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Gay Pride Week 2014 Schedule of Events

Gay Pride Week 2014 Schedule of Events Discover New York City's rich gay and lesbian culture by experiencing Gay Pride Week, which features festivals, parties and the world-famous Gay Pride Parade. There's no shortage of things to do in NYC, but few offer as much flare and fun as the diverse activities and events surrounding Gay Pride Week. This year's event calendar provides some alluring activities, including:

* Family Night, June 24: Enjoy a family-friendly movie, while relaxing under the stars. The event includes blankets, seating and plenty of tasty treats. (7:30 p.m. at Hudson River Park's Pier 46)
* NYC Pride Rally, June 27: Commemorating the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, this annual rally features top-level performers and high-profile speakers. Last year's rally saw a surprise appearance from Lady GaGa. (Hudson River Park: Pier 26 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
* VIP Rooftop Party, June 28: Hosted at one of the city's premier rooftop venues, this party has become one of the week's most popular men's events. With plenty of dancing, live music and a retractable glass roof, this exclusive party sells out quickly, so get your tickets fast. (Hudson Terrace from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
* Teaze, June 28: This women-only, day-into-night party is a high-energy celebration that brings ladies of all walks to together. (Hudson River Park: Pier 26 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
* WE Party, June 28: Try your luck at the WE Party Casino, which features blackjack, craps, slots and plenty of music and dancing. (The Hammerstein Ballroom from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
* PrideFest, June 29: The annual LGBT street fair combines, activities, entertainers and vendors for a day of celebration in the name of equality. (Hudson St. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
* The March, June 29: Beginning in 1970, the annual parade has grown from a small civil rights demonstration into a prominent, inclusive celebration. With hundreds of marching contingents and more than 50 floats, this year's march promises to be one of the largest and most exciting ever. (Begins at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. at 11 a.m.)

In addition to these high-profile events, the city will play host to several other parties and activities. To learn more, visit the Heritage of Pride event website.