50 Things to do in New York During Stonewall 50 and WorldPride 2019

by Kelsy Chauvin

The City and State of New York are showing full support with an extraordinary lineup for Stonewall 50 and WorldPride 2019, together serving as this year’s NYC Pride extravaganza.

Kelsy Chauvin

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THE CENTER
It doesn’t need to be Pride month to feel proud of The Center. Opened in 1983, NYC’s LGBTQIA+ community hub is open 365 days a year, during which it hosts more than 12,000 events in its West Village HQ. Head there for resources and programs, plus an outstanding library, archive, and art collection, including that legendary 1989 Keith Haring restroom mural, Once Upon a Time. 208 W. 13th St. gaycenter.org

LGBT WEEK (June 17-21)
Business will be on topic for this annual educational and networking event hosted by Community Marketing, Inc. and Pink Banana Media. Held at various venues, LGBT Week presents workshops, meetings and events on a variety of topics, from marketing strategies to LGBTQ-related programming and content. For specific times and locations, visit www.lgbtweek.nyc

I Love my Transgender Child photo by A Katz

I Love my Transgender Child photo by A Katz

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT (June 21)
Leading up to the big weekend, Heritage of Pride and partners will screen a family flick under the stars on Pier 45 in Hudson River Park. The event will serve as a fundraiser for host organizations, and as a celebration “of families for all families.” Pier 45. 6:30-10 P.M. 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/family-movie-night

PRIDE LUMINARIES BRUNCH (June 23)
Now in its eighth year, this annual upscale brunch is hosted by NYC Pride and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to honor inspiring LGBTQIA+ business leaders that continue to work toward equality in the workplace. The ticketed event includes a four-hour open bar, VIP gift bag, and brunch buffet, and welcomes industry insiders, queer media, and proud politicians. 12-4 P.M. For specific location, visit 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/pride-luminaries-brunch

HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE (June 24-25)
A key part of WorldPride is the enlightening Human Rights Conference, held over two days at New York Law School in Tribeca. In a unique global dialogue, the conference will bring together activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, and students engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world. Advance tickets recommended. New York Law School, 185 West Broadway. 9 A.M.-5 P.M. 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/human-rights-conference

KEEPING FAITH IN A CHANGING WORLD (June 25)
WorldPride will bring a conversation with the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, who was the first open lesbian to be consecrated bishop in the Anglican Communion. Taking place at the Upper East Side’s Church of the Holy Trinity, Bishop Glasspool will talk about her life’s challenges, and the sources for the faith and love that sustains her and enables her to lead others. Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E. 88th St. For specific time, visit 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/Trinity

SAVOR PRIDE (June 28)
This second annual “immersive culinary fundraiser” benefiting God’s Love We Deliver returns for a day of in-depth cooking demonstrations, discussions, and tastings. The event will draw LGBTQIA+ and ally chefs to kick off the big weekend with mingling over bites, all happening on the terraces of the non-profit’s Midtown headquarters. God’s Love We Deliver, 166 6th Ave. 6-10 P.M. 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/SavorPride

Gay Youth photo by Steve Edreff

Gay Youth photo by Steve Edreff

YOUTH PRIDE (June 29)
NYC Pride’s free event for teens returns with a Saturday roster of fun interactive experiences, games, and entertainment for LGBTQIA+ and ally teens. (It’s open to the public, but registration is required.) SummerStage, Central Park, 5th Ave. at 69th St. 12-6 P.M. 2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/youth-pride

GAY & SOBER PRIDE EVENTS (June 27-30)
The annual Gay and Sober Men’s Conference gathers over four days at the Westin Times Square for wellness workshops, speakers, meetings, and other sober socializing. It culminates on Sunday evening with the Dance on the River cruise, a drug- and alcohol-free soiree that’s open to all. (Advance tickets recommended.) For specific times and locations, visit www.gayandsober.org/nycmeetings.
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