A selection of listings for Pride Week
Compiled by Max A. Goldstein
Harlem History—The art exhibit Coming Out: A Historical Retrospective of New York’s Trailblazing LGBT Institutions spotlights LGBTQ organizations and people who changed the history of Harlem, including Black AIDS Institute and FIERCE. Through July 12. Casa Frela Gallery, 47 W. 119th St., 917-991-4760, www.casafrela.com.
Thursday, June 24
Pride Ride 2010—Take an historical guided tour through New York and see relics of the LGBT community that date as far back as the late 1800s—and we’re not just talking about some of the drag queens. For information, visit www.bikethebigapple.com.
Friday, June 25
Masquerade—The mosaic marble floors and 65-foot ceilings at Capitale set the stage for an insane Pride soiree, featuring rope artists, jugglers and a $500 prize for Best Costume. DJs Fonseca and Calagna promise a beat-heavy dance party at “Desire: A Masquerade Ball.” Capitale, 130 Bowery, www.leechappell.com; 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., $30.
Pride Plays—Check out “Too Much PRIDE Makes The Baby Go Gay: 30 Gay Plays in 60 Straight Minutes.” New York Neo-Futurists presents 30 short plays that reveal the struggle, the joy, the power of being out and proud in New York City in support of acceptance and freedom for all the world’s citizens. June 25 and 26. The Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St.; 10:30 p.m., $20.
Saturday, June 26
Run Time—Proceeds from the 5-mile Front Runners New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run, sponsored by GLBT-affiliated Front Runners, benefit SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders). Top male and female finishers get prize money. Race starts in Central Park, at West Drive and West 67th Street, www.nyrr.org; 9 a.m., $40.
Marching Orders—Since 1993, the annual NYC Dyke March and After Party from Midtown to Washington Square Park has been the prelude to the annual Gay Pride Parade. The party continues at Ginger’s, the march’s only official sponsor, later that night. Bryant Park, West 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue; 5 p.m.
Head to Harlem—Eat, drink and knock down a pin or two at “Bowl with Pride,” the closing event at Harlem Pride 2010, the neighborhood’s first Pride Week celebration. Harlem Lanes, 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., 646-755-9333; 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 27
Parade View—In its third year, Hades Music: The Parade Party takes place 11 floors up as the parade goes on below, giving partiers great views. Continuous house music and drinks will be flowing. 267 Fifth Ave., 347-525-5683, www.theparadeparty.com; noon to 7 p.m., $31.
Global Party—Dance on the Pier has a little international flavor this year, as British DJ outfit Freemasons is set to spin. But they’ll keep the States in the playlist with songs by New York singer Wynter Gordon, not to mention fireworks and a surprise musical performance. Pier 54, West Side Highway and West 13th Street, www.nycpride.org; 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., $75 to $100.
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