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New York City Gay Pride Vacations

Rates from:  $284.50  per person for 2-night complete package

Gay Pride Parade Flag - Gay & Lesbian Travel to NYC
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Enjoy a Pride Week Vacation in New York City!
The first annual Gay Pride March was held in June 1970 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings. Visit New York City for this year's Pride Week, including the world renowned Pride March, and be part of gay history. Enjoy 2-night or longer NYC Pride vacations.

See the calendar of events for NYC Pride Week 2016 including The Rally, NYC PRIDEfest, The March, the Dance on the Pier, and many more great events! Stay tuned for details on NYC Pride Week 2017.

Your New York City Pride Week Vacation Includes
  • Accommodations for 2-nights or longer in your choice of Midtown Manhattan hotels like the Sheraton New York Hotel right in the middle of all the excitement of New York City's Times Square, the Theater District and Rockefeller Center, and less than a 1/2 hour walk or a quick subway ride from Madison Square Garden
  • All state and local hotel taxes
  • Admission to Your Choice of the Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of the City of New York or the NY Water Taxi Statue of Liberty Flex Pass
  • Admission to Your Choice of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Shopping Discounts at Macy's, Bloomingdale's and South Street Seaport
  • Parking Discounts at Over 100 Garages in Manhattan
  • Optional Broadway theater tickets, additional sightseeing, museum admissions and dining (at additional cost)

New York City Hotels: Sheraton New York Hotel & TowersSheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Ave at 52nd Street
Located right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers is just steps away from Times Square, the Broadway theater district, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Central Park and 5th and Madison Avenue shopping. Newly renovated, the lobby is both elegant and comfortable. Enjoy 1750 beautifully renovated and decorated guest rooms, all of which feature the ultra comfortable "Sweet Sleeper" bed ensemble, high speed internet access, coffee makers with complimentary coffee and tea, telephones with personalized voice mail, hairdryers, irons with ironing boards, plus terry cloth bathrobes, and cable television with 20 channels as well as on demand movies and video check out. The hotel boasts a fully equipped health club and 24 hour room service.

NOTE: Rates listed are per person based on two adults sharing a room for 2 nights, subject to availability and change. Rates include all taxes and service fees, and all listed features. Triple, quad, single and child rates are available. Starting price is based upon lowest-priced off-peak 3-Star hotel unless otherwise specified. You may get prices on other hotel and date options, longer stays, additional theater, sightseeing and dining, and transportation to NYC on NYC TripQuote.Rate is valid for individual (FIT) bookings; rate is not valid for group bookings of more than 10 people.

New York City Pride Week 2016 Calendar of Events (stay tuned for details on NYC Pride Week 2017)

Family Movie Night
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016,
Doors Open: 7:30pm; Movie Starts: 8:30pm
Location: Hudson River Park: Pier 63 (Cross the highway at 24th or 22nd Street and West-side Highway)
To infinity and beyond, Family Movie Night will be back in 2016! Enjoy a family-friendly flick, appropriate for all ages, while lounging under the stars on Hudson River Park's Pier 63. This year's film of choice is the Disney Pixar classic and original TOY STORY. While this is one of the only free events for children and LGBT families during Pride we are selling, for the first time ever, a premium seating experience! The space will open its doors at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will screen at dusk. We hope you and your family can join us for this special evening!
If it does rain on June 21, the alternate rain date for the event will be June 22nd. We're confident we'll have sunny skies on June 21st!

NYC Gay Pride ParadeThe NYC LGBT Pride Rally
, June 24th, 2016, 6-9:30pm
Location: Hudson River Park: Pier 26 - All attendees must cross the highway at Laight St.
The Rally will feature well-known performers and motivating speakers from the LGBT community to kick-off this year's Pride Week events.
The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a "Gay Power" demonstration in Washington Square Park and followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.
Friday day, June 24th 2016, 10pm-6am

The Diamond Horseshoe, 235 W. 46th St. (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
A Friday night event to celebrate the start of NYC Pride Weekend. After living out your burlesque fantasy last year, this year join us for a NEON fantasy unlike any you've ever experienced. Dress up in your brightest neon colors and kick-off NYC Pride weekend properly. NYC Pride & Brian Rafferty Productions invite you to come experience NYC's newest gem, The Diamond Horseshoe, on Friday June 24th. Hidden beneath Times Square, this 20 million dollar club showcases some of the best performance artists, lighting, sound and special effects in New York City.

The VIP Rooftop Party
Saturday, June 25th, 2016, 2-10pm
Location: Hudson Terrace,
621 W. 46th St. between 11th Ave. & 12th Ave.
NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty proudly present the 6th anniversary of the VIP Rooftop Party! Dance on the most exclusive rooftop venue overlooking the greatest city in the world during the best weekend of the year! This is the only Saturday afternoon event of NYC Pride, the largest Pride week in the nation.
3 INCREDIBLE DJs: Paulo, Eddie Martinez, and Peter Napoli
3 INCREDIBLE LEVELS: Hudson Terrace Rooftop, Indoor Salon, Outdoor Terrace
Tickets have sold out every year this event has taken place so get your tickets early!
**Rooftop retracts in case of inclement weather and is equipped with Nitro blasts in case of extra hot weather**

Saturday, June 25th 2016, 10pm-6am

Location: The Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave)

Join over 3,500 of the hottest men and women from around the world at the main Saturday event of NYC Pride as Masterbeat presents an all new theme—Graffiti—and transforms the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom with its legendary production featuring: six points of line array concert sound, full color lasers, 3D LED visuals, and shows that are beyond your imagination.
For Pride 2016, we’re taking you back to the streets of New York. Remember the old NYC? Let’s go back…back to a time when NYC was edgy and alive with the beat. We'll be “breaking" all the rules as we transform the Hammerstein into the streets of NYC. Feel the rhythm and the hustle of NYC on the subway and then back on the stoop! It will be a night like no other with an old school look and feel. This is NYC and in NYC we do it like no other city in the world!
This year, we’re excited to present NYC with the debut of superstar producer and remixer Oscar Velazquez alongside Masterbeat resident DJ Micky Friedmann.
Graffiti is included in our NYC Pride Weekend Pass or you can purchase individual tickets and VIP tickets directly at
The theme this year is “Grafitti” as Hammerstein is transformed into a venue dedicated to higher learning. 

NYC Gay Pride Week - Rapture on the RiverTeaze
Saturday, June 25th, 2016, 3-10pm

Hudson River Park: Pier 26, All attendees must cross the highway at Laight St.
Rocking women's worlds!
Teaze (formerly Rapture on the River) is NYC Pride's exclusive event for women. After over a decade of "rocking women's worlds," we're refreshing the event and introducing tons of exciting new ways for ladies of all walks to come together and celebrate Pride! Featuring DJ Samantha Ronson and Toni K.
Remember to follow NYC Pride on social media and check back here in the coming weeks for updates on what to expect at the all new Teaze!

The March
Sunday, June 26th, 2016, Step Off: 12pm

Location: Starts at 36th Street & 5th Avenue, ends at Christopher & Greenwich Streets.
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2015, we were joined by over 350 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 80 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year's March was one of the largest and most exciting in history with Grand Marshalls are British actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi. 2016 Grand Marshalls will be Jazz Jennings, Subhi Nahas, and Cecilia Chung.

June 26th, 2018, 11am-6pm
Location: Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street
PrideFest, which will be going into its 23rd year in 2016, is our annual LGBT street fair that combines vendors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders and area business owners.
PrideFest is the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance is totally FREE! So be sure and round out your Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest.
Dance on the Pier - NYC Gay Pride Parade EventsThe Dance on Pier: Dance 24
June 26th, 2016, 4-10pm
Location: Pier 54, 13th Street at the West Side Highway - Hudson River Park
The Dance on the Pier was born out of a time when LGBT persons could not dance openly and proudly together. It is a protest set to music, a celebration set to the western skyline and a reminder of how far we've come.

Dance on the Pier will be celebrating 30 amazing years in 2016 with newly expanded hours! It will again serve as the largest fundraiser for NYC Pride and our LGBT nonprofit grant winners. This year we are continuing to bring the biggest and best talent from around the world.
The event will once again close with the world’s longest-running LGBT fireworks display over the Hudson River produced by Pyro Engineering, Inc. All proceeds from the Dance on the Pier benefit New York City's Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations.


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