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Here are eight events to round out Pride month.

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1. Head uptown for the second annual Harlem Pride Fest, hosting four days of events, including panels, a celebration at Marcus Garvey Park, and a family day of bowling; 6/23–6/26.

2. Or pound the pavement for a cause, with the five-mile Front Runners New York Lesbian and Gay Pride Run (cheerleaders welcome); 6/25 at 9 a.m.

3. Hit the water for the eighth year of the women's dance party Rapture on the River, happening on Pier 54 with extended hours this year to include comedians and the first ever wet T-shirt contest. Music is provided by D.J.'s Susan Levine and Mary Mac; 6/25 3 p.m.–11 p.m.

4. Performance buffs will enjoy the twentieth annual theater, dance, burlesque, and everything in between HOT! Festival, celebrating queer culture at Dixon Place; 6/24–7/11.

5. While film aficionados can catch a screening of the Sundance hit For the Bible Tells Me So at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, with a Q&A with director Daniel Karslake to follow; 6/23 at 7 p.m.

6. The most visible part of the weekend, Sunday's March takes over Fifth Avenue led by grand marshals Dan Savage and Terry Miller of the It Gets Better Project and Reverend Pat Baumgardner of the Metropolitan Community Church of NY. Download a copy of the route here; 6/26 at noon.

7. And afterward hit up the Pridefest street fair on Hudson Street for your very own rainbow flag, hat, scarf, wristband, puppy, you get the gist; 6/26 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

8. Everyone is invited to end the weekend at the Dance on the Pier: 25, featuring D.J.'s Lina and Vito Fun opening up for Brazilian sensation Ana Paula, and fireworks over the Hudson; 6/26 2 p.m–10:30 p.m.


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