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Events & Anniversaries

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  • June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of a pivotal and defining moment in the early gay rights movement, which took place in New York City in 1969. In celebration of the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, NYC will host WorldPride 2019 later this month, marking the first time that the global event will be held in the US. With a theme of “Millions of Moments of Pride,” WorldPride 2019 will feature programs throughout June and events, alongside NYC Pride’s march and PrideFest in June. Additionally, the Queens, Brooklyn, and Bronx borough pride celebrations occur this month, while the Year of Pride also features related exhibitions at museums all over the city through the end of the year (stonewall50.org) (nycpride.org).
  • NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, will run for its seventh year, May 10-22. The program includes more than 350 events featuring designers of all disciplines from New York City and around the world (nycxdesign.com).
  • Several cultural institutions are celebrating major anniversaries, including Flushing Town Hall (40th anniversary, 2018-19), Second Stage Theater (40th anniversary, 2018–19), Alvin Ailey (60th anniversary season, 2018–19), Harlem Renaissance 100 (landmark 100th anniversary 2018–20), Guggenheim Museum (60th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building, 2019), Armory Show (25th anniversary, March 2019), American Museum of Natural History (150th anniversary, 2019–20), York Theatre Company (50th anniversary, 2019–20), Chamber Music Society (50th anniversary, 2019–20) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (150th anniversary, 2020).
  • Pulsing Times Square is an iconic NYC draw. Its classic big box hotels offer meeting planners a central location to the nearby convention center and the energy of the neighborhood is unmatched. This year marks the 10th anniversary of NY5000, a cutting-edge co-location agreement between New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel that jointly accommodates up to 5,000 meeting attendees. (nycgo.com/makeitnyc)