World's longest feather boa unveiled in Times Square for Pride Month

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A contingent of drag queens teamed up to set a new Guinness World Record in Times Square as part of New York City's celebrations of Pride Month.

A section of 42nd Street was transformed into "Boa Boulevard".

Drag queens were adorned in the world's longest feather boa that was 1.2 miles long.

That's equal to about four times the length of the Empire State Building.

The event kicked off a new LGBTQ exhibit at Madame Tussauds New York.

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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