This weekend is Gay Pride in New York City!
And let's be real, no one does pride like us.
As one of the most festive and colorful celebrations in NYC, Gay Pride weekend has some of the biggest parties of the year.
From partying amid the city skyline to dancing on the water, here are our top picks for where you should get your Pride party on this weekend!
Happy Pride, NYC!
1. Hudson River Park: Pier 26 (West Street b/w North Moore & Hubert Streets)
The next evolution of the legendary Dance on the Pier is here in a new multi-day experience: Pride Island. From iconic performers and bands to dancing the night away above the river, this new inclusive experience creates a central hub for the LGBT community and their allies to celebrate Pride.
Sunday’s lineup will keep with the show-stopping caliber expected from a NYC Pride closing event with chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning singer Nelly Furtado, as well as end the night with their traditional massive fireworks show on the water. It's the crown jewel of Gay Pride parties.
Grab your tickets here and get ready to dance!
2. The Dream Hotel Midtown (210 West 55th Street)
Come and be above it all atop the beautiful Dream Hotel in midtown for the Love On Top Pride Rooftop Party, presented by Monica B. and sponsored by the new gay dating app Chappy! From games and raffles to body painting and celebrity guests, this is the post-parade Pride party not to miss!
RuPaul's Drag Race royalty Bianca Del Rio, Pearl and Shangela are all lined up to take the party sky high. The night also benefits OutRight Action International, who is a leading international human rights organization. It all kicks off Sunday at 4 p.m. on 55th Street right off of Broadway.
Tickets are pre-sale only, so get your tickets here before they're gone!
3. Hudson Terrace (621 West 46th Street)
Where my ladies at? Enter Femme Fatale, a girls-only rooftop party where you can eat, drink, dance and mingle with over 1,000 women from all over the world. DJs Nikki Lions, Mary Mac and Tatiana will be dropping their hot beats for the girls all night.
From sweeping city views to their open-air terrace, the venue is legendary for hosting some of the most spectacular parties in the city, and this one is no different. So grab your girls and get ready to shake your groove thing this Sunday starting at 4 p.m.!
4. ICON (31-84 33rd Street - Queens)
Quickly becoming the go-to hotspot in the Astoria nightlife scene, ICON is pulling out all the stops to help your Pride be as ICON-ic as it can be. From great drinks and sick beats to a huge dance floor equipped with colored lights and smoke, this isn't your usual neighborhood watering hole.
It all pops off Saturday night at 10 p.m. with NYC's drag mermaid Bella Noche at Schwasted Saturdays, where she's amassed a tsunami of talent for her midnight show to officially ring in Pride! Then on Sunday, join drag diva Catrina LoveLace at 5 p.m. for drinks, shows and a Pride not to be forgotten.
No cover! Come as you are!
5. Ace Hotel (20 West 29th Street)
Descend down into the basement space of the chic Ace Hotel this Friday and get ready to glow in the dark at LIT, a visual experience presented by Vincent Cooper. Come decked out in UV-reactive clothes, get decorated by body painters and pop by the crop top station to create your own glowing apparel!
There's an open vodka bar from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m, accompanied by performances by RuPaul's Drag Race alumni Acid Betty and NYC drag superstar Brita Filter, with beats by DJ Nandi. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop will also be on hand with some cool free samples. Come out and glow your Pride!
6. Macri Park (462 Union Avenue - Brooklyn)
Already a standout among the bars and clubs of Brooklyn, Macri Park brings back the unique and out-of-the-box style that Williamsburg first became known for. It's got all the things you'd want a dimly lit dive bar to be with the kitsch and camp you didn't know you were missing.
On Friday night at 8 p.m., an all-star lineup of Acid Betty, Alotta McGriddles, Miz Jade and Heidi Glum come together to host the sickening grand finale of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 live! Come out and scream along with them at the TV!
There's a mere $5 suggested donation at the door.
7. Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street)
Masterbeat once again transforms the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom into NYC’s biggest mega-club with world-famous production featuring thundering concert sound, hundreds of moving lights and lasers and a theatrical production showcasing the hottest dancers and performers in the world.
This year, they're inviting you to “Come On Down” and party was the next player in our new original theme “Game Show," taking you through the games you know and love as you dance the night away with 3,000 other players there to compete for cash, prizes, fun, or even you!
Feeling lucky? Snatch a ticket here and find out![Feature Image Courtesy Observer]