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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.
Saturday, June 28th, 2013, 3-6pm
The NYC LGBT Pride Rally
Location: East River Bandshell, enter the park using the pedestrian bridge south of Cherry Street
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 LGBT 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. It was followed by a
candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. From 1997 to 2009, the Rally was
held in Bryant Park.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
The entire Rally will be ASL interpreted for individuals who are deaf/hard-of-hearing.
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 4-11pm
Rapture on the River: A Women's Dance
Location: Pier 54 (13th Street by the Hudson River, in Hudson River Park)
We had a record breaking 3,500 females attend Rapture on the River 2012!
Stay tuned for more details regarding the 2013 Rapture on the River.
This thumpin' dance, featuring the music from top DJs has become a
staple Pride event for women in New York City. All
proceeds from Rapture on the River benefit New York City's LGBT Pride
Week Events and community organizations.
Whether you want to engage in some afternoon revelry with friends or
dance the night away, Rapture on the River is THE event for all lesbian,
bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified women. Rapture takes place
after the Dyke March and the night before the official NYC Pride March.
Come celebrate your out-and-proud-of-it self at an event like no
other. More information and tickets to Rapture on the River
Sunday, June 30th, 2013, 12 noon
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 2-10pm
NYC Pride & Rafferty/Mazur Events Present: The VIP Rooftop Party
Location: Hudson Terrace
NYC Pride and Rafferty/Mazur Events proudly present the VIP Pride
Rooftop Party on Saturday June 29th! Come dance on one of the most
exclusive rooftops venues overlooking one of the greatest cities in the
world during the best weekend of the year! More information and tickets to The VIP Rooftop Party
Location: Starts at 36th Street & 5th Avenue, ends at Christopher & Greenwich Streets.
This is arguably the
must-see event of Gay Pride in New York City, drawing thousands of
spectators. To commemorate and celebrate the Stonewall Riots, our lives, and our
community, the March Committee is planning an exciting event with
colorful floats, music, and community groups. It began as an annual civil rights demonstration beginning
the year after the Stonewall Riots in 1970. Over the years its purpose
has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to
remember those we have lost to the illness, violence and neglect. It has
also evolved to include being a celebration of our lives and our
community. Special needs seating will be made available near the
intersection of 23rd Street and 5th Avenue. Edith Windsor, Harry Belafonte and Earl Fowlkes will be leading the 2013 March down 5th Avenue.
Sunday, June 30th, 2013, 11am-7pm
Location: Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street
PrideFest is the
annual LGBT street fair. PrideFest seeks to bring together local
residents and families, community leaders, and area business owners to
celebrate in the street. Additionally, we expect to attract thousands of
out-of-state visitors and volunteers. This will be the 18th annual
PrideFest event. We will continue to combine vendors, entertainers, and
community activities for a day of fun celebration of LGBT Pride in the
name of equality.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
Sunday, June 30th, 2013, 4-10:30pm The Dance on Pier: Dance 24
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
The Dance provides a grand finale for New York City Gay Pride. Thousands
of revelers congregate until a massive fireworks show at 10:30 pm. It's
one of the great gay Manhattan parties of the year. All proceeds from
the Dance on the Pier benefit New York City's LGBT Pride Week events and
community organizations. More information about Dance on the Pier and tickets