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  • WorldPride will bring a global flavor to June’s celebration. Photo: See-ming Lee, via flickr

  • The Rubin Museum will host its annual block party again this summer. Photo: Filip Wolak

Pride Goes Global


June 1-30

Costs vary, including free events


Whoopi Goldberg is slated to headline the opening ceremony for WorldPride 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but then the action moves in many ways to Manhattan. There’s a whole month’s worth of events to mark the 50 years since the Stonewall uprising. Expect rallies, parties, lectures and then, on the last Sunday in June, the annual NYC Pride march.

Crossroads CuisineTaste of Times Square

June 3, from 5 to 9 p.m.

46th Street, between Broadway and Ninth Avenue

Free admission. Food items range from two to six tickets, with tickets costing $1 each.


If you’re going to hold an annual food and music festival, why not do it in the middle of the universe? The Taste of Times Square boasts some of the theater district’s best and most famous dining options. Already signed up: Le Rivage (French), Barbetta (Italian) and Toloache (Mexican). Go hungry.

Get “Power”Rubin Museum’s Block Party

June 21, 1 to 4 p.m., West 17th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues



This year’s Rubin Museum Block Party comes with the label “Power Play.” That’s the theme of a yearlong exploration of the power that dwells within people and between them. Art-making activities are expected. And there will be guided meditation and a chance to create a portable lamp with LED lights.

Art OutdoorsWashington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

May 25-28, June 1 and 2



Twice a year downtown art lovers get a sidewalk show to remember. So do tourists, New York University students and faculty, and anyone who happens to walk around these lucky, lively streets. This isn’t all in Washington Square Park. Instead, it’s on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.

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