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QUEENS PRIDE 25 POP-UP EVENT

June 4, 2017, marked the 25th anniversary of the Queens Pride Parade and Festival. To honor this occasion the Queens Pride Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee and the Queens Pride Lions Club will host a one day pop-up exhibition at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event will be held on Sunday, June 18, during regular museum hours 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note the galleries close at 4:45 PM.  Suggested admission is $8 for adults; $4 for seniors. Free for children 18 and under, students of New York colleges and universities with current ID and all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID.

The pop-up exhibition will feature photographs and memorabilia chronicling the 25 year history of the Queens Pride Parade and Festival. There will also be a panel discussion focusing on the impact of the Queens Pride Parade and Festival. The Queens Lesbian Gay Pride Committee, Inc. was founded in 1992. The first Queens Pride march was held in 1993, and was the first Pride March to be held in a borough other than Manhattan. Since then, the parade and festival have grown tremendously. It now attracts more than 40,000 spectators annually and is the second largest Pride celebration in the New York metropolitan area. Queens Pride continues to promote the visibility and accomplishments of the LGBT community and to foster acceptance by the many cultures and religions represented in our borough.

The Queens Pride Lions Club is the first LGBT-Powered Lions Club in New York and on the East Coast. The Queens Pride Lions Club brings the commitment to Service the Lions Club is famous for to the LGBT community in and around Queens through volunteer projects and events that make our community safer and stronger.

 

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The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the State of New York.

 

For further information please contact Queens  Pride, P.O. Box 720464, Jackson Heights, NY  11372;

(347) 494-1899 | info@queenspride.org.