14 Curious and Creative Celebrations of Pride Month Around the Tri-State

The Tri-State area has already begun to exhibit their support for Pride Month

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Pride train ads, eerily similar to MTA service information postings, have been posted in subways across New York City to promote Pride underground.
A window display in Rockefeller Plaza exhibits J.Crew's 'Love First' campaign. To celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, J.Crew is donating 50 percent of the purchase price of a collection of tees and socks to the Human Rights Campaign.
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Your favorite Broadway shows are celebrating Pride with Playbill Pride Edition booklets.
Baked By Melissa

Baked by Melissa will be dressing up their Original Great cupcakes for the first time with rainbow sprinkles and a custom rainbow sleeve. The Pride 25-pack ($28) is available in stores and online at bakedbymelissa.com.

These "O.G." flavors include Tie-Dye, Chocolate Chip Pancake, Triple Chocolate Fudge, Mint Cookie, Cookie Dough, Cookies & Cream, and Red Velvet. Baked by Melissa will donate 10% of net proceeds from sales of the Pride packs to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Store locations are in New York and New Jersey.

Seven Grams Caffe
Locations on 275 7th Ave and 175 Varick St., Seven Grams Caffe is baking rainbow cookies to show its support for Gay Pride.
Hudson Hotel (358 W 58th St) will be offering rainbow cocktails in honor of Pride Month. For every Pride cocktail purchase, Hudson Hotel will donate $1 to The Ali Forney Center, which is an NYC-based non-profit organization devoted to protecting LGBTQ youth from homelessness.
For sushi enthusiasts, SUGARCANE raw bar grill’s Rainbow PRIDE Nigiri is the ideal way to celebrate New York PRIDE Day. On June 24th, the restaurant will be offering a platter of nigiri with each piece representing a color of the rainbow with tuna, salmon, tamago, avocado, octopus and hamachi topped with oshinko. Enjoy on SUGARCANE’s outdoor patio with a frozen cocktail (i.e. a ‘Frogroni’) in hand.
@nycmouth, Poké & Bubble Tea
Stop by Poké & Bubble Tea (237 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn) for rainbow tacos poké.
Celebrating Pride is sweet at Industry Kitchen (70 South St). The restaurant will be serving a special rainbow dessert in honor of pride month. The “Sweet Pride” is a lemon cheesecake with sprinkles, waffle cones, cotton candy, nerds, sour candy and rainbow swirl lollipop served in a giant martini glass.
In celebration of Pride Month, Ophelia has created inspired by the lounge’s Panhellenic roots - Ophelia’s Pride Aviation. The lavender cocktail features a printed lambda as a nod to The New York Gay Activists Alliance who chose the Lambda as their symbol in 1970. Since then, the Lambda has been adopted by the International Gay Rights Congress and stands as a popular international symbol for gay pride and activism. The cocktail will be available for purchase throughout the month of June, and for every cocktail purchased $1 will be donated to The Trevor Project.
Añejo, the modern Mexican restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, will be adding some serious sparkle to their extensive cocktail menu. For the month of June, the restaurant will be offering the option to upgrade your drink for only $3 with a combination of edible glitter and pea flower extract, which turns pink and purple when activated by citrus. For each upgraded cocktail sold, Añejo will be donating the upcharge to the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth.
Citi Bike
In honor of Pride Month, Citi Bike has decked out 40 rainbow bikes. They’re making their way into the bike share system. They’ll operate just like all our other bikes and we encourage everyone to go out, take the pride bikes for a spin, and snap a photo and share with the #RideWithPride hashtag. New Yorkers can also catch a glimpse of the rainbow Citi Bikes along the Pride March parade route on June 24. As always, annual members have unlimited 45-minute rides. Citi Bike’s single ride promotion is ongoing as well-- anyone can download the app for access to a $3 single 30-minute ride.
The town of Maplewood, New Jersey has made #pridemonth a permanent fixture with this colorful crossing at Valley Street and Oakview Road.
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The rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride flies from a pole in Manhattan. Join New York City on June 24 for the March and Parade celebrating Pride. Step Off: 7th Avenue and 16th Street begins at 12 p.m. Continue to celebrate in September for New Jersey's PRIDE New Haven and PrideFest in Connecticut.
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