Closing out the month, The Dominick, the luxury 5-star Diamond hotel in SoHo, hosted its first-ever poolside Pride Week celebration on their rooftop “Terrace on 7”. The event was a vibrant and lively affair, with proceeds from ticket sales supporting the Ali Forney Center for LGBT homeless youth.

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Hosted by Megami of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16, the celebration was nothing short of spectacular. Megami’s energy and charisma had the crowd turned up and special guest pop-artist Ashley Longshore added a splash of star power to the event. The evening featured a naming contest and ceremony for the rooftop Queen honeybees, adding a unique and memorable touch to the festivities.

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Guests enjoyed the luxurious cabana seating, which set a sexy and relaxed mood as they feasted on delicious bites from the Asian-Hawaiian outpost, El Ta’koy. The culinary delights were complemented by refreshing drinks, including a frose that was a crowd favorite and knocked everyone’s socks off.


Resident DJ Roman Chappelle kept the energy high throughout the evening, spinning all the hottest tracks and ensuring that the dance floor was packed. The stunning rooftop view, coupled with great music and an enthusiastic crowd, made for an unforgettable night.

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Photo opportunities abounded, allowing guests to capture the joyous moments of the evening. The Dominick also passed out impressive gift bags filled with swag, including colorful flask bangles and large decorated fans to help fight the heat. Adding to the excitement, guests had the chance to win an overnight stay at one of New York City’s most luxurious boutique hotels.

The Dominick’s first-ever poolside Pride Week celebration was definitely one for the books. The combination of stunning views, great music, delicious food, and a vibrant atmosphere created a new staple for Pride Week in New York City. With its successful debut, this event promises to become a beloved annual tradition, celebrating love, diversity, and community in the heart of SoHo.

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