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Family-Friendly Pride Events in the New York Metro Area

Family-Friendly Pride Events in the New York Metro Area

Where to celebrate Pride with your family in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen


Born right in the heart of New York City after the Stonewall Riots, Pride began as a political demonstration to fight police discrimination and to voice the demands for equal rights of the LGBTQ+ community. In 1991, Pride began to grow and resemble what we know it to be today. While it continues to fight for LGBTQ+ rights, it also celebrates the progress we have made and the life of the unique individuals the community. It is critical to remember the origins of Pride, and to teach children the importance of Pride at NYC and New York metro area Pride events for families.

Celebratory and educational Pride events for the whole family take place throughout June, the official LGBT Pride Month, and we have found some of the best family-friendly Pride events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, QueensLong Island, Rockland County, Westchester County, and Bergen County, NJ.
    

Family-Friendly Pride Events in Manhattan

Pride Cultural Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St., Soho 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes story time, art workshops, performances, and interactive sing-alongs with themes like identity and love. 
WANT TO GO? $13; free for children younger than 1 . 212-274-0986. cmany.org/. 

FREE Rainbow Collage
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT: Celebrate #Stonewall50 and Pride 2019 by creating a rainbow collage. 
WANT TO GO? 917-275-6975. nypl.org/locations/schwarzman. 

FREE Pride Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 3-6pm
WHERE: 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St., East Village 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and a youth Pride march in the building. 
WANT TO GO? suggested donation of $10 for adults. 212-780-0800. 14streety.org. 

FREE Kidding Around Pride Picnic
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 10am-1pm
WHERE: The High Line, West 14th Street and 10th Avenue, Meatpacking District 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A summer festival with carnival-style games, face painting, and a musical performance. 
WANT TO GO? 212-500-6035. thehighline.org. 

FREE New York City Opera: Pride Concert 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 6-7pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A diverse program of opera and musical theater, including a sneak peek of Stonewall.  
WANT TO GO? 212-768-4242. bryantpark.org. 

FREE Heritage of Pride Family Movie Night 
WHEN: Friday, June 21, 6:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Park - Pier 45, Hudson River Greenway, Greenwich Village 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy Disney and Pixar's Coco
WANT TO GO? 212-627-2020. hudsonriverpark.org.

FREE Annual LGBTQ Pride Night
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate LGBTQ+ families with stories, crafts, movement, and story time. 
WANT TO GO? 212-721-1223. cmom.org. 

FREE Author Event - How Many Letters Are in Goodbye 
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 3:00pm
WHERE: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, New York 
AGES: 13 and older 
WHAT: Join Author Yvonne Cassidy for this special YA author event in honor of Pride Month.  
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2126781654. https://bankstreetbooks.com/event/author-event-how-many-letters-are-goodbye. 

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Pride Events in Queens

FREE Let's Make Some Noise: Flag Making
WHEN: June 5-26, Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Decorate the library for Pride Month! 
WANT TO GO? 718-845-3127. 

FREE Queens Pride Parade and Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 12-6pm
WHERE: Queens, 37th Avenue from 89th Street to 75th Street, Jackson Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See entertainment, and visit vendors and community and social group booths. 
WANT TO GO? 347-494-1899. queenspride.org/welcome. 

FREE Let's Make Some Noise: Virtual Reality Pride
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 4-5pm
WHERE: Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing 
AGES: 13 and older 
WHAT: Experience Pride around the world with 360° videos. 
WANT TO GO? 718-661-1200. queenslibrary.org.

First Weekend: Pride in the Garden
WHEN: June 1-2, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: First Weekend activities in June are all about pride! 
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 seniors/students with ID; $2 children ages 4-12; free for children younger than 4. 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org. 
         

Family-Friendly Pride Events in Brooklyn

Worldpride Opening Ceremony
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 7pm
WHERE: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Prospect Heights/Park Slope 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Whoopi Goldberg will host WorldPride Opening Ceremony and Cyndi Lauper, Ciara, and Todrick Hall will perform. 
WANT TO GO? $45 and up. 917-618-6100. barclayscenter.com. 

Drag Queen Story Hour
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 11am-12pm 
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: This interactive art and story time program celebrates the uniqueness of kids and families. 
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org. 

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Family-Friendly Pride Events on Long Island

FREE Long Island Pride: Family Fun Run
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 7:30-9am
WHERE: Long Beach Boardwalk, 1 Laurelton Blvd., Long Beach 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This shortened course is untimed and easy enough for anyone. 
WANT TO GO? 516-323-0011. lgbtnetwork.org. 

FREE Pride Market Fair 
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 8am-7pm
WHERE: Long Beach Boardwalk , 1 National Blvd., Long Beach 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Browse vendors, exhibitors, and shops on the boardwalk. 
WANT TO GO? 516-323-0011. prideonthebeach.org. 

FREE The 29th Annual Long Island Pride Parade
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 12-2pm
WHERE: Long Beach, Broadway from Lafeyette Boulevard to Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Be a spectator or march then stick around for a beach concert.  
WANT TO GO? 516-323-0011. prideonthebeach.org. 

FREE Concert on the Beach
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 1-5pm
WHERE: The Beach at Long Beach Boulevard, 1 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Hear live music after the Pride parade!  
WANT TO GO? 516-323-0011. prideonthebeach.org. 

LGBT Youth Prom
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 6-10pm
WHERE: Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Enjoy a night of dancing, dining, and more! 
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-323-0011. lgbtnetwork.org/prom. 



FREE Equality March & Pride Picnic 
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 11:30am rally; 1pm walk begins
WHERE: The Transgender Resource Center of Long , 65 Depot St. , Sayville 
AGES: All 
WHAT: March and show your Pride! Picnic and festival to follow.  
WANT TO GO? 631-306-4872. trcli.org. 

FREE LGBTQIA Pride Picnic 
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 12-6pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Gillette Avenue and Montauk Highway, Sayville 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Eat, socialize, and show off your Pride with craft vendors and live entertainment. 
WANT TO GO? 631-256-8458. trcli.org. 

FREE We Got You: LGBTQ Chat with the Experts 
WHEN: Monday, June 17, 6-8pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library Selden Building, 575 Middle Country Road, Selden 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Join for a dicussion about LGBTQ topics. 
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us. 

FREE Crafting with Pride 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach 
AGES: 9-12 
WHAT: Show your pride by making buttons, jewelry, and canvases! 
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us. 

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Family-Friendly Pride Events in Rockland County


FREE Pride Sunday 
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 12-5pm
WHERE: Rockland County Pride Center, Downtown Haverstraw, Maple & West Broad streets, across from Village Hall , Haverstraw 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate with live music, crowning of Mx. Rockland County Pride, food trucks, and vendors. Families will enjoy Drag Queen Story Hours, a bounce castle, slide, inflatable obstacle course, and crafts. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will also be a dedicated youth space with music, crafts, and more. 
WANT TO GO? 845-353-6300. rocklandpridecenter.org. 

FREE Pride Party
WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Celebrate LGBTQA+ Pride with rainbow face paint and inspiring YouTube videos. 
WANT TO GO? 845-358-3370 x214. nyacklibrary.org. 

Rockland County Pride Center Night at the Rockland Boulders 
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy a night of baseball, mini-golf, and fun while raising money for the Rockland County Pride Center. 
WANT TO GO? $15. 845-353-6300. rocklandboulders.com. 

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Family-Friendly Pride Events in Bergen County, NJ

FREE 15th Annual Westwood Heritage Society Pride Day
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Veterans Park Westwood, Madison Avenue, Westwood 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A showcase of the town's volunteer organizations and services highlighting their goals, activities, and accomplishments, along with a craft fair. 
WANT TO GO? celebratewestwood.org. 

FREE Glen Rock Pride in the Park
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 12-3pm
WHERE: Wilde Memorial Park, 683 Maple Ave., Glen Rock 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Hear from keynote speakers, enjoy music by DJ Joe Rush, “Allyship” Gallery featuring GRHS poetry and art, and rainbow face painting. 
WANT TO GO? 201-670-3951. glenrocknj.net. 

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Family-Friendly Pride Events in Westchester County

FREE Westchester Pride
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 12-5pm
WHERE: The LOFT LGBT Community Center, 252 Bryant Ave., White Plains 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Westchester Pride will feature all-day live entertainment, diverse vendors, pride games and contests, a photo booth, and Broadway performers.  
WANT TO GO? 914-948-2932. loftgaycenter.org. 

FREE Teen Pride Month Party 
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2-5pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Celebrate with Love, Simon, rainbow treats, and friends.  
WANT TO GO? 914-721-8200. greenburghlibrary.org. 

Doric Wilson's 'Street Theater'
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 
AGES: 13 and older 
WHAT: Kick off Pride Month with a concert reading of Street Theater
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 members. 914-963-4550. hrm.org. 

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Main image: Children's Museum of the Arts in Manhattan hosts a pride festival that features hands-on art workshops, performances, and educational programs celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.
Courtesy Children's Museum of the Arts

    

Allison Ingrum

Author:

Allison Ingrum, a junior at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism, is a former editorial intern at NYMetroParents. When she is not busy typing away, you can find her exploring the city, trying new foods, or sitting in a local coffee shop.

Twitter: @allisoningrum

 

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