Celebrate Pride Week in Union Square
This week Pride is fueling New York City in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. From delicious rainbow pastries to dueling Drag Queens, to decked out window displays showing their support, visit Union Square for events and festivities all week long. Tag us in your favorite pride moments @UnionSquareNY so we can repost and retweet your colorful celebrations.
Pride Week Happy Hour at Paragon Sports
Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00-8:00 PM @ Paragon Sports
Paragon Sports is teaming up with Get Out and Trek (GOAT) and The North Face for a Pride Week Happy Hour. GOAT creates active trips for LGBT adventurists and friends that ease access to the outdoors and challenge your inner athlete. Stop by for a drink, dance to a live DJ set, enter to win a North Face backpack, and take home some Pride swag! Meet like-minded people and build new friendships during this special week of celebrations. RSVP here.
drag Queens at citi Summer in the Square
Thursday, June 21 at 5:00 PM @Union Square Park
This Thursday the Screaming Queens take to the Dueling Stage at Citi Summer in the Square. Screaming Queens is a boutique entertainment company providing drag queens, impersonators, colorful theme characters, Strolling Tables, and offbeat cabaret artists. Come watch the Screaming Queens battle it out on Union Square's South Plaza Main Stage (near 14th street).
Saturday June 23rd from 7pm-9:30 PM @Lillies Victorian Establishment
Pop into Lillie's Victorian Establishment for a night hosted by queen Ms. Goldendelicious and a performance at 9:30 PM. Throughout the evening there will also be contests and prizes, and a chance to win a trip with Gaytrippers NYC. They will also be setting up a selfie station with an inflatable unicorn for you to take pictures with throughout the night. The next morning Lillie's will be starting brunch an hour early at 10 AM and anyone wearing Pride gear will receive 10% off. Fill up and get energized before the Pride March and Pride Fest! They are offering a celebratory bottomless brunch costing $29 for 2 hours that includes: mimosas, bloody Mary’s, bellinis, and their summer sangria, so there is something for everyone.
NYC Pride March
Sunday, June 24th at 12:00 PM
Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in the most historic Pride event: New York City's 49th Annual Pride March. This year the march follows a new route (to prepare for historic attendance and participation expected for 2019 WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots).
Check out the march map that illustrating the route points of interest. The 2018 March starts on 16th Street and 7th Avenue, goes through the West Village and then up 5th Avenue into Gramercy.
Please note: Street closures will affect Chelsea, the West Village, and the Union Square/Gramercy area.
Sunday, June 24th at 11:00 AM-6:00 PM @University place between 13th street and waverly place
NYC Pride is celebrating its 25th anniversary with their annual LGBTQIA+ street fair, PrideFest, that hosts a variety of exhibitors, entertainers, and activities. Everyone is welcome and attendance is completely free, so stop by for a snack, jam out to some music, and leave with some colorful Pride gear. This is an iconic Pride experience you won't want to miss out on so come down and celebrate with NYC Pride!
Daily Provision's Rainbow Crullers
Sunday, June 24th at 8:00 AM @ Daily Provisions
Union Square's most famous donut from Daily Provisions is getting a makeover for NYC Pride, and all benefits support New York City's Pride Foundation. While you can only pick up the cruller on Sunday, stop by any day this week to pick up your #pridecruller pin to wear all week long.
Limited Edition Pride Cereal Bowls
Sunday, June 24th at 10 Am-2Pm @ KelloGg's NYC
On your way out to the many Pride festivities and celebrations this Sunday, hop on over to Kellogg's NYC to taste their limited edition Pride cereal bowl that will be available all day. While you're there grab some merchandise from Johnny Cupcakes, the world's first T-Shirt Bakery. Get there right at 10:00 AM and you may be one of ten purchasers to get a free box of cereal or a sweet treat treat from Sweet Dani B!
Union Square Subway Station's Pride Makeover
While hustling to work or heading to the Pride March on Sunday, enjoy the Pride themed decor at the Union Square Subway Station, sponsored by Harry's.
Ae studio 2018 Pride Collection
shop at 15 union square west
In support of Pride month, American Eagle has designed a collection of one-of-a-kind tank tops, t-shirts, and boxers to benefit the It Gets Better Project. Come in to AE Studio in Union Square to purchase your own item to wear for the march on Sunday or to take a look at their fun and unique apparel. Share your story with #itgetsbetter @americaneagle to inspire and support LGBTQIA+ youth across the country. Check out these other cool events happening at the AE Studio:
- Pre-Pride Party (Saturday, June 23 @12:00PM-3:00PM)
- Enjoy snacks, music, manicures, and more!
- Paris is Burning Screening (Saturday, June 23 @2:00 PM)
- Attend a screening of Paris is Burning and stay after for a Q & A session with the director Jennie Livingston
Rainbow Citi Bikes
Union Square Citi Bike Stations
In the spirit of Pride this month, Citi Bike has launched rainbow bikes and snuck some into our Union Square CitiBike stations. Upgrade your commute and cycle around the city in celebration of this month's festivities.