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Scorcher! A Block Party Benefiting Aid for AIDS
1am-9pmWeehawken Street, between Christopher and 10th Sts. $5 includes first 12oz beer. Aid for AIDS 212-337-8043, www.scorchernyc.com
Rapture on the River
Pier 54 5pm, $20 adv, $25 at the door. Another Heritage of Pride official event, DJ Twisted Dee hosts this women’s dance in the Hudson River Park. Proceeds from the dance go towards various Pride Week events and community organizations. 13th St, at Hudson River 212-80-PRIDE www.hopinc.org
Dyke Ball 2005
Theater for the New City 8pm, $5-$10. The official follow-up party to the Dyke March, proceeds from the Dyke Ball go to the Dyke March Committee, WOW Café Theater, and D.I.T.C.H.155 First Ave, between 9th and 10th Sts 212-254-1109 www.theaterforthenewcity.net
A Burst of Light: New Directions in Black Gay & Lesbian Literature
Nuyorican Poets Café 4pm, $5. Frank Leon Roberts hosts a discussion featuring several black gay and lesbian authors and artists like James Earl Hardy, Staceyann Chin, Alphonso Morgan, and Hanifah Walidah.236 E 3rd St, between Aves B and C 212-505-8183 www.nuyorican.org
Sunday, June 26
36th Annual LGBT Pride March12 pm.
Right around the age that it should be having a mid-life crisis, the 36-year-old LGBT Pride March is timelier than ever. This year’s event snakes downtown from its Formation Area at Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street to its final destination in the West Village. Fifth Ave at 52nd St. 212-80-PRIDEwww.hopinc.org
PrideFest: Four in One!
West Village 11am-10:30pm. The March spills over into this massive street fair featuring a six-block long marketplace, a stage featuring over 25 free performances, a community art fair, and a special area for kid’s entertainment.Greenwich and Washington Sts, between Christopher and Spring Sts
Dance on the Pier
Pier 54 4pm, $55 adv, $75 day of. Pride Week comes to a close with the official final event, with DJs Randy Bettis and Warren Gluck spinning late into the night.13th St, at Hudson River 212-80-PRIDEwww.hopinc.orgPost Pride PartyPegasus, 6pm. For those who don’t feel like shelling out the ticket price for the official post-March dance, this party at Pegasus still benefits the Heritage of Pride organization (and still features drink specials from sponsors).119 E 60th St, between Park and Lexington Aves 212-308-6729 www.pegasusbar.com