Your 2019 WorldPride in NYC Guide
We’ve all been prepped – this year’s NYC Pride is going to be bigger than ever. Coinciding with Stonewall 50 and WorldPride, people from around the world are ready to flock the streets of our city, and party hard while doing so. With so many events, parties and a new parade route, let us help you navigate your way through NYC this June.
- The 2019 Pride March is shaking things up with a new route this year. Participants will begin on 5th Avenue at 26th Street and head south until 8th Street. Then the route will head west, cross over Sixth Avenue and continue onto Christopher Street, passing the Stonewall National Monument. From there, the parade will then head north on Seventh Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before finishing up in Chelsea.
- There may always be something happening in NYC but during Pride Month, it quadruples! Find our round-up of not-to-miss events here.
- Read up on how to be a good Pride attendee here.
- Wear. Comfortable. Shoes. Trust us on this, the march may start at noon but the party doesn’t stop.
- Remember to hydrate! While you can always buy bottles of water at any bodega bringing a reusable is more convenient and eco-friendly. There are numerous spots in the West Village to refill so let’s not add to the plastic crisis.
- Don’t even think about getting anywhere by car. Just take the subway.
- Most importantly, remember the history. Pride March began as a commemoration to those who fought for gay rights during the Stonewall Uprising. Take a moment to read up about it and pay your respects at the Stonewall National Monument.
Start where Pride began by grabbing a drink to pay homage. This local institution is the setting where ‘the shot glass that was heard around the world’ was thrown and where the gay rights movement kicked off in 1969.
Another pivotal location for the movement is Julius’ the oldest gay bar in Manhattan. On April 21, 1966, four homophile activists staged a “sip in” at Julius’ to challenge the NYS Liquor Authority’s regulation that prohibited bars and restaurants from serving homosexuals, sparking momentum that led to the Stonewall Uprising.
Big Gay Ice Cream
Okay, so not as historic but it’s June in the city and ice-cream is always a good idea. While in the village, you can’t miss out on the eclectic cones at Big Gay Ice Cream. Pro tip: get the Salty Pimp.
Are you still overwhelmed? Let the locals guide you through Pride. Our LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village is your best chance to hit all the hot spots on the busy day without missing a beat.