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Metro News: New York City Pride Guide

New York City Pride Guide

Pride listings

The Rally
Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 72nd St. and Fifth Ave., Free
www.nycpride.org/rally.php
Hosted by Chelsea Lately and “The Tonight Show” regular Ross Matthews, the rally will see numerous performances and motivational speakers taking the stage. Comedian Christine O’Leary is also slated to be making an appearance at the event. Join them and hear how the LGBT community resonates a sense of “Pride and Powerful,” which is also the theme of the Pride events this year.

Rapture on the River: A Women’s Dance
Saturday, June 25,
3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pier 54, Hudson River Park
13th St. and W. Side Hwy., $25-$75,
www.nycpride.org/rapture.php
Starting off the party with a 2-for-1 happy hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Rapture will progress into a night of dancing with music spun by the legendary DJs Susan Levine and Mary Mac — definitely the party for all lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified women. 
PrideFest
Sunday, June 26,
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hudson St., between
Abingdon Square and W.
14th St., free,
www.nycpride.org/pridefest.php
The PrideFest event is in its 18th, and it continues to bring together local residents and families — and increasingly, out-of-state visitors as well. Vendors and entertainers bring the celebration to the streets.
The March
Sunday, June 26, noon
36th St. and Fifth Ave., free
www.nycpride.org/march.php
The LGBT Pride March commemorates the Stonewall Riots and raises awareness for civil rights issues and causes. It is a celebration of love and the freedom to express and be oneself. Don’t miss the world’s oldest Pride event!

Dance on the Pier: Dance 25
Sunday, June 26
2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Pier 54, Hudson River Park
13th St. and W. Side Hwy., $55-$200,
www.nycpride.org/pierdance.php
The last event of Pride Week, Dance on the Pier promises to bring its participants a whole night of fun as DJs from both the local scene and Brazil are invited to join the party. After the PrideFest event and The March, consider swinging by Pier 54 as the crowd dances the night away against the western skyline.

NICHOLAS LIM AND CLAUDIA KASSAB
NEW YORK
Published: June 16, 2011 7:22 p.m.
Last modified: June 16, 2011 7:32 p.m.

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