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8 Pride Weekend Events You Don't Want to Miss in NYC

By Gary Duff | June 27, 2019 | Culture

Pride Weekend is here! So waste no time grabbing a ticket for these must-attend parties and events this Pride.

Love Above All Ball (June 28)


Expect a packed house at the Rainbow Room's annual Pride Ball.

To benefit the Born This Way Foundation, the iconic Rainbow Room is hosting its first annual Pride Ball. The black tie event (WorldPride's only black tie event) will feature performances from Marina, Betty Who and Drag Race alum Shangela, as well as DJ sets from Casey Spooner, Nicki Siano and Miss Guy. Keep your eyes pealed for some celebrity appearances too. Tickets can be purchased online.

Bartschland Follies (June 28)

With one of New York City's most diverse LGBTQ casts, nightlife icon Susanne Bartsch's weekly cabaret extravanganza at the McKittrick Hotel is a must-see Pride show. Expect plenty of laughs and loads of fun. Tickets can be purchased online.

LadyLand Festival (June 28/June 29)


LadyLand Festival kicks off its two-day event this Friday. Catch your favorite entertainers from Allie X to Dorian Electra and Violet Chachki at The Brooklyn Mirage. Tickets can be purchased online.

Pride Oasis by The Misshapes (June 29)


NYC's iconic DJ duo The Misshapes are celebrating WorldPride with a rooftop pool party this Saturday at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The celebration, atop Harriet’s Rooftop Pool & Lounge, is in support of the Hetrick-Martin Institute and features a selection of music from Drag Race winner Aquaria, as well as The Misshapes, Jodie Harsh, Prkr Harry Charlesworth and Timo Weiland. Hosts Indya Moore, MJ Rodriguez, Violet Chachki, Poppy, Christian Siriano, Nico Tortorella and Christian Cowan will also be in attendance.

Virgin Voyages Pride Bus (June 29)


Snag a ride with Sir Richard Branson and famed drag star Ginger Minj, who will be partying it up on Virgin's double-decker pride bus. The special showcase will feature live acts and drag performances, as well as stops at Chelsea's biggest LGBTQ+ bars. Hop on and enjoy the ride.

Devil's Playground (June 29)


Dance the night away with DJ Ty Sunderland at Devil's Playground at Webster Hall this Saturday. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online.

Pride Island (June 29/June 30)


Pop sensation Kim Petras will take the stage this weekend for her WorldPride performance.

One of Pride's most anticipated events, Pride Island, a multi-day live musical event, kicks off Saturday with a performance by the legendary Grace Jones. Teyana Taylor, Pabllo Vittar, Kim Petras and more, will also hit the stage Saturday. On Sunday, Madonna will close out WorldPride with a multi-song performance. Tickets can be purchased online.

Pollen: A Love Prism Pride Party (June 30)


Inside The Fleur Room at the Moxy Chelsea.

This sunset disco party with music by Love Prism (as wella as Sebastian Villa, Erik Izquierdo, Ty Sunderland) at The Fleur Room at the Moxy Chelsea is where you'll want to go to see and be seen. Entry is free.

Photography by: Photography courtesy The Rainbow Room; Jenny Anderson; LadyLand; Pride Oasis; Virgin; BFA; The Moxy