NYC Gay Pride Events: 2012 LGBT Pride Parade, Dance on the Pier, and Where to Celebrate

It's gay pride in New York City this weekend, and you know what that means, right? Well, other then me wondering why every gay man in the city has a six pack and I don't, it's party time, baby.

Sunday will be action-packed with events to celebrate the gay community and commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The theme surrounding the 2012 event is “Share the Love." In past years, more than 750,000 people participated in Pride Week events, and this year is no exception. It's expected to be a weekend of celebration. Here's your guide to events of Sunday:

1) The Gumbo Gang, a staple in NYC gay nightlife, is having their first ever event for pride and they are going to blow the competition out of the water ... no pun intended. The event takes place on Sunday, June 24th. The pool party, which is the roof of the Thompson LES hotel, kicks off at 2PM and goes til 10PM. Dirty Sugar Photography will be there and taking fabulous pictures, as usual.

Check out the Gumbo Facebook page for more information, and make sure to stop out, even if just for a drink or two.


2) LGBT Pride March: The annual parade will begin on Fifth Avenue and 36th Street and end at Christopher and Greenwich Streets in the West Village. Begins 11 AM and goes into the evening.


3) Pridefest: The family-oriented festival will take place on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street. Begins at 11AM and runs until 6PM.


4) Dance on the Pier: The Dance on the Pier features a live performance by Cyndi Lauper and runs from 2PM - 10:30 PM at Pier 57. Admission is $90.


For a complete guide to the Gay Pride 2012 weekend, see here.

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