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 a part of the 2018 Pride Partners program and download the overview today!

Pride Partners Program

How It Works

Our Pride Partner program is now open! Make your initiative or program an official part of NYC Pride. Pride Partners receive many benefits, including dedicated social media marketing through 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. In 2017 we had over 20 different events, programs, and organizations that counted themselves as Official Pride Partners! If you're interested in learning on how you can become a 2018 Pride Partner, email

Download the Pride Partners Overview


May 31 - August 26

Roundabout Theatre Company | 111 W. 46th St.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside. Written by Joshua Harmon (Significant Other, Bad Jews) and directed by Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews).

Callen-Lorde’s ROAR

June 1 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Central Park Zoo

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is kicking off Pride month with their annual fundraiser & party! An iconic venue and a truly unique event – ROAR is a celebration for everyone! Join us for an evening of dancing, food, drinks, and entertainment. Special guests include NYC DJ collective Occupy The Disco, Merrie Cherry returns with Drag Queen Story hour for the young and young at heart, and a drag performance from Yuhua Hamasaki, contestant from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race! General tickets are on sale for $85.

Just Make Them Beautiful

June 1 | 7p.m. to 8 p.m.

New-York Historical Society | 170 Central Park West at 77th St.

Join the New-York Historical Society as Edward Maeder, consulting curator of its exhibition Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes, looks at the work of four gay costume designers from the Golden Age of film – Gilbert Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Orry-Kelly, and Howard Greer – and explores how the films and lives of this creative group of artists have inspired us with the glamour, imagination, and simply beautiful clothes that we associate with film. Book signing will follow the program. RSVP to

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Scavenger Hunt

June 2 | 2:00 p.m.

Bethesda Terrace, Central Park

Gather your team and answer clues to advance along this LGBT history scavenger hunt! This curated scavenger hunt will celebrate Pride while testing your LGBT history knowledge. Where was the starting location of the first Pride March? Where was the NYC residence of writer and activist James Baldwin? Know the answers? Take part in the hunt! Involves several miles of walking or subway, teams should consist of 2 to 4 people, and at least one team member will need an iPhone with the Urban Archive app. Hunt takes place rain or shine.

Queens Pride Parade & Festival

June 3 | 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Jackson Heights, NY | Kick-off on 37th Ave. from 89th St.

Founded in 1993, the Queens Pride Parade is the annual celebration of the Queens LGBTQ population and attracts more than 40,000 spectators annually and is the second largest Pride celebration in the New York metropolitan area.

The parade starts at 89th Street and on 37th Avenue at noon, and will follow 37th Avenue through 75th Street. Also starting at noon, the festival will take place through 6pm on 37th Road between 74th and 77th Streets. Two stages will feature entertainment throughout the day. Parade participants will have the opportunity to win “Queenie Awards,” ranging from the best use of color to the best drag performance.


She Calls Me Firefly

June 6 to June 23

SoHo Playhouse | 15 Vandam St.

She Calls Me Firefly, a new play by Teresa Lotz. It’s Nickel Beer Night at Freddie’s Place. Ken has come to drown his sorrows, but no amount of alcohol can wash away the pain of his broken relationship with Levi, nor the secrets of his past. As you enter Freddie’s you will instantly be transported from New York City streets to a Kentucky dive bar. Pull up a stool, grab a drink, and find yourself immersed in the searing world of She Calls Me Firefly. A co-production by Parity Productions and New Perspectives Theatre Company. Use code PRIDE for $5 off tickets.

My True Colors Festival

June 8 to June 24

Various Locations in Brooklyn

Now is in its fourth year, is a multidisciplinary arts event that presents over 35 film screenings, theater performances, original web series, dance routines, musical acts, and other works for and by multicultural, multinational LGBTQIA+ artists and allies. A fan favorite are artist talkbacks, panel discussions and one-on-one conversations. This year’s invited guest are Lena Waithe, the Emmy Award-winning producer, actress, and screenwriter (Netflix’s Master of None, Showtime’s The Chi). The 2018 festival lineup features Check It—one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries to come out at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Outcycling's Pride Ride

June 10 | 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

West Side Bike Path at W. 145th St.

OutCycling cycles to celebrate the world’s most historic LGBTQ 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.
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.

Light + Space

June 14 | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

House of Yes  | 2 Wyckoff Avenue

Light + Space is an immersive event that combines live music, performance art and a party.  Spontaneous bursts of theater are threaded throughout the evening as partygoers dance the night away among cosmic elements in our futuristic discotheque.  Conceptualized and curated by Ariana and the Rose who also premiers and hosts the evening.

Garden Party

June 18 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 | West Side Highway at 44 St.

Kick off Pride Week with a diverse selection of tastings from outstanding restaurants around New York City. Sip on seasonal cocktails at an open bar while you watch the sun set over the Hudson River! Proceeds from Garden Party support The LGBT Community Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services, and keep The Center’s doors open 365 days a year.

Folsom Street East

June 17 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

27th St. between 10th & 11th Ave.

Throughout history we queers have been known to celebrate and reclaim the words that the outside world has thrown at us. This year Folsom Street East is excited to celebrate what it believe S.L.U.T.S stand for,  encourage discussion and discourse to challenge the idea that sex positive is a negative or harmful thing. Sex, Love, Unity, Trust and Safety are all components of who we are, especially to the Leather, Kink and Fetish communities, and we want to celebrate that.

Theatre East’s Neighborhood Reading Series

June 18 | 7 p.m.

O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub | 145 W. 45th St., 2nd Floor

Theatre East celebrates NYC Pride with a special installment of the Neighborhood Reading Series highlighting new work by LGBTQ writers and artists. Raise a glass at the 6pm cocktail hour followed by the play reading at 7pm. Enjoy a Rainbow festooned photo booth, drink specials and lots of love!

Brookfield Place’s #PictureofPride

June 18 – 24

The Terrace at Brookfield Place | 230 Vesey St.

Gather your friends on the Waterfront and toast to Pride! Brookfield Place’s #PictureofPride celebration takes over its outdoor lounge with sunsets and sailboats providing the perfect backdrop to snap a photo inside our larger-than-life #PictureofPride frame. For every post on social media that tags @BrookfieldPlaceNY and #PictureofPride, $1 will be donated to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, up to $25,000. Brookfield Place is partnering with RBC Capital Markets and OppenheimerFunds for our Pride Week celebration.

Madboots Dance

June 19 – 23

The Joyce Theater | 175 8th Ave.

MADBOOT DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016.

Sean Dorsey Dance

June 20 – 23

The Joyce Theater | 175 8th Ave.

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the US. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts, THE MISSING GENERATION is performed by a multi-generational ensemble.

Levity & Justice for ALL

June 20th | 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join Billie Jean King, Melissa Etheridge, BETTY, and 1,000+ LGBTQ women and allies in New York for LPAC’s third annual comedy benefit Levity & Justice for ALL. LPAC is the nation’s only LGBTQ women’s political organization. All funds raised support LPAC endorsed candidates running in critical 2018 midterm elections. Values-driven endorsed candidates like Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Gina Ortiz Jones (D-TX) champion women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, and justice for all. Since 2012, LPAC has raised $4.5 million for candidates and activated 4,500 community donors in all 50 states. For Levity Tickets & Sponsorship:

Gay & Sober Conference

June 21 - June 24

The Moxy Times Square | 485 7th Ave.

Gay & Sober is a LGBTQ nonprofit organization who’s mission is to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience to the sober community. Gay & Sober helps community members struggling with alcoholism & addiction issues. Once a year, they hold a special men’s conference in NYC with big meetings, wellness workshops, and top entertainment – this year’s special entertainment is showbiz veteran, Sandra Bernhard. On Pride Sunday, they invite all members of the LGBTQ recovery community to march up 5th Avenue and dance the night away on the floating dance party at night.

Cooper Hewitt Pride Kick Off Cocktails

June 21 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On June 21, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s summer performance series Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt kicks off with a Cooper Hewitt Pride celebration. Horrorchata, cofounder of the celebrated annual Brooklyn drag festival Bushwig, will team up with friends Hannah Lou, Merrie Cherry, Mini Horrorwitz, Angelica Sundae and more to electrify Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden with DJ sets and performances. All ages welcome. Receive $2 off admission when you purchase your ticket online in advance.

Fernando Carpaneda: “New Portraits”

Opening Party, June 23 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m | Show Runs, .June 23 - July 29

MF Gallery

213 Bond St., Brooklyn

Brazilian artist Fernando Carpaneda presents a new series of paintings and drawings depicting the beauty and sensuality of men and women. The work seeks to provoke debates and questions about equality, and the artist’s “in your face” approach is meant to inspire the observer to embrace diversity in human sexuality.

Beyond Stonewall: The LGBT History Tour

Various Throughout June

53 Christopher St.   

In honor of Pride Month, New York Tour 1, New York’s top rated tour company, is thrilled to offer a special tour that highlights the rich LGBTQ history of the beautiful and trendy Greenwich Village. From Stonewall Inn – the birthplace of the Gay Rights movement – to the Gay Liberation Monument, New York City has inspired pioneers, artists, and neighborhoods that transformed America and the world. Beyond Stonewall: the LGBT history tour is a special two hour tour that explores the colorful foundations of the modern day LGBTQ movement and the Pride Celebration in New York City. All proceeds from this special tour will go to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ community.

LGBT History Walking Tour

June 26 | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Stonewall National Monument | Christopher Park

Honor the people and events that have shaped LGBT history here in NYC, and who have impacted American history and culture. Starting at Christopher Park, join the expert team from the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project. Walk with them and learn about the long-standing oppressive practices, which led to the 1969 Stonewall uprising and, before that, the 1966 “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar. This hour-long walking tour of Greenwich Village will remind you why we march in celebration of Pride! The walking tour will take place rain or shine and ends at Julius’ on West 10th Street.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY

Various Times

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY is thrilled to be partnering with NYC Pride 2018. UCBTNY is a comedy theatre and school with venues in Hell’s Kitchen and the East Village. Each theatre has shows 7 nights a week.

Front Runners New York (FRNY)

Front Runners New York (FRNY) is New York City’s LGBT running club. The club was founded in 1979 and has grown to over 700 members annually. FRNY’s mission is to create a social running community focused on health and fitness that is welcoming to all LGBTQ New Yorkers. FRNY offers a robust, inclusive membership experience that includes professionally-coached running workouts, multisport training, social events, and more. Members, newcomers, and guests can enjoy any of three weekly fun runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The Tuesday evening fun run is held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn whereas the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning fun runs are held at Central Park in Manhattan.

Amida Care

At Amida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid special needs health plan, members are celebrated for who they really are. Amida Care specializes in helping members living with chronic conditions such as HIV to get and stay well so they can live their most authentic, best lives. Thanks to decades of advocacy and medical advancements in HIV treatment, people living with HIV can get to a place where the virus is at undetectable levels, making it possible for them to live longer, healthier lives and to be much less likely to transmit HIV to others. And, the plan is now open to all transgender individuals who qualify, regardless of HIV status.

Wild Nights With Emily: The Movie!

Molly Shannon stars in this irreverent and hilarious SXSW dramatic comedy about Emily Dickinson, and her life-long romance with another woman. The film will be screening Pride Weekend in Brooklyn at BAM CinemaFest Saturday, June 23, 9:15PM; and Rooftop Films, Saturday, July 7th at 8:30PM. Check their website for upcoming screenings in the fall:

New York Costumes / Halloween Adventure

New York Costumes/Halloween Adventure is New York’s biggest year round costume store. We have the largest retail selection of costumes, wigs, makeup, masks, props and décor in New York City. We have been proudly outfitting the LGBTQ community for over 20 years.  Our diverse staff, expansive selection (many items are one of a kind!)  and creative atmosphere make this a unique shopping experience for all, no matter what your gender preference is. Love Openly, Love Proudly has been our belief since we first opened our doors in 1997.