• Joey Amato

Pride Journey Summer Getaway: Long Island, NY



Fire Island consists of 17 unique resort communities including private homes and overnight accommodations. Top destinations include Ocean Beach and two internationally known LGBTQ resort communities, The Pines and Cherry Grove. Ferries run regularly during season (Memorial Day – Labor Day) from Bay Shore to the West End, Sayville to the East End and Patchogue to Davis Park and Watch Hill or arrive by jet ski, private boat and water taxi.


Hamptons: Exploring “The End” of Long Island. The celebrity famed resort areas of the Hamptons & Montauk on Long Island’s South Fork offers an array of year-round activities. Head to the Hamptons for glitz, glam and luxury and visit “the end” of Long Island’s South Fork in Montauk for an immersion into surf culture and beachside charm.


Stroll boutique-lined Main Street in East Hampton, the original Hampton hamlet. Dine at chic restaurants with fresh catch and farm-to-table fare, relax at one of the highly-rated beaches in the U.S. at Coopers Beach, visit the historic Montauk Point Lighthouse or surf the waves at Ditch Plains.


Catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity as you live out the lavish Hamptons lifestyle or relax in style on an oceanfront cabana at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. Get a taste of Long Island’s booming craft beverage scene with a brew at the Montauk Brewing Company or sip handcrafted wine at Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Duck Walk Vineyard.


Long Beach, NY- Pride on the Beach- Pride on the Beach takes place in Long Island, birthplace of Harvey Milk, and kicks off New York’s Pride celebrations. The event includes parties, events and cultural activities taking place over 10 days.


During the final three-days more than 30,000 people will flock to Long Beach for 30+ LGBTQ events, including the festival’s annual Pride Parade and the second annual Pet Pride Parade in collaboration with Animal Planet, concerts and parties.


Other events include concerts on the beach, fashion shows, “A Taste of Long Beach” and a Night Party.


LI Pride has grown to be the 2nd largest LGBT Pride celebration in the NY Tri-State Area – 2nd only to NYC Pride.