Celebrated In: Netherlands Antilles
Originating in New York City, the Gay Pride Parade is actually just one rainbow-colored event among many that goes on in NYC during Gay Pride Week.
Typically, the NYC Gay Pride Parade is held on the last Sunday in June. Also celebrated about the same time is the annual Gay Pride rally and the annual Dance on the Pier, all culminating in the big parade and the Pridefest street fair wrapping up Gay Pride Week.Celebrations kick off in New York this year on Friday, June 28, 2013 beginning at 3PM. The traditional rallying point is at Central Park's Summerstage at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
Next follows the annual "Rapture on the River: A Women's Dance" scheduled for Saturday, June 29 2013 on the Hudson River.
Gay Pride Week next culminates in the headline grabbing BIG EVENT on Sunday with a parade down Fifth Avenue beginning at noon on Sunday, June 30, 2013 — marching from 36th Street and heading south to Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.
On Sunday, the party continues as parade watchers are invited to Pridefest, the annual LGBT street fair on Hudson Street to round off gay pride festivities in New York City.