Book your ferry ticket because we're headed to Drag Island.
Ahead of the first fully in-person Pride Island in three years, NYC Pride has unveiled details about the event, including performers and a new location. NYC Pride has traded its previous Manhattan location for Governors Island, home of the annual Governors Ball music festival, for a weekend full of fierce festive events from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26.
An exciting addition to the lineup is a new drag-centric extravaganza on Friday called Drag Island, where you can see your favorite local and national queens perform live. Then the next day, New York party fave Papi Juice will hit the stage on Saturday night, with Slut Pop singer Kim Petras closing out the weekend as Sunday's headliner.
Anyone who has attended NYC Pride knows that the celebration is not confined to one weekend. NYC Pride actually starts a week earlier, on Sunday, June 19 with The Brunch, an indulgent Black culinary experience hosted by Sicily Sierra and featuring food from critically acclaimed Black LGBTQ chefs. The Conference, NYC Pride’s "annual symposium led by activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and elders in the queer community engaging in developing new ideas and approaches to activism," will also be held that day.
“The past few years have been incredibly challenging for New York. Reviving the local economy is of vital importance, and tourism has long been the lifeblood of the city,” said Sue Doster, NYC Pride co-chair, in a statement. “NYC Pride has always been an important economic catalyst for the city, bringing in people from across the country to celebrate. We’re thrilled to be able to finally invite everyone back.”
Additional events and performers are yet to be announced, but ticket pre-sales are happening now. Head over to the NYC Pride site for more info.