Sunday, June 30, 2019

Pride Weekend parting shot

At the start of the Drag March on Ninth Street Friday night. Photo by Grant Shaffer...

Find more Drag March photos here.

6 posts from June

[Photo on 7th Street by riachung00]

A mini month in review...

• Explosion-site condoplex reaches the top (June 21)

• Photo exclusive: Take a look inside the former Hells Angels clubhouse on 3rd Street (June 17)

• Q&A with the director of the short film "Deborah Harry Does Not Like Interviews" (June 14)

• A visit to Zadie's Oyster Room on 12th Street (June 12)

• What is happening at Gem Spa? (June 11)

• H Mart is open! H Mart is open! (June 8)

Week in Grieview

[At the Drag March in Tompkins Square Park Friday]

Posts this last week on EVG included...

Permanent vacation now for the St. Brigid School (Monday)

Manitoba's has closed (Thursday)

Love and Pride: At the start of the Drag March in Tompkins Square Park (Saturday)

Looking at the new Avenue A L-train entrances; plus L repairs are reportedly ahead of schedule (Wednesday)

A new sign for Ray's Candy Store, and a visit by Kim Kardashian West (Wednesday)

The latest I Am a Rent-Stabilized Tenant (Friday) ... I Am a Rent-Stabilized Tenant in The New Yorker (Wednesday)

Grant Shaffer's NY See (Thursday)

City pools are now open for the summer (Thursday)

Reader report: Designated bike lane arrives on 3rd Street (Thursday)

Will you buy a Gem Spa T-shirt? (Friday)

How about another look inside the former Grassroots Tavern space on St. Mark's Place (Thursday)

This documentary takes you inside Jay Maisel's move from the legendary 190 Bowery (Tuesday)

Renovations underway at the (formerly) mysterious 84 2nd Ave. (Tuesday)

[Photo of 84 2nd Ave. by Derek Berg]

A new nest for Amelia and Christo in Tompkins Square Park (Wednesday)

Goodbye Sunshine (Tuesday)

Is this the real life? Watch a group singalong of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Astor Place at 3:30 a.m. (Monday)

East Village residents take exception with Nobletree Coffee's reason for closing (Tuesday)

Here are the rent increases for rent-stabilized apartment dwellers (Wednesday)

Discount store opens at 47 Avenue A (Thursday)

The New Museum unveils plans for expanded facility on the Bowery (Thursday)

NYPD seeks info on this burglary suspect who entered an unlocked apartment (Wednesday)

Honoring the past with a theater performance at Mark Rothko's former studio on the Bowery (Monday)

Here's the martial arts studio signage on 11th and C (Monday)

Chong Qing Xiao Mian II has closed on 2nd Avenue (Tuesday)

The disappearing former P.C. Richard on 14th Street (Monday)

Checking in on the BP-replacing condoplex of 2nd Avenue (Monday)

... and happy trails to the trucks that have been parked outside the Con Ed substation on Avenue A and Fifth Street on and off these past five weeks...

Workers on the scene described this as transformer maintenance ...


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1989 and 1990 Pride

EVG correspondent Steven shared these photos of the Pride March in 1989 and 1990... we're posting a selection here in honor of Pride Weekend...

[Dario Modon in black and Marsha P. Johnson on the right]

[Harvey Fierstein]

[Sylvia Ramirez in red]

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Pridefest — featuring Princess Nokia and Spice Girl Melanie C — is tomorrow (Sunday!) on 4th Avenue

Pridefest takes place tomorrow (Sunday, June 30) — in a new location — on Fourth Avenue between Union Square and Astor Place.

There's a lot of fest-ing going on from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: KidFest, FoodFest (with some local restaurants taking part) and StageFest, where LGBTQ advocate Princess Nokia is headlining. Also set to perform are Spice Girl Melanie C aka Sporty Spice (joining forces with U.K. queer nightlife collective Sink the Pink), Lauren Jauregui and The Veronicas. The stage is between Ninth Street and 10th Street. (No word on exact set times.)

Check out the official site for all the details on what you'll find along Fourth Avenue.

And here's the Princess Nokia video — filmed around here — for "Tomboy" ...

Love and Pride: At the start of the Drag March in Tompkins Square Park

Participants in the annual Drag March last night gathered in Tompkins Square Park for the walk over to the Stonewall Inn.

With this being the 25th annual Drag March — coupled with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising — the crowd was larger and the mood even more festive than in previous years. (Gothamist described the March, which stretched two Avenue blocks, as "sexy, provocative and rowdy.")

Shortly after 8 p.m., the March left the Park and headed west along Ninth Street, marking the start of Pride Weekend.

EVG contributor Stacie Joy captured the scene in Tompkins Square Park in these following photos...


Daniel Root also shared photos from last night...