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Pride On!

This year’s NYC Pride Parade is back! After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the parade is back in a hybrid form: Portions will be virtual, with some in-person elements sprinkled throughout. This year’s theme is “The Fight Continues,” which pays tribute to the challenges still faced by the LGBTQ community, the city and the country as a whole. The parade, along with a PrideFest celebration, will take place June 27.


Heritage & Hip-Hop

After 20-plus years of planning, the National Museum of African American Music has opened its doors in Nashville, Tenn. The 56,000-square-foot museum honors the African American musicians who created more than 50 genres of music, from the blues and jazz to hip-hop and gospel. Its seven galleries are filled with 1,500 artifacts, costumes, instruments, sheet music and more, with high-tech displays, films and virtual exhibits rounding out the offerings.


Come Sail … and Sail … and Sail Away 

Really, really want to get away? AmaWaterways has debuted the world’s longest-ever river cruise: a 46-night journey that winds through 14 countries and seven rivers. The cruise departs June 1, 2023, whisking 144 lucky guests through France, Switzerland, Germany, Amsterdam, Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania and more. Tickets for the dream cruise start at $25,999 per person for a riverside stateroom. The itinerary proved so popular that AmaWaterways added a second sailing for April 20, 2023. Bon voyage!

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