Happy Pride! This month, you’ll be able to find Pride events all over the region, and can reach many of them via the MTA. Below, you’ll find a roundup of the big events happening around NYC, and of course, Long Island’s big party, which is the second largest Pride event in New York after NYC’s historic Pride March. 

For more events throughout the month, please visit our events calendar! And if you need some tunes for the ride, we've got you covered — here's our Spotify Ride With Pride playlist!


Sunday, June 4th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jackson Heights, Queens 

Kicking off Pride Month is the New Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival in Jackson Heights, which is the second oldest pride parade in the city. Taking place along 37th Avenue, from 89th Street to 75th Street. Expect entertainment, music and good vibes all around.  



Take the 7 and you'll be just a block away from the action!

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Saturday, June 24th, 5 p.m., Manhattan 

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Dyke March (Scott Lynch)

The first Dyke March in NYC took place in 1993, so this will be its 30th year going strong. March organizers note the event is a celebration, and also meant to “highlight the presence of Dykes within our community, and in protest of the discrimination, harassment, and violence we face in schools, on the job, and in our communities.”  

Things will kick off around 5 p.m. in Bryant Park, and typically ends in Washington Square Park.



To get to the kick-off of the march head to Bryant Park

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Sunday, June 25th, 11 a.m. Greenwich Village, Manhattan 

Not up for a march? Then you may enjoy PrideFEST, which is more of a celebratory street fair. The event is in its 29th year, and “combines exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality." There will also be performances at their StageFest. 



1 minute walk

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Sunday, June 25th, 12 p.m., Manhattan 

Pride weekend (Scott Lynch)

The first Pride March was held in Manhattan in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Uprising, and has grown every year since. The theme this year is “Strength in Solidarity,” and the event organizers offered this context: “In a world where platforms of hatred and violence are upheld and even celebrated, NYC Pride seeks to illuminate the good that can and has been accomplished through uplifting and supporting one another. Fear and intimidation only serve to isolate and diminish the community and its allies, but when individuals unite, Strength in Solidarity is truly unlimited.”  

Things will kick off around noon at 25th Street and 5th Avenue. 



5 minute walk to the start of the parade

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Sunday, June 25th, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn Army Terminal 

Pride Island is moving off Governors Island this year, and over to the Brooklyn Army Terminal, where Christina Aguilera is set to headline the event. The show will cap off Pride Week and offer a full-on party, with food, interactive experiences, dancing and plenty of music throughout the day and night. Tickets available here.  



Pride Island will be located just a few blocks from the subway

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Sunday, June 25th, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Manhattan 

The Queer Liberation March began as an alternative to the big pride march, which the Reclaim Pride Coalition (who founded the QLM) believe became too corporate; their goal has been to “reignite the legacy of Stonewall.” This year’s theme is “Trans & Queer: Forever Here!” and is meant to convey “our communities’ timeless truth – with all the beautiful diversity of identities and expressions they contain – that we have always been part of the human experience, that we remain central to the woven story of human history, and that we will persist into the future.” 

Things will kick off in Foley Square at 2 p.m. 



3 to 5 minute walk

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Sunday, June 11th, 12 p.m., Huntington, NY

The second-largest pride event in New York (after the New York City Pride March) is on Long Island. Head to LI Pride to kick off pride month on June 11th. Expect a big turnout, and don’t worry about getting there if you’re coming in from out of the town, you can skip the traffic by taking the LIRR. The party kicks off at noon, and you can expect a parade, concert, and festival with plenty of dancing and food.



5 minute walk

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In 2019, to mark 50 years since Stonewall, the MTA adorned subway cars along the 1 line with Pride hearts. This year, the MTA has introduced a new design for the Pride heart decals to reflect the more inclusive Progress Pride Flag. You can also purchase merch with the new design at the MTA Store.