Where to celebrate Pride with your family in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen
WHEN: June 8-10: Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 1-10pm; Sunday, 12-6pm
WHERE: Long Beach, West Broadway and Riverside Boulevard, Long Beach
WHAT: Visit the Newton Shows Carnival on Long Beach on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to ride your favorite thrills, grab a bite to eat on the midway, or play your favorite carnival game. Fun for the whole family, celebrate Pride with the raising of the rainbow flag or Pride Shabbat Service on Friday, a Family Fun Run or Pride Pet Parade on Saturday, or the 28th Annual Pride Parade on Sunday (and many more events)!
WANT TO GO? 516-323-0011. prideonthebeach.org.
20th Annual Rockland County Pride Sunday
WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 11am-5pm
WHERE: GARNER Historic District, 55 W. Railroad Ave., Garnerville
WHAT: Rockland County Pride Sunday continues its tradition of celebrating the LGBT communities. Featuring vendors, entertainment, youth activities, children’s activities, and more! The event is followed by Pride Wind Down from 5pm-9pm.
WANT TO GO? Free. 917-375-5320. rocklandpridecenter.org.
2018 North Jersey Pride Festival
WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 12-6pm
WHERE: Memorial Park Amphitheater, 161 Dunnell Road, Maplewood
WHAT: After a one-year hiatus, North Jersey Pride is back for its biggest celebration yet! You will find a family-friendly festival, bringing together thousands from the LGBTQ+ community and allies from all over the state, to celebrate diversity, equality, and respect all day. Come and enjoy a live stage and a food court, as well as a Rainbow Kids Zone and live kids stage.
WANT TO GO? Free. 516-323-0011. northjerseypride.org.
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2-8pm
WHERE: Main Street, between Warburton and Buena Vista, Yonkers
WHAT: Starting this year, Yonkers Pride joins one of the few LGBTQ+ events in Westchester County, attracting all from the community. The festival aims to produce an inclusive, secure, and fun event to promote freedom of expression, motivate activists, and to honor and celebrate the diversity of the Yonkers LGBTQ+ community, their families, and allies. You will find live music, a film festival, entertainment, food vendors, art, and more. Want more? Check out Yonkers Pride opening events on Saturday, June 8 for a Pride flag raising ceremony and waterfront live concert.
WANT TO GO? Free for general admission; additions and packages starting at $3. yonkerspride.org.
Pride Game at New York Liberty
WHEN: Sunday, June 10, Panel from 2-2:45pm, game at 3pm
WHERE: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains
WHAT: Join the LOFT LGBT Community Center at NY Liberty’s Pride event starting with a panel and discussion on coming out and family acceptance featuring members from LOFT. Then enjoy LOFT’s Pride Chorus singing the National Anthem before the game, which begins at 3pm sharp. The first 200 guests at the event can partake in a NOH8 photo booth.
WANT TO GO? $12. 914-948-2932. liberty.wnba.com.
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