This weekend Brooklyn’s streets will be gleaming with pride as the borough puts its own unique twist on celebrating and uplifting the LGBTQIA+ community. With everything from a 5k run, festivals, and, of course, a parade, this Saturday Brooklyn becomes party central with events planned from dawn to dusk.
5K PRIDE RUN, 10am in Prospect Park
With a whole day of partying and celebrations ahead, one needs to prepare themselves. What better way to start off your Brooklyn Pride Saturday than with a morning 5K (that’s 3.1 miles) LGBTQIA+ fun run?
Join hundreds of runners from across NYC and beyond as they race through the scenic and historic Prospect Park. Now in it’s 23rd year, race directors are promising that this is the best Brooklyn Pride run to date. Every runner will receive prizes, a specially designed t-shirt and a custom engraved finisher’s medal. Prizes will also be awarded to the 3 Overall Finishers and Finishers in the following age brackets:
- 13 & Under
- and 70+
MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL, 11:00AM – 5:00PM on 5th Avenue between 3rd street and 9th street
Get a taste of Brooklyn as the whole community comes out to celebrate. The multi-cultural festival will feature A cross-section of countless local businesses and vendors, community and city-wide organizations as they line six blocks of 5th Avenue, between 3rd street and 9th street, to help the city learn more helping and caring for the about the LGBTQIA+ community. Attending organizations will include the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC), and more.
Want to reserve a spot? Vendors Register here. Please note that registration for the festival only includes the space. If you wish to have tents, tables or chairs, please bring them with you.
STAGE ENTERTAINMENT, 12-5pm during the Multi-Cultural Festival
Not just one but two stages of entertainment will border the multi-cultural festival on Saturday! A diverse line up of some of Brooklyn’s best homegrown talent and some pretty fantastic stuff from beyond our borders as well will take the stage.
TWILIGHT PARADE, 7:30pm starts around Lincoln Place
There will be music, dancing, performers; a tornado of color and sound bringing a magnificent close to a fabulous day. The ONLY New York City night time parade, the Twilight parade steps off promptly at 7:30pm and starts around Lincoln Place and ends at 9th St. & 5th Avenue