Pride Month Happenings
June 15, 2018
The Meatpacking District has a colorful past and we’re proud of it. During Pride month, come in your best rainbow apparel and check out all the happenings in the neighborhood.
Sip the rainbow
At The Gansevoort Hotel, try the Pride cocktail named 2011 in honor of when same-sex marriage was legalized in New York. The concoction includes Bacardi Carta Blanca, fresh lemon juice, honey with turmeric, Peychaud bitters and Violette liqueur. Served until the end of June.
Shop for a Cause
On Saturday, June 23, rag + bone will host a shopping event where 10% of the sales go to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization providing crisis and suicide intervention to LGBTQ youth. Stop by the store to see a special window display in collaboration with artist Tyler Wallach.
At Madewell, pick up an adorable Love to All pride tee or tote. With your purchase, Madewell will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization working to ensure LGBTQ people are safe, equal and free in every community.
Stay proud and stand up
In light of the latest Supreme Court ruling, ring your rep and demand LGBTQ+ equality. Not sure what to say? Not to worry, ACLU has a script all laid out for you at The Standard phone booth located on the plaza.
After making your voice heard, have some cosmos with some queens in the plaza all Pride weekend long. There’s also a queer Asian dance party, Pride bingo, sunset dj sets and more at The Standard.
Pride Pizza Party
New to the neighborhood, The Woodstock, will hold a party on the day of the parade with DJs, a special rainbow pizza called “All You Need Is Love” and a specialty cocktail that will be available all month long called Pride of ‘69.
Taste the Rainbow
There’s no shortage of tasty rainbow themed treats this month.
Throughout June, $4 from the sale of every Sherry B Pride vanilla marshmallows will be donated to the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ youth.
Baby I Was Churned this way is a salty hazelnut ice cream studded with chocolate-covered rainbow-colored sunflower seeds served all month long at Ample Hills Creamery. For every prepackaged pint purchased this month, $1 will go to Brooklyn Pride.
Cheers to Pride Weekend with Bottomless Brunch at Dos Caminos including unlimited frozen margs, bloody marys, mimosas, screwdrivers or sparkling Wine. For an extra treat, order rthe Rainbow pancakes, available all weekend-long.
Support the Arts
Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, This Ain’t No Disco at The Atlantic Theater tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag. This Ain’t NoDisco is a new musical from creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stephen Trask, along with Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Tits of Clay), directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder).
Ride with Pride
Take a pride-themed Soul Cycle class to get energized for the weekend. Sign-ups start June 18.
6/22 – 5pm with Nick S, Pride Ride Challenge
6/23 – 9:30am with Marvin, Pride Ride Survivor
6/24 – 9:30am with Ariel, Pride Ride Survivor