Pride Weekend's grand finale came on Sunday (6/25) with the 48th annual Pride March. This year's March was broadcast live on TV for the first time from noon until 3 PM; the actual event ran past 6 PM and drew thousands of revelers and activists alike...
Tegan & Sara, Years & Years, Roisin Murphy, and Gallant played Saturday (6/25) at this year's new Pride Island concert series/cultural experience. Pride Island continues Sunday (6/26) with Nelly Furtado, after The March, which will be televised live this year for the first time.
One of the collaborative highlights of the third edition of Eaux Claires was 'Bon Iver Presents: John Prine and the American Songbook,' which featured artists like Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Jeff Tweedy, Mountain Man, Spank Rock, and Anais Mitchell covering Prine's songs.
The third edition of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's Eaux Claires festival was heavy on collaborations between performers, including Vernon and Dessner themselves. Paul Simon was joined by a classical ensemble, and many artists covered John Prine. Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown, Feist, Perfume Genius, Sylvan Esso, and Francis and the Lights were among others who played the festival.
The 35th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade started off with some rain, but still brought 3000 revelers ready to let their freak flag fly. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie presided over this year's festivities as Queen Mermaid and King Neptune.
NYC will join other cities in getting an office dedicated to nightlife. The creation of a Nighttime Ambassador is part of New York Works, a ten-year economic plan from the mayor's office, which also includes making affordable workspace for artists.
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