Pride Events in NYC: 10 Things to Do June 17-23

Pride Month continues!
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The city is opening up just in time for the thick of Pride Month, giving queer New Yorkers plenty of opportunities to check out local events. There are also, however, virtual events for those who would like to commemorate Pride from home. Check out our list of options — from the Bronx Pride LGBT Expo to Juneteenth block parties, cookouts, movie nights, and more — to keep queerness alive from June 17 through June 23.

Pride Art in the Park

When: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 16

Where: Central Park Sheep Meadow

Christ Church United Methodist is hosting a Pride Art in the Park event at the Central Park Sheep Meadow. Attendees can bring a blanket and snacks or beverages, and all watercolor supplies will be provided. Look for the Pride Flag. Learn more at christchurchnyc.online.

Bronx Pride LGBT Expo

When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on June 17

Where: 2134 Barnes Avenue Bronx, New York

The Bronx LGBTQ center Destination Tomorrow is hosting the Bronx Pride LGBT Expo highlighting queer and trans businesses. During the expo, attendees can check out a drag show, mini ball, comedy, and musical performances. Entry is free, and COVID-19 vaccines are available on site. For more information, call 718-496-1589.

Family Movie Night

When: 7 p.m. June 17

Where: Virtual

Queer families can enjoy a movie night and watch Dreamwork’s “Trolls World Tour” with their youngsters to celebrate Pride. Families can register for the event on the NYC Pride website.

Film Screening “Born in Flames” and Feminist Futures Exhibit 

When: 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. June 18

Where: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is showing the 1983 feminist film “Born in Flames” alongside “Born in Flames: Feminist Futures,” an exhibit of 14 femme and non-binary artists. Entry to the event is free, and tickets can be secured on Eventbrite. 

Friends and Family Pride Shabbat

When: 6:30 p.m. June 18

Where: Virtual via cbst.org/livestream

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is welcoming a guest speaker, Bishop Leah Daughtry, for a Friends and Family Pride Shabbat. Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum will lead the services.

Juneteenth Freedom Fest NYC: Block Party 

When: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. June 19

Where: 129th Street in Harlem between Seventh and Eighth Avenue

In celebration of Juneteenth, a day commemorating the freedom of African-Americans in the US, Juneteenth Freedom Fest plans to hold a block party with music, food, vendors, and live performances. Entry to the event is free.

Official Juneteenth NYC Festival

When: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. June 19

Where: Long Meadow, Prospect Park

Organizers are celebrating Black pride with a cookout in the park. Additionally, on June 20, attendees can join a skate night at LeFrak Center from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Event-goers can secure tickets on Eventbrite.

The L’Unicorns Performance

When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. June 20

Where: Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Boulevard and 777 Front Street, Staten Island

L’Unicorns, a Latinx LGBTQ group in Staten Island, will serenade guests and dance on an outdoor stage at Alice Austen House.  The event’s organizers are asking attendees to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Entry to the event is free.

Celebrate Pride at Brookfield Place 

When: Anytime on June 21

Where: 230 Vesey Street, New York, New York

Individuals seeking an avant-garde approach to Pride can view the outdoor sculpture “Chroma” on the Waterfront Terrance.

Humans Rights Conference

When: 9:00 a.m. June 21 – June 23

Where: virtual

The fourth annual NYC Pride Human Rights Conference is back with a list of activists and trailblazers in the queer community. During the three-day-long event, event-goers can learn everything from the importance of equity to developing new ideas around social justice. Attendees can purchase a ticket on the NYC Pride website.

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