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Get in the spirit of WorldPride and Stonewall 50 at the numerous LGBTQ-related events around the city in the weeks ahead. There is a diverse slate of events, too, from Brooklyn Pride and comedy nights to film screenings, festivals, bike rides, and more.

Check out our list of upcoming events — and check back in the June 20 and June 27 issues for even more Pride festivities later in the month!

Laughs & Songs From John Burns

When: Fri., Jun. 7, Wed., Jun. 26, and Sat., Jun. 29 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Duplex Cabaret Theatre., 61 Christopher St. at Sheridan Sq.

John Burns returns to the Duplex for three evenings of laughs, songs, and drinks. Tickets are $25, plus a two-drink minimum. Buy tickets & find more information at

Brooklyn Pride 5k Pride Run

When: Sat., Jun. 8 at 10 a.m.

Where: Bartel-Pritchard Sq. near 15th St. & Prospect Park West, Park Slope

Kick off your Saturday morning with a 5k Pride Run through Prospect Park! Every runner in the race will receive a Brooklyn Pride Run T-shirt and a custom engraved Pride Run medal after finishing. Prizes will be awarded to winners of their respective age groups. Participants are encouraged to register under their respective gender identity.

Learn more at

Brooklyn Pride Multicultural Festival

Funny man John Burns appears at the Duplex on June 7, 26, and 29.

When: Sat., Jun. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fifth Ave. between First and Ninth Sts., Park Slope

Community organizations and businesses will line the streets of Brooklyn throughout the day for this festival before the Pride Parade. There will be stages and entertainment. To find out more information about registration, visit“>

Brooklyn Twilight Pride Parade

When: Sat., Jun. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Parade starts at Lincoln Pl. and ends at Ninth St. and Fifth Ave., Park Slope

Cap off your day with a special celebration at the 23rd annual Twilight Pride Parade — the only nighttime parade in the entire city. Brooklyn Pride’s website,, notes that the registration deadline is coming soon. Find out more at

House of Yes Pride Celebration

When: Sat., Jun. 8 at 10 p.m.

Where: 2 Wyckoff Ave. near Jefferson St., Bushwick

Dance, theater, and performance venue House of Yes is celebrating Brooklyn Pride on June 8 when Whitney Day and DJ Morabito headline an evening of love, music, freedom, and equality. There are numerous other Pride-related events on tap at the venue throughout the month of June. To find out more information, visit its website at

Drag and Comedy in Greenpoint

Deborah Cox is among the highlights of the June 23 1 Bronx Pride Festival.

When: Sun., Jun. 9 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Where: 113 Franklin St. between Kent St. and Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint

Head on over to Threes Brewing in Greenpoint to watch drag queen host Ducky Sheaboi and six others take on WorldPride with a night of burlesque, comedy, drag, and dance. Plus, there will be a costume contest.

New York Botanical Garden’s WorldPride Night

When: Sat., Jun. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Where: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. at Fordham Rd., the Bronx

Enjoy an evening complete with Brazilian art, culture, and design along with Samba dancing, caipirinhas, and music from Brazilian artists and DJs. Tickets are $38 for non-members (adults 21+)

Buy tickets and find out more information at

Spill The Tea at Harlem Stage Pride

When: Sat., Jun. 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Ave. at W. 135th St.

Harlem Stage is marking its second annual Pride program with “Spill the Tea,” an event highlighting the experiences of gay black men in the South. Author E. Patrick Johnson will discuss his collection of oral histories for his book “Sweet Tea” and the forthcoming documentary based on that book. Tavia Nyong’o will moderate the discussion, while the Illustrious Blacks aka ManchildBlack and Monstah Black will perform.

The Folsom Street East Festival takes place on June 23 on West 27th Street.

Tickets are $15. Buy tickets and learn more at


Where: SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St.

When: Mon., Jun. 17 through Wed., Jun. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride on film for three days of screenings, Q&As, and open bar after-parties. “Adam,” “Deep in Vogue,” and “Wig” will be featured and all tickets include an open bar post-screening party. Tickets start at $30. Find out more information and buy tickets at

Family Movie Night

Where: Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 at W. 10th St.

When: Fri., June 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Family movie night will feature Disney/ Pixar’s tale of a young musician, Miguel, who heads to the land of his ancestors — and then he meets a friend who helps him find out about his family’s stories and traditions. Everyone in the family is invited — and it’s free! Find out more at

The 1 Bronx Pride Rally, March & Festival

Where: E. 161s St. and Grand Concourse, the Bronx

Buddies enjoying themselves at last June’s LGBT Community Center Garden Party.

When: Sun., June 23, beginning 11 a.m.

There is a month of events celebrating the LGBTQ community in the Bronx, but one of the main events takes place June 23 when Deborah Cox, La Insuperable, and others will perform at the 1 Bronx Pride Rally, March & Festival. Honey Davenport of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and actor/ model Chavis Aron will also be on hand. The rally and march take place at E. 161st St. and Grand Concourse, and the march travels to the festival site at 149th St. and Third Ave. Find out more at

Folsom Street East Festival

Where: West 27 St. between 10th and 11th Aves.

When: Events all weekend; festival on Jun. 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to the Folsom Street East Festival to celebrate S.L.U.T.S. (Sex, Love, Unity, Trust, and Safety) in your favorite leather, fetish, or kinky gear. The festival will close out NYC Fetish Weekend and proceeds will go to the New York City Anti-Violence Project and the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Buy tickets and find out more information at

LGBT Community Center Garden Party

Where: Pier 97, Hudson River Park at W. 59th St.

When: Mon., Jun. 24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The LGBT Community Center is partnering with restaurants and chiefs to create the annual Garden Party to help kick off WorldPride Week. Eat food and dance while the sun sets at this official WorldPride event. Proceeds support The Center. Visit to find out more information.

Black Flame

Where: Mood Ring at 1260 Myrtle Ave. between Hart and Cedar Sts.

A team helping out with serving the gourmet food at last year’s Garden Party.

When: Mon., Jun. 24 at 8 p.m.

A spotlight on black queer comedians hosted by Solange Azor, Walter Kelly, and Mila Myles. The event is free to attend. Find out more information at