Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969. All five boroughs of NYC will celebrate this June, 2022 with a plethora of actives, ending with the historic Pride March on June 26th. Below are just a few suggestions, and we will continue to add to the list.
In honor of Pride Month, today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), announced the launch of Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Landmarks, an interactive story map highlighting individual landmarks designated for their association with people and organizations that made significant contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) cultural and civil rights movements. Through narrative text, photos, maps, and multimedia content, the public can learn more about the important history behind these landmarks.
All of the colors of the rainbow will be on display in June at Brookfield Place with Radiance, a colorful large-scale suspended sculpture that celebrates Pride month. This year, you can also sit at artfully designed tables in the Winter Garden while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or lunch.
The Whitney Museum of American Art presents a series of free, on-site public programs and events celebrating Pride, June 9–12. Whitney Pride! will activate the Museum building and surrounding neighborhood with festivities for visitors of all ages. Whitney Pride! is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support LGBTQ+ artists and communities and offer an inclusive space for all to gather and enjoy American art.
The Museum of Sex will unveil the exhibition F*CK Art 2022: The Body & its Absence. Ten years after the debut of the first F*CK Art Show, the Museum has reinstated this irreverent group exhibition with a new, biennale-inspired format that presents a survey of subversive contemporary artwork probing sex and sexuality in our current moment. the 2022 edition of F*CK Art features eighteen living artists, a majority of whom identify as gender variant or queer, whose work explores nuanced evocations of the erotic body. The Museum will host an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, June 9th and the exhibition will open to the public on Friday, June 10th, 2022. The Museum of Sex is located at 233 Fifth Avenue, NYC.
Join NYC Parks Department at a plethora of related activities in all boroughs beginning on June 11th in Washington Square Park, to Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx ~ Cadman Plaza Parks in Brooklyn to Silver Lake Park in Staten Island + more.
In addition, explore parks and historic sites in New York City that commemorate the history and legacy of the LGBTQIA+ movement and community.
Join Ford Foundation Gallery on June 13th from 6-8pm for “A Pride Love-Up”, a conversation between Andil Gosine and Rajiv Mohabir, moderated by Tzarina Prater. The authors will discuss topics of queer desire and resistance to neocolonial constraints on identities in the Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora. This is a Free, In-Person Event with Registration.
The Art Students League of New York and the New York City AIDS Memorial are hosting a free, open-air live sketch event at the New York City AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle (Greenwich Avenue & West 12th Street) on Friday, June 17, from 5–7 PM.
It’s back! Disco Fever Fridays, part of the Summer in the City Series, at CopaCabanaNYC. Join designer Richard Quinones on Friday, June 17th ~ his fab fashion show will take place at Midnight!
In honor of Pride Month, NYC Parks’ monuments crew will provide annual care for George Segal’s Gay Liberation sculptural group commemorating the Stonewall Riots. The work is part of the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program.
George Segal’s monument entitled ‘Gay Liberation‘ is located in Christopher Park, West 4th Street and Christopher Street, in Greenwich Village. The Monument Conservation Program will be at the monument on Thursday, June 23rd from 9:00 to 10:30am.
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The 53rd NYC Pride March will begin at Noon on Sunday, June 26th from 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. Marchers will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street passing the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea at 16th Street and 7th Avenue. More than 75% percent of all marching groups are non-profit organizations, and more than half of all marching groups are participating free-of-charge.
NYC Pride announces its Grand Marshals slated to lead the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan, and Chase Strangio will head this year’s celebration, with Angelica Ross returning for a second year as co-host and featured performer of the broadcast special on ABC-7.
Visit Keith Haring’s Final work ‘ The Life of Christ’ panel at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
One of the pieces of the panel above, honors the artist Keith Haring, whose final work “The Life of Christ” (below) sits in the Chapel of St. Columba in the Cathedral.
“Now with AIDS I don’t really have any dreams any more. whatever dreams I did have, because of having a completely different view of the future because of being sick, there’s nothing I want to do that I haven’t done. I won’t be disappointed if there’s some things that don’t get done. Inevitably, no matter how long you work, it’s always going to end some time. And there’s always going to be things left undone. and it wouldn’t matter if you lived until you were seventy-five, there would still be new ideas. There would still be things that you wished you would have accomplished. You could work for several lifetimes. If I could clone myself there would still be too much work to do, even if there were five of me. And there are no regrets, really. Part of the reason that I’m not having trouble facing the reality of death is that it’s not a limitation, in a way. It could have happened any time and it is going to happen to someone any time. If you live your life according to that, death is irrelevant. Everything I’m doing right now is exactly what I want to do.“…… Keith Haring, May 3, 1989
Visit Leslie Lohman Museum of Art ~ a dynamic and safe space where the LGBTQ community and its allies engage in meaningful and authentic art experiences that foster empowerment and community building.
The Center has been a home and resource hub for the LGBTQ community, NYC residents and visitors since our founding in 1983. We provide a place to connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate the vibrancy and growth of the LGBTQ community.
Above, Beau McCall ~ Rewind: Memories on Repeat
While you’re there, check out the exhibition ‘Queer Cuts: Reimagining Queer Collage’ on view from June 15th through September 1st on the second floor ~ and 12 portraits from The Dresses Project by Gwen Shockey and Riya Lerner on view from June 15th through September 1st.
Visit the New York City AIDS Memorial Park, a tribute to the 100,000+ New Yorkers who have died from AIDS. The Park is located at 76 Greenwich Avenue, between West 11th and 12th Streets at Seventh Avenue South. Check the Park’s event calendar for two events in June ~ Dance for a Memorial and Meet Me On The Dance Floor.
This year, Village Preservation, in collaboration with NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, unveiled a historic plaque to commemorate the Julius’ Bar ‘Sip-In’.
June 28, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in 1969, when the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, leading to protests and violent clashes outside the Christopher Street establishment ~ and the beginning of the gay rights movement. Celebrating Stonewall 50, beginning in March, and leading up to the World Pride NYC March: Stonewall 50 was held in June, 2019.
We can’t let #PrideMonth2022 end without a note that NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will, at its June 28th meeting, consider calendaring the Lesbian Herstory Archives at 484 Fourteenth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This building is culturally significant as the home since 1991 of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the nation’s oldest and largest collection of lesbian-related historical material. Calendaring is the first formal step in the designation process. Once calendared, LPC will hold a public hearing on the proposed designation at a future date, followed by a public meeting during which the Commission will vote on the designation.