Text alerts launched for WorldPrideNYC events around the city

NEW YORK (WABC) -- With Pride Month well underway, there is now an easy way to keep up with all of the WorldPride NYC events happening all around New York City.

The NYC Emergency Management Department announced Wednesday that people can now opt-in to text alerts through Notify NYC to stay up to date on events.

All you need to do to sign up is text NYCPRIDE2019 to 692692.

"As we celebrate WorldPride here in New York City, we want New Yorkers and visitors to stay informed. With a simple text, Notify NYC's short code enhances our communication with the public and provides the information they need, the way they want it," NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito said.

In addition to informing people about events happening, the text alerts will provide information on any weather or traffic alerts involving those events.

We invite you to watch our special "ABC 7 Celebrates World Pride NYC" on Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. hosted by Ken Rosato on Channel 7. Then join our team of Ken, Lauren Glassberg, Sam Champion and Kemberly Richardson for live coverage of WorldPride NYC 2019 on Channel 7 and abc7NY.com beginning Sunday, June 30 beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Find more Pride stories from this year and year's past at abc7NY.com/pride.
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