The Rusty Knot
On Sunday beginning at 2 p.m., Le Tigre's J.D. Sampson, Amber Valentine, and D.J. W. Jeremy spin at a special Pride edition of their Scissor Sunday party, with a special Tito's vodka open bar from 4 to 5 p.m.
The Dalloway's been making the whole week more festive with multiple specials. On Thursday, dust off the taffeta for the Pride Prom, beginning at 9 p.m.; Friday they're the spot for happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. (try the dollar oysters), and on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m., they're throwing a parade party, with $5 margaritas, $4 beer, and, again, those dollar oysters.
Prove that you're a stud on Thursday the 27th, when the winner of a "Stud Search" winds $200 cash money. Don't worry if you don't win: Everyone gets two for one cocktails and beer till nine.
Be inspired at the place that started it all, with D.J.'d parties every night (most entries are free), culminating with a big party on Sunday. We don't have to tell you to show up early.
The Hangar Bar
It's an anniversary/pre-pride party on Thursday, beginning at 8 p.m., with drag performances by Victoria Lace, D.J. Sparrow with the tunes, and hors d’oeuvres to satiate you when you've been dancin' all night.
On Thursday the 27th the revamped nightclub hosts a tribute to Cher, including a runway show of the style icon through the ages and a special appearance by the lady herself. We highly recommend that you buy tickets like, yesterday. Then on Sunday the meatpacking spot becomes a, um, meat market,with their Women and LGBTQ "WiLD THANG!" party, where revelers can gawk at go-go dancers with saxophonist Alison Shearer, headlining performer Zuzuka Poderosa, D.J. Mary Mac, Whitney Day (a producer of the event), and more providing the tunes. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.
Sleek modernism meets spiked popsicles at this Pride pool party thrown by GUMBO NYC on Saturday. Come right at the beginning (2 p.m.) for free Absolut cocktails, and wait 'til late for them to sink in. Ten bucks will get you in.
Williamsburg's stylish hotel is teaming up with Gayletter to throw its first Pride party, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Research Institute Without Walls. Beginning at 8 p.m. on June 29th you can shimmy shake to D.Js Lauren Flax and Amber Valentine, artists Amber Martin, Tyler Ashley, and Merry Cherry. Admission is free, with a complimentary Greenhook Gin Bar from 8-9 p.m. (!) Secure a spot at RSVP@WytheHotel.com.