#AscendWithPride With NYC on Roosevelt Island
#AscendWithPride: An Afternoon with Friends & Family at FDR Four Freedoms State Park
Take NYC Ferry’s Astoria Route to Roosevelt Island and get your cameras ready: a 12’ x 100’ Pride flag is coming to FDR Four Freedoms State Park to celebrate World Pride in NYC!
This Saturday, the Park will host a free World Pride celebration for all ages, including food trucks for a special picnic on the lawn (with food, wine and beer available for purchase), VideoOut onsite all day capturing coming out stories for their online library (you can sign up for a time slot here) and Drag Queen Story Hour, at 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM, reading books that focus on diversity and inclusion, from Little Bee Books. Event details subject to change.
The event serves as the official unveiling of New York City’s largest LGBTQ Pride Flag. From Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 30, the Park’s monumental staircase will transform into a massive Pride flag, sponsored by Bloomberg, to celebrate the progress that’s been made over the past 50 years, and to shine a light on the LGBTQ community’s continued fight for the universal human rights articulated in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech: freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, the Park is the first memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York.