Sunday, June 30, 2013
New York City Gay Pride 2013 - Route Map For NYC Pride March 2013
Celebrating Pride in NYC, including info on buying tickets to Pride parties
Friday, June 21, 2013
King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill
The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.
The MERMAID PARADE specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune ; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public.
Unlike most parades, this one has no ethnic, religious, or commercial aims. It’s a major New York holiday invented by artists! An American version of the summer-solstice celebration, it takes pride of place with West African Water Festivals and Ancient Greek and Roman street theater. It's features participants dressed in hand-made costumes based on themes and categories set by us. This creates an artistic framework on which artists can improvise, resulting in the flourishing of frivolity, dedication, pride, and personal vision that has become how New York celebrates summer.
The 2013 parade will still highlight our ability to mix high and low culture on the beach, as we partner with several Bensonhurst-based muscle car clubs, the Hungry March Band, and our celebrity King and Queen (not yet identified, but past royalty have included Laurie Anderson, Moby, Jackie “the Joke Man”, and others). It will include floats by participants as well as our sponsors and community partners (including the New York Aquarium, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, and Luna Park).
* The Parade will start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue
* The Parade will roll east to West 10th Street
* At West 10th Street the Parade will turn south towards the boardwalk
* Cars and Motorized Floats continue down Surf Ave. passing W. 10th Street and exit the parade.
* At the Boardwalk, the marchers and push-pull floats will turn west and head towards West 17th St.
* At Steeplechase Plaza, the Parade will disband.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Seaport Music Festival June 7, 2013
Pier 17, Fulton St and East River
American Crafts Festival, Lincoln Center June 8 and 9, 2013
Saturday 12pm-9pm and Sunday 10am-9pm
Lincoln Center Plaza, Columbus Ave between 63rd St and 65th St
Big Apple BBQ Block Party June 8-9, 2013 11am-6pm
Madison Square Park, 23rd St between Madison Ave and 5th Ave
Figment Festival June 8-9, 2013 10am-6pm
First Avenue Festival June 8, 2013
First Avenue from 68th to 79th
Hare Krishna Parade June 8, 2013 12am-2:30pm (NOTE COULD NOT CONFIRM THIS ANY WHERE SO MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN)
Fifth Ave between 45th and Washington Square North
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Annual Festival June 8, 2013 12pm-5pm
First Avenue betwen 68th and 79th St
116th Street Festival June 8, 2013 10am-5:30pm
116th St from Lexington Ave to 2nd Ave AND 106th St to 122nd St on 3rd Ave
National Puerto Rican Day Parade June 9, 2013
Fifth Avenue and 44th Street
36th Annual Plantathon and Crafts Fair June 9, 2013 11am-5pm
Broadway between 73rd Street and 86th Street
Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival June 9, 2012 12pm
Museum at Eldridge Street- 12 Eldridge St between Canal and Division St
The Epiphany School Spring Carnival June 9, 2013 12pm-5pm
22nd St between Second and Third Avenue
New York City Expo June 9, 2013 10am-6pm
Third Ave from 23rd St to 34th St
Summer Days in the Heights June 9, 2013 12:30pm-5:30pm
Edward Morgan Place between W. 156th and 157th Streets
Saturday, June 1, 2013
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Station locations are based on population and transit needs, and were selected through a participatory public input process. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. You must be 16 or older to ride a Citi Bike.