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.
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:
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
9 p.m. to 2 am., Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue between President and
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Zustovich, 718-802-3830; email@example.com
Todd W. Fliedner, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, 732-977-4125,
Visit www.brooklynpride.org and www.lgbtbrooklyn.org for updates.