Pride Month, the Final 48: What’s on the Plate for Sat./Sun.

A Rabbit Named Rainer / New York  Live Arts: The House Party /  The Queer Liberation March / NYC Pride March to Disperse in Chelsea / Action Afterhours and Pride Closing Party /

—PRIDE Event Roundup by Scott Stiffler—

A Rabbit Named Rainer: Regie Cabico and Drew Pisarra | Saturday, June 29, 9:30pm at The Tank (312 W. 36th St.) | Prolific and profound Chelsea theatrical space/theater co. The Tank sees their Pridefest 2024 programming come toward its close with an evening of poetry that, event organizers say, will push “the very idea of the poetry reading into new and uncharted territory.” Bold words, indeed–and well-positioned to back up that bravado with the requisite deeds are major dudes Regie Cabico and Drew Pisarra, hot on the heels of their respective new poetry collections A Rabbit in Search of a Rolex and Fassbinder: His Movies, My Poems. Pushing the proceedings into the aforementioned uncharted territory via a performance-driven approach to poetry reading, utilizing presentational tools and techniques tapped from the duo’s interdisciplinary backgrounds. (Cabico, the press material notes, “is a founding member of NYC’s Neo-Futurists and the recipient of a NY Innovative Theater Award while Pisarra had three theatrical premieres in 2023 alone – including Click, a co-production of The Tank.) Special guest, poet Andrew Tye, will open the evening. For more info, and to purchase tickets, click here.

LIVE PRIDE 2024: THE HOUSE PARTY: Sunday, June 30, 2-7pm; MARKETPLACE: Sunday, June 30, 2-6pm. INSTALLATION: On view until August 2024 at New York Live Arts (219 W. 19th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) | New York Live Arts’ (Live Arts)  7th annual Live Arts Pride 2024: THE HOUSE PARTY, celebrates the resilient and creative power of LGBTQIA chosen family and artistic collectives. Organized by Tyler Ashley, The Dauphine, the celebration transforms 219 West 19th Street into an all-day extravaganza,  including A commissioned Ford Foundation Live Gallery lobby installation on-view now through August 2024; a queer marketplace featuring visionary artisans and live DJ sets in the Live Arts open air lobby with grassroots double dutch workshops and presentations, all free and open to the public; three nightlife artist collectives created from chosen families or “houses” who will present individually curated performance and DJ concerts activating the Live Arts theater. Limited $25-$40 Presale tickets available now; $50 at door. Please visit

The Queer Liberation March: Sunday, June 30, at 11am From Sheridan Square | Having made its debut in 2019—the year of Stonewall 50—Reclaim Pride Coalition’s Queer Liberation March provided a presence in the streets of NYC that functioned to “honor and reclaim the spirit of the Stonewall Riots.” Taking place concurrent to the NYC Pride March (an annual occurrence some felt had long strayed from its justice-insistent roots), the Queer Liberation March’s “no police involvement, no corporate sponsorships” ethos made for a sharp contrast—and drew an impressive number of marchers interested in “amplifying the voices and needs of marginalized LGBTQIA2S+ communities.” This year’s 6th annual Queer Liberation March is for “Black, Brown, Queer, Trans and Non-binary Youth & Against War and Genocide” and welcomes “activists working in numerous movements.” United, they’ll take to the streets to “challenge systemic oppression” and “create a world where all queer and transgender individuals are free to live authentically and without fear.” For more info, visit Reclaim Pride Coalition’s website by clicking here.

NYC Pride March to Disperse in Chelsea: Sunday, June 30 | The route of June 30’s 2024 NYC Pride March will see participants and spectators along portions of Fifth and Sixth Avenues, as well as a section of Christopher Street that has it passing Stonewall Inn and Stonewall National Monument. But when it comes to crossing the finish line and dispersing, the place to be is once again Chelsea. According to a 2024 Pride March map appearing on the website (click here to view—or see it directly above), the area dedicated to Pride March dispersal will be on 16th Street, from Sixth Ave. to Ninth Ave.; on 17th Street from Sixth Ave. to Eighth Ave.; on 18th Street from Sixth Ave. to Eighth Ave.; and on 19th Street from Sixth Ave. to Ninth Ave. The 2024 NYC Pride March, according to the MTA as noted here, “will begin at 11am on June 30th from 25th Street and 5th Avenue. Marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street passing the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.”  That’s two blocks into West Chelsea—at least for the vast majority of armchair cartographers, who’ll tell you Chelsea begins at West 14th Street and proceeds Uptown until you reach… Hudson Yards? Hell’s Kitchen? Clinton? Well, let’s save nailing down the nabe’s end point for another time. Happy Pride!

2024 NYC Pride March map via

PartylikeJoe & Ryan Work (Work Entertainment) Present ACTION! Afterhours: Sunday Morning Afterhours, June 30, 5am-Late at The Meadows, Brooklyn | Featuring DJs Tom Stephan, Joshua Ruiz, Joe Pacheco, and Kurtis Jose. For tickets and info, see the below flyer and visit

PartylikeJoe & Ryan Work (Work Entertainment) Present CLIMAX! Pride Closing Party: Monday Matinee; July 1, 2pm-Late at The Secret Room, Manhattan. | Featuring DJ Cindel, Muhammad, Flamour. For tickets and info, see the below flyer and visit


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