Gay Pride in New York City is right around the corner, and if you haven't figured out what you're doing to party down on the big day, you might want to get a jump on that.
NYC puts together some of the biggest and best Pride parties to be found, something that comes along with the territory of being the largest LGBT celebration in the country.
Here are some of the most promising parties happening during Pride weekend that will have you shaking a lot more than just your rainbow flags.
1. Dance on the Pier (West Street between Hudson & North Moore Streets)
Celebrating 30 fabulous years since its inception, the legendary Dance on the Pier takes over Pier 26 once again, and now with newly expanded hours. From 2 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th, you can come party with your peeps, as well as some serious talent, like this year's headline performer: Fergie.
Proceeds from Dance on the Pier benefit NYC's Official Pride events and local LGBT community organizations. So not only is it the biggest party going on that weekend, it's all for a great cause. The event closes with the world’s longest-running LGBT fireworks display over the Hudson River.
Tickets are still available, so be sure to get yours here, while you can.
2. Pinot Pride Launch Party (42West's XL Nightclub - The OUT Hotel)
Yaaaas! It’s the final event for Taste of Tituss! Monday, June 20th, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, Tituss Burgess launches Pinot Pride at 42West at The OUT Hotel!
Tituss himself, along with DJ Scotty Rox, Courtney Act and a few others are throwing down at 42West’s XL Nightclub.
We got a chance a talk to Tituss for a bit, and both he and his wine are f*cking delightful. Sure, this isn’t solstice-themed, but it’s officially Pride Week. There’ll be special performances by Courtney Act, Tituss Burgess, and many more!
Tickets cost $29 and include event admission and swag bag containing a bottle of Pinot Pride. Get your tickets right here!
3. Hudson Terrace VIP Rooftop Party (621 West 46th Street)
What do you get when you cross a majorly hot venue with one of the biggest celebrations to happen in NYC? You get one helluva party.
The 6th Annual VIP Rooftop Party at Hudson Terrace encompasses all three of the venue's levels to create a Gay Pride event that's not to be missed.
Happening the day before the massive parade, Saturday, June 25th, this bash brings in three incredible DJs, Paulo, Eddie Martinez, and Peter Napoli, to make sure you start your weekend off right, as well as a retractable roof in case of rain and mounted Nitro blasts to combat any extra hot weather.
This party has sold out every year, so nab your tickets here before you miss it!
4. The Diamond Horseshoe (235 West 46th Street)
Sure to be one of the brightest parties to light up Pride weekend, the seductive Diamond Horseshoe presents Fantasy, a dazzling spectacle of a party that tantalizes all your senses and showcases some of the best performance artists, lighting, sound and special effects to be found in the city.
This year's NEON theme encourages all attendees to come decked out in their most vivid neon colors, unashamed of the brilliance we all add to this world.
There will be a number of special performances and secret acts all night long, so be prepared for plenty of surprises throughout the event.
Doors open on Friday, June 24th at 10 p.m. Just be sure to get your tickets here before they sell out.
5. Teaze (West Street between Hudson & North Moore Streets)
Calling all the ladies! We have a party exclusively for you! Formerly known as Rapture on the River, the scandalous and ground-shaking Teaze party on Pier 26 will be taking over that section of the park on Saturday, June 25th from 3 to 10 p.m.
After over a decade of “rocking women’s worlds” with Rapture on the River, the creators have given the party a bit of a makeover, and are introducing a number of exciting new ways for ladies of all walks of life to come together and celebrate. It really is a woman's world at Teaze.
Tickets are on sale now, so check them out here.
6. WE Party: Graffiti (311 West 34th Street)
The iconic Hammerstein Ballroom undergoes a serious transformation to turn into NYC's biggest mega-club for one night at WE Party: Graffiti, an edgy and heart-pounding party with thundering sound, hundreds of lights and lasers and stage show with the hottest dancers and performers in the world.
This year, WE Party takes you back to the streets of old New York, complete with dark back side streets, tagged-up subways, hanging fire escapes and scandalous alleyways. This "no rules" party evokes the timeless old school NYC look and feel, and draws over 3500 revelers to party like its 1965.
Regular and VIP tickets are available for the event and can be purchased here.
7. Copacabana (268 West 47th Street)
For the very first time, one of the sexiest worldwide circuit parties in the world comes to NYC for Pride. LaLeche takes to the rooftop of Copacabana with the beats of three stellar international DJs: Phil Romano from Barcelona, Dan Slater from Sydney and Matinee All-Star Taito Tikaro from Ibiza.
The doors open for this Saturday night bash on the 25th at 2 p.m and are rocking the roof all the way through 10 p.m.
A one-hour open bar sponsored by Absolut kicks off the start of the party, not to mention a slew of some of the hottest guys from all around the world who are in town just for Pride.
There are a few different ticket options, so check them out here.
8. BOYZ Pride Beach Party (625 8th Avenue)
What better way to let loose and have a ball than a bona fide beach day? Event producer, Lex Luther, has put together a BOYZ Pride Beach Party at Sandy Hook Beach in New Jersey. Although technically not in NYC, the shuttle bus getting you there is! It launches right from good ol' Port Authority.
With your ticket though, you're not just getting driven to the beach and back on a bus equipped with wi-fi, TVs and plenty of storage; it also includes a full catered lunch. The clothing-optional party is a great chance to soak up some sun, make some new friends and kick off your Pride weekend in style.
If you want to meet the gang there in your car, that's just fine too. For shuttle bus tickets, go here to secure your spot.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]