Guide: What you need to know before heading to the NYC Pride March

The NYC Pride March is returning this year, after it was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 
Below is all you need to know:

NYC PRIDE MARCH

June 27, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., New York City
The NYC Pride March broadcast special will return for its fifth consecutive year. All in-person elements will be produced in accordance with the most current guidelines for public events in the city. For more information on the march click here. 

PRIDEFEST

June 27, 2021 starting at 11 a.m., Greenwich Village
Going into its 27th year, PrideFest is back for the annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Learn more about PrideFest here.

VISITOR TRAVEL INFORMATION

Plan your trip to NYC Pride. Here's all the information you need to help you find your way around town, hotels, transportation and parking.

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

A virtual experience of the March will begin online across streaming platforms at 3 p.m. on June 27. The virtual program will feature groups and organizations that would typically take to the streets for the annual NYC Pride March. Each segment will highlight one of this year’s five Grand Marshals. The show will stream on NYC Pride’s Facebook and Youtube.

THEME

"The Fight Continues" is the theme for NYC Pride 2021. "In a time of tremendous adversity for the community on many fronts, 'The Fight Continues' reflects the multitude of battles we’ve been fighting as a country and as a city," say organizers. According to a release from organizers, those battles include coronavirus pandemic, issues of police brutality, the alarming murder rate for trans POC, economic hardship, climate disasters, violent efforts to disenfranchise voters, rights as a community being questioned at the level of the Supreme Court.

GRAND MARSHALS

Wilson Cruz, Ceyenne Doroshow, Menaka Guruswamy & Arundhati Katju, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, and Aaron Philip will head this year’s celebration. Read more about the Grand Marshals HERE.