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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Madonna Named ‘Stonewall Ambassador’, Sparking Talk of NYC Pride Performance

The Stonewall Inn on Sunday announced that Madonna has been named a Stonewall Ambassador for the upcoming 50th anniversary Stonewall celebrations this June, marking the riots that kicked off the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

Wrote The Stonewall Inn and Pride Live Official in an Instagram post: ‘Rebel. Maverick. Barrier breaker. Trailblazer. Icon. Activist. Mother. Ally. Stonewall Ambassador. Today we are insanely proud to announce Madonna is a Stonewall Ambassador supporting Stonewall Day + the 50th anniversary of Stonewall!!’

Madonna visited the Stonewall Inn last week ahead of the official announcement.

The move comes as Madonna prepares to release her 14th studio album. She has been teasing it on Instagram with the hashtag #magic for many weeks.

Pride Live Official posted this to an Instagram story. So much “magic” coming, eh?

And who’s TeamID?

Variety reports that it’s Madonna’s new public relations firm: ‘Madonna has a new public relations team. The singer has signed with Kelly Bush Novak of ID, whose clients include Serena Williams, Alfonso Cuarón, Ben Stiller, Pamela Adlon, Cynthia Erivo, Hannah Gadsby, Ellen Page, Janelle Monáe, and David Oyelowo, among many others. Bush Novak founded ID in 1993 and the company, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, is home to veteran Hollywood publicists Mara Buxbaum (Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sean Penn), Bebe Lerner (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski) and Matt Labov (Seth Rogen, Bill Hader), among others. Its music division is headed by Allison Elbl (James Taylor, Steve Martin, Marshmello). Madonna is managed by Guy Oseary of Maverick.’

Next summer, WorldPride comes to New York City and the United States for the first time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The sixth edition of the culturally-diverse WorldPride will attract millions of LGBTQI+ revelers for the largest celebration of Pride in history.

Will the queen of pop be performing? We shall see.

(h/t ohnotheydidnt)

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