For this year’s Big Apple celebrations, there’s going to be a line up of exciting events happening the entire month of June. While there’s a plethora of events to choose from, kick start Pride Week on June 23 at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 in Tribeca, and find yourself immersed in live music at Pride Island. There, you’ll find a star-studded lineup of performances from artists that include Nelly Furtado, Years and Years, Patti LaBelle, and many others. This three-day affair is not only going to leave you with unforgettable memories, but it’ll get you pumped up and ready for the legendary Pride March that’s happening on June 25.
At noon, join the parade which will start from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue, and saunter along all the way to the West Village. Expect to see extravagant floats, drag queens, and thousands of spectators who will all come together to celebrate love. Make sure to have your dancing shoes on, because there’s going to be a lot of dancing, cheering, and rainbow-colored-everything!
Our hotel picks: This is New York, where you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of accommodation. There’s the Pierre, a Taj Hotel, New York (US$ 467 per night), the New York Edition (US$ 510 per night), Four Seasons Hotel New York (US$ 892 per night).
Travel to the city of love and have an unforgettable gay pride celebration. Filled with an array of different events, Paris will never leave you bored and restless.
Make a party of your own and enjoy nights at the Marais district, Paris’ super queer-friendly neighborhood that’s filled with endless bars and restaurants. However, make sure to save enough energy and zest for the premier event: the Paris Gay Pride Parade on June 24. Starting at 2 p.m. at Place de la Concorde, the parade will pass through the Seine River and end at the Place de la République. Once the parade has ended, you’ll find yourself in a massive dance party at the venue. If you’re looking to continue elsewhere, head over to renowned gay bars such as Raidd Bar or Open Café.