Gay Pride New York City


NEW YORK CITY GAY PRIDE is one the best in the country!  And this year is the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  June 20th – 28th.



42nd St. & 6th Ave. @ Bryant Park  with  Marga Gomez
Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Garden Party is NYC’s official kick-off to Pride Week, raising much-needed funds that allow the Center to keep its doors open 365 days a year. Started in 1984 with 1,000 donors and friends and one catering company. Nowadays, Garden Party attracts over 2,300 friends and supporters and features 40 food participants. Our celebrity chefs this year include Rebecca Charles (Pearl Oyster Bar), Dave Pasternak (Esca), and Daniel Angerer (Klee Brasserie). And back as the Event Chair this year is Gourmet Editor-in-Chief, Ruth Reichl!

As one of the biggest  LGBT tasting festival in the country, Garden Party is definitely a tasty treat you will not want to miss this year. Monday, June 22, 2009 on Pier 54 for delicious food from some of New York’s finest and greatest culinary destinations and food purveyors. 6pm – 10pm. Open Bar.  Garden Party Tickets online!

RAPTURE   Womens Dance
Pier 54, 13th St @ the West Side Highway – Hudson River Park
Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
Music by DJ Susan Levine
In its sixth year. Located on Pier 54, this has become a staple Pride event for women in New York City


Peter Rauhofer’s infamous “Work” party has grown significantly over the past several years making its way around the globe with grand-scale events everywhere from Rio to Paris to Miami. On Saturday, June 27, the Grammy Award-winning DJ brings his “Work” party back to where it all started and makes it bigger than ever for New York Pride with “We Can!” at Manhattan’s massive Roseland Ballroom. We Can!” is set to be one of the biggest Saturday Night Pride events New York has ever experienced. 

Peter Rauhofer has been playing internationally to packed houses for years but New Yorkers know him best from his legendary Saturday night residency at the now-shuttered Roxy nightclub where he regularly attracted throngs of muscled men, house music devotees and celebrity drop-ins such as Madonna and Beyoncé. “Since Roxy closed it’s doors, the big room experience that New York always had no longer really exists” Rauhofer says. “That’s why I really felt the need to throw this Pride event as it’s the perfect time to bring that experience back to New York”.   

No stranger to New York Pride events or spinning alongside Rauhofer, Israeli DJ sensation Offer Nissim will usher in his unique brand of high-energy, fresh tracks. Also debuting new material will be Nissim main Diva Maya, an Israeli star in her own right, who will hit the stage for a late-night powerhouse performance that’s set to leave gay revelers gasping. “This will be a huge production with professional dancers and some surprises,” Maya says of her show.

“This is going to be one of the most impressive events New York has ever seen for Pride,” Rauhofer adds. “There is a lot of production going on behind-the-scenes to ensure this is an experience no one in attendance will forget!” 

Picking up the afterhours portion of the party will be veteran disc jock, big-room maestro and longtime production partner of Ralph Falcon, Oscar G. “Ralph and I are releasing solo albums right now, so this was a perfect time for me to step out and deliver a deep, tribal set at the We Can! event to wrap things up in grand style,” Oscar says. 

“Since back in the Roxy Days throughout the last ten years I’ve always spun the main Saturday night pride party,” Rauhofer concludes, “It’s the right time to bring that experience back especially since people from all over the world come together for Pride weekend and want to celebrate on a grand scale.”


Peter Rauhofer presents We Can! 10pm-10am Saturday, June 27 at Roseland Ballroom in New York (239 West 52nd Street between Seventh & Eighth Avenues). Advance tickets available at Visit for more info. 


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Hudson St. between Abingdon Sq. & West 14th St.
Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

THE MARCH!   With  Cleve Jones.
From 5th Ave. & 52nd St. to Christopher & Greenwich St.
Sunday, June 28, 2009, Noon – End
Moment of Silence: 2:00 PM

DANCE ON THE PIER  Pier 54, 13th St @ the West Side Highway – Hudson River Park
Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 4:00 – 10:30 PM, Fireworks
Featuring the music of Phillip Kimball, Jack Reina, and Corey Craig.
The Dance on the Pier was born out of a time when LGBT persons could not dance openly and proudly together. It is a protest set to music, a celebration set to the western skyline and a reminder of how far we’ve come.


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