Celebrate WorldPride 2019 in East Midtown

This June, an estimated 3 to 4 million visitors will be in New York City to celebrate WorldPride 2019, which coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Add hundreds of thousands of area residents to the mix and our city can look forward to an exciting month.The East Midtown Partnership has planned programming to welcome and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during WorldPride. Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, please plan to join us for a memorable month.

WorldPride Block Party

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Hosted in partnership with SUNY Global Center, we invite SUNY Students, SUNY Alumni, and the East Midtown Community to our Pride Block Party on East 55th Street, between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue. Stop by anytime between 12:00 Noon and 4:00 PM on Friday, June 21 for lunch, coffee, or a sweet treat and enjoy:

  • Tents for partner organizations (Trevor Project, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and more to come)
  • Lunch, snack, and coffee tents
  • Seating area with tables and chairs
  • Confetti Project photo booth/open studio
  • DJ Zeke Thomas playing music
  • SUNY Pride Parade Float, which will serve as our stage
  • "SUNY’s Got Your Back" backpack assembly area: suny.edu/gotyourback
  • An art show by LGBTQ SUNY students in the SUNY Global Center
  • Appearances by FIT’s annual drag pageant kings/queens winners

East Midtown AIDS Memorial Quilt Walk

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We are thrilled to be a part of a city-wide display of AIDS Memorial Quilt panels on loan from the Names Project. AIDS Panel Quilts are on display at nine locations in East Midtown! We encourage you to visit them all!

  1. A&D Building 150 East 58th Street
    on display June 1 through June 30
  2. 110 East 59th Street, lobby
    on display June 15 through June 30
  3. 59E59 Theater 59 East 59th Street
    on display June 1 through June 30
  4. Central Synagogue Community House, 123 East 55th Street
    on display June 18 through June 30
  5. 875 Third Avenue, lobby
    on display June 1 through June 30
  6. High School of Art & Design, Kenny Gallery, 245 East 56th Street
    on display June 15 through June 30
  7. 527 Madison Avenue, lobby
    on display June 1 through July 31
  8. New York Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Avenue
    on display June 1 through June 30
  9. IKEA Planning Studio, 999 Third Avenue
    on display June 1 through June 30

Support the Trevor Project

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Shop and Dine at the following businesses all of whom will be donating 25% of sales of a special pride item to the The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people..


Special Thanks to Our Program Partners

We've entered into a number of partnerships over the past year in preparation for WorldPride to ensure visitors for the event and area residents alike know that East Midtown Manhattan is a community that welcomes the LGBTQ community. Among our partners for WorldPride 2019 programming are:

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