Pride is packed with official and not so official celebrations of gay culture and life, here’s our art-focused June event guide.
June is proud month meaning New York City is going to be a celebration of queer culture and life for a month! Events every day, it’s important to remember how lucky we are to live in a city where queers can comfortably celebrate our lives! Here’s to that! Sure, there are the official events, but there’s a lot happening in the city this month that’s worth checking out.
Screening of Cult Classic ‘But I’m a Cheerleader’
- Museum of the Moving Image
This queer canon film from 2000, directed by Jamie Babbitt, will be screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria at 6 p.m. on June 4. It’s honestly such a perfect date night movie, but a general content caveat for its conversion therapy-driven plot. Starring Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul, the elegant Clea Duvall, Michelle Williams and an early Melanie Lynskey, it’s a star-studded cast.
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The Official NYC Pride Events
Of course, for the partygoers, don’t forget the billion sponsored events such as the March itself, the PrideFest street market and even a Youth Pride all taking place across the city. The March and Pridefest both take place on June 26, while the youth-oriented Pride is on June 25. And that hardly detracts from the huge range of events available.
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Julio Torres in conversation with Bowen Yang
Actor, writer and co-creator of the hit show Los Espookys Julio Torres talks to actor, writer and Las Culturistas podcaster Bowen Yang. The event can be viewed both online and in person at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. Speaking of their longstanding friendship and career, this would be a fan favorite.
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Five by Tenn: 5 Short Plays by Tennessee Williams
- Out of the Box Theater Company
More than excited for this Tennessee Williams focus at Out of the Box Theater Company this June, with several performances from June 9-19 of Williams’ little-seen acts. Staged at the Bernie Wohl Center and directed by Ward Nixon, this is a chance to appreciate the genius of one of our favorite queer icons.
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Times Square’s ‘Polar Rainbow’
Polar Rainbow by Latvian-British artist Kristaps Ancāns can be seen in Times Square throughout June. The work, curated by Corina L. Apostol, brings a virtual rainbow over Times Square using an easy-to-download app. Truly the intersection of queers and technology.
Chloe Chiasson at albert benda
Until June 25, artist Chloe Chiasson can be seen in albert benda gallery. The “Fast Towns and Slow Hearts” exhibition is the artist’s first solo show and yet it is a stunning exploration of queer life with promising potential.
Gender Discard Party with Nayland Blake at the Whitney
The gender throw-away party hosted by Nayland Blake at the Whitney Museum of American Art invites attendees to “BYOB: Bring Your Own Baggage.” Participation is free with registration on June 9 from 7pm to 10pm, with dancing, food and drink. It’s 21+.