Ladies and gentlemen! Important news! Yours truly has been laid off from her day-job, meaning I will have more time for you (and NYC)! There are likely to be changes and expansions to TheBigRedApple; I will keep you apprised!
As for this weekend, I have additions to my previous spread of fantabulousness…
This weekend is also GAY PRIDE! Pull out everything rainbow you own and celebrate sexual diversity in the most diverse city in the world; don’t forget to add some glitter in honor of the dear departed Michael Jackson.
Saturday night is the Stonewall 40th Anniversary Commemorative Concert and the Love Ball; these will be the most star studded events of the weekend so be sure to look your best.
Of course the biggest event is the Pride March on Sunday:
This year’s Pride March will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday June 28th. Step-off for the nearly 300 groups and 500,000 participants will take place on 52nd Street and Fifth Avenue. The March then follows the Lavender Line to its conclusion at the intersection of Christopher Street and Greenwich Street. Longer than St. Patrick’s green line by many blocks, the Line is an identifying symbol of New York City’s Pride March and will mark all four miles of the March’s route. The route moves south on Fifth Avenue and turns right (west) on 8th Street and proceeds to the top of Christopher Street by the Jefferson Market Library. From here, the March will pass down Stonewall Place and the Stonewall Inn, site of the riots in June of 1969.
If you need to spend some time indoors this weekend I recommend checking out the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Guggenheim:
[The] exhibition brings together sixty-four projects designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, including privately commissioned residences, civic and government buildings, religious and performance spaces, as well as unrealized urban mega-structures. Presented on the spiral ramps of Wright’s museum through a range of mediums—including more than 200 original Frank Lloyd Wright drawings, many of which are on view to the public for the first time, as well as newly commissioned models and digital animations—Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward illuminates Wright’s pioneering concepts of space and reveals the architect’s continuing relevance to contemporary design.
Alright, that’s it for the moment, stay tuned for more additions and have a fantastic weekend!