In New York, LGBT special events mean PRIDE and a whole lot more

Big Gay CruiseThe list of events with an undeniable LGBT appeal includes the Oz-Stravaganza in the Wizard of Oz author's hometown of Chittenango, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, the massive Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week, and the rainbow-colored magnificence of spectacular hot-air balloon festivals in the Adirondacks, Capital-Saratoga  and Finger Lakes region.
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There are holiday events, from Halloween spooky doings in places like Sleepy Hollow to Dickens Christmas festivals and drive-through holiday lights displays in the Finger Lakes, on Long Island and in the Capital-Saratoga region.  

In New York City, the Original LGBT Expo takes over the Javits Center in late winter while the Fire Island Dance Festival transforms the Great South Bay into a dancers' paradise each July.

New York's LGBT film and video festivals include Rochester's ImageOut in October, QFEST in March at Schenectady's fabulous Proctor's Theater and the NewFest at Lincoln Center in New York City. 


Pride is a statewide celebration in New York, too big to be contained in one city. New York City is clearly the mother of all Prides, with its unparalleled Pride March and other events .  Each of the boroughs celebrate in their own inimitable style too, as do communities all across the state from Long Island to Buffalo, and everywhere in between - almost 20 Pride celebrations in all running from May through July! 

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Regional Links

Long Island

Fire Island Dance Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival 
Long Island Pride

New York City

Brooklyn Pride
Brooklyn Community Pride Center 
Bronx LGBTQ Center
Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair
Garden Party 
Harlem Pride
Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 
NYC - Gay Sports
New York City Pride Fest
Original GLBT Expo
Pride events
Queens Center for Gay Seniors
Queen City Pride
Queens Gay Pride
 "The Center" - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center 
Staten Island Pride 
Tribeca Film Festival

Hudson Valley

Culinary Institute seasonal events
Hudson Pride 
Hudson Valley Dance Festival 
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center - Kingston 
Hudson Pride 
Orange County Pride Weekend
Rockland County Pride


Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA)
Gay Pride Weekend in the Catskills 
Woodstock Film Festival


Art on Lark 
Black and Latino Gay Pride
Big Gay Cruise
Black and Latino Gay Pride
Capital Pride Center 
Tulip Fest


Lake Placid events

Central NY

Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week 
Binghamton Pride Coalition
Central New York Pride 
Pride Palooza

Finger Lakes

Dickens Christmas 
Finger Lakes Pride (FLX Pride)
Ithaca Dinner Night OUT & Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus 
Lilac Festival in Rochester 
Lights on the Lake 
Rochester Pride

Greater Niagara

Balloons Over Letchworth
Buffalo Pride
Buffalo Pride Center
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
Pride Center of Western New York

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