NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – "Pride Island" reopened following a sudden evacuation due to bad weather moving across the New York City area on Saturday afternoon.
The NYPD's Midtown North Shortly after 5:00 pm, the district announced that the venue of World Pride at Pier 97 near 59th Street and the West Side Highway had been vacated because of the danger of lightning strikes on its viewers had been.
The area was packed with live performances all Saturday Music celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn in New York. CBS2's Reena Roy spoke with many fans who traveled across the country to enjoy the World Pride event.
I did not travel 700 miles to be told to return, "said Misael Sanders-Estrada as he waited for the storm to improve.
Pride Island will continue on Sunday with even more performers, including Madonna. It will be one of the big acts as millions gather for the annual pride march through Manhattan's west side.