NYC Pride 2016 Weekend: what you need to know

NYC Pride weekend kicked off.

- The annual New York City Pride March will go on as planned Sunday with special attention given to the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 50 people were gunned down.

"Security is going to be increased this year. We do have plans as we do always to make sure our participants are safe. The NYPD is working very closely with us," said Maryanne Roberto Fie, Co-Chair, NYC Pride.

The march steps off at Noon at 5th Ave. and 36th St. Ending at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.

"We're also going to be instituting measures on the pier where we have three events like wanding and bag checks. No metal detectors. I would recommend you wear as little as possible," said James Fallarino, Media Director, NYC Pride.

Kicking off the weekend festivities is a rally Friday at 7 p.m. featuring singing-duo Karmin who will be performing at Pier 26. Admission is free.

On Saturday, the 'Teaze' dance party will be also be held at Pier 26 with singer Mia scheduled to perform. Tickets are required.

Sunday is the culmination of Pride Week in New York City with PrideFest, Dance On The Pier featuring Fergie and the annual Pride March.

For all the information you need about the events, visit NYCPride.org.

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