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#Mustdo in NYC: June 2019

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It’s finally the summer event we’ve all been waiting for, Pride Month! And this year, it’s bigger than ever before. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, World Pride will be taking place right in our own backyard.

For this month’s #MustDo in NYC, a roundup of not-to-miss World Pride events.

Get Political at NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference

Join activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world in a unique opportunity for global dialogue. The event will be packed full of presentations, performances and panel sessions to address our world’s most pressing LGBTQIA+ human rights issues.

Monday + Tuesday, June 24-25 from 9am to 5pm

New York Law School

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World Pride Opening Ceremony

Don’t miss out on the most entertaining opening ceremony for this year’s Pride – a benefit concert with a line up that ranges from MC Whoopie Goldberg and Cyndie Lauper to Ciara and Chaka Khan. It’s gonna be a party and the best way to kick off celebrations.

Wednesday, June 26 from 7–10pm

Barclays Center

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Pay Your Respects at the Stonewall Rally Commemoration

Let’s not forget what Pride is really about, apart from the parties, glitter, and wigs, this year’s date coincides with the 50th Anniversary of a pivotal moment in time for the gay rights movement: the Stonewall Riots. Pay your respects to those that fought (and continue to fight) for equal rights around the world.

Friday, June 28 from 6–9pm

Christopher St. & Waverly Pl

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Dance All Day at Pride Island

Grace Jones will be headlining this year’s Pride Island, a multi-day live music event with dazzling performances. P.S. did we mention Madonna will be closing the show? Learn more and get your tickets asap below (they sell out fast!)

Saturday + Sunday, June 29-30 from 2–10pm

Hudson River Park’s Pier 97

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The Official Pride March

This year might be World Pride in NYC but we’ve been holding an annual march since the 1970s. Come out to celebrate life and community by marveling at the floats and occasionally breaking out into dance. Last year was one of the largest marches in NYC history so we can wait to see how big this one will get.

Sunday, June 30 from 12pm until late

West Village up to 26th Street & 5th Ave

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Getaway: Escape to Washington DC

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Tour with a local and get off the beaten path with our friends at Washington DC Urban Adventures and the New York Times Journeys on the Washington Insider’s tour. Grab a drink in the same bars as DC’s most famous politicians and get the inside scoop on how politics work – the fun way!

Use our code UANYC for 10% with Washington DC Urban Adventures

Eat

Founding Farmers has been an institution for locals and tourists alike since 2008. The restaurant is owned by farmers and highlights the value of American family farms for environmental stewardship and high-quality ingredient to create unforgettable dishes right in our own capital.

Flight

Roundtrip flights range from $137 – $250 for weekend trips. Search through Google Flights.

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