NYC Celebrates Pride Month 2024




From our archives, Harlem Pride at Casa Frela Gallery, 2010

NYC Pride will mark the 40th anniversary of Heritage of Pride, and the 55th anniversary of The Stonewall Uprising this year. With the theme, ‘Reflect. Empower. Unite’, the month of June is filled with events and activities from museums, galleries, and parks to the end of the month and the much anticipated opening of the LGBTQ+ Visitor Center and the historic Pride Parade.

NYC AIDS Memorial Public Programs During Pride Month 2024

NYC AIDS Memorial. Image. Photo credit: NYC AIDS Memorial on Instagram

The New York City AIDS Memorial announces upcoming public programs in June 2024, during Pride Month. Events will take place at the New York City AIDS Memorial at St. Vincent’s Triangle, located at Greenwich Avenue and West 12th Street in New York City’s West Village and in the surrounding historic West Village neighborhood.


Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Celebrates Pride 2024

Coinciding with Pride Month this June, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) bursts with vibrant artistic expression and programming celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Recently opened exhibition OUT of the Jewelry Box, an exclusive installation Identity Is…, and artist-led workshops explore the layers of queerness and its profound influence on the cultural landscape.

Additionally, the Museum’s young patrons’ group, MAD Luminaries will co-host the LGBT+ VC Summit, an annual convening of LGBTQ+ and ally investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs to catalyze change and drive progress in finance. The two-day summit, taking place on June 25–26 in the Theatre at MAD, will feature a roster of speakers and panelists who are leaders in the fields of technology, venture capital, and arts and culture. LGBT+ VC is a nonprofit charity dedicated to educating on the importance and benefits of investing to welcome prosperity for LGBTQ and ally communities around the world.

Events throughout the month of June include June 20th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 30th.


Pa Ja Ma at Keith de Lellis Gallery during Pride Month

PaJaMa, Paul Cadmus, Provincetown, MA. Photo courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, PaJaMa, the photographic artist collective formed in 1937 by American artists Paul Cadmus, Jared French and Margaret French ~ with a focus on their time in Saltaire, New York, Fire Island, Provincetown, Massachusetts and Nantucket ~ and the Queer Art World. The exhibition will open on May 30th.


Woof Fest: Paws for Pride ~ June 8

Bring your dog to Manhattan West Plaza for a colorful afternoon of fabulous activities including a pet psychic, fun photo ops, a BARKET of local treats, the Walk of Pride catwalk contest, and more. On the Manhattan West Plaza, 385 Ninth Avenue, NYC.


‘AfroPoP’s Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters’, the Documentary   Wins the 84th Annual Peabody Award ~ June 9

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Mann in the Waters, a documentary in Black Public Media and WORLD’s AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange series, has won a 2024 Peabody Award. The award will be presented at the 84th Annual Peabody Awards on Sunday, June 9th at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.

Stream the documentary on WORLD’s YouRube channel through July 9th.


An Evening with Artist/LGBTQIA+/Activist Lola Flash at National Arts Club ~ June 25 at 7pm

Lola Flash. Image courtesy of the National Arts Club

Join the National Arts Club to celebrate Pride Month and explore the journey of Lola Flash. Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than four decades, the photographer’s work challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions. They were active member of ACT UP during the time of the AIDS epidemic in New York City and are currently a proud member of the Kamoinge Collective and on the Board of Queer Art.


The National Parks Service to Open the LGBTQ+ Visitors Center ~ June 28

June is a Celebration in NYC of #WorldPride and #Stonewall50 ~ June’s Featured Image

The National Parks Service will open the doors to the first LGBTQ+  Visitor Center within the National Park Service. The $3.2 million project, which will be operated by Pride Live, will be located at 51 Christopher Street, adjacent to The Stonewall Inn.


The NYC Pride March, Bliss Days, and PrideFest ~ June 30

George Segal ‘Gay Liberation’

The 2024 Pride March will begin on 25th Street and Fifth Avenue with this years theme “Reflect. Empower. Unite.’


Celebrating Pride Throughout the Year:

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrated LGBTQ in 2022 with a Landmarks Story Map

artwork by afinelyne

In honor of Pride Month, 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.


Julius’ Bar Plaque Unveiled by Village Preservation in April, 2022

Andrew Berman, Executive Director of Village Preservation by Village Preservation (Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation).

Last year, Village Preservation, in collaboration with NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, unveiled a historic plaque to commemorate the Julius’ Bar ‘Sip-In’.


NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated The Lesbian Herstory Archives as an Individual Historic Landmark

On November 22, 2022, LPC voted to approve The Lesbian Herstory Archives, located at 484 Fourteenth Street in Brooklyn, as an Individual Historic Landmark. It is the first individual landmark in Brooklyn designated for its LGBTQ+ associations.


Visit ‘The Life of Christ’ by Keith Haring at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Keith Haring, The Life of Christ (1990) in the Chapel of St. Columba, the Cathedral of Saint 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.


A new, 4,000 square-foot museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture is in the works, and will be located within the anticipated expansion of The New York Historical Society. Now in its developmental stages, the anticipated opening to be in and around 2026.

The American LGBTQ+ Museum will be located within a 4,000 square foot gallery space and occupy a full floor. Exciting programming to include rotating exhibitions and a ‘virtual museum’ in addition to its permanent exhibitions.


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