People participate in the Queer Liberation march to celebrate Pride in New York City, U.S. June 27, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times)

People participate in the Queer Liberation march to celebrate Pride in New York City, U.S. June 27, 2021.

People hang out at The Shrine in the Harlem neighborhood in the Manhattan borough in New York City, U.S. July 4, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times) NYTNIGHT

People hang out at The Shrine in the Harlem neighborhood in the Manhattan borough in New York City, U.S. July 4, 2021.

People hang out at Sexy Taco in the Harlem neighborhood in the Manhattan borough in New York City, U.S. July 4, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times) NYTNIGHT

People hang out at Sexy Taco in the Harlem neighborhood in the Manhattan borough in New York City, U.S. July 4, 2021.

People  dance together to a loud speaker in Washington Square Park in New York City, U.S. June 7, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times)

People dance together to a loud speaker in Washington Square Park in New York City, U.S. June 7, 2021.

David Ortiz (R) offers boxing gloves for the next informal boxing match while others celebrate in Washington Square Park in New York City, U.S. June 7, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times)

David Ortiz (R) offers boxing gloves for the next informal boxing match while others celebrate in Washington Square Park in New York City, U.S. June 7, 2021.

A person stands in the fountain in Washington Square Park in New York City, U.S. June 7, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times)

A person stands in the fountain in Washington Square Park in New York City, U.S. June 7, 2021.

People dance in the fountain of Washington Square Park to celebrate Pride in New York City, U.S. June 27, 2021.  (Stephanie Keith for The New York Times)

People dance in the fountain of Washington Square Park to celebrate Pride in New York City, U.S. June 27, 2021.

NEW YORK, NY - September 5: People participate in the annual West Indian Day Parade on September 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

People participate in the annual West Indian Day Parade

Vodou practitioners walk in a procession to the sea in order to call the Spirit Agwe, the Spirit who controls the oceans during a Vodou ceremony on a beach in Queens, NY on August 23, 2014.

Vodou practitioners walk in a procession to the sea in order to call the Spirit Agwe on a beach in Queens, NY

Hougan Amer assists a Vodou practitioner who is possessed by the Spirit Agwe, the Spirit who controls the oceans during a Vodou ceremony on a beach in Queens, NY on August 23, 2014.

Hougan Amer assists a Vodou practitioner who is possessed by the Spirit Agwe

A "Gede Fet", a Haitian Vodou ceremony, is celebrated in Brooklyn, NY November 17, 2014. These two Vodou religious leaders are possessed by Gede at the same time. The woman in purple sits underneath a painting of the Catholic representation of Gede, St. G

These two Vodou religious leaders are possessed by Gede at the same time. The woman in purple sits underneath a painting of the Catholic representation of Gede, St. Gerard.

A "Gede Fet", a Haitian Vodou ceremony, is celebrated in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 2014. This Vodou ceremonies was very chaotic towards the end, encouraged by liberal drinking and spiritual possession.

 A "Gede Fet", a Haitian Vodou ceremony, is celebrated in Brooklyn,

A "Gede Fet", a Haitian Vodou ceremony, is celebrated in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 2014. A Hougan (religious leader) is possessed by a member of the extensive Gede spirit family, a Gede called Reserve. There are literally hundreds of different "types"

 A Hougan (religious leader) is possessed by a member of the extensive Gede spirit family, a Gede called Reserve. There are literally hundreds of different "types" of Gedes in the Vodou pantheon.

Participants of Jouvert get ready in central Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush at 12 am. Jouvert, an early morning parade, kicks off the West Indies Day Parade for the Caribbean community in Brooklyn on September 1, 2014. The word J'ouvert comes from the

Jouvert Carnival in Brooklyn Participants of Jouvert get ready in central Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush at 12 am. on September 1, 2014.

Participants step off for their "parade" at midnight in the neighborhood of Flatbush. Jouvert, an early morning parade, kicks off the West Indies Day Parade for the Caribbean community in Brooklyn on September 1, 2014. The word J'ouvert comes from the Fre

Jouvert Carnival in Brooklyn Participants step off for their "parade" at midnight in the neighborhood of Flatbush on September 1, 2014.

The lone parade truck is surrounded by revelers in central Brooklyn. Jouvert, an early morning parade, kicks off the West Indies Day Parade for the Caribbean community in Brooklyn on September 1, 2014. The word J'ouvert comes from the French for Jour Ouve

The lone parade truck is surrounded by revelers in central Brooklyn.

A different Jab Jab manifestation with Grenadian flag. Jouvert, an early morning parade, kicks off the West Indies Day Parade for the Caribbean community in Brooklyn on September 1, 2014. The word J'ouvert comes from the French for Jour Ouvert and origina

A  Jab Jab manifestation with Grenadian flag. single quasi religious character called the Jab jab meaning the Devil in creole.

A group of Jab jabs take a break from the parade route. Jouvert, an early morning parade, kicks off the West Indies Day Parade for the Caribbean community in Brooklyn on September 1, 2014. The word J'ouvert comes from the French for Jour Ouvert and origin

A group of Jab jabs take a break from the parade route- Jab jab means the Devil in creole.

A Jab Jab manifestation

People ride bicycles in Halloween costumes during "Bike Kill 13" in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, October 29, 2016. "Bike Kill" is an annual gathering of builders and riders of home-made bicycles that culminates in a tall bike jousting competitio

People ride bicycles in Halloween costumes during "Bike Kill 13"

People light firecrackers during "Bike Kill 13" in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, October 29, 2016. "Bike Kill" is an annual gathering of builders and riders of home-made bicycles that culminates in a tall bike jousting competition. REUTERS/Stepha

"Bike Kill" is an annual gathering of builders and riders of home-made bicycles that culminates in a tall bike jousting competition.

People participate in a bike jousting event during "Bike Kill 13" in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, October 29, 2016. "Bike Kill" is an annual gathering of builders and riders of home-made bicycles that culminates in a tall bike jousting competiti

People participate in a bike jousting event during "Bike Kill 13"

People in costumes speak with each other during "Bike Kill 12" in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, October 31, 2015. "Bike Kill" is an annual gathering of builders and riders of home-made bicycles that culminates in a tall bike jousting competition.

People in costumes speak with each other during "Bike Kill 12"

Contestants, audience and judges create a distinctive queer performance scene at the MR(S) Williamsburg Pageant performed at 3 different gay bars in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 3, 2014. The winner of round five is January Bones at LuLu's bar in Greenp

MR(S) Williamsburg Pageant Contestants in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: People participate in the 36th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island on June 16, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

People participate in the 36th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island

People participate in a group prayer session for the Muslim holiday Eid Al Adha in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

People participate in a group prayer session for the Muslim holiday Eid Al Adha in the Brooklyn

Two women stand underneath a deer head and the American flag during the 98th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting at Mooreland Farm in Far Hills, New Jersey, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Two women stand underneath a deer head and the American flag during the 98th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting

NEW YORK - JANUARY 1: People in bathing suits run into the ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day swim January 1, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

People in bathing suits run into the ocean during the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day swim

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: A girl brings a baby duck to the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue on April 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

A girl brings a baby duck to the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along 5th Avenue

People wear Easter bonnets during in the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, U.S. April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

People wear Easter bonnets during in the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue in New York City

A woman reacts to the sun coming out of the clouds during in the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue in New York City, New York, U.S. April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

A woman reacts to the sun coming out of the clouds during in the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival on Fifth Avenue in New York City

People participate in the annual Westminster Kennel Club  dog show in New York City, U.S. February 16, 2016.

People participate in the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show

WNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Standard Poodle named Siba wins Best in Show during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 11, 2020 in New York City. The 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show brings more than 200 breeds and varieti

A Standard Poodle named Siba wins Best in Show during the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog

A man dressed as a Santa walks past a mural while participating in the annual SantaCon pub crawl in Brooklyn, NY December 12, 2015.

A man dressed as a Santa walks past a mural while participating in the annual SantaCon pub crawl

People participate in a Jewish religious ceremony called Srifes Chumetz involving a ritual burning of a bonfire before the start of Passover in the Brooklyn borough in New York, NY, April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

People participate in a Jewish religious ceremony called Srifes Chumetz involving a ritual burning of a bonfire before the start of Passover in Brooklyn

People celebrate the life of David Bowie in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Milky Lin (L),19 and her friend Camellia Zhong, 18, wear Lolita style fashion at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival on April 29, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Milky Lin (L),19 and her friend Camellia Zhong, 18, wear Lolita style fashion at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: A clowns throughs confetti near police officers on 6th Ave. during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 23, 2017 in New York City. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest parade in the world and has b

A clowns throws confetti near police officers on 6th Ave. during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: People participate in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade along 5th Ave. on March 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

People participate in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade along 5th

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Armando “Chick” Galella gets emotional after a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum the on December 7, 2017 in New York City. The 96 year old Galella was the only survivor to attend the ceremony

Armando “Chick” Galella gets emotional after a wreath-laying ceremony aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum the on December 7, 2017 in New York City. The 96 year old Galella was the only survivor to attend the ceremony commemorating the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: A woman walks with an umbrella along Fifth Ave. on a rainy day on March 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

A woman walks with an umbrella along Fifth Ave. on a rainy day

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