What is Pride Week?:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Pride Events in the United States commemorate the Stonewall Riots, marking the first time that gays fought back physically against police harassment and entrapment. The Stonewall Riots occurred on June 27 - 29, 1969 outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. These riots are considered responsible for initiating the modern queer liberation movement worldwide. Pride Week seeks to publicize the successes and struggles for equality by the queer community.
What Is There To Do During Pride Week?:
- Pride Rally: June 28, 2013 from 7-10 p.m. at Pier 26 (Free)
- Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run: June 29 at 9 a.m.
- Rapture on the River: June 29 from 3-10 p.m at Pier 26 (Tickets)
- VIP Rooftop Party: June 29 from 2-10 p.m. at Hudson Terrace (Buy Tickets)
- PrideFest: June 30 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Hudson Street (Free)
- 44th Annual Pride March: June 30 at 12 p.m.
- Pride Poolside: June 30 from 12-6 p.m. at Hotel Americano (Tickets)
- Dance on the Pier: June 30 from 3-10 p.m. on Pier 26 (Tickets)