As Pride celebrations descend upon the city throughout the month of June, including family-friendly movie showings and late night dance parties, here’s a list of events taking place and what you might need to know before heading out.
New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
This iconic chorus, composed of more than 260 singers, and founded in 1980 will take the stage at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4 at 7 p.m. to showcase the works from their latest season.
The performance will take place outdoors. In case of rain, the show will take place in the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby on the 1st Floor.
Check out the first official Pride celebration in Owl’s Head Park with GayRidge, an LGBTQIA+ community group in South Brooklyn, with a picnic, performances, games, live music and more. The event runs June 5 from noon to 5 p.m.
Queens Pride Parade
The 30th anniversary Pride march in Queens takes place in Jackson Heights on Jun 5 starting at noon and runs on 37th Avenue from 89th to 75th streets.
Brooklyn Pride Week
Brooklyn Pride Week runs from June 6 to 12 and is host to the city’s “only twilight parade.” It takes place June 11 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. on 5th Avenue from Lincoln Place to 9th Street.
The week’s festivities also include an outdoor festival with dozens of performers, a comedy show, and a 5K in Prospect Park. For the first time, Brooklyn Pride will hold Youth Pride.
Gay New York: 1930-1970
Learn about the city’s LGBTQ history on June 8 at 6:30 pm. The New York Historical Society is hosting a talk by George Chauncey, author of “Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940.”
Tickets are $38 for non-members and $24 for members.
Pride in the Bronx
Celebrate Pride in the Bronx with NYC Parks on June 12 at 11 a.m. where you can learn about the history and significance of Orchard Beach within the LGBTQ+ community. This free event takes place at Pelham Bay Park.
Love Above All Ball
Spend the evening at the Rainbow Room in the Rockefeller Center on June 24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Love Above All Ball, which will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets can be purchased here.
Harlem’s family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, June 25 from noon to 6 p.m.
Hester Street Fair
Come out to Pier 17 and check out the LGBTQ-owned and operated businesses the Saturday before the march on June 25. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NYC Pride March
The city’s Pride festivities return to fully in-person for the first time since 2019. The 53rd annual Pride March takes place on June 26, beginning at noon from 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. The procession will make its way to Chelsea, at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue.
The grand marshals this year are Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan and Chase Strangio, with Angelica Ross returning for a second year as co-host.
But the annual celebration is more than just the march. There’s a packed agenda in the week leading up to the parade. Here are a few examples:
- Family Movie Night: Enjoy a free outdoor showing of "Moana" at the Battery on June 15 at 5 p.m. RSVP is required. People are encouraged to arrive beforehand for games and live entertainment.
- Pride Island: This two-day music festival takes place on June 25 and 26. The event will be held on Governors Island for the first time this year. Lil’ Kim headlines on Saturday, and Kim Petras closes out the fest on Sunday. Must be 21 years old and up, and tickets start at $85.
- Youth Pride: This free event for LGBTQ teens and allies takes place on June 25. Tickets for this free event are available starting June 6.
Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run
On June 25, Front Runners New York, an LGBT running and multisport club, and New York Road Runners host a four mile race. The annual Pride race, which started in Central Park in 1982, continues this year for its 41st run and starts at 8:30 a.m.
Queer Liberation March and Rally
This march, organized by the Reclaim Pride Coalition, is on June 26 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Foley Square. According to the organization’s website, the goal of the march is to “reignite the legacy of Stonewall in NYC” and “to reclaim the spirit & meaning of Pride to better represent the LGBTQIA2S+ community.”