|New York Celebrates Pride
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Posted: June 21, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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This weekend in New York City is one of the most entertaining, particularly for residents of downtown. That’s right it’s Pride Weekend when all of the rainbow flags fly from local establishments, the NYC Pride March struts down Fifth Avenue before ending just blocks from my apartment, and partying goes from a 10 to an 11.
The weekend is one wild celebration of LGBTQ rights, and a reason to stay in New York City at least one weekend during the summer. If you can, find a perch to watch the Parade on Sunday. As it winds down Fifth Avenue across Waverly through the West Village, it is a remarkable display of colorful floats, dance music, sculpted physiques and pure joy. A truly fun, raucous time in the middle of the day, which separates the Pride March in another way from the other West Village gathering — the Halloween Parade. The exuberance is contagious, and by the end of the Parade, you will be in love with at least one dance song you’d never heard before.
If you are among the thousands of people cheering on the sidelines this Sunday, look for me and the Mascot. He’s got great plans to bring back his Liberace jacket for ole times sake. I kinda miss that look from my weekly show Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer. He’s more dapper now, but definitely less flamboyant.
You can learn more about its history at NYC Pride’s web site. See you Sunday.
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