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Sail Your City with Pride

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May 31, 2022 Rae Baker

The city is alive with togetherness and community in the spirit of Pride. While it’s great to celebrate for the month of June, it is also important to support LGBTQ+ businesses and inclusiveness year-round. We’ve pulled together three itineraries featuring things to do near NYC Ferry landings to help you sail your city with PRIDE!

Itinerary 1  Start at Corlears Hook

Baz Bagel

Baz is a family-owned and operated bagel bakery and full-service restaurant. They opened the restaurant to provide an easy daily cafe for the community in our neighborhood with queer campy vibes. Baz has received local and global recognition for being LGBTQ leaders in our community and beyond.

 

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Baz Bagel – 181 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

Leslie-Lohman Museum

Recognizing a need for celebrating gay-themed artwork at a time when this was considered controversial, Leslie and Lohman began exhibiting works at their SoHo loft in 1969.The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is the only dedicated LGBTQ+ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ+ art and foster the artists who create it.

Leslie-Lohman Museum – 26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013

Stonewall Inn

This LGBTQ+ bar and national historical landmark was the site where Pride began in 1969. From June 28 to July 3, 1969, LGBTQ+ patrons of the Stonewall Inn and members of the local community took the unusual action of fighting back during a routine police raid at the bar. Stonewall became the first LGBT site in the country to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1999) and named a National Historic Landmark (2000). The spirit and fight of Pride is kept alive all year long at Stonewall.

Stonewall Inn – 53 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

Itinerary 2  Start at North Williamsburg

Artists & Fleas

Established in 2003 in a former warehouse, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn flagship has become home to 45+ individual sellers every weekend. Artists & Fleas is a hot spot to discover what’s new and exciting in fashion, vintage, art, design and more.

 

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Artists & Fleas – 70 North 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Marsha P. Johnson Park

Marsha P. Johnson was a Black trans activist who became a key figure in the gay liberation movement after the Stonewall uprising, specifically fighting for trans rights and visibility. In 2020, on what would have been Johnson’s 75th birthday, East River State Park on the Brooklyn waterfront was renamed Marsha P. Johnson State Park in her honor.

 

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Marsha P. Johnson Park – 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Metropolitan

Since 2002, Metropolitan has been one of Brooklyn’s favorite LGBTQ+ bars, where everyone is welcome! They have a huge outdoor patio and garden space that is open year-round. They have a pool table, photo booth, daily happy hour, and host various queer events.

 

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Metropolitan – 559 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Itinerary 3  Pride Weekend

NYC Ferry Pride Ride – Rockaway Route

June 23, 2022
5:15 PM from Pier 11
6:15 PM from Rockaway

Are you ready to kick off the most exciting weekend of NYC Pride? We’re starting things off right with a silent disco out to Rockaway! Hop on our Rockaway route from Pier 11/Wall Street at 5:15PM and sail along to the sounds of the hottest dance hits!

NYC Pride Rally – Battery Park City

June 24, 2022
4:00PM
The Battery
New York, NY 10004

After two years of rallying the LGBTQIA+ online due to the covid-19 pandemic, the NYC Pride Rally is BACK in person! Among this year’s speakers are Chase Strangio, Dominique Morgan, and Schuyler Bailar who were recently announced as grand marshals at this year’s NYC Pride March.

Rainbows on the Hudson – St. George Route

June 25, 2022
11:00AM – 5:00PM
Hudson River

Knickerbocker Sailing Association will promote LGBTQ awareness and inclusiveness on the water. Boats will be gathering at the statue of liberty where they will make their way up the Hudson waving their pride flags along the way.

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