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The New York City LGBT Pride Week will take place from June 18th – 26th, 2011, and is expected to attract over one million people! This years theme, "Proud and Powerful," will spotlight New York City as one of the world's most popular LGBT destinations around the world. New York City will host a full week of activities, beginning with The Rally at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Saturday, June 18, and culminating in the legendary Dance on the Pier at Pier 54 – Hudson River Park on Sunday, June 26.
Heritage of Pride, which organizes LGBT events in New York City to commemorate and celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, will present a weeklong roster of activities that will showcase the City as one of the most popular LGBT destination in the world.
New York City LGBT Pride Week 2011 Highlights
The Rally: On Saturday, June 18th, 2011 from 3-6pm, doors open at 2pm. The Rally will be held at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). The official NYC LGBT Pride Rally will be hosted by Chelsea Lately & The Tonight Show Regular, Ross Matthews. The Rally will feature well-known performers such as the Tony Nominated show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Logo's Breakout Artist Award Winner, Oh Land. Comedian Christine O'Leary and other motivational speakers from the LGBT community will be featured as well . This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are necessary.
Rapture on the River: A Women's Dance: On Saturday, June 25th, 2011 from 3-11pm. Rapture will take place at Pier 54 – Hudson River Park (13th Street and West Street) with DJ's Susan Levine and Mary Mac. Afternoon festivities will feature a number of fantastic comedians as well as a Happy Hour from 3:00-4:00 featuring 2-for-1 drinks! In evening, they'll switch into full party mode with an awesome DJ line up to keep your hips shakin'. This year, Rapture will also include a firstever Wet T-Shirt Contest (winner takes home $250!). To purchase tickets, visit: www.nycpride.org/rapture.php
The March: On Sunday, June 26th, 2011, step-off begins at noon at 36th Street & 5th Avenue, and ends at Christopher & Greenwich Streets. The March, which began as a civil rights demonstration the year after the Stonewall Riots, is now also a celebration of gay rights as well as recognition of causes such as the fight against AIDS. For smaller crowds, visitors should watch anywhere from the 'teens to the 30s on Fifth Avenue and for larger crowds and high energy, anywhere in the Village is ideal. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are necessary.
PrideFest: On Sunday, June 26th, 2011 from 11am - 5pm. PrideFest will take place on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street. Additionally PrideFest will occupy 13th Street between 8th and 9th Ave. PrideFest, the annual LGBT street fair, brings together over 300,000 local residents and families, community leaders, area business owners and visitors for a day of fun and celebration. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are
For more information, visit: nycpride.org