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Heading into WorldPride’s Home Stretch! Stay busy all week long at LGBTQ happenings around town BY MATT TRACY


he city’s month-long celebration of WorldPride festivities continues through the end of June and culminates with the annual Pride March on June 30. There are numerous other events to check out during the week and into the weekend leading up to the final Sunday of the month, from family movie nights to the Dyke March and rooftop receptions. Below, see a wide range of LGBTQ-related events to attend between June 21 and June 30. Chelsea Challenge Hockey Tournament When: Fri., Jun. 21–Sun., Jun. 23 Where: Sky Rink at 61 Chelsea Piers and RWJ Barnabas Ice House at Prudential Center at 25 Lafayette St. in Newark. The New York City Gay Hockey Association is hosting the 19th Chelsea Challenge — an international adult LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly ice hockey tournament at Chelsea Piers and the Prudential Center. Games start on Friday evening. Find out more at


The Chelsea Challenge hockey tournament is a fun, international event for LGBTQ hockey players.

Family Movie Night When: Fri., Jun. 21, 6:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Where: Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 at W. 10th St. Family movie night will feature “Coco,” Disney/ Pixar’s tale of a young musician, Miguel, who heads to the land of his ancestors — and then meets a friend who helps him find out about his family’s stories and traditions. Everyone in the family is invited — and it’s free! Find out more at 1 Bronx Pride March and Festival When: Sun., Jun. 23 Where: There will be a rally and march at 161st St. and Grand Concourse followed by a festival at 149th St. and Third Ave. The Bronx celebrates WorldPride on Jun. 23 at the 1 Bronx Pride Festival after the march. Honey Davenport of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and actor/ model Chavis Aron will be present along with other performers. Find out more at tinyurl. com/y2y59hbs.


Bring the whole family outdoors to the movies on June 21.

Folsom Street East When: Sun., Jun. 23, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Where: 27th St. and 10th Ave. Head to the Folsom Street East Street Festival to celebrate S.L.U.T.S. (Sex, Love, Unity, Trust, and Safety) in your favorite leather, fetish, or kinky gear. The festival will close out NYC Fetish Weekend and proceeds will go to the New


York City Anti-Violence Project and the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Learn more information at The Garden Party When: Mon., Jun. 24, 6 p.m.–10 p.m. Where: Pier 97 at Hudson River Park at W. 59th

St. The LGBT Community Center is partnering with restaurants and chiefs at Garden Party to help kick off WorldPride. Eat food and dance while the sun sets at this official WorldPride event.

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