NYC Pride 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the first time the United States has hosted WorldPride. Taking place in New York City where the Pride movement began, this year’s celebrations will be largest ever.
From transit to viewing areas and crowds, our essential information guide will help you plan for having the very best time at WorldPride in Greenwich Village and beyond.
Keep checking back for the latest information and updates from city agencies and WorldPride partners.
Last update: Thursday, June 27, 12:10pm
NYC PRIDE MARCH - JUNE 30
Who Will Be Participating In The March?
Over 400 groups from non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists will be participating in the March through Manhattan in support of the LGBT community.
Where Can I Watch The March?
Covering more than 40 blocks, the parade can be viewed on the sidelines throughout the entire route.
The Pride March kicks off at noon on 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, moving down Fifth Avenue to West 8th Street, passing through Greenwich Village and then routing north on Seventh Avenue to 23rd Street. Click HERE for the official route map.
NYC PRIDEFEST - JUNE 30
What Is PrideFest?
The annual PrideFest street fair combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities to celebrate Pride. Iconic television and fashion personality, E.J. Johnson, is set to host PrideFest this year. PrideFest festivities run from 11am to 6pm and are free and open to the public.
Between 10th Street and 9th Street, StageFest will have an incredible lineup with performances by Princess Nokia, Lauren Juaregui, The Veronicas, Melanie C and Sink The Pink. Doors are open at 11am, and the show begins at 11:58am with a moment of silence that will take place throughout the festival. Performances run from 12pm to 5:30pm. Head to the stage early if you want to get a good spot! Click HERE to find out more information about the performers.
Between 11th Street and 10th Street, FoodFest will be providing you with food vendors and trucks from far and wide! There will also be a seating area if you are looking for a place to take a break. Come by and grab a bite to eat (or multiple) from vendors like Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Coolhaus, Taïm, and more. For a list of vendors, click HERE.
Between 12th Street and 11th Street, Mural Market for the WorldPride Mural Project Initiative will be showcasing work made by some of the 50 local and international artists chosen to create murals that reflect and honor the beauty, struggle, and strides of the LGBTQIA+ community. A loop of the Mural Project videos will also be played so that people can learn more about the artists behind the mural.
Between 13th and 12th Street, KidFest will celebrate Pride with Sing-Alongs, Read n’ Meets with Drag Queen Story Hour, book giveaways, and more. Le Leche League of Manhattan and Children Museum of Manhattan will have tents up that you can visit all day.
Where Is PrideFest
Fourth Avenue between East 13th Street and East 8th Street, Astor Place and Cooper Square between East 8th Street and Third Avenue.
How Can I Get To The March and PrideFest In Greenwich Village?
Due to the plenty of planned street closures, the best option of getting to the March and PrideFest is by subway. Click HERE to view a dedicated transit advice page provided by the MTA.
Subway Options -
- Fourth Avenue (4,5,6,N,Q,R,W,L) to Astor Place and14th Street-Union Square
- Park Avenue South (6) to 28th Street
- Broadway (N,R,W) to 8th-NYU, 23rd Street, and 28th Street stations
- 6th Avenue (A,C,E,F,M) to 4th, 14th and 23rd Street
- 7th Avenue (1,2,3) to 14th, 18th, 23rd, and 28th Street stations
- 8th Avenue (A,C,E,L) to 14th and 23rd Street
*Many surrounding bus routes will be rerouted to accommodate for Pride50*
- The following buses serve the area of the March but are subject to rerouting along nearby streets: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M8, M14A/D, M20, M23 SBS, M55, SIM1c, SIM3c, SIM4c, SIM33c, X27, X28, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, Q32
NYC Pride March Street Closures
The official list of street closures from NYPD is detailed below. There will likely be additional changes and closures for security purposes. All crosstown vehicular traffic along the parade route will be prohibited.
Pride March Street Closures:
*Street closures will begin at 4am and will be effective until 12am*
- 24th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue
- 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
- 26th through 28th Street between Park Avenue and 8th Avenue
- 29th Street between Park Avenue and 9th Avenue
- 30th through 33rd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
- Christopher Street between Greenwich Street and 7th Avenue
- Greenwich Avenue between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
- 5th Avenue between 8th Street to 42nd Street
- 6th Avenue between Bleecker Street and 10th Street
- 7th Avenue between Bleecker Street and 42nd Street
- 8th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
Pedestrian crossings at:
- 10th Street, Perry Street, Greenwich Avenue, 12th Street, 14th Street, 17th Street, 21st Street, and 23rd Street.
PrideFest Street Closures
*Street closures will begin as early as 5am and will be effective until 8pm*
- 4th Avenue between Astor Place and East 14th Street
- Cooper Square between Astor Place and 3rd Avenue
- East 10th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
- East 12th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
- East 13th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
Closing Ceremony Closures:
*Street Closures will begin as early as 10am and will be effective until 12am*
- Broadway between 47th Street and 57th Street.
- 46th Street through 57th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue.
Are There Accommodations for Handicapped People?
Yes! NYC Pride is committed to ensuring a welcoming, inclusive, and fun experience for all of its events’ attendees regardless of ability. Click HERE to view their Disability & Accessibility Accommodations that are specific to their events like The March, PrideFest, Closing Ceremony and more. Information can be found on wheelchair accessibility, ASL interpreters, Audio interpreters, designated seating, known limitations, and known triggers/warnings.
If you have any specific requests or concerns about accessibility at any NYC Pride-produced event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Crowds Scare Me But I Don’t Want To Miss It
Can’t make it to Pride? Celebrate from your own phone or tv! The Pride March and portions of PrideFest will be live broadcasted on localWABC – Channel 7. Live coverage of the March will run from 12pm to 4pm.
OTHER WORLDPRIDE RELATED EVENTS
Youth Pride - June 29
On June 29, the day before the official March, Youth Pride is being celebrated at Summer Stage in Central Park from 12pm-6pm. Ava Max will be headlining this year’s Youth Pride, alongside features from DJ Nhandi, Deetranada, and POSE stars Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar.
Fun interactive experiences, games, and entertainment will be provided for all that attend. This event will be free and open to the public, but registration is required so click HERE to register.
Queer Liberation March & Rally - June 30
The Queer Liberation March is a people’s political march—no corporate floats, and no police. The March honors the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion by highlighting the most marginalized members of our community, with commitment to address the ongoing struggles faced.
The March assembles at Seventh Avenue just south of Christopher Street before stepping off at 9:30am. It then proceeds north along Seventh Avenue, turning right onto West 10th Street to Sixth Avenue, where it then continues north the ending point in Central Park.
Find out more about the March here.
OTHER PRIDE EVENTS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE
Discover other WorldPride events in Greenwich Village by visiting our website event page here.