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The New York City Pride Guide

Patrick Janelle’s Top Picks for Celebrating in Style
June marks the month of Pride, a global celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. New York City, the site of the historic Stonewall Inn where the modern gay rights movement was ignited, hosts one of the most exciting and iconic events: NYC Pride. As one of the world’s largest socio-cultural month-long celebrations, it attracts over two million visitors annually. Throughout the month, Manhattan’s streets come alive with rainbow-clad activists and LGBTQIA+ allies, all united under this year’s theme: “Reflect. Empower. Unite.” The combination of New York City’s rich history and dynamic spirit makes it a particularly significant place to celebrate Pride.

Honoring Pride in New York City, we invited our friend and global media personality Patrick Janelle for a stay with us at The Fifth Avenue Hotel. Known on Instagram as @aguynamedpatrick, Janelle epitomizes the aspirational New York City lifestyle, celebrated for his sophisticated style and elevated coverage of travel and hospitality. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Janelle shares his favorite neighborhood spots to celebrate Pride Month in the city, from secret supper clubs to must-know new hangouts:

Gourmet Secrets: Dinner at Shlomo’s
“This clandestine supper club is located in the basement of the restaurant Comodo and hosts a rotating lineup of up-and-coming chefs. The June 27-29 series promises an only-in-NYC adventure, and my favorite part is rubbing elbows with interesting locals.”

Luxury Unwind: Bathhouse Flatiron
“With an array of saunas, cold plunges, and a steam room, this chic, co-ed bathing spot is the perfect place to unwind during a nonstop NYC Pride party weekend. I always like to make time for a stop at their café for a surprisingly tasty menu complemented by beer and natural wine.”

Trendy Eats: Coqodaq
“The city’s latest culinary sensation, Coqodaq, offers the perfect blend of upscale and laid-back vibes. This new go-to spot for a night out is reminiscent of the glamorous restaurants from “Sex and the City,” but with a twist—think fun and fancy, like Korean fried chicken paired with the finest champagnes.”

Fit and Fabulous: Barry’s Chelsea
“At Barry’s, high-energy instructors and heart-pumping playlists at the original studio are located in the heart of NYC’s original gayborhood. One of my favorite ways to slip in seamlessly with the locals while traveling is taking a workout class—especially during Pride Month when personal fitness is on everyone’s mind.”

Sky-High Sips: Nubeluz by José Andrés
“Steps away from The Fifth Avenue Hotel, Nubeluz by José Andrés is a cocktail bar located at the top of the Ritz-Carlton Nomad, offering some of the most incredible views (not to mention prime Instagram content). Throughout June, enjoy their Pride high tea on weekends — $2 from each specialty cocktail purchased will be donated to Heritage of Pride, the organization that hosts the annual NYC Pride parade.”

DIY Inspirations: Brownstone Boys at Rizzoli
“My favorite social media home renovation duo, the Brownstone Boys, is hosting a live event on June 4 at Rizzoli to launch their new book, For the Love of Renovating. This neighborhood bookstore offers an impressive collection of art books, making it a perfect spot for a calming stop during a June stroll through NoMad.”

Fashion Forward: Todd Snyder Madison Park
“Get your summer wardrobe sorted at Todd Snyder’s flagship store. Known for classic looks infused with details inspired by mid-century and military wear, their collection ensures you’ll be the best-dressed at any Pride brunch or cocktail party.”

Cinematic Celebration: NewFest Pride Summer Film Series
“Celebrate queer cinema with NewFest Pride from May 30 to June 3. Enjoy a mix of new indie films, a celebration of Fire Island culture, advanced screenings, and beloved campy cult classics during the week at the SVA Theatre and around the city.”

This month and every month, The Fifth Avenue Hotel remains dedicated to advocating for the equality, inclusivity, and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community, ensuring that the spirit of Pride is celebrated year-round.

For those visiting during Pride Month, the hotel undergoes a vibrant transformation. The entrance is adorned with colorful rugs and butterfly decorations, while a rainbow flag replaces our beloved tortoise flag, symbolizing solidarity and celebration. To enhance the experience, we offer the exclusive Pride & Joy room package, which includes a martini ritual for two, early check-in, late check-out, and a donation to the Human Rights Council.

The New York Pride parade will take place on 30 June 2024. More information about NYC Pride events, including how to volunteer, can be found at nycpride.org.

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