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All That Glitters

A guide to parading, protesting, and partying during Gay Pride weekend.

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Thursday, June 21
Midsummer Night Swing: Salute to Gay Pride
Broadway at 62nd St.; 212-875-5000
Lincoln Center's popular outdoor swing series gets gay(er) with a homo-honoring evening hosted by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Jai Rodriguez.
• Time: 6:30 p.m.
• Cost: $15

Friday, June 22
Heavy Eyeliner
Don Hill's, 511 Greenwich St., at Spring St.; 212-219-2850
Flash your metal horns for gay-fronted rock acts GSX, Boyskout, and the Pretty Boys.
• Time: 9 p.m.
• Cost: $10 advance; $15 at door

Showstopper
BLVD, 199 Bowery, nr. Spring St.; 212-982-7767
Ramp up the glamour with a sexy femme party from the folks behind Starlete Sundays.
• Time: 8 p.m.
• Cost: $15

Roxy
Club 515 (formerly the Roxy), 515 W. 18th St., at Tenth Ave.
Plan a full day of recovery for this ladies-only dance-a-thon. Comedian Sommore performs live at 1 a.m.
• Time: 9:30 p.m.–5 a.m.
• Cost: $25 advance; $35 at door

Saturday, June 23
Rapture on the River: A Women’s Dance
Go on! Grind with a bridge-and-tunnel dyke in a rainbow bikini. This afternoon outdoor get-together is all about the sisterly love.
• Time: 6 p.m.–11 p.m.
• Cost: $25

Pride!: ‘Shack 249
Cattyshack, 249 Fourth Ave., nr. President St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-5740
Head to Brooklyn for a fun-packed lineup, including a cappella singing troupe the Lesbian Overtones, D.J. Daryl Raymond, and go-gos working the famed "stripper pole."
• Time: 7 p.m.–4 a.m.
• Cost: $10; $15 after 11 p.m.; $14 with flyer

XXL NYC
Element, 225 E. Houston St., nr. Essex St.; 212-254-2200
Beef up your night with nightlife celeb Mark Ames's rowdy bear party.
• Time: 10 p.m.–6 a.m.
• Cost: $20

Jonny McGovern’s Boys Gone Wild!
Mr. Black, 643 Broadway, at Bleecker St.; 212-253-2560
Practice your beer funnels at this faux-frat-boy bonanza, featuring the infamous "towel dance" and beats from D.J. Tekshur.
• Time: 10 p.m.–6 a.m.
• Cost: $10

Superheroes
Stereo NYC, 555 W. 33rd St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-268-5862
Leave your shirt at home for this hunky, men-in-tights-themed extravaganza.
• Time: 10 p.m.–6 a.m.
• Cost: $10

Sunday, June 24
Dance on the Pier 21
Join the crowd at this now-of-legal-age, all-day Pride perennial.
• Time: 4 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
• Cost: $55 advance; $75 day of

Proud As F*CK
Bar 13, 35 E. 13th St., at University Pl.; 212-979-6677
Recover at this rooftop get-together, a post-Pride tradition for the hip, young, and queer.
• Time: 6 p.m.
• Cost: $9

Crazy Nanny's Pride Event
Luke & Leroy, 21 Seventh Ave. S., at Leroy St.; 212-929-8356
Stop reminiscing about the hazy late nights spent at this beloved lesbian dive (a.k.a. Crazy Nanny’s). Relive them!
• Time: 10 p.m.–4 a.m.
• Cost: $5

Alegria Pride
Studio Mezmor, 530 W. 28th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-629-9000
Looking for bells and whistles? This jaw-dropping spectacle hired a production-lighting designer for this year's pirate-ship-themed festivities.
• Time: 11 p.m.
• Cost: $90


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