NYC Pride Announces Parade Route for NYC WorldPride 2019

Organizers of NYC Pride, the official host of WorldPride NYC 2019 and Stonewall 50, have announced the route for this year’s Pride parade.

“The 2019 Pride March, which commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, will step off at noon on Sunday, June 30th from 26th Street and 5th Avenue,” organizers announced. “Some 150,000 marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street, passing the site designated in 2016 by President Barack Obama as the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea just north of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue.”

Organizers said the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, and Council Speaker Corey Johnson were all consulted on the route.

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Bisexual goddess Grace Jones to headline New York City Pride

Grace Jones

New York City Pride has announced its first phase of talent performing at the Multi-day Pride Island 2019.

The two-day festival will see legendary bisexual artist Grace Jones take the Pier 97 stage.

The Jamaican-born singer and actress is the biggest name among those announced for Saturday 29 June.

‘I couldn’t be more excited to perform in front of my LGBTI friends and the community that’s supported me for so many years during WorldPride 2019,’ said Jones.

‘Saturday’s Pride Island lineup will be a celebration of everything that the community stands for and will go down in illustrious history.’

Teyana Taylor and Pabllo Vittar will also perform

Moreover, ballroom queen Teyana Taylor and Brazilian drag artist and songwriter Pabllo Vittar will perform.

Other acts include Afro-Latina pop sensation, Amara La Negra, along with popular NYC DJ, Johnny Dynell.

On Pride Island Sunday, taking place on 30 June, Abel and Morabito will take the lead. The headliner for Sunday will be announced at a later date.

A multi-day experience

‘We’re thrilled to be able to create this multi-day experience, which speaks to an inclusive set of Pride-goers, during one of the biggest Pride events in the world,’ said Chris Frederick, Managing Director, NYC Pride.

‘With the iconic Grace Jones headlining on Saturday and the incredible list of curated talent, this musical experience is definitely not to be missed.’

Pride Island Director Jose Ramos echoed these feelings.

‘We’re planning an action-packed weekend of live performances, that will build upon the excitement of what Pride attendees know as Pride Island, for our biggest and most inclusive year yet,’ he said.

‘We’re turning up the heat this year, in honor of WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50. It’s slated to be a truly unforgettable celebration,’ he also said.

Past Pride Island festivals included Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado, and Tegan and Sara.

WorldPride 2019

Pride events span the whole month, culminating in the famous NYC Pride March on Sunday 30 June.

This year’s Pride will also be the official host of WorldPride 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

See also

Parade applications for Pride in London 2019 are now open

San Diego’s next mayor could be a gay man in first for the Golden State

Native PFLAG hosts first Two Spirit, LGBTI powwow at an Arizona community college

Author: Stefania Sarrubba

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Stonewall 50 Exclusive: Main Event Will Take Place At Javitz Center Produced by Jake Resnicow & ArtFashion by Patricia Field

Above: Resnicow

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, New York City’s leading gay party producer, Jake Resnicow, is planning the biggest Pride music festival in history.

Taking place during WorldPride on Saturday, June 29, 2019, the We Party PRIDE FESTIVAL Main Event will bring the entire LGBTQ community and its allies under one spectacular roof and on one enormous dance floor at New York’s largest and most prestigious venue, the Jacob Javitz Center.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Jacob Javitz Center is a mammoth 1,800,000 square feet, covering the entire city block between 33rd and 34th Streets, 11th and 12th Avenues. It offers, by far, the largest capacity of all Pride venues. Tickets available now at PrideFestival2019.com. “The 50th anniversary of Stonewall will bring millions of people from all over the world to New York this Pride,” explains Jake Resnicow, recently named “Most Influential Person of the Year” by Out Magazine.

“This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate our progress while working towards a better future. It will allow everyone to come together on one dance floor, in the city that started it all.”

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of LGBTQ community against a police raid that took place June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. They are widely considered to have sparked the launch of the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.

Above: Patricia Frields and Jake Resnicow

For the Pride Festival Main Event, Resnicow joins forces with WE Party, the producers behind WorldPride Madrid’s mega-events. World-renowned designer, Steve Lieberman, the foremost expert behind such music festivals as Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, has been tapped to oversee production. Sound will be by Jason Ojeda. The evening’s DJs and the special celebrity performer will be announced soon. All net proceeds will benefit prominent LGBTQ charities, including LifeBeat and the Stonewall Gives Back Initiative. “We are excited to a make this a celebration for the record books,” continues Resnicow. “Prepare to be amazed!”

PRIDE FESTIVAL 2019 | Saturday Main Event Teaser | WE Party from PRIDE FESTIVAL 2019 on Vimeo.

 

Hotel accommodations for PRIDE FESTIVAL start at just $189/night and are available at PrideHotels2019.com. For tickets and additional information, visit PrideFestival2019.com.

 

 

 

 

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