Friday, June 17, 2011

New York Pride Rally 2011 Live Webcam, NYC Central Park

Central Park is home to the New York Pride Rally, which features well-known performers and motivating speakers from the local community to kick-off the year's Pride Week events. The Rally has now moved to its new home at Central Park's SummerStage in Rumsey Field, 5th Ave and 72nd St.

This live feed is in Central Park for the Pride rally:

New York Pride Rally Live

Event Information:

The word pride is used in this case as an antonym for shame, which has been used to control and oppress persons throughout history. Pride in this sense is an affirmation of one's self and the community as a whole.

Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (3.41 km2) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year and was completed in 1873.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that contributes 85% of Central Park's $25 million dollar annual budget, and employs 80% of the park's maintenance staff