"Our theme for 2011, Proud and Powerful, exemplifies where the LGBT movement is currently," says Chris Frederick, managing director of Heritage of Pride, Inc., which produces NYCPride. "Over the last year we've seen the downfall of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the slow breakdown of the Defense of Marriage Act, and many other wins for the community. Our message is clear and succinct that we are proud of who we are and increasingly more powerful in winning LGBT equal rights."
NYCPride schedule of events:
Pier 54 – Hudson River Park (13th and West Streets)
DJs Susan Levine and Mary Mac
For smaller crowds, visitors should watch anywhere from the 'teens to the 30s on Fifth Avenue and for larger crowds and high energy, anywhere in the Village.
Additionally PrideFest will occupy 13th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues
Dance on the Pier: Dance 25
Closing DJs – Ana Paula (Rio De Janeiro)
Ticket prices: $75 until June 24; $125 on the day of; $200 VIP (VIP tickets include open bar, free water, beverages for entire event, fresh fruit, VIP bathrooms and access to raised VIP area)
For more information and to order tickets, click here.