Where to Celebrate Pride 2024 in NYC

Throughout June, Pride celebrations and observances take place across the City, as LGBTQ+ residents, visitors and allies look to reflect on progress and push for more change. What began more than 50 years ago as a commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village has expanded to parades, concerts, dance parties, marches and art installations in all five boroughs. Consider warming up with a tour of notable LGBTQ+ historic sites, and then choose some of these popular Pride festivities to add to your calendar.

NYC Pride March
Start: 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, Flatiron District, Manhattan; Finish: 16th Street and Seventh Avenue, Chelsea, Manhattan
June 30

The City’s biggest annual civil rights demonstration wends down through Greenwich Village and back up, transforming downtown Manhattan with a full day of inclusive celebration. There are awe-inspiring floats, incredible performances, dizzying costumes and streets packed with revelers. This year’s grand marshals include GLAAD’s DaShawn Usher, transgender activist Miss Major and singer Michelle Visage.

Youth Pride
South Street Seaport Museum, Pier 16, and Pier 17, The Seaport, Manhattan
June 29

Over 5,000 young participants join each year for this event, which features carnival attractions, a nonalcoholic beverage bar and free food, DJ and musical performances, special guest appearances and more.

Harlem Pride
Twelfth Avenue at 133rd Street, Harlem, Manhattan
June 29

Now in its 15th year, Harlem Pride expects to attract more than 20,000 participants for a day of community and special events, with food and merchandise vendors as well. Several gatherings lead up to the main celebration, including a youth game and karaoke night and a health and wellness chat and chew.

Front Runners NY LGBT Pride Run 4M
Start location TBA, Central Park, Manhattan
June 29

This 4-mile course weaves through Central Park and follows in the footsteps of the City’s first Pride Run in 1982. The event has become so popular that it broke a Guinness World Record (largest Pride charity run) in 2019; this year’s race benefits the Audre Lorde Project

Dreamland Pride in Central Park
SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter at East 69th or 72nd Street, Upper East Side, Manhattan
June 30

This massive neon-lit dance party in the middle of the park attracts thousands of celebrants and proportionately epic performers—this year, that includes DJs John Summit, Disco Dom and Suri.

Staten Island PrideFest
Various locations, Staten Island
June 1–20

The borough kicks off the fun with an all-ages Pride Festival at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on June 1 and continues the revelry through most of the month. Highlights include a twilight party at LGBTQ+ landmark Alice Austen House, an interfaith conversation circle at the Pride Center and a food and wine tasting at the Stone House at Clove Lakes.

Brooklyn Pride
Various locations, Brooklyn
June 4–June 15

The borough’s Pride events take place over a nearly two-week span and include a comedy show at Branded Saloon (June 5), a Brooklyn Cyclones Pride night (June 6), a movie screening of Caribbean Queen (June 7) and a Youth Pride celebration (June 15). The biggest day is June 8, with a 5K run-walk, a festival in Prospect Park, performers at JJ Byrne Playground in Park Slope and a twilight parade along Fifth Avenue.

Bronx Pride Festival and Health Fair
Crotona Park Amphitheater, 559 Claremont Pkwy., Charlotte Gardens, Bronx
July 20

Stretching the Pride celebration into July, the Bronx’s annual gathering draws big crowds; this year, the party is hosted by Lady Clover Honey, Kelly Kaboom, Tym Moss and Vanessa Valtre.

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