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
York City celebrates Gay Pride each June (June 28 to June 30, 2013), to
honor what many consider to be one of the foremost events in the
history of lesbian and gay rights, the Stonewall Riots, which commenced
early in the morning on June 28, 1969.
2013 Mermaid Parade is Saturday, June 22nd at a new time, 1pm!
King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill
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.
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.
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.
Seaport Music Festival June 7, 2013 Pier 17, Fulton St and East River http://www.seaportmusicfestival.com/
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 http://www.craftsatlincoln.org/myindex.cgi
Big Apple BBQ Block Party June 8-9, 2013 11am-6pm Madison Square Park, 23rd St between Madison Ave and 5th Ave http://www.bigapplebbq.org/
Figment Festival June 8-9, 2013 10am-6pm Governor’s Island http://newyork.figmentproject.org/figment-nyc/
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 http://www.lenoxhill.org/documents/news-and-events/street-fair-2013.pdf
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 http://www.116thstfestival.com/index.html
National Puerto Rican Day Parade June 9, 2013 Fifth Avenue and 44th Street http://www.nationalpuertoricandayparade.org/
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 http://www.eldridgestreet.org/index.php/june
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 http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/weekendwalks/html/find/find.shtml
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