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Around Town - NYC Pride Guide, DUMBO Dance and more...
June 20, 2023, 6:58.32 pm ET



The Annual Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 25th starting at 12 noon. Events include:

11am - PrideFest - The annual street fair is back featuring LGBTQIA+ exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities on 4th Avenue between East 8th and East 13th Streets.

12pm - The March - Kicks off at 25th and Fifth Avenue. Billy Porter, Yasmin Benoit, AC Dumlao, Hope Giselle and Randolfe “Randy” Wicker are this year's Grand Marshalls.

12pm - Youth Pride - Will be held at Brooklyn's Domino Park will feature Snookie Lanore, Amorphous, Devan Ibizia, Blue Man Group and more. The event is free but an RSVP is required.

2pm - Pride Island at Brooklyn Arnt Terminal. Christina Agullera is this year's headliner.

4:30pm - The Rally - Annual protest and activism including speakers such as Braxton Fleming, Cecilia Gentili, Mila Jam and Kathy Najimy. 154 Christopher St outside NYC Pride Offices.

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Pride parties and events are planned across the city. Here are a few:

Photo: One Fifth

One Fifth, located on the NYC Pride Parade route is offering its all-day Sunday Happy Hour at the bar on June 25th. Drink specials include $5 Negronis, as well as $10 specialty spritzes and wine. The happy hour menu features Antipasti like squash blossom zeppoles, and an assortment of Roman-style Pizzas.

Ayada at Chelsea Market will be hosting one a Drag Brunch on Saturday, June 24 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm and a Pride Party on Sunday, June 25th featuring Cherry Poppins and FiFii DuBois. The Pride Party includes bottomless mimosas for $22 and specialties like Ribeye Steak with Drunken Noodles, and Pineapple Duck Curry.

Photo: Nowadays

On Friday, June 23rd from 3pm onward, Nowadays will be hosting a backyard hang with Queer Art, a non profit art organization that works with LGBTQ+ artists. The backyard will also host a queer vendor fair featuring work by local artists and trans and queer-owned brands, where guests can browse through clothing, zines, jewelry, original artworks and more.

The Vine at The Eventi Hotel is kicking off its Pride celebration this Friday, June 23rd. To start the weekend off strong, the hotel is throwing a Wine Hour from 5:00 - 7:00 PM featuring Drag Queen, Phoebe Jeebies, and DJ jRoc who will be spinning tunes all night long.


Photo: White Wave

On Thursday, June 22nd, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates its 22nd Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival, the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City area. Dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance with on-stage and behind-the-scenes opportunities for 55 dance troupes from across America and around the globe. Tickets are $100-$250 per person.

The Gallery by Hiroki Odo is hosting two new exhibitions this summer.

“odo x Sean Landers: The Beauty of Yohaku” will be held from June 20th to July 22nd highlighting the subtle profundity of yohaku, meaning “empty space,” an important concept in East Asian art and design. Odo has created a special dish, “Zaru Soba” to be paired with the exhibition. It is house-made cold soba served with homemade dashi broth.

Photo: The Gallery

The ‘Utsuwa Antique and Modern Ceramics of Japan’ exhibition will run from July 23 to August 27. Chef Odo is showcasing an extensive array of Japanese antique ceramics, including exceptional Imari porcelain that dates back 300-years, with most pieces available for purchase.

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