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Events

LGBT Pride in Brooklyn

By Alexandra Glorioso

Photo Courtesy of brooklynpride.org

Mon., June 6 to Sun., June 12: The Brooklyn Community Pride Center hosts the 15th annual LGBT Celebration. The week of events includes flag raising and reception at Borough Hall, a fundraising dance, multicultural festival and parade.

Brooklyn is home to one of the city’s—and nation’s—largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations.

Schedule of events

Mon., June 6

12 p.m. Flag Raising Ceremony

Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street)

Bringing together Brooklyn LGBT organizations as we raise the flag on Pride Week. Special guests include Borough President Marty Markowitz and District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Entertainment TBA

7 p.m.:  Interfaith Service

Union Temple of Brooklyn (17 Eastern Parkway)

A spiritual group comprised of many faiths comes together to a worship service of the LGBT community.

Speakers: Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman, Revs. Ann Kansfield & Jennifer Aull and Bishop Zachary Jones

Thurs., June 9

6 p.m. Pride Reception at Borough Hall Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street)

An evening reception co-hosted by Borough President Marty Markowitz honoring local community leaders: M. Blaise Backer, executive director, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership; Thomas Smith, founding board president, Brooklyn Community Pride Center; Zully Rolan, chair, Brooklyn Pride, Inc.; Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD), Inc.

Fri, June 10

PRIDE Fundraising Dance at Langston’s

All door proceeds go to Brooklyn Pride

10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

1073 Atlantic Avenue (between Classon and Franklin Avenues).

Sponsored and hosted by Club Langston

Co-Hosted by: GMAD (Gay Men of African Descent), Brooklyn Men (K)onnect and Shades of Lavender

Sat., June 11

Pride Day 2011

Prospect Park at Bartel-Pritchard Square

15th Street and Prospect Park West

Pride 5K Fun Run (registration begins at 8:00am)

A fun event for the LGBT community and friends in a festive, healthy and inclusive environment. A portion of the proceeds go to a local LGBT organization.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Multicultural Festival

It’s more than your usual street fair! Featuring stage performances, family zone, shopping and great food. Most importantly, it provides opportunities for the community to learn about community organizations, issues and business.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Kids’ Space

Kids come join the fun at Brooklyn Pride with your own space! We will have sing a song, puppet making workshops, story time, bookmaking and much, much more!

7 p.m. Kickoff and Night Pride Parade

5th Avenue – from 14th Street to Sterling Place

Join the fun with the first “Night Time Parade in the Northeast,” a celebration of our pride and heritage

Grand Marshals: Revs. Ann Kansfield & Jennifer Aull – Greenpoint Reformed Church; Carl Siciliano, executive director, Ali Forney Center

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center will be sponsoring the following events:

Mon., June 6

8 p.m., Brooklyn Arts Exchange (421 Fifth Avenue)

Benefit reading of “Sorry…” a new play with music by Steve Fisher
inspired by the life of Tyler Clementi, the gay 18-year-old freshman
at Rutgers University who jumped to his death from the George
Washington Bridge after his roommate live-streamed him having an
intimate encounter with another young man. Donation: $50, includes
wine and cheese reception with the cast and creative team. Tickets:
http://lgbtbrooklyn.givezooks.com/events/benefit-reading-of-sorry

Thurs., June 9

6 p.m., Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street)

Come out and celebrate pride reception at Borough Hall. Co-hosted by
Borough President Marty Markowitz and honoring local community
leaders: M. Blaise Backer, executive director, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn
Partnership; Thomas Smith, founding board president, Brooklyn
Community Pride Center; Zully Rolan, chair, Brooklyn Pride; and Gay
Men of African Descent (GMAD), Inc.

Ongoing: LGBT art exhibit, “Lights of Color,” in the Brooklyn Borough
Hall Community Room

7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park West)

In partnership with and held at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical
Culture, BCPC will host “Out in Brooklyn,” a teen dance with food,
music and safe solidarity for queer and questioning youth. Free.

Sat., June 11

Pride Day 2011 (Prospect Park at Bartel-Pritchard Square)

11 a.m. 6 p.m., Brooklyn Community Pride Center at the Festival.
Representatives and volunteers from BCPC will be available to answer
your questions about the Center and its programs.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Family Fun & Frolic in the Park. Join other LGBT
families for an array of exciting activities.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pride Parade. Join representatives from the Brooklyn
Community Pride Center and partnering organizations as we march down
5th Avenue!

9 p.m. to 2 am., Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue between President and
Union Streets)

Post Parade Pride Party. DJ, cash bar, prizes and a live performance
by Brooklyn Indie band Tayisha Busay. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Tickets: http://lgbtbrooklyn.givezooks.com/events/post-parade-pride-party

Sun., June 12

11 a.m., Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park West)

“Nurturing Pride in Brooklyn.” Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Executive Director Marianne Nicolosi will share the growing pains and
pleasures of establishing the borough’s first LGBTQ Center.

Thurs., June 23

7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park West)

“Getting the Love You Want,” an introductory couple’s workshop for the
Brooklyn LGBT community sponsored by BCPC.  For additional
information, contact: jzimmerman@lgbtbrooklyn.org

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Contacts:

Mark Zustovich, 718-802-3830mzustovich@brooklynbp.nyc.gov

Todd W. Fliedner, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 732-977-4125,
tfliedner@lgbtbrooklyn.org
Visit www.brooklynpride.org and www.lgbtbrooklyn.org for updates.

 

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