Get ready to paint the town in vibrant colors because June is here. And it is time to celebrate Pride Month. In the heart of New York City, the LGBTQ+ community is gearing up for a month-long extravaganza. A month filled with unforgettable parties and empowering demonstrations. Embark on a breathtaking display of rainbow-wrapped unity. Brace yourself for the spectacular NYC Pride March and an array of thrilling events that will make your heart swell with joy and pride.
So, buckle up and join the city’s LGBTQ+ community as they stand tall, party hard, and advocate for equal rights throughout the month.
Get ready to paint the town rainbow, and let the celebrations begin.
Pride March 2023
Get your rainbow gear ready and prepare to join the vibrant and powerful movement known as The March. While some may casually refer to it as the Pride Parade, the organizers make sure to honor its roots by calling it The March. Why? Because it all started as a daring act of political protest against the discriminatory policies and attitudes faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 25, because that is when the city streets of New York will come alive. Experience a mesmerizing display of rainbow-clad activists and passionate allies. All united in their support for global LGBTQ+ rights. Over the years, The March has grown into an awe-inspiring event, with more than 700 groups and millions of enthusiastic spectators joining the celebration.
This is your chance to be part of a meaningful movement and make history in the name of love and inclusivity.
25th Street and 5th Avenue — Manhattan
Pride Live Stonewall Day 2023
As Stonewall Day rolls into town, be prepared to witness history in the making on June 23. This epic event, launched by Pride Live in 2018, pays tribute to the legendary Stonewall Rebellion of 1969. And guess what? This year, it is moving to the fabulous Hudson Yards, where the development’s vibrant public square will provide the perfect backdrop for an even bigger celebration. There will be more guests, more energy, and more unforgettable moments.
But that is not all — Stonewall Day is not just about having a blast. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center (SNMVC). A groundbreaking initiative set to become the first-ever LGBTQ+ visitor center within the National Park System. And guess what? The SNMVC is gearing up to open its doors next June, making history again.
Now, let us talk about the star-studded lineup that will blow your mind. Brace yourself because the sensational Christina Aguilera will be gracing the stage as the concert’s headliner. But that is not all — the talented pop recording artist Mila Jam, the dynamic indie pop trio BETTY. And the fierce drag artist Mariyea will also light up the night with their electrifying performances.
To top it all off, the incredible Angelica Ross, actress extraordinaire and Founder and CEO of TransTech, will host the show, ensuring an evening of pure magic. And let us not forget the one and only Lina Bradford, who will be serving up the beats as the resident DJ.
Oh, and did we mention that tickets are free? So you can experience this spectacular celebration without spending a dime. But if you want to take your experience to the next level, VIP access is available starting at just $82.
Hudson Yards — Manhattan
First-ever Manhattan West Woof Fest: Paws for Pride
Calling all dog lovers and Pride enthusiasts. Prepare for an unforgettable event with tails wagging and spirits soaring — the first-ever Manhattan West Woof Fest: Paws for Pride. Set in the vibrant midtown neighborhood on Saturday, June 10. This one-of-a-kind festival invites humans and their four-legged friends to come together and celebrate Pride in a truly pawsome way. And the best part? It is a free event.
Prepare to be entertained with a lineup of activities that will make you and your furry companion howl with delight. From side-splitting comedy acts to mind-boggling juggling. And Jaw-dropping acrobatics to daring stilt walking and even thrilling displays of unicycle riding, there is something for everyone at Woof Fest.
And let us not forget the live music that will have you tapping your feet and wagging your tail in rhythm. But the excitement does not stop there — prepare to be amazed as pup psychics perform tarot readings and pet groomers pamper your furry friend with pawdicures. And talented artists create adorable pet caricatures. For the water-loving pups, there is even a special water play station and mini dog run to splash around and make a splash with their new furry friends.
Now, get ready to unleash your creativity and dress in your most fabulous Pride attire because it’s encouraged and celebrated at Woof Fest. As you arrive, colorful rainbow bandanas will be waiting for you and your furry companion to add an extra dash of Pride to your day. And that is not all—those who register via Eventbrite will also receive a free collapsible water bowl, ensuring that your furry friend stays hydrated throughout the festivities.
Manhattan West Plaza
385 9th Avenue [between 9th and 10th Avenue and 31st and 33rd Street] — Manhattan
Drink and Draw
Embark on a unique artistic journey at the Brooklyn Museum to sip and sketch amidst the tranquil beauty of their backyard Sculpture Garden. On June 8th from 7 to 9:30 PM, Experience the magic of life drawing classes in our captivating setting — a space where inspiration flows freely. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a novice, the Drink and Draw event is designed to ignite your creative spirit.
This month, in honor of Brooklyn Pride, we present Drag and Draw — an extraordinary celebration featuring charismatic models from Yas Mama, Brooklyn’s beloved Latinx drag night. Enable your imagination and be part of this captivating fusion of art and vibrant culture.
200 Eastern Parkway – Prospect Heights
In this Town we Show Pride
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Teen Night: Embrace Pride and Empowerment in an Evening of Artistic Expression.
Mark your calendars for a momentous occasion on Friday, June 9, from 5 to 7:30 PM, as the Brooklyn Museum proudly presents the tenth annual LGBTQ+ Teen Night. Prepare for an unforgettable experience with captivating art-making, mesmerizing performances, and many activities that honor and showcase queer art and activism.
This incredible event is brought to you by InterseXtions, the esteemed LGBTQ+ teen internship program dedicated to queer art history and community programming. Join in to celebrate diversity, foster creativity, and amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ youth.
In this town, we proudly show our pride and create a vibrant space for empowerment.
200 Eastern Parkway – Prospect Heights
Get ready to experience the most uproarious and boundary-breaking showcase of LGBTQ+ comedy, storytelling, short films, and theater that Frigid New York offers. From June 15 to July 3, in the heart of Pride Month, the stage is set for the eagerly anticipated annual event — Queerly.
Queerly is more than just a festival. It is a vibrant celebration of queer artistry and an empowering platform for artists who have been underrepresented and overlooked. It is a space where they can finally take center stage, unapologetically representing themselves and uniquely sharing their stories. This year, with a renewed sense of urgency, the festival is spotlighting the talented trans artists leading the charge in the face of relentless anti-trans legislation sweeping the nation.
Prepare to be enthralled by diverse shows that will leave you laughing, pondering, and celebrating the rich tapestry of queer experiences. Brace yourself for the hilarious comedy “Two Foreskins Walk into a Bar.” The thought-provoking and profoundly moving “Transhumance.” And the captivating journey of “The Real Black Swann: Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen.” But that is just the tip of the iceberg — an incredible lineup of performances will captivate your heart and ignite your imagination. For the complete schedule, check out the official Frigid website.
So, mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to be immersed in the magic of Queerly. It is a celebration of identity, resilience, and the unapologetic power of queer voices. Prepare to be entertained, enlightened, and inspired as these incredible artists shine a light on their experiences and redefine the boundaries of artistic expression.
Queer cinema at the iconic Roxy Cinema
Get ready for a sensational celebration of queer cinema at the iconic Roxy Cinema in the vibrant neighborhood of Tribeca. They are rolling out the red carpet for Roxy REELness during the entire month of Pride. Prepare to be transported through time as this remarkable festival takes you on a journey starting back in the 1960s. Enjoy groundbreaking films like Jack Smith’s mesmerizing “Flaming Creatures” in glorious 16MM and Shirley Clarke’s captivating “Portrait Of Jason” in stunning 35MM. But the adventure does not stop there — the festival catapults you into modern times with the daring and critically acclaimed “Knife + Heart” from 2018.
The Roxy Cinema has curated an incredible selection of films that will tug at your heartstrings, ignite your imagination, and leave you breathless. So get ready for the emotional rollercoaster of “Two Wrenching Departures,” the compelling love story of “Blue Is The Warmest Color.” And the passionate exploration of “Happy Together” and the vibrant energy of the iconic “Paris Is Burning.” And that is not all. Be prepared to do the “Time Warp” with “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and brace yourself for a lineup that will keep you on the edge of your seat, wanting more.
So, grab your popcorn, find your seat, and immerse yourself in the magic of Roxy REELness. It’s a celebration of queer storytelling, resilience, and the undeniable power of cinema to inspire, challenge, and ignite conversations. Whether you’re a film aficionado, a lover of queer stories, or simply someone who appreciates the art of storytelling, the Roxy Cinema is the place to be this Pride Month.
2 6th Avenue Cellar Level — Manhattan
Pride in Central Park
Get ready to experience an electrifying night of celebration as SummerStage proudly presents a sensational event curated by the one and only Jake Resnicow. Dreamland: Pride in Central Park with Purple Disco Machine. Prepare to be immersed in a world where queer art and music collide, igniting a fire of pure joy and unapologetic self-expression. Jake Resnicow’s legendary events have captivated audiences in Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and beyond. And now he is bringing his magic to SummerStage.
But hold onto your seats because there is more to come — stay tuned as we announce additional guests who will set the stage on fire. It is a night where the energy will be palpable, the music will be infectious, and the memories will last a lifetime. So, get ready to dance, sing, and immerse yourself in a world where acceptance, love, and liberation reign supreme.
Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and secure your tickets before it is too late. SummerStage is about to become the epicenter of a phenomenal party that will leave you breathless and begging for more. So let the countdown begin — this is one event you will want to miss.
Rumsey Playfield — Manhattan
Pride at the Park
Get ready to witness a groundbreaking event that defies convention and celebrates the intersection of queer culture and spirituality. So brace yourself for Pride at the Park. An extraordinary concert experience where the timeless walls of a centuries-old church will be transformed into a vibrant LGBTQ+ sanctuary. And guess what? It is a free event. But that is not all. This awe-inspiring event will also serve a greater purpose by raising funds to support transgender women seeking asylum in the vibrant heart of New York City.
The incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and advocate Krystofer Maison have masterfully orchestrated this unique concert and the following VIP reception. Krystofer Maison has teamed up with the trailblazing Pastor Kaji Spellman Douša. Who has the remarkable distinction of being the first woman and first Black woman to lead The Park. A church with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1810. This collaboration promises to disrupt the traditional boundaries between organized religion and the queer community.
Pastor Kaji is renowned for her unwavering dedication to building networks of thousands of immigrant-led advocates nationwide. And now, she is spearheading an event that embodies inclusivity, acceptance, and love. On June 14, at the iconic Park Avenue Christian Church nestled in the vibrant Upper East Side. The stage will be set for a night of electrifying performances and unforgettable moments.
Join the celebration and join this extraordinary gathering that unites the power of music, spirituality, and activism. Prepare to be moved by the soul-stirring melodies, inspired by the resilience of the transgender community, and immersed in an atmosphere that radiates love and acceptance.
Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street — Manhattan
In closing, we invite you.
This is your invitation to be a part of something extraordinary. Feel the electric energy coursing through the streets, pulsating with the beats of love and the spirit of defiance. From the epic Pride March to the captivating art, cinema, and music showcases. Every corner of this city becomes a stage for joy, resilience, and celebration.
So, New York City, let us rise as one, united by the bond of our shared humanity. Let us create a symphony of love and acceptance that reverberates far beyond the limits of Pride Month. Together, we will paint the city with the vibrant colors of pride. And illuminate every corner with the radiant light of inclusivity. So get ready to dance, laugh, and revel in the freedom to be exactly who you are.
Happy Pride Month, New York City — it is time to unleash the power of your true colors and let the world see you shine.