Pride in Westchester

Below you can find details about PRIDE events happening around Westchester!

Westchester Pride:

Westchester Pride 2021
A Month of Pride Events

More information on Westchester Pride here!


Woodlands Community Temple Pride Shabbat:


Woodlands Community TemplePride Shabbat
Friday, June 4th
8:00pm ET

Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains and its LGBTQ+ Task Force invite you to join them as they livestream their 5th annual Pride Shabbat featuring Dana Kaplan, Executive Director of Outright Vermont.

The stream can be watched here.

More information found here!


City of Rye Pride Celebration & Flag Raising Ceremony:


City of Rye Pride Celebration & Flag Raising Ceremony
Saturday, June 5th

In front of the Crawford Mansion Community Center
9:30am at Crawford Park (122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook)

Across from the Barley Beach House Restaurant
11:30am at Rye Town Park (95 Dearborn Avenue Rye, NY, 10580)

More information found here!


Idea Committee Pride Open Mic:


Pride Open Mic
Saturday, June 5th
3:00pm-4:00pm ET

At the Katonah Gazebo

Pride day open mic in the gazebo, plus live music from Elaine Rojas and John Holden in front of the community center shop! Make it your own experience with social distancing in place by sitting at a downtown restaurant with outdoor seating or on the curb. Stroll the town while the music fills the air as shops are open! 

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - Kick Off Event

Pride Kick Off
Sunday, June 6th
11:30pm ET

It's not just a kick-off event, it's a Pride Spectacular! Westchester is one of the best and safest places in the United States to be LGBTQ+ and we're celebrating that fact! 

More information found here!


Scarsdale Library Presents Important LGBTQ+ Artists:


Important LGBTQ+ Artists
Monday, June 7th
7:00pm ET

Join us for a discussion with Suzanne Altman to learn about artists from the Renaissance to the present day who are known to be LGBTQ, (though it was often not publicly acknowledged at the time), and how their identity impacted their work. It also explores artists whose art was used for social change or whose sexual identity fundamentally shaped their creativity. Some of the artists discussed are Michelangelo, John Singer Sargent, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Diane Arbus, and many more.

More information found here!


Westchester County Board of Legislators Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month:


Westchester County Board of Legislators Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Monday, June 7th
7:00pm ET

The event will go live here at 7 p.m. To access, click on the link and scroll down to “Board of Legislators Meeting.” Scroll across to the video column and click where it says “in progress.

More information found here!


Scarsdale Library Book Club Reads You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat:

 

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat
Tuesday, June 8th
7:00pm  ET

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery

Scott Havelka from The LOFT Community Center will be the special guest speaker.

More information found here!


In Our Own Voice with NAMI Westchester:


NAMI Westchester In Our Own Voice Presentation on LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Tuesday, June 8th
7:00pm - 8:00pm ET

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery

Scott Havelka from The LOFT Community Center will be the special guest speaker.

More information found here!



Westchester Pride - Growing Your Business With LGBTQ+ Certification:


Growing Your Business With LGBTQ+ Certification
Thursday, June 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

New York City recently announced a new partnership with the NGLCC to maximize the inclusion of NGLCC Certified Business Enterprises.

In this FREE workshop, learn how to get certified and the benefits that come with certification!

More information found here!



Scarsdale Library presents Teen GSA :

Teen GSA
Friday, June 11th
4:00pm  ET

Greenburgh Public Library and Scarsdale Public Library unite to bring teens across Westchester County a virtual GSA every month. For the second meeting, we'll discuss Malindo Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club. This club is a safe space for everyone.

More information found here!

WJCS Center Presents: Backyard Pride Celebration:



WJCS Center Presents: Backyard Pride Celebration
Friday, June 11th
4:00pm - 7:00pm ET

WJCS HQ
845 N Broadway
White Plains, NY, 10603

Join WJCS Center Lane for a socially distanced, safe, and masked in-person Pride Celebration on June 11!

We’ll have games and swag and most importantly, Pride!! Hope to see you there!

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - Drag Queen Story Hour:

Westchester Pride - Drag Queen Story Hour

Saturday, June 12th
10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

Join Westchester Drag Superstars Angel Elektra and Shay D'Pines for a Drag Queen Story Hour!

These Drag Queens will be reading This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish Swish Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess, and the Kindness Book by Todd Parr.

More information found here!


Northern Westchester Pride:


Northern Westchester Pride
Saturday, June 12th
12:00pm ET

All are welcome - family friendly!

Yorktown Town Hall
363 Underhill Avenue
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598

The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center's Executive Director, Judy Troilo, will be speaking at this event.

More information found here!


New Rochelle Pride Ride:


New Rochelle Pride Ride
Saturday, June 12th
Departs New Rochelle at 2:00pm | Returns at 8:00pm

Take a Rainbow Ride with New Rochelle Pride! We will be taking a bus down to Greenwich Village and will be stopping at Stonewall, Monster and the Duplex. $50 per person. Snacks and goodies provided.

More information found here!

Yonkers Pride Variety Show:


Yonkers Pride Variety Show
Saturday, June 12th
6:00pm ET

Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater
71 Grant Street
Yonkers, NY, 10701

Join Yonkers Pride for an evening Variety Show. This outdoor event will be held in the Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater, an open air theater adjacent to the Yonkers Pier and X2O Restaurant that overlooks the beautiful Hudson River and the Palisades. Masks are required. No food or drink permitted in the Amphitheater.

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - ACT(ion) OUT:

Westchester Pride - ACT(ion) OUT
Sunday, June 13th
11:00am - 12:00pm ET


Do you like TED Talks!? Well, then you don't want to miss this event!

Come and hear National LGBTQ+ Rights speaker Tanya Tassi's inspiring message around empowering and protecting our LGBTQ+ rights. Join the community conversation, listen to what other folx have to say and add your voice to the mix!

More information found here!


The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center Presents at Irvington Public Library:


Pride through Time: Highlighting the Contributions made by Communities of Color & Gender Diverse Communities to the LGBTQ+ Movement
Tuesday, June 15th
7:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Virtual

This Pride month, join Irvington Library for a special presentation by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center as we unpack the role that TGNCNB communities and LGBTQ+ communities of color have played in the advancement of the LGBTQ+ movement.

More information found here!


Center Lane Presents at Greenburgh Public Library:


Center Lane Presents at Greenburgh Public Library
LGBTQ+ Separating Myth from Fact
Tuesday, June 15th
7:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Virtual

Join us as we learn about gender identity and sexual orientation in a fun and interactive presentation from WJCS Center Lane. Using an online format that allows safe and non-judgmental participation, we will look at the vocabulary, meet some historical figures, and explore some common misconceptions about the LGBTQ+ community that will help us use inclusive language to acknowledge and affirm our community's diversity.   Adults and teens welcome.

More information found here!


Center Lane Pride Vaccine Clinic:


Center Lane Pride Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, June 16th
Pfizer 1st Dose: 3:00pm - 7:00pm ET

 Ages 12+ at WJCS Center Lane, 845 N. Broadway, White plains, NY, 10603 

2nd dose: July 7th, 3-7pm

 More information found here!


The Unveiling of a Youth Led Collaborative Art Mural
&  A Celebration of Pride:


Unveiling of a Youth Pride Collaborative Mural
Wednesday, June 16th
5:00pm

 Rye Town Park
Along the Walkway North of Barley Beach House

 More information found here!


Thrift 2 Fight Recycled Fashion Sale:


Thrift 2 Fight Recycled Fashion Sale
Friday, June 18th
11:00am - 6:00pm ET

In-Person Event @ The LOFT

Thrift 2 Fight funds grassroots activist organizations at the intersections of racial justice, queer liberation, and disability rights advocacy through the sale of secondhand clothing.

More information found here!


Hastings Pride:

Hastings Pride
Saturday, June 19th
10:00am - 12:00pm ET

Enjoy live music and kid-friendly fun!

Food, gear, and activities for a morning of fun and celebration in the name of equality.

In honor of Juneteenth, there will be a special focus on the contributions of Black LGBTQ+ leaders, artists, and innovators

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - Juneteenth Panel:

Westchester Pride - JUNETEENTH PANEL
Saturday, June 19th
6:00 - 7:30pm ET

Juneteenth is the reminder of the ongoing struggle for Black liberation in the US. At the intersections of Blackness and of queerness, what does liberation look like?

More information found here!


Center Lane Presents at Greenburgh Public Library:


Center Lane Presents at Greenburgh Public Library
Friendships, Dating, and Sex Oh My: What the LGBTQ+ Community Needs to Know
Monday, June 21st
7:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Virtual

Join us as we learn about gender identity and sexual orientation in a fun and interactive presentation from WJCS Center Lane. Using an online format that allows safe and non-judgmental participation, we will look at the vocabulary, meet some historical figures, and explore some common misconceptions about the LGBTQ+ community that will help us use inclusive language to acknowledge and affirm our community's diversity.   Adults and teens welcome.

More information found here!


Open Call for Artists - Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y


Theme is: “The View from the Other Side of the Rainbow.”
Entry Deadline is June 21st
7:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Open to local and non-local artists of all levels.

Celebrating everyday life in the LGBTQ+ community. Artists can submit up to three art works and can focus on how they view the world, how the world views them, or simply the ordinariness of the human condition, no matter what name is given to it. This show will be juried by Guest Co-Jurors Elizabeth de Bethune and Mitchell Goldberg. Artists are not guaranteed acceptance of any submissions.

If one or more art pieces are accepted, the following hanging fees will apply: $25 for the first piece and $15 for each additional piece.

For more specifications and entry form, click here.


New Rochelle Pride Day:


New Rochelle Pride Day
Tuesday, June 22nd
4:00pm - 7:00pm ET

New Rochelle City Hall Front Lawn

Snacks, giveaways, and fun!

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - BALLROOM: Underground or Mainstream:


BALLROOM: Underground or Mainstream
Wednesday, June 23rd
8:00pm - 9:30pm ET

This panel discussion will focus on the origins of the house and ballroom community, taking us on a journey from its underground roots to its mainstream emergence. We will hear from Ballroom stars, statements, and legends (all cast members on HBO Max’s Legendary season 2) as they discuss the pros and cons of this evolution. 

 

 

 

More information found here!

Scarsdale Library Book Club Reads The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne:


The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Wednesday, June 23rd
7pm ET

Join Katie for a lively discussion of The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne.  Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he?  In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

 

More information found here!


Mount Vernon Youth Bureau C.A.P.P. Program:


Shine Bright!
"We Outside"
Thursday, June 24th
4:00pm - 6:30pm ET

This event will celebrate LGBTQ+ youth and community members. Join us for special performances, entertainment, music, refreshments, and free giveaways while supplied last.

City Hall Plaza
1 Roosevelt Square
Mt. Vernon, NY, 10550

More information found here!


Scarsdale Library Presents A Conversation with actor/author Erik Liberman:


A Conversation with Erik Liberman

Thursday, June 24th
7pm ET

Join us for a conversation with actor and author Erik Liberman.  Erik is known for originating roles in productions across stage and screen, including the Transparent series finale for Amazon, The Band's Visit, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and War Paint.  He will be discussing his acting and writing careers, all things Broadway, and the intersection of queerness and classic cinema.  

More information found here!


New York-Presbyterian - Mental Health & Wellness for the LGBTQ+ Community:


Mental Health and Wellness for the LGBTQ+ Community
Thursday, June 24th
7:00pm - 7:45pm ET

Join us for this virtual program to better understand mental health and wellness for the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how to identify and address challenges, and support loved ones.
Presenters:
Jessica Spellun, MD, and Nicholas Romano, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - Watch Part & Q+A Panel:

Westchester Pride - Watch Part & Q+A Panel
Thursday, June 24th
Watch Party: 6:30-7:50 PM
Q&A Panel: 8:00-9:00 PM

“CURED” Documentary
Meet the LGBTQ activists who refused to accept psychiatry's mental illness label of homosexuality and changed history.
This award-winning documentary chronicles the battle waged by a small group of activists who declared war against a formidable institution — and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ equality.

More information found here!


Irvington Theater: A Celebration of Pride:

Irvington Theater: A Celebration of Pride
Streaming June 23rd-June 25th

One Thing I Want You to Know centers queer voices and celebrates living one’s truth as members of the LGBTQIA+ community share their art and their stories with Irvington audiences. Presented as part of In Our Own Words, our series that brings issues of social justice center stage through art and conversation.

More information found here!


The LOFT Pride Vaccine Clinic:


The LOFT Pride Vaccine Clinic
Saturday, June 26th
Pfizer 1st Dose: 10:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Ages 12+

252 Bryant Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 948-2932

2nd dose: July 17th, 10am-2pm

 More information found here!


Celebrating Pride Month - "Freedom To Be":


Celebrating Pride Month
"Freedom To Be"
Saturday, June 26th
at 11:00am ET

Virtual and on Campus (Gaddy Hall)
380 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY

 More information found here!


Peekskill Pride Family Pride in the Park:


Peekskill Pride Family Pride in the Park
Saturday, June 26th
1:00pm - 5:00pm ET

Pugsley Park (in Peekskill)

Drag Queen Story Hour, Spoken Word Poetry, Drag Performances, Pet Photo Contests, and more!

 More information found here!


Greenburgh Pride:


Greenburgh Pride
Saturday, June 26th
3:00pm - 5:30pm ET

Patriot's Park (Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow)

Join us in Patriot's Park in Tarrytown for our first-ever Greenburgh Pride Rally, hosted by the Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee and LGBTQ+ Subcommittee. We'll have local speakers, live music and other performances, giveaways, and more!

More information found here!

Lewisboro Pride in the Park:


Lewisboro Celebrates LGBTQIA+Pride in the Park!
Saturday, June 26th
2:00pm-6:00pm ET

Onatru Farm Park
99 Elmwood Road
South Salem, NY, 10590

Rain date is Sunday, June 27th.

More information found here!


Center Lane Youth Virtual Pride:


Center Lane Youth Virtual Pride
Saturday, June 26th
at 3:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Center Lane will host NYC Pride's special digital experience for LGBTQIA+ youth around the country!

Join us in our space in Getty Square, or hang with us on Zoom as we enjoy Youth Pride in a safe way.

 More information found here!


Westchester Pride - TGNCNB Pride:


Westchester Pride - TGNCNB Pride
Saturday, June 26th
5:30pm-6:30pm ET

Join us for a TGNCNB Pride celebration, exploring ways to find community and chosen families through conversation, poetry, and entertainment, led by a special guest facilitator!   

More information found here!

Scarsdale Library Presents Discovering the LGBTQ+ Past In American History:


Discovering the LGBTQ+ Past in American History
Tuesday, June 29th
7pm ET

For most of us, if we know anything about LGBTQ history, it’s a couple of quick facts about the Stonewall Riots and the fight for marriage equality – events that feel largely unrelated to most of the rest of the country’s history. In this talk, however, historian Daniel Hurewitz explores the essential role LGBTQ folks have played at key moments in the larger narrative of American history. Looking at three fascinating individuals from the last 150 years, he makes clear how LGBTQ people have long been vital actors at the heart of our national story.

Daniel Hurewitz is a historian and playwright who focuses on the LGBTQ past and teaches in the History Department at Hunter College. He has written two books: one is a set of walking tours that explore the history of LGBTQ New York, called “Stepping Out,” and the other examines the origins of American queer politics, entitled “Bohemian Los Angeles.” His plays often follow similar themes. His first, “Reclamation,” dramatizes the life of Bayard Rustin. More recently, “Nancy F***ing Reagan,” which premiered in Los Angeles in 2019,  looks at the lingering impact of the AIDS epidemic.

More information found here!


Westchester Pride - The Art of Lip Sync:


Westchester Pride - The Art of Lip Sync
Wednesday, June 30th
8:00pm-9:00pm ET

 

Lip sync is a queer folk art and the ultimate form of drag expression. Join us for a lively discussion with the legendary John Epperson (aka Lypsinka), moderated by Drag King Maxxx Pleasure. The conversation will focus on tricks of the trade and do and don’ts, as well as personal stories and reflections.

 

 

 

 

 

More information found here!


Peekskill Pride's Art OUT Loud LGBTQ+ and Allied Art Show:


Peekskill Pride's Art OUT Loud
LGBTQ+ and Allied Art Show

Exhibition: May 31st-July 27th

Sun River Health's Jeannette J. Phillips Health Center
1037 Main Street
Peekskill, NY, 10566

Call to Artists to Join!
Deadline to Join is Wednesday, May 27th

More information found here!


Putnam Pride:


2nd Annual Putnam Pride
Saturday, June 5th
1:00pm ET

Putnam County Courthouse
44 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY, 10512

More information found here!

If you have a Pride event that isn't listed, please contact Ryan at [email protected]

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