VIP Pride Rooftop Party*
Hudson Terrace; 6/23; 2–10 p.m.; 621 W. 46th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-315-9400
Dance on three levels of the Hudson Terrace rooftop at the VIP rooftop party to the sounds of D.J.'s Corey Craig, the Freemasons, and Moto Blanco. Tickets are $45 in advance, and bundled tickets for the Dance on the Pier event are also available.
Rapture on the River*
Pier 57, Hudson River Park; 6/23, 4–11 p.m.; 15th St., at the West Side Hwy.
Hunter Valentine from Showtime's The Real L Word and D.J. Whitney Day headline this post–Dyke March event at its new location at Pier 57. The party for all lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified women, the new venue allows for more room to dance, drink, or both (read: multitasking). Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of; VIP tickets available.
6/24, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Hudson St., nr. Abingdon Sq. and W. 14th St.
The nineteenth annual street fair takes over Hudson Street with vendors, entertainers, and activities all in the name of equality.
6/24, noon; Starting Fifth Ave. at 36th St., ending Christopher St. at Greenwich St.
Cyndi Lauper and Kiehl's president Chris Salgardo are among the grand marshals for Pride Fest's main event, which has grown into a full-blown civil rights demonstration and memorial to those affected by AIDS.
Dance on the Pier*
Pier 57, Hudson River Park; 6/24, 5 p.m.–2 a.m.; 15th St. at the West Side Hwy.
Cyndi Lauper, Eva Simons, D.J. Boris, and more entertain at this dance-all-night finale to Pride Week. Tickets are $90 or $165 VIP; all proceeds benefit Pride Week events and community organizations.
Last Dance After Party
Splash, 6/24 at 4 p.m.; 50 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-691-0073
Splash's Pride after-party Sunday is billed as your "last chance for romance," with doors opening at 4 p.m. Dance all night to the sounds of D.J. Max Rodriguez and Ian Ford. Tickets are $20.
I Can't Even Think Straight
Laurie Beechman Theatre; 6/21–23 at 7:30 p.m.; 407 W. 42nd St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-352-3101
Comedienne Molly "Equality" Dykeman presents her first Gay Pride variety show with three evening performances and a rotating crew of special appearances. Tickets are $20.
Gay Pride Fireworks Cruise
Classic Harbor Line; 6/24 at 9:10 p.m.
Take a river cruise on a schooner to get up close and personal with the fireworks off Pier 57; $95 for two hours.
6/24, noon–4 a.m.; 80 Grove St., nr. 4th St.; 212-924-3558.
Doors open at noon for The Monster's Pride Week DJ-dance after party. Michael Wilson spins classics until 10, and Bill Coleman plays happy house til 4 a.m. Cover is $10 starting at 3.
*Denotes official NYC Pride event