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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.
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
- 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)
Sheraton 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.
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.
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
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!
The NYC LGBT Pride Rally
Friday, 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
Location: The Diamond Horseshoe, 235 W. 46th St. (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
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
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
Graffiti is included in our NYC Pride Weekend Pass or you can purchase individual tickets and VIP tickets directly at masterbeat.com
The theme this year is “Grafitti” as Hammerstein is transformed into a venue dedicated to higher learning.
Saturday, June 25th, 2016, 3-10pm
Location: 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!
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
Sunday, June 26th, 2018, 11am-6pm
The Dance on Pier: Dance 24
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.
Sunday, 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
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.
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.