The Consulate General of Ireland in New York is organizing an Irish contingent to march in the New York City Pride March on Sunday, June 30.

LGBTQI+ and allies alike, as well as anyone with an interest in or affiliation with Ireland, are welcome to join the Irish contingent and march with the Ireland float, the Consulate said.

Marchers will be treated to music from renowned Irish DJs Fiona Walsh and Anto Finucane.

All participants who register to march with the Irish contingent will be provided with an Irish Pride T-shirt at the Crompton Ale House (159 W. 26th Street) on the morning of the march. There will also be a selection of Irish flags and pride flags, and refreshments available for purchase.

Organizers are encouraging participants to bring sunscreen and water.

This year, the Irish Consulate will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ireland's first Pride March, which took place in Dublin in 1974.

The 55th NYC Pride March will begin at 11:00 am on June 30 from 25th Street and 5th Avenue. Marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street and dispersing in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue.

You can sign up to join the Irish contingent at this year's NYC Pride March online here.

We are excited to announce details for the Ireland contingent in NYC's Pride March!🏳️‍⚧️☘️🏳️‍🌈

This year we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1st Pride March held in Ireland in 1974.

Places are limited - RSVP here to join us:

— Irish Consulate NYC (@IrelandinNY) June 7, 2024

Last year, more than 120 accompanied the Irish float down Fifth Avenue during the 2023 NYC Pride March. 

The theme for the Consulate’s parade presence last year was “Amach le Chéile – Out Together."

Among those joining the Irish Pride contingent were Consul General Helena Nolan, author Yvonne Cassidy, and former New York City Council Member Danny Dromm, who marked an unbroken 50 years of marching in New York Pride.

The upcoming Pride March in New York City will mark the fifth year of the "Irish Pride" float.