A Guide to Pride Month Events in Westchester County

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Looking for Pride Month events throughout Westchester County? Here are the festivities to bookmark for joyous celebrations across the region.

June is Pride Month, a time to honor and uplift the LGBTQ+ community. It is celebrated annually in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising is noted as a crucial moment for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Now, through local parades, events, and fundraisers, we can recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and queer voices. Here’s where to find a variety of Pride Month events and parades happening across the county.

A Celebration of Queer Stories

Jacob Burns Film Center
June 1-26

Enjoy a complete lineup of queer stories from all over the world, right here in Westchester County. The Jacob Burns Film Center will be screening iconic moments from queer cinema history through the month of June. Check out the full list of films, including The Watermelon Woman and Funeral Parade of Roses.

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Pride Night

Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson
June 2, 6-9 p.m.

The village of Hastings-on-Hudson invites you to its open streets pride festival, which will feature craft projects, dancing, food, activities, and more. A live concert with performances by talented local artists will cap off the night.

Yorktown Pride

Yorktown Town Hall
June 3, 1 p.m.

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Yorktown’s pride march steps off at 1 p.m. from Yorktown Town Hall. From 2-6 p.m., the town’s pride festival celebration takes place at the historic Railroad Park, which will feature live performances, grassroots speakers, information tables, and plenty of vendors.

Pound Ridge Color Run

Pound Ridge Elementary School, Pound Ridge
June 3, 9-10:15 a.m.

With a tagline of “Inspired by Holi. Powered by Pride.,” this event is the perfect way to kick off June in Westchester. Around 200 runners participated last year to help honor the LGBTQ+ community in the region, and this year’s festivities look to be just as popular. The 5K Road Race is $30 per person, while the Fun Run is $25 per person. Same-day registration is $35 per person.

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Westchester Pride

Court Street, Downtown White Plains
June 4, 12-5 p.m.

The county’s official celebration in downtown White Plains will feature music, food, dancing, flag raising, and so much more. A pet parade and family zone will ensure that there’s something for absolutely everyone, and the celebration will be capped off in the evening with an after-party you won’t want to miss. Plus, there will be a special appearance from Robin Fierce, a drag queen who was on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

 

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Pride Festival and Parade

Rye Town Park, Rye
June 10, 9:30 a.m.

Rye is holding a pRYEde celebration on June 10 at Rye Town Park. The pride gathering and flag raising will take place at 9 a.m., followed by the parade kickoff at 9:45 a.m. and a pride student mural at 10:15 a.m. After that, the pride fair will run until noon. The event is a collaborative effort by local community organizations and will feature crafts, face painting, and much more.

Yonkers Pride Festival

Downtown Yonkers
June 10 2-8 p.m.

The City of Yonkers will be holding its sixth annual LGBTQ+ Pride Festival on June 10. The event will showcase celebrity entertainment, food, shopping, and plenty of community organizations. It will be held rain or shine, so be sure to stop by for good vibes.

 

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HudCo Pride Market

HudCo, Dobbs Ferry
June 11, 12-7 p.m.

HudCo celebrates pride with a lineup of extraordinary local artisans, drag performances, a live DJ, drinks, and more. The market will also feature local nonprofits who support the LGBTQ+ community.

Peekskill Pride

Pugsley Park
June 24, 1-6 p.m.

Enjoy a day of pride celebration suited for the whole family. Peekskill Pride’s Family Pride in the Park, the third annual event, will feature a drag queen story time, drag performances, crafts and games, and the headline act The Little Mermen, which is the ultimate Disney tribute band. The event is free!

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