This is your guide to Pride!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which kicked off the modern gay rights movement, and the city’s gay community and its allies are ready to celebrate!
Brooklyn’s own twilight Pride Parade happens on June 8, but there are plenty of Pride-related festivities before and after the Park Slope march. We’ve rounded up some of the best events for you here:
Old Stone House [336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768–3195, www.theol
Nightlife, Queer First Friday Dance Party: Temescal Brewing brings its hit party to Threes Brewing.
Free. 7 pm–midnight. Threes Brewing [333 Douglass St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, (718) 522–2110], www.three
5K Pride Run: Kick off your day with a 5-kilometer Pride Run through Prospect Park! Every runner will receive a Brooklyn Pride Run T-shirt and a custom engraved Pride Run medal after finishing.
$40. 10 a.m. Start at Bartel-Pritchard Square (15th Street at Prospect Park West in Windsor Terrace, www.brook
Reading, Drag Queen Story Hour: A sparkly queen will don her reading glasses and tell fairy tales to kids.
Free. 11 am. Park Slope Library (431 Sixth Ave. at Ninth Street in Park Slope), www.bklyn
Multicultural Festival: Community organizations and businesses will line Fifth Avenue between First and Ninth streets throughout the day. Each end of the festival will feature a stage with bands, speakers, and drag acts throughout the day, with drag queen Emi Grate emceeing the stage at First Street, and trans cabaret singer Lailah Lancing leading the action at the Ninth Street stage.
Twilight Parade: The climax of Brooklyn Pride is the annual Twilight Pride Parade — the only nighttime parade in the city! Cheer as gay organizations, businesses, and supporters march down Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, from Lincoln Place to Ninth Street. Leading the parade will be this year’s Grand Marshals: 11-year-old drag kid Desmond is Amazing and his mom, Wendy Napoles; Alphonso B. David, the first openly gay man to serve as chief counsel to the Governor of New York; and Kate Barnhart, a longtime AIDS activist and supporter of gay youth.
Twilight Parade (Fifth Avenue between Lincoln Place and Ninth Street in Park Slope, www.brook
After the parade, every spot along Fifth Avenue becomes a queer party spot, though the real action will be at lesbian bar Ginger’s (363 Fifth Ave. between Fifth and Sixth streets in Park Slope, www.faceb
Here are few more post-parade options:
Beer, United by Beer Launch Party: Five Boroughs Brewing debuts its New England-style India Pale Ale, United By Beer, with a party featuring music and food. A portion of sales goes to the Center, a gay community meeting spot.
Free. 2–11 pm. Five Boroughs Brewing [215 47th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, (718) 355–8575], fiveb
Comedy, Pass the Aux presents Lady Gaga: The variety show celebrates Lady Gaga with drag performances, singing, and comedy.
$10. 8 pm. Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus), www.littl
Nightlife, Set It Off: The queer hip-hop dance party joins forces with the Laid Brooklyn Dance Party for a night of revelry and music.
$10. 8:30 pm. Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510], www.thebe
Music, Brooklyn Pride Queer Country After-party: Catch some queer country acts after the parade, including Paisley Fields, Ryan Cassata, Karen and the Sorrows, Mercy Bell, and Goldenchild.
$10. 10 pm. Union Hall [702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400], www.union
Nightlife, House of Yes Pride Celebration: Whitney Day and DJ Morabito headline a night of queer love, music, freedom, and equality.
$20–$35. 10 p.m. (2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick, www.house
Free. 3:30 pm. St. Ann’s Church [157 Montague St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 875–6960].
Comedy, World Pride 2019 Variety Show: Drag queen host Ducky Sheaboi leads a night of comedy, burlesque, dance, hip hop and drag. With Patsy InDecline, Celah Doore, Edie James, and more.
$10 suggested donation. 7–10 pm. Threes Brewing Greenpoint (113 Franklin St. in Greenpoint), ww.three
$12 ($10 in advance). 8 pm. Union Hall [702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400], www.union
Free. 2–10 pm. Coney Island Brewing Company (1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island), www.coney
$25. 3:30 pm. Green-Wood Cemetery [Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080], www.green
Free. 9 pm. Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131], www.fredd
Free. 6 pm. The Hoxton Courtyard (97 Wythe Ave. at N. 10th Street in Williamsburg), www.theho
$15. 7:30 pm. House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick), www.house
Free. 8 pm. Mood Ring (1260 Myrtle Avenue between Hart and Cedar Streets in Bushwick), www.moodr
$45–$226. 7 pm. Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, www.barcl
Free. 6–9 pm. House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick), www.house
Nightlife, This Party is Killing You, World Pride Edition: Dance to music from queer icons, see a performance from drag diva Vanna Deux, and catch a secret guest performer at this wild party.
$20 ($15 in advance). 11:45 pm. Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brook
$30. 9 pm–2 am. BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. between Hansen Place and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene), www.bam.org.
$25. 11 am–1 pm. The Hoxton’s Backyard (Enter on N. Ninth Street between Berry and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg), www.theho
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