This article was published on March 29th, 2017
The largest pride event in North America is turning up the dials for an even more impressive awareness and celebration of LGBT equality. With over two million people in attendance every year, NYC Pride 2017 will be hosted in the Big Apple June 23-25, with a hot new talent line up.
The official NYC Pride kicks off on Friday, June 23, as DJs Eddie Martinez and Ralphi Rosario headline Fantasy Party. In an epic follow-up to last year’s burlesque theme, this year will be a raging party with Men At Work, as the sexy new concept to the opening night bash. Come dressed in your hottest work work work work work gear and dance the night away at the new Fantasy Party concept at the Highline Ballroom, presented by NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty.
The 7th annual VIP Rooftop party will have DJ Hannah, GSP, and Alex Acosta on the decks. At a premiere location with some of the best views in the city, the VIP Rooftop party always sells out fast. It is an epic bash and one of the best parties all weekend long.
A sexy new feature to Pride Fest being introduced is Pride Island on Pier 26. A re-envisioned T Dance and a fierce list of performers including Tegan & Sara, Patti Labelle, Deborah Cox, Years & Years, Cindel, Chus & Ceballos, and more! Dance the day away with the NYC skyline as your featured host.
Saturday’s main event this year will be the evening dance party Game Show, produced by Masterbeat. Held in the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom, 3,000 gays will be inundated with amazing dance music and a super club where everyone is a winning contestant. DJed by Micky Friedmann and Ivan Gomez, Masterbeat presents this amazing Game Show-themed soiree surrounded by your favourite game shows. Revelers will literally compete for cash and prizes while dancing the night away.
Don’t just visit for Pride, make it a complete NYC vacation! There are many fabulously famous locations including the United States’ first LGBT memorial at the historic Stonewall. Walk through central park or the gayborhoods of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen or the Highline Park. Be like the cast of Sex in the City or GIRLS and take tours of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and 3,000 more other famous sites that NYC has to offer.