Pride 2022: Celebration and Education

Pride Month is observed each year in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. We've compiled the best family-friendly events (and some adults-only events too) in and around Brooklyn for 2022!

We'll update this page as the month continues, so keep checking back. 

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Upcoming Events


Kids Pride Extravaganza
Saturday, June 25th
11:00am - 7:00pm
Books Are Magic

Join us for our all-day Kids Pride Extravaganza on Saturday, June 25! Featuring events for all ages, as well as tables and programming from publishers and local organizations throughout the entire day.


Youth Pride
Saturday, June 25th
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

NYC Pride announces the fully in-person return of Youth Pride with Taylor Bennett as headliner along with co-hosts Ezra Michel and Ruba Wilson. Youth Pride returns to Rumsey Playfield at Central Park in partnership with founding sponsor Target, It Gets Better, and GLSEN.

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We Love Trans Kids Fundraiser
Sunday, June 26th

10:00am - 1:00pm (Drag Storytime at 11:30am)
15th Street entrance of Prospect Park

This family-friendly event hosted by the Changemakers Collective will celebrate and take action in solidarity with trans people. The fundraiser features Drag Storytime, letter writing to support trans people, potluck treats, and face paint. Proceeds will go to Point of Pride, providing gender affirming care and resources to trans people around the country. All are welcome.


Sunday, June 26th
Greenwich Village

Going into its 28th year, PrideFest is thrilled to be BACK for our annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers, food and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality.

The festival area is on 4th Avenue between East 8th Street and East 13th Street. The festival can be accessed from all side-streets within the event area. Community gathering experience FamilyFest will be located at Astor Plaza (East 8th Street and 4th Avenue).


NYC Pride March
Sunday, June 26th

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The NYC Pride March will begin at noon on June 26th from 25th Street and 5th 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.


Past Events

First Saturday: Heaven is What You Feel
Saturday, June 4th
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brooklyn Museum

Celebrate Pride with a free lineup of queer and trans artists, musicians, and collectives who are using art to imagine and create spaces of joy, community, and possibility. Events include a pop-up market, a performance by the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, and lots more.


GayRidge Pride
Sunday, June 5th
Bay Ridge

GayRidge Pride is the neighborhood's first ever Pride celebration! Enjoy a picnic, queer pet march, music, games, face painting, crafts and more.



Drag and Draw with Yas Mama
Thursday, June 9th
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Brooklyn Museum

Sip and sketch in our backyard Sculpture Garden this summer with a monthly series of life drawing classes. Drink and Draw—this month, Drag and Draw—is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs. Celebrating the arts of drawing and drag in honor of Brooklyn Pride, the June installment features live models from Yas Mama, Brooklyn's favorite night of Latinx drag starring local talent.

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Cyclones Pride Night
Thursday, June 9th
6:40pm - 9:00pm
Maimonides Park

Come celebrate PRIDE with the Brooklyn Cyclones at Maimonides Park! First 2,000 fans will receive a Pride Jersey!


LGBTQ+ Teen Night: (Dis)Respectfully Us
Friday, June 10th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Brooklyn Museum

Join us for our ninth annual LGBTQ+ Teen Night, featuring a range of art-making, performances, and other activities inspired by Andy Warhol: Revelation and Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Open to all youth ages 14–22.


BKCM Pride Month Celebration
Friday, June 10th
The Old Stone House

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) is thrilled to join Brooklyn Pride’s Family Movie Night at the Old Stone House on Friday, June 10th. Families can join BKCM featured artists in a sing-along of songs from the hit movie “SING.” This event is free to attend.

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ChamberQUEER Festival
Friday, June 10th - Sunday, June 12th
National Sawdust and Branded Saloon

ChamberQUEER’s 2022 festival features music, film, and movement.


PSP - LGBTQ+ Brooklyn Pride Potluck
Saturday, June 11th
11:00am - 1:30pm
The Old Stone House

The PSP LGBTQ group and Brooklyn Pride Center are partnering for a potluck during Brooklyn Pride! We'll be at the GAME tables at JJ Byrne Playground at Washington Park in front of the Old Stone House!

There will be a story time with Ellen Baxt for the kiddos. Featuring Special Guest Joanna McClintick, author of Twas the Night Before Pride.

This event is open to parents of the greater community, regardless of Park Slope Parents membership status.

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City Point Pride Celebration for Kids
Saturday, June 11th
12:00pm - 3:00pm
City Point BKLYN

The magic of Coney Island comes to City Point for a Pride-inspired afternoon of entertainment, activities, and community love.


Brooklyn Pride Festival
Saturday, June 11th
11:00am - 5:00pm
Park Slope 5th Avenue

Come on down to Park Slope’s 5th Avenue to enjoy a cross-section of the borough’s business, community, and city-wide organizations. In addition to the vendors, there will be a fabulous entertainment stage at 4th Street displaying local, national, and international talent! Furthermore, at Old Stone House / J.J. Byrne Park, 5th Ave. between 3rd & 4th Streets, we will have our Family Fun Zone that features family activities, music, face painting, arts & crafts, story-time, and more!

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Brooklyn Pride Parade
Saturday, June 11th
7:30pm - 10:00pm
5th Avenue - From Lincoln Place to 9th Street

Join the fun with the ONLY Twilight Parade in the Northeast; a celebration of our Pride and Heritage!


Papi Juice Presents Brooklyn Pride
Saturday, June 11th
7:00pm - 12:00am
Brooklyn Museum

Kick off Brooklyn Pride with Papi Juice, Brooklyn’s beloved art collective celebrating the lives of queer and trans people of color. Enjoy a dynamic lineup featuring co-founders Oscar Nñ and Adam R, as well as Joey LaBeija and Kilopatrah Jones, plus a special performance by Serena Tea. Open to all ages!

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Youth Pride
Sunday, June 12th
12:00pm - 5:00pm

We are excited to host the first Youth Pride - BK 2022. This event is for LGBTQIA and ally youth to experience a day of free expression in a space exclusive for them.


Drag Story Hour
Saturday, June 18th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gerritsen Beach Library

Enjoy songs and stories for kids age 3-8 during Drag Queen Story Hour. Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH teaches children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable.

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OutCycling Pride Ride
Sunday, June 19th
Choose your own route in the NYC/NJ area

Ride your Pride from wherever you are or join us on the roads of NY and NJ! Join in Pride and solidarity in whatever way you are comfortable. Routes in NY and NJ are available at 30, 50, 65, 80 or 100 miles, or you can plot your own route literally anywhere in the world.


Further Reading on PSP

Resources for LGBTQI+ Parents

Supporting our LGBTQ children

Books About All The Different Kinds Of Wonderful Families

Gender and Sexuality Resources