pride celebrations in NYC

Where are the riders in NYC – June 2021

At INSHUR we look for ways to help Uber drivers make more money and revealing the best places to find riders in New York City is one of them. As NYC has now opened from the coronavirus restrictions, our TLC drivers’ guide to identifying likely pickup locations continues…

The following information is correct at the time of writing on June 9, 2021.

It’s officially summer in the city, and with the latest round of capacity restrictions being lifted, we’re bringing you some insights into where there may be more riders looking for pickups.

Pride Events

June is Pride Month, and NYC is celebrating in full force. Below are the list of the pride celebrations through the city and outer boroughs, so you’re prepared ahead of time.

  • Brooklyn Pride Celebration
    • When? Saturday, June 12
    • Where? Main celebrations happening on Fifth Ave in Park Slope, and include a 5K Run in Prospect Park in the morning (10am-12pm).
  • Long Island Pride 
    • When? Sunday, June 13
    • Where? Eisenhower Park
  • Bronx Pride Festival 
    • When? Saturday, June 19
    • Where? 139th Street between Brook Avenue and Willis Avenue
  • NYC PrideFest
    • When? Sunday, June 27th starting at 11am
    • Where? Greenwich Village

Insider’s Scoop: Most of these festivals include a street fair with vendors, so while some streets may be closed to traffic, they will likely have tons of people celebrating, shopping, and looking for rides to and from the celebrations.

Additional Pride celebrations and more information can be found on their website.

Tribeca Film Festival

This well-known festival is one of the first official festivals to be hosted in-person since the coronavirus pandemic. Starting June 9 and running through June 20, the Tribeca Film festival will be hosting in-person outdoor screenings across all five boroughs. 

  • The screenings will take place at a number of well-known locations such as the MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn, Empire Outlets in Staten Island, Brookfield Place New York, The Battery, Pier 57 Rooftop, and Hudson Yards in Manhattan, among others.
  • The full list of showings, locations, and dates can be found at the official festival website.

Immersive Van Gogh Experience

The much-anticipated attraction will be bringing to life the works of the famous artist, and this exhibit in NYC is three times the size of the showcase in Toronto, which has been the biggest one to date. 

  • Located at Pier 36 on the East River, this attraction will be open as of June 10, and is sure to draw major crowds. 

Outdoor Events

Live events are back, and everyone is excited for it. Most of the events are also going to be at outdoor venues, as there is more capacity that can draw in larger crowds. You’ll likely be seeing a lot more pickups at concert and club venues, especially as they bring back their main attractions:

  • Brooklyn Mirage: an outdoor summer venue that hosts tons of events throughout the summertime. Be on the lookout for top-tier DJs headlining over the next few weeks: Chris Lake on Saturday, June 18; Zedd on Friday, July 9; and deadmau5 on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11.
  • Seaport Cinema at Pier 17: this outdoor green space in Lower Manhattan is hosting a weekly movie night every Monday evening.
  • Grand Bazaar NYC: This major staple in the Upper West Side is back officially as of June 6. The marketplace will take place outdoors on Sundays from 10am to 5:30pm.

With all of these events and more, it’s still important that you keep yourself and your passenger(s) safe when driving around the city. This includes wearing a face covering and keeping your car well ventilated. Click here to access our coronavirus resources for TLC drivers

Sources 

https://donyc.com/venues/brooklyn-mirage

https://tribecafilm.com/festival/live-events/borough-to-borough

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/the-tribeca-festival-is-officially-returning-with-in-person-screenings-this-year-033021

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-nyc-this-weekend

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/the-immersive-van-gogh-exhibition-location-has-been-unveiled-021921

https://www.cityguideny.com/article/what-to-do-in-nyc

https://www.nycpride.org/events