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NYC Pride Weekend in Lincoln Square

Jun 26, 2019
A large crowd of people march for Pride with rainbow flags

Pride month is coming to a close, but there's still so much to do as the City preps for the Sunday parade. In Lincoln Square, a number of businesses are celebrating with special deals, events, and drinks! Check out the list of ways to celebrate below: 

New York City Opera presents: Stonewall; Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rose Theater
Friday, June 21 - Friday, June 28; various days
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement, Stonewall is an explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ+ community's uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collided at that pivotal moment in history when they found the courage to fight back.

DiscoVogue; Midsummer Night Swing, Damrosch Park
Thursday, June 27
As part of the Midsummer Night Swing series at Lincoln Center, show your pride at DiscoVogue - a show Celebrating WorldPride NYC and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Ahead of the weekend's NYC Pride March, this celebration will feature an extended live set by Escort as well as house and club tracks provided by East Village icon DJ Lina and underground sensation MikeQ and members of the Qween Beat collective. Fronted by Nicki B's soulful vocals, Escort brings its "seamless blending of deep house beats and disco glitter" (NPR) to the dance floor for an evening of feel-good, nu disco bliss. Plus, there will be an after hours Silent Disco.

Film Comment Talk: Queer & Now & Then, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Thursday, June 27
Join Film at Lincoln Center for the latest in the monthly Film Comment talk series. This June's special guests include Melissa Anderson (4Columns), Wesley Morris (The New York Times), Mark Harris (author, Pictures at a Revolution, Five Came Back), and Farihah Zaman, joining Film Comment's Michael Koresky-writer of its biweekly column Queer & Now & Then-for a discussion about the changing landscape of LGBTQ cinema and criticism, just in time for Pride Month.

Ascent Longue, 10 Columbus Circle
Sunday, June 30
Sashay your way to Ascent Lounge to celebrate WorldPride. Enjoy the featured Pride cocktail - the Patron "Estate Release" Watermelon Margarita and complementary light fare, all while listening to non-stop International Pride beats.

Inside of The Shops at Columbus Circle, there are a number of shopping specials to take advantage of this month in honor of Pride. At J.Crew on the second floor, shop special Love First Pride tees this weekend (June 28 - June 30). Or, head to Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, and H&M, also on the second floor, for Pride-inspired makeup and clothing collections to help you dress up for this weekend's celebrations. Other stores with special deals and items include: Michael Kors, La Maison du ChocolatThomas Pink, Sugarfina, Diptyque, Swarovski, Lululemon, Aveda, Eileen Fisher, and Ted Baker. You can also order a Seven Layer Rainbow Cake at Bouchon Bakery (third floor) through Sunday, June 30 or you can toast to Pride month at Bluebird London with "The Stone Wall" cocktail and at Momofuku Noodle Bar with the "Love Wins" cocktail (both on the third floor). A portion of Bluebird's sales will go towards The Trevor Project and a portion of Momofuku's sales will go towards the Stonewall Community Foundation.

Also, through Sunday, June 30, you can raise a glass to Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and Pride month with the special Pride Margarita at Rosa Mexicano (61 West 62nd Street). And, for every Estate Rosa cocktail sold through the end of June at Lincoln Ristorante (142 West 65th Street), $1 will be donated to The Trevor Project

Please be advised that for Sunday, June 30, an estimated four million people will gather for the celebration of World Pride at a number of events around New York City, especially the Pride March which will impact several Manhattan neighborhoods. Click here to see a World Pride Event Notification from the City regarding street closures and other information.

Enjoy this weekend's Pride month festivities!

Photo credit: Time Out New York