NYC Virtual Pride Celebrations

June 16, 2020

Rainbow flags hoisted high into the bright blue sky, hand-painted equality banners proudly held up by excited participants, and an overwhelming sense of happiness underscored by street performers, dancers and an onlooking sea of smiles. While this is what we’ve come to look forward to each June during NYC Pride, this year things will be a little different as we continue to fight the coronavirus by flattening the curve.

But in true New York spirit, the show must go on! So here are a few virtual Pride celebrations you can take part in to mark 50 years since the first NYC Pride march took place.

(Some events request or require advance registration, so please be sure to register if there’s an option.)

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Events

All month long

From queer life coaching to self defense, to pride toastmasters, Brooklyn Community Pride Center has moved many of their events online for the month of June.

Playbill Pride & Pride Plays

Now through June 26, 2020

Keep up with Playbill Pride for all things LGBTQIA+ theatre related. And catch the many Pride Plays they’ll be putting online for us all to enjoy.

Criminal Queerness Festival 2020

June 9-29, 2020

Bringing together global queer playwrights, this event provides impactful performances all month long. Presented by the National Queer Theater and Dixon Place in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and NYC Pride.

Broadway Plus Q&A

June 19, 2020 • 2pm

Join Broadway stars Jenn Colella, Michael James Scott, Chilina Kennedy, Telly Leung and Jay Armstrong Johnson for a pride celebration and interactive Q&A.

Black Queer Town Hall

June 19-21, 2020 

Replacing “Pride 2020 Drag Fest,” this event shifts focus to showcase black queer voices. This diverse collection of LGBTQ voices will discuss pathways to dismantle racism and white supremacy, and demand an end to police brutality. NYC Pride and GLAAD have teamed up for this three-day event that raises funds for black, queer organizations and LGBTQIA+ performers.

Runstreet Virtual Pride 5K Art Run

June 20-28, 2020

This solo run takes place in your very own neighborhood. Just register for the run to help benefit the Callen-Lorde LGBTQ Community Center. Then wear your most colorful outfit, take a selfie or photo of something beautiful you encounter while running, and upload to Instagram with the tag @runstreet to enter the photo contest. Yes, there will be prizes!

Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring

June 22, 2020 • 6pm

To promote their book of the same name, author and Brooklyn College English professor Matthew Burgess and illustrator Josh Cochran will be speaking at this educational webinar that celebrates the life and art of Keith Haring. *Registration required.

Garden Party

June 22, 2020 • 6pm

In partnership with the LGBT Community Center of New York City, this NYC Pride event features stories, performances, special guests and more. They also provide a thoughtfully curated food and cocktail/mocktail menu, along with a playlist, to help you set the party mood at home.

NYC Pride Human Rights Conference

June 25, 2020 • 9:30am-6pm

Take part in panel discussions and workshops focused on mental health, religion/faith, voting rights, youth driven conversations and other topics.

50 Years of PRIDE: Celebrating NYC’s First Pride March

June 25, 2020 • 6:30-7:30pm

This event honors the very first Pride march that took place one year after the Stonewall Riots. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the march came together and learn about the individuals, such as activist Craig Rodwell, who made their vision a reality and changed the course of history. *Registration required.

NYC Pride Virtual Rally

June 26, 2020 • 5-8pm

Tune in via Facebook or YouTube for this livestream event hosted by Ashlee Marie Preston—the first trans woman to become Editor in Chief of a national publication and the first openly trans person to run for state office in California—and trans actor Brian Michael Smith. Speakers include Ceyenne Doroshow, Annie Segarra, Edafe Okporo and Leandro E. Rodriguez Ramos, among others.

Global Pride 2020

June 27, 2020

Though not NYC-based, Global Pride brings together the LGBTI+ community for 24 hours of streaming content featuring musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures.

NYC Pride Special Broadcast

June 28, 2020 • 12-2pm 

Airing on ABC, this broadcast celebrates the first Pride March held in 1970, salutes community leaders and front-line workers, and features performances by Janelle Monáe, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Luísa Sonza and others.

Literary Pub Crawl

June 29, 2020 • 6pm

This webinar is for our fellow bookworms! Hosted by Eric Chase of the Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl, this virtual tour focuses on LGBTQ writers, poets and artists such as James Baldwin, Edna St, Vincent Millay, Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and Willa Catherand.

Don’t forget to follow @NYCPride on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube for event updates and all the info you need to stay in the loop.

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