This year’s Pride March and in-person celebrations may have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the culmination of Pride weekend was marked by a magnificent rainbow over Brooklyn on Sunday night.
Earlier in the day, the Queer Liberation March from Lower Manhattan to the Stonewall Inn ended with a rally at Washington Square Park and evoked some of the memories of the Stonewall Riots, when police began arresting demonstrators.
Shortly after, an intense storm complete with thunder and lightening soaked the streets of New York City at around 7 p.m. on Sunday before the clouds cleared and a rainbow (from some vantage points a double rainbow) graced the skies. Check out some photos of the rainbow as seen from Greenpoint: Continue reading →
This year, a portion of the ticket sales will benefit the charity Immigration Equality, which advocates for and represents LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom.
The evening will feature cocktails, complemented by thoughtful performances by BMAJR, Magnolia Polaris, Guido, Gallexii, Bri Blvck,Crazyexgalpal, Venïson Man, Precious Okoyomon and a few surprise guests. The event will also have astrology readings.
Complimentary welcome cocktails from Milagro Tequila will be given out from 8–9 PM, so come early and stay late. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.
Additionally, Wythe Hotel is pleased to announce that artist Jack Early is set to display his latest work, Jacksicles, in the hotel lobby starting June 25 through October in celebration of Pride month.
June may be waning, but the Pride events keep a-comin’. On Friday, June 28, intimate hair salon The Karcher (760 Manhattan Avenue) is hosting a queer storytelling event with drinks and socializing to follow. Come to the second story hair boutique from at 8 PM this Friday for “What Happens to Boys In Chelsea, A Queer Story Told by Foster Lawrence.”
The Karcher has increasingly become a community events space, and this Friday will further bolster their efforts. The storytelling portion will last about 30 minutes, and then the guests will mingle and enjoy wine donated from the nearby Dandelion. The event will also provide attendees with information for how community members to get involved with SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of older LGBTQ+ adults.
Stop by on Friday for good stories, good neighbors, and good wine!
June is LGBTQ Pride Month and events, celebrations and parties have been popping up all over Brooklyn culminating in the huge Manhattan parade this weekend. And it couldn’t be more timely, with the Supreme Court ruling that there can be no more bans on same-sex marriage, the country has cried out in celebration for marriage equality, FINALLY.
Last Saturday North Brooklyn PRIDE Block Party was bumping, despite some cloudy skies and rain, check out some photos below: