NYC Neighborhood Pride
New York City Pride holds immense significance as one of the most iconic and influential events in the global LGBTQ+ community. It has a rich history dating back to the Stonewall Riots in 1969, which served as a catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. As a result, NYC Pride has become a symbol of resilience, empowerment, and progress for the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Here is a list of neighborhood pride festivals in the New York City area:
New York City Pride
Held in various locations across Manhattan, this vibrant celebration takes place annually in June and features parades, live performances, and cultural events. The events offer diverse opportunities to gather in activism, protest, celebration, and advocacy. The variety of offerings across all of the events represents the diversity of ways our community acknowledges and celebrates Pride. The Rally offers a platform for activists and organizers to make their voices heard and for attendees to hear from essential voices in our community. The legendary NYC Pride March has been a symbol of our presence in the community for more than a half-century. Youth Pride has become a central hub for youth to gather in a safe space, unite with their friends, and make new ones. PrideFest has offered opportunities for small businesses and organizations to connect with our community in a free and open street fair, while Pride Island has been a symbol of our ability to dance and celebrate publicly.
In June, Brooklyn’s pride festival showcases the diverse LGBTQ+ community through a colorful parade, live music, and activities in Prospect Park. Brooklyn Pride is a 501(c)(3) wholly volunteer-managed, tax-exempt, non-profit organization working for and on behalf of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Brooklynites and all others who support the struggle for equality in this Community. In the spirit of Stonewall, Brooklyn Pride welcomes the participation of all the residents of Brooklyn and the outer boroughs, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identification, HIV status, national origin, physical, mental, or developmental disability, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Taking place in Jackson Heights, Queens, this festival occurs in June and offers a lively parade, live entertainment, food vendors, and activities for all ages. The New Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival is the second oldest and second largest pride parade in New York City. Found in 1993, it is held annually on the first Sunday in June in the neighborhood of Jackson Heights on 37th Avenue. We will be celebrating our 31st anniversary of Queens Pride on Sunday, June 4th, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights!
Staten Island PrideFest
Held in Staten Island, this festival celebrates NYC pride through a series of events, including a parade, live music, and family-friendly activities. PrideFest 2023 celebrated the rich diversity of our LGBTQI+ and allied community by featuring several trademark PrideFest events as well as several events held by our Community Partners. As the first celebration of the season in New York City, being celebrated in May, PrideFest attracts a remarkably diverse audience both locally and regionally.
Bronx LGBTQ+ Pride & Health Fair
Celebrate Pride in the Bronx with a march, rally, family events, and live entertainment at this day-long festival. The festivities will take place at The Hub, 149th Street and Third Avenue. The Bronx hosts an annual pride festival that features a parade, health fair, and community resources to promote inclusivity and wellness. NYC’s Longest Running Bronx Pride Festival in July.
Known for its rich cultural heritage, Harlem hosts its own pride festival in June, featuring a vibrant parade, live performances, and activities highlighting the LGBTQ+ community. Harlem Pride 2023 Celebration Day is held Sat, Jun 24th 2023 at 12:00 PM in West Harlem, 12th Avenue (Between West 133rd & West 138th Streets), New York NY, 10027.
The City of Yonkers Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, Yonkers Pride Planning Board Board, and the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District are pleased to invite you to join us at the 6th Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration! The Yonkers Pride Festival is an outdoor event showcasing celebrity entertainment, food, merchandise, activities, and numerous community organizations and will be held RAIN or SHINE. Don’t Miss it!
Jun 10, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Downtown Yonkers, Main St, Yonkers, NY, USA
Long Island Pride
The 33rd Annual Long Island Pride Parade will kick-off at 12PM beginning at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Main Street in Huntington Village. Join thousands at the 33rd annual pride parade, festival and live concert featuring 5 hours of nonstop entertainment, vendors, a family area, a beer and & wine garden, and so much more!
Please note that festival dates, locations, and specific details may vary from year to year, so it’s always a good idea to check the official websites or local event listings for the most up-to-date information.