Pride weekend is upon us! Don your best rainbow gear—or leather harness, wig or whatever else feels like the right festive look for you—and get ready to paint the town every color!

If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by the thought of the crush of sweaty bodies along the parade route on Christopher street, don’t worry: there’s no need to leave Bushwick to have a gay time! Here are a couple of choice local events: we’ll see you in the streets!

 Full Spectrum Pride

Secret Project Robot hosts queer party juggernaut The Spectrum for this day party, featuring DJs FREEMEATCOUPON, Amber Valentine, A Village Raid, Tigga Calore, No Bra, Serena Jara & Riki Razo and performers Bunny Michael, Richard Kennedy, gage of the boone, Local Honey, Raul De Nieves & Nathan Whipple.  Will definitely be wild.

Ova the Rainbow x Dagger

Saturday, June 25th from 4pm-11pm

 Secret Project Robot


Burlesque Extrava-Gala Fun-Tacular 3

According to organizers, at this event, “A cavalcade of queer stripteasing superstars including Bastard Keith, Jenny C’est Quoi, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Jonny Porkpie, Legs Malone, Little Brooklyn, Patick Davis, students of the New York School of Burlesque, and more bring your pride weekend to a sexy climax.”

Extrava-GAYla PRIDE-Tacular

Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, $15-35

W4W ~ p*r*i*d*e edition ~

Molly Soda and Macy Rodman are among the creative crew supporting this lady-centric party at HappyFun.

Saturday, June 25th from 10pm-4am

HappyFun Hideaway, 1211 Myrtle Ave.

  Hot Rabbit’s BAD HABIT PRIDE

Another one for the ladies and their allies. Widely acclaimed gay nightlife team Hot Rabbit host this batch, featuring the Australian DK Sveta and Brooklyn’s own DJ Jessamess and performances by Rica Shay, Andrew Barrett Cox and the Cosmic Generation, and Omari Mizrahi and the House of Olympus—not to mention that the party photog on hand will be none other than Bushwick’s own Maro Hagopian.

Official NYC Dyke March After Party

Saturday, June 25th, 10pm-4pm

 Lot45, 411 Troutman Street, $15:

 Bordello: Pride at Bizarre

“Shame is for boring people. Unless that’s your kink, we believe in embracing every inch of the freak inside you,” state the organizers of this party. This monthly affair’s pride edition promises to be a good time. If you don’t want to go out on a school night when you’re planning on partying hard all weekend, plan to swing by Bizarre on Sunday afternoon for Pride Weekend brunch featuring 9 performers (who are all donating their cash tips from the event to the Pulse victim’s fund).

Thursday, June 23rd from 9pm-12am

Bizarre, 12 Jefferson Street, $10:

Have a great time, Bushwick!

Are you planning a Pride event the neighborhood should know about? Let us know, and we’ll add it to our list!

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