Where to Celebrate NYC WorldPride 2019
For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (started by Martha P. Johnson) which ignited the gay rights movement, WorldPride is being held in New York City. Whether you’re a tourist in town for a few days or a local who knows the ropes, we’ve rounded up some key events to hit this weekend. Read on. Happy Pride!
The LadyLand Festival is sure to have you dancing, jam-packed with many music artists to bop to, including Poppy, Pussy Riot, Rina Sawayama, Yvie Oddly, and Gossip. Take Coachella but make it gay. The festival starts today with a second line-up tomorrow, so head over to the Brooklyn Mirage for a live music extravaganza.
If you’re trying to get wet this weekend, hit up Pride Oasis. This pool party in support of the Hetrick-Martin Institute is a good time for a cause, with a roster of A-list hosts including Indya Moore, Christian Siriano, Aquaria, and more. Taking place at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, make sure to bring your best swimwear and make sure to not forget to RSVP on the Facebook group — it’s a free event, after all!
For dancing, consider Devil’s Playground. This rowdy affair at Webster Hall is presented by DJ Ty Sunderland (known for his monthly Heaven on Earth parties) is sure to be heavy on the pop hits. Meanwhile, The Ball Room is perfect for those who like to dress up club-kid-style. This may sound like a nice high-class Cinderella story type vibe, but get prepared for quite the opposite. Presented by Susanne Bartsch and Dreamhouse, expect a night of drag shows, pole dancing, and more. Tickets cost $15- 25, so your bank account will still be intact.
What better way to end a momentous Pride weekend than with a massive EDM affair? On Sunday, Kygo with Cirque du Soleil and other special guests are sure to put on a show at Javits Center. Tickets start at $59 but can go up to $7000 if you’re hungry for the full VIP experience — a luxe way to top off a mighty weekend. Plus did you hear the song he just released with Whitney Houston?