Every June, the queer community comes together to celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of New York City in its annual Pride Celebration but in 2019, the LGBTQ+ community has so much more to celebrate. This year marks not only the fourth anniversary of marriage equality but also the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a queer uprising on Christopher Street, which challenged police brutality against the LGBTQ+ community.
With all of this celebration and more, 2019 World Pride is going to be one of the biggest pride celebrations ever. Here is our guide to some of the festivities happening around the city.
World Pride Welcome Center
Ongoing at 112 Christopher Street
Before heading out to the World Pride celebrations, make sure to check out the World Pride Welcome Center at 112 Christopher Street—just down the street from the Stonewall Inn. The Welcome Center futures interactive exhibits, which help remember the legacy of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The exhibits go beyond Stonewall, as well, and follows LGBTQ history until modern day.
The center also features World Pride merchandise and provides a helpful resource to start your Pride season! The Welcome Center is open daily to the public and is free.