Pride Week kicks off in New York City

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Rainbow spirit is settling over New York City for Pride Week.

Festivities kicked off Friday evening with an event simply called "The Rally."

It was a re-imagining of the first pride rally in the city back in 1969, when 500 people gathered for a gay power demonstration in Washington Square Park.

That was followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square.