Pride Partners

In addition to our roster of official Pride events, NYC Pride partners with a great group of organizations that produce their own amazing celebrations and activities. Be sure and check out all of our 2016 Pride Partners!

  • The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment

    April 8 to June 26 / Leslie-Lohman Museum

    Explore the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and 1980, just before we heard the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis emerging, changing the nature of sexual relationships to the present day. Organized and curated by the museum’s staff, this exhibition will include many recent additions to the museum’s collection and artwork by more than forty artists including Paul Cadmus, Joan E. Biren (JEB), Jimmy DeSana, Marion Pinto, Amos Badertscher, Harvey Milk, Saul Bolasni, Francesco Scavullo, Diana Davies, Rink Foto, Tee Corinne, Neel Bate, Peter Hujar and will include the entire X Portfolio by Robert Mapplethorpe (1978). The exhibition explores themes of political activism, body/self, fashion/style, and sexual freedom/expression.

  • Callen-Lorde's ROAR!

    June 2 / 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Central Park Zoo

    Callen-Lorde's annual Pride extravaganza is back! One of the most anticipated events of NYC Pride, ROAR! draws over 1,000 guests each year for an evening of food, drink and fun, including live music, entertainment, an exclusive adults-only martini bar and activities for the young and young at-heart!

  • Outcycling: NYC Pride Ride

    June 12 / 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. / West Side Bike Path at W. 145th St.

    OutCycling cycles to celebrate the world's most historic LGBT Pride Celebration. The ride starts and ends in NYC with three distance options: 30, 60, or 100 miles. The ride is a day of inspiration, commemoration, and celebration. For more information and to sign up, please visit OutCycling is a nonprofit community bike organization made up of cyclists of all ages and and abilities. Our motto is fun, fitness and friendship for all and our membership is open to anyone.

  • My True Colors Festival

    June 17 to June 26 / 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

    My True Colors Festival is a unique event fighting for social justice and promoting cultural diversity through the arts by presenting multidisciplinary works created for, by and about underrepresented LGBTQIA+ artists and communities. We are showcasing 35 plays, film shorts, narratives, documentaries, web series, art exhibits, and music performances. Wythe Hotel is the host venue and destination spot for this Pride film and arts festival, offering an invigorating stay in one of Brooklyn’s culturally rich neighborhood. Become an entertainment insider at screening parties, influencer events, artist talk-backs, celebrity panel discussions, and much more.

  • Legal Vows by Pamela Bennett Ader

    June 20 / 6:30 p.m. / The Out Hotel

    In celebration of NYC's Pride Week and the one year anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, we invite you to the opening night of Pamela Bennett Ader's Legal Vows exhibit. Kick off Pride Week, meet the artist, and revel in the post-exhibit event featuring: onsite activities, special guests, and a live performance that you won't want to miss! Through the use of Barbie dolls in same-sex couples standing at the alter, Pamela Bennett Ader shows us that although we all look different, at the end of the day, we’re made of the same thing, and can love whomever we want.

  • Del Close Marathon

    June 24 to June 26

    The Del Close Marathon is a non-stop improvised comedy festival featuring hundreds of performers on ten different stages across New York City over one sleepless weekend. The marathon, hosted by famed comedy theatre the Upright Citizens Brigade, celebrates the late Del Close, who mentored many of comedy's biggest stars and pioneered long-form improv as an art form. Previous years have featured performances by the UCB (Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts), Broad City, Nick Kroll, Sasheer Zamata, Bobby Moynihan and many more. Check out the 2nd annual Gay Pride Improv Spectacular, a special show for NYC Pride featuring the UCB's funniest LGBT performers on Friday, June 24th at 7:30pm.

  • Front Runners New York: LGBT Pride Run

    June 25 / 8:30 a.m. / East Drive at 102nd St. Transverse / Central Park

    The 35th annual Pride Run is a 5 mile race in Central Park organized by Front Runners New York (FRNY) in collaboration with New York Road Runners. This race, which draws in more than 5,000 runners and thousands of fans from across the country, is an official qualifier for the TCS New York City Marathon and donates a portion of proceeds to a charity beneficiary. This year's race beneficiary is GLSEN, who works to ensure that every student in every school is valued and treated with respect, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. THE RACE IS NOW SOLD OUT.

  • Abracadabra: Spellbound [Pride Gay-la Concert]

    June 25 / 8 p.m. / Church of the Holy Apostles

    Come get “spellbound” and celebrate Pride with us. Let the Queer Urban Orchestra (QUO) take you to the final frontier as they cast a musical spell of enchanted sounds, bewitching rhythms and the mystical melodies of Dvorak, Gustav Holst’s The Planets as well as some sci-fi movie favorites. VIP tickets are available and there will be a silent auction with a galaxy full of items. The QUO is a musical organization dedicated to the promotion of fine arts in the New York City metropolitan area whose membership is open to all adult musicians regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. QUO strives to entertain and educate members and audiences alike through performances of classical and contemporary music, promoting equality, understanding, acceptance, and respect.

Pride Partners Program

How It Works

Though the application window is now closed, we encourage interested groups to review our Pride Partners program materials and seriously consider applying in 2017. Pride Partners receive many benefits, including dedicated social media marketing via NYC Pride's official channels, a listing on NYC Pride's world-class website, and inclusion in the Pride Guide, a lifestyle publication that features fashion, travel, home design, entertainment and much more.

Download the Pride Partners Overview