Parade & Festival: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Queens Pride, the organizer of the 2015 Pride Parade and Festival held in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, welcomes you to celebrate 23 years of visibility, the fight for social justice and the celebration of community. This year's theme is PRIDE - STRENGTH - UNITY.
This year's parade and festival was one of the best attended. A record number of people came out to support LGBTQ pride and participate marching, partaking in the street festival and enjoying the stage entertainment. A special thanks to all our volunteers, without which, this would not be possible!
Parade: 37th Avenue from 89th Street to 75th Street. Kick-off at 12 noon. Reviewing stand at 37th Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets.
Festival: 75th Street and 37th Road. Queens Pride and Club Evolution stages provide entertainment throughout the afternoon, beginning at 1:30pm and ending at 6pm. Vendors, food and informative business, community and social group booths are located throughout the festival site.
This year's festival stage will be loaded with great talent reflecting the diversity of our community. Singers, comedians, drag acts, dance groups and much more. The show starts at 1:30 pm and ends with our headline performer - multi-platinum recording artist, CeCe Peniston, who made her mark in 1991 with the hit "Finally". Other hits include "We Got A Love Thang", "Keep On Walkin", "I'm Not Over You" and her hit single released in 2001 "Lifetime To Love".
Looking to perform on the 2015 festival stage? Send your "best" to us at email@example.com. All submissions will be reviewed and those selected for full consideration will be contacted shortly.
Join the colorful and festive march!
Be part of the street fair! If you would like a booth, complete the form.
Our Grand Marshals for this year's parade will be New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and APICHA. After joining last year for the 2014 Queens Pride parade, Mayor Bill de Blasio will be back again this year to be the first NYC mayor to be a grand marshal in the 23 year history of the parade. APICHA provides compassionate, comprehensive and cultural competent healthcare and wellness services to underserved and vulnerable people living in New York City. Their cultural competence allows them to care for Asians and Pacific Islanders, the LGBTQI Community and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Are you interested in sponsoring the Pride Parade and Festival? The are various opportunities for sponsors and how you can help us in putting on a great event while gaining community visibility for your organization. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you right away.