07/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NY Pride Parties (SLIDESHOW)

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, so NYC Pride weekend was even more ebullient than usual. While the crowds congregated for the annual Pride parade, their were numerous parties with more exclusive guest lists. Check out the slideshow below for photos of the LGBT community letting their hair down.