NYC Pride Expands – Adds 3-day Concert to Parade & Pier Dance

nyc pride pierJune is near which means Pride plans are coming closer to being finalized.

Not only is New York City Pride preparing for their annual parade and Dance on the Pier, but they are expanding the Pride festivities with a 3-day concert.

NYC Pride is adding a three-day concert and “cultural experience” taking place June 23 to 25 at Manhattan’s Pier 26.

On Friday, June 23, Patti LaBelle and Deborah Cox will take the stage at Pride Island, with DJ Lina providing tunes. The next day, it’s Tegan & Sara’s turn, along with Years & Years, Roisin Murphy, Gallant, Dimitri from Paris and Occupy the Disco also performing.

Then on Pride Sunday, the same day as the LGBT Pride March, Chus & Ceballlos, Cindel, and others will perform.

The series won’t replace the annual Dance on the Pier, which as usual,  will feature a surprise top-caliber talent. (Past performers have included Cher, Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson.)

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NYC Pride is proud to launch a new 3-day cultural experience: Pride Island. From legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, this new inclusive experience creates a central hub for the LGBT community to celebrate Pride.

Friday night will be the first night of the three-day event. We are bringing you the soul classics with some of the most well-known female acts of all time.

On Friday, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Deborah Cox will croon her classic R&B tunes that include “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” while DJ Lina spins on the 1s and 2s. Finishing the evening, Patti Labelle hits a high note with her powerful vocals and timeless hits such as “On My Own,” “If Only You Knew,” and “Lady Marmalade.”

patti labelle“While LGBT Pride at its heart is about activism and social change, we also believe that our community needs a space to celebrate who we are and what we’ve achieved, and that’s why we created Pride Island,” said organizer Jose Ramos. “Each day focuses on different musical sounds and styles that people from all walks of life will be excited about.”

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NYC PRIDE's 29th Annual Dance on the PierEvery year, NYC Pride awards thousands of dollars in grant money to local organizations that serve the LGBT community. In order to receive the grant money, members or volunteers from your organization must perform specific job duties, as a group, at NYC Pride events. Applications are currently being taken for the 2017 Community Grant Program! All groups will be notified by May 1st of if their group has been chosen to participate.Be a part of the latest and greatest Pride event! NYC Pride can’t function without the support of our volunteers that help to create the largest Pride events in the world.Make friendships that last a lifetime and give back to the broader community. From Customer Service support to Bar Support to setup, there are a wide array of volunteer needs for Pride Island.Don’t miss the biggest live music event in NYC Pride history and help us give back to the broader community! NYC Pride will be selecting nonprofits within the local New York City area to receive grants as part of this community driven event.Pride-Island-Saturday-1

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