Pride Month Events in NYC and Nearby for Kids and Families 2024

Pride Month Events in NYC for Kids and Families 2023
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Pride Month Events in NYC and Nearby for Kids and Families 2024

Pride month kicks off today and nobody celebrates better than New Yorkers!

It’s always important to teach your kids about the struggles the LGBTQ+ community has faced, but this month especially they can learn through fun events and activities that are happening around the city.

Manhattan

Pride at CMOM

Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St., Upper West Side
June 1-30, Tuesdays – Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm
All ages
$16.75

Children can learn about the heritage of Pride, historic LGBTQ+ New York City leaders, and how to become active members in their communities through a variety of artmaking and STEM projects, story times, music and dance activities, and special performances. 

Glamour and Disguise: A Pride Bash

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St., Upper West Side
Friday, June 7, 5 – 7 pm
Ages 13-19
Registration is required

Get ready to strut your stuff at “Glamour and Disguise: A Pride Bash”, a celebration of community, culture, and self-expression. Enjoy a dazzling evening of fun and empowerment, during which you can unleash your creativity and be your true, incredible self. There will be fun art-making activities, temporary tattoos, karaoke, raffle prizes, and refreshments.

Harlem Pride Youth: Game & Karaoke Night

Dwyer Cultural Center, 309 W 123rd St., Harlem
Friday, June 7, 6 – 9 pm
Ages 13-19
Free

Youth are invited to express their full creativity and interact with peers in a safe space over games, food, fun, and karaoke.

Manhattan West Woof Fest: Paws for Pride!

Manhattan West Plaza, 385 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
Saturday, June 8, 12 – 3 pm
All ages
Free

New Yorkers, families, visitors, and dog lovers alike are invited to come out for a colorful afternoon of dog-centric performances, activities, and treats. Humans and canines will enjoy a festive itinerary of pup-programming, including the Walk of Pride catwalk contest. Festive attire for humans and their furry friends is encouraged – or pick up a rainbow bandana upon your arrival to get in the Pride spirit!

Queer Teen Night

The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
Friday, June 14, 4 – 7 pm
Ages 13-18
Free
Registration is required

LGBTQ+ youth and allies are invited to a celebration of Pride with an evening of artmaking, performances, dancing, giveaways, and a tour of the 2024 Whitney Biennial.

Cathedral Pride Sunday

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., Morningside Heights
Sunday, June 23, 12 – 5 pm
All ages
Free

Take part in several events for a full day of Pride including Drag Story Hour, Pride Family Picnic & Performance by the Queer Big Apple Corps, and  Pride Choral Evensong. Following a fun-filled afternoon, return to the Cathedral to experience a breathtaking Evensong service featuring LGBTQIA+ composers and vocals by the Cathedral Community Choir. Visitors are welcome to listen and sing.

Inclusive Pride Family Day: Express Yourself

Intrepid Museum, West 46th St., Hell’s Kitchen
Sunday, June 23, 1 – 4 pm
All ages
Free
Advanced registration required

Join the Intrepid Museum to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at their Inclusive Pride Family Day: Express Yourself! Learn about the history of struggle and accomplishments of LGBTQ+ communities in the Navy and explore opportunities for self-expression on board. Families of all ages and identities are invited to participate in hands-on art and storytelling activities all about expressing themselves. The afternoon will also include a read-aloud and a family-friendly presentation. A quiet room will be available to families who need to take a break. A social narrative, visual vocabulary, and visual schedule will be sent to every family before the event.

Youth Pride 2024!

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
Saturday, June 29, 12 pm
All ages
Free

Join NYC Pride’s annual event dedicated to celebrating and empowering LGBTQIA+ youth! This special occasion provides a safe and inclusive space where young people can freely express themselves, connect with others, and celebrate their identities. It’s a vital part of NYC Pride’s mission to uplift and support the next generation of LGBTQIA+ individuals, ensuring they feel seen, heard, and valued. Attendees can enjoy a range of activities, including non-alcoholic beverages, free food and snacks, exciting carnival activations, captivating musical performances, talented DJs, appearances by special guests, and moments designed specifically for youth to connect with one another.

Bronx

Rainbow Bead Buddies

Wakefield Library, 4100 Lowerre Place, Wakefield
Monday, June 10, 4 – 5 pm
Ages 5-12
Free

Join the library for a colorful afternoon of Pride-inspired jewelry making!

Safe Pins

Wakefield Library, 4100 Lowerre Place, Wakefield
Sunday, June 17, 4 – 5 pm
All Ages
Free

Join the library in celebrating with Pride-inspired button-making.

Norwood Pride 2024

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Williamsbridge
Sunday, June 23, 11 am – 5 pm
All Ages
Free

Come out for a day filled with celebration, love, and community. Get ready for an event that embraces diversity, inclusion, and positivity. Experience a variety of activities, performances, and delicious food.

‘Til the Break of Drawn: Tie Dye Pride!

Eastchester Library, 1385 East Gun Hill Road, Pelham Gardens
Monday, June 24, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ages 13-18
Free

Celebrate Pride all month and create expressive arts using tie-dyes to design tees, flags, and tote bags for every occasion all year around! (But especially for the parade!)

Rainbow Passage

Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave., Riverdale
June 29-30, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm.
All ages
Included with admission: $4-$10

Use transparent materials to explore the colors of the rainbow and create bright window hangings that will unveil the incredible world of light. At 11:30AM, families can enjoy a storytime program celebrating Pride Month by a reading of the book, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love.

Brooklyn

GayRidge Pride 2024

Owl’s Head Park, 68th St and Colonial Road, Bay Ridge
Sunday, June 2, 12 – 4 pm
All ages
Free

Enjoy a picnic at scenic “Pride Hill,” overlooking the bay, live performances by local LGBTQIA+ artists, family-friendly activities, and local organizations offering free resources.

LGBTQ+ Teen Night: The Art of Exposure

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights
Friday, June 7, 5 – 7:30 pm
Ages 14-19
Free
Registration encouraged

Teens celebrate art, activism, identity, and allyship during this 11th annual LGBTQ+ Teen Night! Created by and for teens, the evening will be full of art-making, performances, and much more. 

Brooklyn Children’s Museum at Brooklyn Pride Parade

Outside of The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St., Park Slope
Saturday, June 8, 11 am – 8 pm
All ages
Free

Join BCM at this year’s Brooklyn Pride Festival and Parade! BCM will have a booth at the Festival’s Family Fun Zone, where you can make a rainbow crown to wear and a sign to show off. Afterwards, join BCM to march in the parade at 7:00 pm!.

Big Summer Pride Twirl

Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Downtown Brooklyn
Saturday, June 8, 4 – 9 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate Brooklyn Pride with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy at this free, all-ages dance party, held at Pier 3 Plaza and Central Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Join Papi Juice & Friends and enjoy DJ sets and performances. Bring your good vibes and your best moves!

Youth Pride 2024

4th Avenue & 5th St., Park Slope
Saturday, June 15, 12 – 5 pm
Ages 13-21
Free
Registration required.

Come out for a day of celebration, love, and unity. This is a safe space for all young people to express themselves, connect with others, and show their pride. Get ready for live music, performances, art, and more! Come together to support and uplift our LGBTQ+ youth community. It will be an amazing day filled with performances from on the Brooklyn Pride stage. Test your skills with team competitions, and interactive games . Chill with your friends and meet new ones in the teen lounge . Enjoy some tasty bites and party to the sounds of DJ Trini . Show your Pride All Day Every Day in the creative crafts room where you can make some awesome art.

Queens

Hands-on History: Queer Pride Possibility

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
Saturday, June 1, 1 – 4 pm
Ages 3 and older
Free

Design rainbow salt dough heart ornaments and discuss the symbolism of flowers for queer folks in the Victorian Era (floriography).

New Queens Pride 2024 Parade

37th Avenue (from 89th Street to 75th Street), Jackson Heights
Sunday, June 2, 12 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate Queens Pride at this annual parade followed by a multicultural festival promoting the visibility and accomplishments of the LGBT community.

Pride: Pride Beaded Charm Bracelet

Queens Library- Bayside, 214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside
Friday, June 14, 4 – 5 pm
Ages 6-11
Free

Create something special with this Pride-themed bracelet making craft! This craft allows individuals to express their pride and creativity with a visual representation of their support for the LGBTQ+ community, and the end result is a unique bracelet that can be worn or gifted to others.

Rainbow Tabletop Decoration Craft Kit

Queens Public Library- Richmond Hill, 118-14 Hillside Ave., Richmond Hill
Thursday, June 27, 4:30 – 5 pm
Ages 0-11
Free

Kids will create a cheery tabletop decoration that will keep them crafting as they loop and tie colorful yarn around each arc to make a beautiful rainbow.

Mets Pride Night 2024

Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Friday, June 28, 7:10 pm
All ages
Tickets start at $29

The Mets will host their annual Pride Night celebration. The festivities will feature DJs, in-game entertainment, Mets Pride merchandise, themed cocktails, and more! The first 15,000 fans will receive an exclusive Mets Pride hat, presented by Citi.

Long Island

34th Annual Long Island Pride Parade

Sunday, June 9, 12 – 5 pm
Parade begins at Clinton Avenue and Main Street, Huntington
All Ages
Free

Join thousands at the 34th annual pride parade, festival, and live concert featuring 5 hours of nonstop entertainment, vendors, a family area, a beer & wine garden and so much more!

Pride Celebration at The Heckscher Museum in coordination with the Long Island Pride Parade

Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
Sunday, June 9, 12 – 5 pm
Ages 3 and up
Free

Celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ+ community during this special day at the Museum! The Long Island Pride Parade will end in Heckscher Park, just outside the Museum. Then get inspired by the work of Latinx mixed-media artist Melissa Misla and share your artwork in a special queer safe place in the Museum.

Visitors of all ages are invited to create their own artwork expressing their individuality, creating a unique community installation for everyone to enjoy! Pride coloring books, flags, pins, and stickers will be available free all day.

Rainbow Lantern Walk

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
Friday, June 14, 8 – 9:30 pm
All Ages
$4
Advanced registration required

Go on an evening lantern walk with a Pride Month twist! 

The Rainbow Run 5K

Eisenhower Park – Field 2, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow
Saturday, June, 9 am-12 pm
All Ages
$30; free kids fun run

Join the community in a prideful run to support and bring awareness to PFY a Division of Long Island Crisis Center, “creating success through pride.” Enjoy post-race refreshments from All Round Foods and Waterloo Sparkling Water. 

Family Pride Night

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City
Friday, June, 6 – 8 pm
All Ages
Free
Advanced registration required

Come out for a free night of play to celebrate Pride Month with all LGBTQIA+ visitors, families, and allies at Long Island Children’s Museum.

Navigate the two-story climbing sculpture Immerse yourself in a six-foot bubble Make friends with LICM animals Join a Dance Party. Make a take-home craft. Step into the traveling exhibit Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! 

Rainbow Lantern Walk: Family Program

Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Parkway, Field 3, East Islip
Saturday, June 29, 8 – 9:30 pm
All Ages
$4
Advanced registration is required.

Come out for this popular lantern walk with a Pride Month twist! Have you ever wanted to explore the park after dark? Now is your chance! Take a night-themed walk, with the ambiance of rainbow-colored lanterns! Lanterns will be provided. 

Pride Month Art: Family Program

Sunday, June 30, 10 – 11:30 am
Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 4090 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
Ages 6 and older
$4
Advanced registration required

Learn about the life and style of an influential modern painter to celebrate Pride Month. Learn to paint your own work of art in their style! All materials are provided! 

Rockland/Bergen

Rockland Pride Sunday

Downtown Nyack, 100 Main Street, Nyack
Sunday, June 9, 11 am – 5 pm
All Ages
Free

Downtown Nyack will be full of Pride for this family-friendly event featuring the music of David Budway and special guest performers, local drag artists, outdoor dining, shopping, and vendors! Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting, and an arts and crafts tent. 

Fair Lawn Pride Block Party

Fair Lawn Borough Hall, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ
Sunday, June 9, 12 – 3 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate Pride with a Rainbow flag raising ceremony at 11am followed by the Pride Block Party at 12pm featuring a community fair and vendor bazaar, food and drinks for purchase, DJ, live music, and performances, drag story hour and drag bingo, kids activities, inflatable slide, Rainbow Family & Friends meetup.

Pride at the Zoo

Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
Sunday, June 23, 10 am – 4 pm
All Ages
Included with admission: $1- $8

Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with a fun-filled day for everyone! There will be food trucks, music, presentations, tabling, activities, and animal enrichment! 

Oakland NJ Pride Festival

Elks Lodge at Northern New Jersey Scout Shop Oakland, 5 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ
Sunday, June 23, 1 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate LGBTQ+ joy, community, art, local organizations, and more! 

4th Mahwah Pride Celebration

Commodore Perry Field, 70 E Ramapo Ave. Mahwah, NJ
Wednesday, June 26th, 5 pm
All Ages
Free

DJ Don will start setting the mood at 5 PM with the main event featuring local performers and live music hosted by Honey Marie running from 6-9 PM. LGBTQ+ speakers and entertainment on the main stage. Family activities in the center. Lots of community and LGBTQ+ resource booths for great information and contacts. Pack a picnic supper, bring friends and a lawn chair, and be a part of making Mahwah a welcoming hometown for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Plugged in Band

<div>Plugged In is a nonprofit program that offers online programs to student musicians (Ages 10-18) in a non-competitive environment and provides band and individual performance opportunities in support of community and charitable causes.</div> <div> </div> <div>Our programs include:</div> <div> </div> <div>Rock Band Classes</div> <div>Private Music Lessons</div> <div>Summer Camp</div> <div>Digital/Audio Production</div> <div>Songwriting and Recording Workshops</div> <div> </div> <div>Oh and hey parents, we are now offering private music lessons and our rock band program for adults too. Reach out to us for more information. </div>

Garden School

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Chickenshed NYC

<p style="font-size: 16px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-top: 0px; caret-color: #515151; color: #515151; font-family: nimbus-sans, sans-serif;">Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company that began in the UK in 1974. Chickenshed NYC is a young organization bringing that same ethos and unique methodology to the USA. Chickenshed’s mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-top: 0px; caret-color: #515151; color: #515151; font-family: nimbus-sans, sans-serif;">Chickenshed's model of Inclusive Theatre is based in the belief that everyone can flourish when everyone is included. At Chickenshed everyone is welcome, everyone is valued, and together we produce remarkable theatre. We want to break down barriers between people to create a world without labels and where differences no longer divide. At Chickenshed, support is given to those who need it, and given by those who can . We believe that creative activities, self-expression and performance should be available to anyone who has the desire, no matter their background or circumstances. We know that when everyone has the opportunity to shine, amazing things happen.</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-top: 0px; caret-color: #515151; color: #515151; font-family: nimbus-sans, sans-serif;">Chickenshed NYC provides programming for little ones, children and youth through semester-long activities and performances.</p>