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June 1, 2023 Danielle Vito

Pride Month is a time to celebrate and embrace the LGBTQIA+ community, its history, and its ongoing fight for equality. If you’re in the New York City area and looking to join in the festivities, here are some exciting events happening near NYC Ferry landings that you won’t want to miss. Hop on a ferry, pop in your headphones & listen to the NYC Ferry Pride Playlist on your journey, and make your way to these fantastic events!


These events near NYC ferry landings offer a diverse range of experiences to celebrate Pride Month. Whether you’re looking for educational opportunities, family-friendly activities, or simply a chance to support and connect with the LGBTQIA+ community, there’s something for everyone. So, mark your calendars, board the ferry, and make the most of this empowering month of celebration. Happy Pride!


Drag Queen Story Hour at Clinton Hill Library

June 22nd, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: Astoria Route

NYC Ferry Landing: Brooklyn Navy Yard Landing

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—  drag queens reading stories to children. Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH provides a range of fun and fabulous educational experiences, teaching children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable.


Pride Live Stonewall Day 2023

June 23rd, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: St. George Route

NYC Ferry Landing: Midtown West/ Pier 79

This year, Pride Live honors the everyday heroes, and that includes you! The LGBTQ+ community is full of trailblazers, trend makers, and fierce advocates that make history every day, even if it’s just by showing up. And that’s something to applaud. So, join Pride Live on June 23, 2023 at Hudson Yards, for another incredible year of celebration and queer joy. Featuring performances by Christina Aguilera, Resident DJ Lina Bradford, Mila Jam, Betty, Mariyea, and more.


Hester Street Fair Pride Market

June 24th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: Multiple Routes

NYC Ferry Landing: Wall Street / Pier 11

The Hester Street Fair’s annual Pride Market dedicates its entire roster to showcasing businesses owned and operated by members (and a few allies) of the LGBTQIA+ community. With over 50 LGBTQIA+ businesses, artists, cooks, DJs, and performers participating, Hester Street Fair takes great pride in organizing our 4th Pride Market. This event serves as a celebration and tribute to queer history, legacy, support, and empowerment. Each year, we shine a spotlight on a different segment of the community, and this year, we are delighted to highlight and extend our support to our South Asian LGBTQIA+ friends and family.


Brooklyn Americana Music Festival

June 24th, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: South Brooklyn Route

NYC Ferry Landing: Atlantic Ave/ Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6 Landing

The 9th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park in celebration of NYC Pride on Saturday, June 24.  Throughout the day, the free family-friendly festival presents live music from LGBTQ artists, including a bluegrass jam session a the Flower Field, a buskers stage, a ‘make your own rainbow flag’ art parade, and main stage at Liberty Lawn. Refreshments, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Bring a picnic blanket to lounge on the lawn and enjoy the show!


Gitter Therapy Drag Bingo Brunch 

June 25th, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: Rockaway and South Brooklyn Routes

NYC Ferry Landing: Brooklyn Army Terminal / Sunset Park

Cateias Logistics presents our Pride Edition; hosted by SITANYAFACEQUEEN, who will keep you entertained with their witty banter and hilarious jokes. You’ll also get to enjoy a delicious brunch spread, complete with all your favorite breakfast foods and drinks. Get ready for the ultimate celebration with Glitter Therapy; an unforgettable DRAG Bingo Brunch that will leave you feeling fabulous and moved. This edition is all about embracing who you are and expressing yourself with glitter, glitz, and glamour. So, put on your best outfit and get ready to have some fun! Spoken Word~Comedy~Lip Sync oh my.. The event will be held on Sun Jun 25 2023 at L’Wren 4004 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Doors open at 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time), so make sure you arrive early to get the best seats in the house. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to celebrate Pride with your friends and loved ones. Grab your tickets now and get ready to experience the magic of Glitter Therapy!



Pride Island

June 25th, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: Rockaway and South Brooklyn Routes

NYC Ferry Landing: Brooklyn Army Terminal / Sunset Park

Pride Island takes place at Brooklyn Army Terminal with Christina Aguilera as the headliner. Pride Island caps off the excitement of Pride Week with an array of exuberant dancing, lights, and music. Billboard #1 Remixer and Indie Music award nominee Guy Scheiman (Tel Aviv) featuring Karina Kay, and the New York City debut of resident DJ at Forever Tel Aviv Mor Avrahmi (Tel Aviv), who will man the turntables and keep the crowd grooving into the night. Enjoy food, interactive experiences, and more at Brooklyn Army Terminal! Sing, dance, and celebrate alongside the LGBTQIA+ community.



Ferry Proud: A Pride Happy Hour & Fundraiser

June 17th, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PMNYC Ferry Route: St. GeorgeNYC Ferry Landing: Midtown West / Pier 79

Join NYC Ferry and VERS for a Pride Happy Hour and Fundraiser featuring Drag Performances, Giveaways, Free NYC Ferry merch, and more. Raffle prizes include Pride Island Tickets, The Rockaway Hotel Pool Passes, and more. RSVP by June 16th to receive a FREE raffle ticket! Attendees must be 21+.



Teen Thursdays @ Adams Street – Pride Art and Buttons

June 8th, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: East River and South Brooklyn Routes

NYC Ferry Landing: DUMBO Landing

Calling all teens and tweens! Join the Adams Street Library every Thursday starting on June 8th for arts & crafts, games, and more – a different activity each week! On Thursday, June 8th, kick-off LGBTQ+ Pride Month with music and art in their multipurpose room.  Learn how to use the library’s button maker to design and press your own 1.5 inch pin-back buttons to show your pride! All supplies will be provided.


Books Are Magic: Pride Fest (Montague Location)

June 10th, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: South Brooklyn Route

NYC Ferry Landing: Atlantic Ave/ Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6 Landing

On June 10th  join Books Are Magic with events going on all day for all ages. Panels, storytimes, game shows, and so much more! Make sure to visit their Eventbrite to RSVP and grab your ticket.


Flagship Clear Comfort Beer Launch and Fundraiser

June 10th, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NYC Ferry Route: St. George Route

NYC Ferry Landing: St. George Landing

Join the Alice Austen House in celebrating Pride with the launch of their special edition beer, Flagship Clear Comfort. This event is a fundraiser supporting the preservation and promotion of the Alice Austen House, a historic LGBTQ+ site. Enjoy live music, food, and of course, the opportunity to taste this unique beer while contributing to a great cause.


The Cove at Riis Beach presents Pride Dance Party

June 18th, 11:00 AM – 8 PM

NYC Ferry Route: Rockaway

NYC Ferry Landing: Rockaway Landing + Free West Bound NYC Shuttle Bus

Summer is just getting started and it is nothing but good vibes at the beach. Dance to music from DJs Gliteratti and Bomba Zeen. Featuring performers , art, photo-ops, food and drinks.


Drag Story Hour NYC & Magnolia Bakery present Seaport Storytime

June 18th, 12:00 PM 

NYC Ferry Route: Various Routes

NYC Ferry Landing: Wall St./Pier 11 Landing

A special Father’s Day edition of Drag Story Hour NYC on Sunday, June 18th. Bring your dad, bring your friends, and bring your favorite stuffed animal. Treats will be provided by Magnolia Bakery. We’ll read fantastic new books together and kids can reconnect with their favorites. Great for kids 4 to 8, but all ages are welcome. We look forward to seeing you! No RSVP is required.

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