Happy Pride Month! If you’re in New York City, or one the millions visiting you will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which were the 1969 riots that kickstarted the LGBTQ rights movement.
We couldn’t be happier to celebrate the holiday and have roundup just a few of our favorite LBGTQ things going on for Pride. Use this as you’re guide on how to celebrate the community and get more involved.
While visiting the city you won’t (and it’ll be hard to) miss the NYC Pride March. The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2018, we were joined by over 550 unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 100 floats making the trek along the route, last year's March was one of the largest and most exciting in history. The march begins at noon and starts at 26th Street & 5th Ave.
If you want to learn more about NYC LGBT historical sites, luckilly for you there are walking tours just for that. This is the first initiative to document historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the five boroughs. Sites illustrate the richness of the city’s LGBT history and the community’s influence on America. Explore the map below, view our curated themes or browse an index of all of our sites.
If you’re looking for something to wear, now is the time to stock up on Banana Republic, Created in celebration of LGBTI equality, Banana Republic will donate 50% of the purchase price from the sale of each PRIDE Collection item to support of the UN Free & Equal campaign; an unprecedented global UN public information campaign aimed at promoting equal rights and fair treatment of LGBTI people.
Leonelli Focacceria has the most delicious and colorful way to support this June! Located in NoMad, the bakery and café from acclaimed Chef Jonathan Benno, is offering a limited-edition Rainbow Popsicle! With each purchase of this $5.50 treat, Chef Benno and his team are donating a portion of the proceeds to support NYC Pride. A portion of proceeds from Leonelli Foccacceria’s rainbow cookie will also go to the cause.
If you’re visiting the city take a stay at Hotel Indigo LES. As they are paying homage to the 50th anniversary of the iconic Stonewall uprising by offering guests a Pride inspired package for the full month of June. Guests who book the package will receive Pride amenities including a special welcome gift and a bottle of prosecco to help get the party started! Plus, for each reservation made, the hotel is donating to Hetrick-Martin Institute, an organization that provides community, basic needs, health, education, and career services to thousands of LGBTQ youth every year. While you’re there be sure to check out the roof top at Mr. Purple for views of the city.
Reservations can be made here: https://www.hotelindigolowereastside.com/offers/