Pride Events: Here’s How to Celebrate

Festivals, Parades and Ceremonies

‘QUEER|ART|PRIDE’ (June 3-13) Founded in 2009, the nonprofit Queer|Art offers mentorship and various forms of direct support, monetary and otherwise, to L.G.B.T.Q.+ artists. Partnering with Abrons Arts Center, the organization is presenting its third annual summer showcase of work by more than 40 artists in a multidisciplinary public program of performances, readings and workshops. Highlights include the debut of a mural project (called “Em Casa: Brazilian Cutlery”) by the painter Marco DaSilva on June 3, and the screening of a new queer horror film (“Blood-Red Ox”) by Rodrigo Bellott on June 5. In addition, this year will introduce the first Queer|Art|Pride Book & Print Fair on June 8. At Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan; 212-598-0400, HOLLAND COTTER

FIRST FRIDAYS: BLACK LGBTQ WORLD PRIDE EDITION (June 7) This fifth annual dance party, hosted by Lee Soulja from Black Pride NYC and including a performance by the drag legend Harmonica Sunbeam, will celebrate World Pride with the music of DJ Missy B and Craig Nice and DJ Frankie Paradise. Signature cocktails will be served, and the galleries will have extended viewing hours. From 6-10 p.m., Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan; 917-275-6975, PIERRE-ANTOINE LOUIS

PRIDE DAY IN BROOKLYN (June 8) A day’s worth of events dedicated to celebrating Pride in Brooklyn begins with a 5K morning run through Prospect Park and ends with the Park Slope Twilight Parade along Fifth Avenue, from Lincoln Place to Ninth Street. In between, a family-friendly street fair will line the avenue from Third to Ninth Streets, featuring arts and crafts, local vendors and two stages for live entertainment. JULIANNE McSHANE

TWILIGHT PRIDE (June 21) The photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952) and her partner, Gertrude Tate, lived together at Clear Comfort — Austen’s home in Rosebank, Staten Island — for nearly 30 years, starting in 1917. Toast the pair during a twilight lawn party at the home — which the National Register of Historic Places designated an L.G.B.T. historic site in 2017 — with a new hibiscus-infused pilsner that has been named after Austen and her estate (brewed by the Flagship Brewing Company) and fare from local American and Filipino restaurants. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island; 718-816-4506, JULIANNE McSHANE

1 BRONX WORLD PRIDE RALLY, MARCH, AND FESTIVAL (June 23) The mission of the rally at the Bronx County Courthouse is to celebrate the diversity of the Bronx. It will be followed by a liberation-themed 0.6-mile march down the Grand Concourse to East 149th Street, where a festival featuring local vendors, artists and a pair of performance stages will await. From 1-6 p.m., the Grand Concourse, the Bronx; JULIANNE McSHANE

WORLD PRIDE OPENING CEREMONY (June 26) A benefit concert including Whoopi Goldberg, Chaka Khan, Ciara and Billy Porter will kick off what may be the biggest Pride to date. Proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center, an organization that helps homeless L.G.B.T. youth; Immigration Equality, an L.G.B.T.Q. immigrant rights organization; and SAGE, an nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of older L.G.B.T. adults. From 7-10 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn; 212-807-7433, PIERRE-ANTOINE LOUIS

NYC PRIDE MARCH (June 30) One of the largest civil rights demonstrations in the world, this year’s march will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Cast members from “Pose”; Monica Helms, a transgender activist, author and United States Navy veteran; and the Gay Liberation Front are among the grand marshals. Marchers will step off at noon, at West 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, and make their way past the Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village before turning back toward Midtown Manhattan. More details: NICOLE HERRINGTON

Exhibitions and Talks

GAY NEW YORK BEFORE STONEWALL (June 5) Male beauty contests in Coney Island, drag balls in Harlem, gay clubs in the Village: New York City was a vibrant bastion of gay male culture decades before the Stonewall uprising. George Chauncey, a history professor at Columbia University and author of “Gay New York,” will discuss this lesser-known history with Greg Young and Tom Meyers of the Bowery Boys podcast. At 6:30 p.m., New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan; 212-873-3400, JULIANNE McSHANE

‘THE VOICE OF THE VILLAGE’ AND ‘PRIDE’ EXHIBITIONS (opening June 6) A pair of complementary exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York will focus on the work of the Village Voice photographer Fred McDarrah, including his images of Stonewall, the gay rights movement, and civil rights and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations. “The Voice of the Village” (through Dec. 1) features New York City moments of resistance frozen in time, depicting the counterculture and protests of the 1960s and ’70s, and “Pride: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond” (through Dec. 31) captures the six days of conflicts surrounding the June 1969 Stonewall uprising, along with images from the enduring movement for gay rights; 1220 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan; 212-534-1672, JULIANNE McSHANE

‘Y’ALL BETTER QUIET DOWN’ (opening June 6 and June 14) This two-part group show takes its title from an impassioned speech by the transgender activist Sylvia Rivera at the Christopher Street Liberation Day rally in 1973, which followed an anti-transgender speech by the lesbian feminist Jean O’Leary. Addressing a jeering audience of primarily white, middle-class gay men and lesbians, Rivera recounted her experiences of imprisonment and abuse, then turned the occasion into an emotional call for unity across gender and class. Collective action, in its many forms, is the theme of this exhibition of nine artists and archival material from the LGBT Community Center National History Archive, WRRQ Collective and the Trans Oral History Project. Through July 21 at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street, Manhattan; 212-431-2609,; and June 14-Sept. 15 at the Bureau of General Services — Queer Division at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, Manhattan; 646-457-0859, HOLLAND COTTER

ART HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: STONEWALL AT FIFTY (June 13) Jay Toole, a Stonewall veteran and activist, and the scholar Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz will lecture on the history of the Greenwich Village uprising — the subject of a special exhibition at the museum, “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” — before Elosi spins her signature blend of dance hall, baile funk and dembow, meant to “conjure the sounds of queer and trans night life.” From 7 to 10 p.m., Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway; 718-638-5000, JULIANNE McSHANE

GAY GREEN-WOOD TROLLEY TOUR (June 16) The 560,000 permanent residents of Green-Wood Cemetery include the composer Leonard Bernstein, the Bethesda Fountain sculptor Emma Stebbins, the artist Violet Oakley, and the singer and “It’s Raining Men” co-writer Paul Jabara. Andrew Dolkart and Ken Lustbader, co-directors of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, will take visitors on a tour of these graves and the resting places of other L.G.B.T.Q. figures. From 3:30-5:30 p.m., Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn; 718-210-3080, JULIANNE McSHANE

AFTER STONEWALL: 50 YEARS OF BLACK AND BROWN RESISTANCE (June 27) What lessons have activists learned from Stonewall in the five decades since the seminal uprising? A panel of activists — including Elle Hearns, Nala Simone, DeRay Mckesson, Darnell Moore, and Kerbie Joseph — will consider just that during this one-night symposium, which will also feature performances and a cocktail reception. From 6-10 p.m., Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan; 917-275-6975, JULIANNE McSHANE

Big-Screen Portraits

‘PORTRAITS OF PRIDE: STORMÉ, MARSHA, AND STONEWALL’ (June 6) Stormé DeLarverie, who may or may not have thrown the first punch on that June night at the Stonewall Inn, is the subject of “Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box,” a 1987 short film about her life and work as the M.C. of the Jewel Box Revue, the country’s first racially integrated drag show. “Stormé” will screen alongside “Happy Birthday, Marsha!,” a 2018 short film focusing on the hours before the Stonewall uprising through the lens of the activist and performer Marsha P. Johnson. A panel discussion will follow, with the “Stormé” director, Michelle Parkerson, and the Harlem historian John T. Reddick, among others. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan; 212-534-1672, JULIANNE McSHANE

‘PARIS IS BURNING’ (opens June 14, also streaming on Netflix) The category is … influential docs. Many popular elements of drag as we now know it were inspired by the subjects of Jennie Livingston’s 1991 film. Exploring the Harlem underground ballroom scene of the 1980s, “Paris Is Burning” introduced audiences to a vibrant subculture where queer people of color were taking drag to new creative heights, and being celebrated for every glamorous display. Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, Manhattan; MEKADO MURPHY

‘A BIGGER SPLASH’ (opens June 21 in New York) David Hockney spends much of this 1974 docudrama planning and painting his “Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures),” which last year sold for a record-breaking $90 million at auction. That dizzying feat feels strangely discordant with this newly restored and quietly beautiful film, which offers intimate and lightly fictionalized portraits of Mr. Hockney and his creative friends, filmed in London and New York from 1971 to ’73. The film opens with the group recovering from Mr. Hockney and Peter Schlesinger’s breakup (Mr. Schlesinger was the model for both figures in “Portrait of an Artist”), and throughout, the director Jack Hazan asserts the power of gay desire and heartbreak. At Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, Manhattan; ELEANOR STANFORD

‘BEFORE STONEWALL’ (opens June 21 in New York; June 28 in Los Angeles) While the Stonewall uprising is often seen as the catalyst for the modern gay rights movement, it was far from the beginning of it. This 1984 documentary charts the development of the L.G.B.T. community in the decades before, and looks at how social perceptions were formed and began to change throughout the years. Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, Manhattan; MEKADO MURPHY

THE TEA ON BROOKLYN’S PRISMATIC L.G.B.T.Q. NIGHTLIFE (June 24) Probe Brooklyn’s history as a decades-old nighttime destination for the L.G.B.T.Q. community with a screening of “We Came to Sweat,” a 2014 documentary about the battle to save the Starlite Lounge in Crown Heights, which catered to the city’s queer black community. A panel discussion follows, and will feature the curator, writer and social activist Kimberly Drew; Mohammed Fayaz, the illustrator and organizer of the Papi Juice dance party collective; the Bklyn Boihood co-founder Ryann Holmes; and Calvin Clark, owner of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Club Langston. At 6:30 p.m., Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street; 718-222-4111, JULIANNE McSHANE

‘THE QUEEN’ (June 28) The mother of all drag documentaries, this landmark 1968 feature paved the way for many future decades of performance. Frank Simon’s look at the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant feels like both a time capsule and a modern slice of entertainment. The pageant organizer and film narrator is the captivating Flawless Sabrina, a pioneer in her own right. The film runs just over an hour, but its drama lasts much longer. IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan; MEKADO MURPHY

Musical Celebrations

PRIDE IN THE PARK (June 12) Performers from City Opera will sing a variety of opera and musical theater pieces under the summer sun, including selections from the forthcoming “Stonewall,” debuting later in June (see below) at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. From 6-7:30 p.m., Bryant Park, Manhattan; 212-768-4242, JULIANNE McSHANE

‘13 FRUITCAKES’ (June 13-16) What do Virginia Woolf, Dong Xian and Tchaikovsky have in common? They’re among the famous figures featured in “13 Fruitcakes,” a series of short staged musical vignettes focusing on prominent L.G.B.T.Q. personalities in history. A drag queen named Orlando — taken from Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name — narrates the show, which includes music, sung in multiple languages, based on poems by queer writers such as Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman. At La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, 66 East Fourth Street, Manhattan; 212-254-6468, JULIANNE McSHANE

TORI SCOTT AND JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND (June 20 and 26-30) Two Joe’s Pub regulars return in June for Pride-themed cabaret. Tori Scott’s annual show, “Make America Gay Again!” (9:30 p.m. on June 20), features too-true stories and music by the likes of Beyoncé and Judy Garland. And Justin Vivian Bond promises a “divinely decadent evening” including “turnt-transcendentalism” in “Justin Vivian Bond Is Your Auntie Glam in Gay for the Gods!” (9:30 p.m. June 26-30). At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan; 212-967-7555, JOSHUA BARONE

NEW YORK CITY OPERA (June 21-28) This company has pledged to present a queer-themed opera each season during Pride, starting with Peter Eotvos’s “Angels in America” in 2017 and Charles Wuorinen’s “Brokeback Mountain” last year. And now the initiative continues with a world premiere: “Stonewall,” with music by Iain Bell and a libretto by Mark Campbell. The commemorative opera follows a diverse ensemble of characters whose lives collide on one pivotal night in June 1969. Various times at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, Manhattan; 212-721-6500, JOSHUA BARONE

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG (June 25) The sweeping program “Manning the Canon: Songs of Gay Life” reaches back to the work of composers thought to have been gay — Schubert and Tchaikovsky — and follows music history to more contemporary masters like Marc Blitzstein, Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein. For all its sincerity, the concert also promises camp, and even a little innuendo. At 7:30 p.m., the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, Manhattan; JOSHUA BARONE

LADYLAND (June 28-30) Last year Ladyfag expanded her New York City night life empire to include Ladyland, an 11-hour concert featuring queer artists during Pride month. This year Ladyland is back, and it’s two days long, with more than 20 performers led by Gossip and Honey Dijon. If you’re looking for a music festival experience without having to leave Brooklyn, you could do a lot worse than the venue, Brooklyn Mirage, which softens its industrial edges with palm trees and tropical plants, and has various areas for hanging out when you need a break from dancing. June 28 at 5 p.m. to June 30 at 4.30 a.m. at Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn; ELEANOR STANFORD

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