Sunday, June 30, 2019 - Time: 11am - 6pm
B/w Union Square and Astor Pl
The event is free and open to the public.
Join our annual LGBTQIA+ celebration!
PrideFest is our annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and local business owners.
Round out your Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest. It’s the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance is totally free!
Television and fashion personality, E.J. Johnson, will host PrideFest, our annual LGBTQIA+ street festival!
E.J. Johnson has quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after talent in Hollywood. E.J. continues to draw an audience with his unique take and knowledge in the entertainment and fashion space. He recently served as a co-host for the reboot of the international hit entertainment and pop culture talk show TRL.
His popularity and great sense of fashion garnered the attention of top media outlets. E.J. has graced the pages of numerous magazines including Teen Vogue, Out, People, CR Fashion Book and Flaunt among others, in addition to covering the New York Times for his strong stance on LGBTQ rights and how he helps the younger generation navigate the complex waters of gender and identity.
Princess Nokia will headline this year's PrideFest on June 30th! Rapper Princess Nokia first broke onto the New York underground rap scene back in 2010 and has been unstoppable ever since.
As an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Princess Nokia has empowered many through her art, live performances, and musical recordings.
Lauren Jauregui is also set to perform at PrideFest, our annual LGBTQIA+ street festival!
Lauren Jauregui is an artist, singer, songwriter, creative and humanitarian. The 22-year-old has embarked on the next chapter of her career with the release of her debut solo song “Expectations” via Columbia Records.
The Veronicas hail from the land down under, however their impact has been felt around the world. Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, twin girls born on Christmas Day in Brisbane, were teenagers when they moved to LA, signed a record deal with Sires Records and released their first album The Secret Life Of…
The Veronicas' spectacular decade-long career speaks for itself; solidified as pop icons; the first Australian artists to score a platinum record for downloads in the USA (over 1 million records sold for Untouched); nine top ten hits in Australia and three #1s, 500 million+ streams, two ARIA Awards and over 175 million+ Youtube/Vevo streams.
Melanie C & Sink The Pink will also perform this year!
The last year or so has seen a rich period of evolution, collaboration and celebration for Melanie C and Sink The Pink alike. Sink The Pink’s is a mission brought together under the wider manifesto of community, equality, and change: the very cornerstones, too, which have made Melanie C one of our most culturally-influential pop stars.
A tour from Melanie C and Sink The Pink is perhaps no less than you’d expect of a Spice Girl and a nightclub-turned-movement who, (in their own fierce, fearless ways), have always taken the road less trodden.
This summer, join Melanie C and Sink The Pink as two become one, and pop history is made.
STAGEFEST 12:00 PM - 5:30PM StageFest is the entertainment stage at PrideFest, New York City’s largest LGBTQIA+ street festival, featuring a diverse lineup of emerging talent and headlining artists. StageFest is on Sunday, June 30th and is located on 4th Avenue between E. 9th Street and E.10th Street in the East Village of Manhattan. The run of show begins at 11:58 AM with a moment of silence throughout the festival at 12 noon. Portions of the StageFest run of show along with the Pride March are broadcast live on local WABC - Channel 7. The Stage is hosted by EJ Johnson with Princess Nokia as our headliner. Special Guest Star Lauren Jauregui will be broadcasted live along with our National Anthem sung by Stephanie’s Child featuring Talent Unlimited High School. ASL interpreters will be available along with volunteers to assist those in wheelchairs, scooters, etc to the StageFest area.
FOODFEST w/ Seating Area FoodFest, located on 4th Avenue between E. 11th and E. 10th Streets, is the premiere spot for eclectic eateries big and small on Pride Sunday. We welcome artisans, food vendors and food trucks from far and wide. This year we are providing a seating area that is ADA accessible for all attendees to sit down and enjoy their food.
Luzzo's La Pizza Napoletana
Dear Mama Coffee
Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
Cousins Maine Lobster
Jones Soda / Lemoncocco
Bona Bona Ice Cream
Hot N Juicy Crawfish
Di Lena's Dolcini
KIDFEST KidFest will be located on 4th Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The space will feature readings, sing-a-longs and a book giveaway.
Drag Queen Story Hour 12:30 PM Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. dragqueenstoryhour.org
Pride Sing-Alongs 2:30PM, Join Marti Gould Cummings for a kiddie jam session featuring some of today’s child friendly favorites.
Read n’ Meet with Children's Author Joshunda Sanders 3:30 PM Queer author, Joshunda Sanders, will conduct a book reading of her new children’s book, I Can Write The World. The first 100 children will receive a free book signed by the author at KidFest.
Le Leche League of Manhattan All Day An annual exhibitor that organizes a tent at PrideFest for human milk feeding facilities including breast and chest feeding, electrical outlets for pumping, and diaper changing stations. This is a transgender and gender non conforming inclusive space, all our welcomed, everyone's pronouns will be respected. Move and Groove Wearable Art with CMOM
All Day Visit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan tent to gear up for the Pride March with your own costume elements and moveable works of art. Use a variety of materials to celebrate and represent your own unique self through what you wear, then get your wearable art movin’ and groovin’ to music in our installation dance floor. New York Public Library
All Day Join us in the KidFest space where we will read interactive stories, sing songs, play games and create art. All are welcome!
MURAL MARKET The Mural Market will be on 4th Avenue between E. 12th and E. 11th Streets. In connection with the WorldPride Mural Project Initiative, PrideFest will have a booth showcasing some of the murals around the city. We will also have a loop of the Mural Project videos so people can learn more about the artists behind the mural. HSBC’s booth will be in this space and they are planning to have a photo booth featuring one of their murals. The HOP Merch Booth will also be in this space selling Mural Project specific Merch.