visitors to NYC, some of the queer women’s parties can be a bit difficult to find if you’re not from the area. I reached out to some of my favorite promoters to find out where the hot parties are for this year’s NYC pride month. Keep scrolling and don’t forget to check out the videos for this Lesbian Guide to NYC Pride.
WE ARE Brooklyn Pride
We ARE Brooklyn Pride is June 13, 2015 at Verboten. Doors open at 10pm and the party goes on past 5am. This party is going to be the craziest event of Brooklyn Pride. DJ Whitney Day of Whitney Day Events is known for her incredible club banging parties where she pulls out all the stops. Expect a state of the art sound system, massive dance performances and unique musical numbers. This year she’s invited Sarina the Electric Violin Diva to accompany her in a violin/DJ mashup performance. She’s also got 6 (YES you read that right) 6 different DJ’s spinning through out the night. Including one of my personal favorites, DJ M.O. You can Buy Tickets Online in advance for $20 or you can buy them for $20+ at the door. Want more info? Check the event out on Facebook.
“HOT & WET” POOL Party @ The Downtown Dream Hotel’s Beach Oasis.
HOT & WET is a Pride kick-off pool party at THE BEACH @ Dream Downtown on June 23, 2015 from 6pm-10pm. Grab your swim suit and enjoy the sunshine in one of their awesome cabanas. There will be no tickets sold at the door, so you must order them online for $15 because they have limited capacity. The first 150 tickets sold will go out a discounted $10 per ticket. There will be special guest performances by DJs Whitney Day & Nikki Lions. Check out Facebook for more details.
SHUT UP & DANCE!
SHUT UP & DANCE! is a brand new Friday night pride weekend party. It takes place at Cielo on June 26, 2015 from 10pm to 4am. This house music party is featuring local & international DJs from NYC, Miami, Germany & Australia. SHUT UP & DANCE! will also feature a special LIVE performance by Niki Darling with DJ Ryan Sky. Order tickets online for $15 or get them at the door for $20-$25. Get more information on Facebook.
“THE PARTY” @ MARQUEE NEW YORK
This is the video from the 2014 party. Do we really even need an intro here? THE PARTY is an Epic 9-hour Pride Sunday FINALE following the NYC pride march June 28, 2015 from 5pm-2am at Marquee. There will be LIVE performances by rapper Dai Burger, Brazilian-Samba Drum Battalion- Batala NYC & chain aerialist, Phoenix. The DJ line up is incredible. They have DJ DuJour coming all the way from Sydney, Australia. Plus DJs M.O, Rocstasy, Whitney Day and everyone’s favorite Emcee Specs. Buy tickets early because they WILL sell out. Buy advance tickets online early for $20. Only 100 tickets are available at the $20 price tag so make sure you snag them before everyone else. After the first 100 sell out you can get your tickets for $25. or if you like to play roulette with your social life you can wait in line at the door and (maybeee) get in for $30. Want more information? Check out the Facebook Invite.
DJ Whitney Day and Orange is the New Black’s Ruby Rose will be headlining the Official NYC Pride women’s pier dance, TEAZE. Saturday, June 27th from 3pm until 10pm at Pier 26. They have different levels of ticket packages ranging from admissions only with no drinks through a VIP bottle service package and can be purchased online. To learn more check out their event on Facebook.
Did I miss anything? Let me know about more parties and events in the comments below.