Harlem Pride 2016 Schedule


Harlem Pride 2016 Schedule

Come out and join us for all of our Harlem Pride 2016 events!
We are in our seventh year and going strong.
CHECK BACK OFTEN as we will update entertainment information and add a few more events!

Thursday, May 26th

John-Reddick-hi-Res-credit-c-bay-milin-photoWith its almost annual presentations the Jewel Box Revue during the 1960s and 70s, the Apollo was one of many venues in Harlem to highlight Queer culture and contributions to the arts and entertainment. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Harlem Balls, historian John Reddick (Harlem Pride Vice President) explores the rich and influential legacy of Queer culture in Harlem, the venues, artists, and the purveyors.

Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027


VIP Launch Party
Friday, June 10th

Loft142Blk_LogoCome party with us as we celebrate our 7th Annual VIP Launch Party Fundraiser and present our Harlem Pride 2016 Legacy of Pride Awards.  With banging music, food (included) and drinks (free wine, beer, and champagne toast 7-9PM)  flowing all night long, you’re sure to have a great time.

Loft 142
3480 Broadway (at 142nd Street)
New York, NY 10031
7-10PM – $50.00 in Advance – $60.00 at the Door

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Trans Appreciation Reception
Thursday, June 16th

Loft142TRANSJoin us for our 2nd Annual Trans* Appreciation Reception. This is an event where we cater to our Trans* community because all to often they are left behind.  Enjoy complimentary food and beverage, networking, and performances.  Hosted by Yunus Coldman, Harlem Pride Board Member.

Loft 142
3480 Broadway (at 142nd Street)
New York, NY 10031



Film “Pier Kids” with filmmaker Elegance Bratton
Friday, June 17th

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Harlem Pride 2016 is pleased to partner with Maysles Cinema for their LGBT Film Festival, June 16 -19, 2016. Please join us for a very special evening on Friday, June 17th when the festival will be screening two works by one of Harlem’s own documentary filmmakers, Elegance Bratton. Followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and post-screening reception sponsored by Harlem Pride.
Films: Pier Kids: The Life,  22min excerpt and Walk for Me – Film Short 

Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Blvd, between 127th and 128th St.
New York, NY 10027  –  7PM – $7.00 ADMISSION

Harlem Pride Family Day Event: 
Studio Museum in Harlem: The Black Joy Takeover Project
Saturday, June 18th


Harlem Pride is pleased to partner with The Studio Museum in Harlem to participate in The Black Joy Takeover, a collaborative project with Harlem Stage and Artistic Director Marc Bamuthi Joseph in commemoration of this year’s Juneteenth Celebration. The endeavor will initiate a series of critical programs and events over the course of two days, each designed to engage quintessential Harlem spaces and their communities through sound, art and performance. From 2-3pm, The Studio Museum in Harlem will host guided tours of Ebony G. Patterson’s site specific installation, …when they grow up…, and Rashaad Newsome’s solo exhibition, THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE. The program will then transition into a series of informal art-making workshops in its courtyard from 3-5 pm, aimed to highlight vogue as a “performance of identity, power, beauty and acceptance.” Through embracing bodily movement inspired by the essential expressions and gestures of New York City’s vogue scene, participants will have the opportunity to reframe conversations around how blackness, chaos and joy manifest.

As a part of Harlem Pride’s 2016 Celebration we’ve partnered with the Studio Museum to welcome and invite Harlem’s SGL/LGBT Families to participate.

This program is free and open to the public. To pre-register for this event and for more information, please visit www.studiomuseum.org

2 pm – Teaching Artist guided tours in Mezzanine and Project Space & 2:20 pm – Q + A
2:30 pm – Teaching Artist guided tours in Mezzanine and Project Space & 2:50 pm – Q + A

3pm – Courtyard  Workshops

Studio Museum in Harlem
144 W 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
Free and open to the public. Families encouraged to attend. To pre-register and for more information, please visit www.studiomuseum.org

Beauty Brunch
Sunday, June 19th

BeautyBrothers2Three beauty moguls Merrell Hollis (Celebrity Make-Up Artist), Chavis Aaron (Beauty/Fashion Producer), and Dwight Allen O’Neal (Beauty Dynast), combined forces to become the Beauty Brothers. The Beauty Brunch was created to provide an environment where other industry professionals and those who adore beauty can unite, socialize, network, experience cutting edge beauty/trends, and of course dine and indulge beauty. They also honor other beauty experts as “honorary” Beauty Brothers/Sisters during each brunch for accomplishments within the beauty industry.

Partnering with Harlem Pride and the AIDS Health Care Foundation under ABACT- Gay Men, the Beauty Brothers  are presenting BRTA (Business Beauty’s Response to AIDs) to bring awareness and prevention around HIV/AIDS.

Also, Board Member David Bridgeforth will receive an award for his work in the community.

 Angel of Harlem Restaurant
2272 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, New York 10027
4 – 10PM $40.00 (includes food, bottomless mimosas, sangria, and beauty punch)

Circle of Life Celebration
Tuesday, June 21st

FINAL CLC event flyerJoin us as we commemorate and pay tribute to the lives of our family, friends, and loved ones who have passed. The purpose of Circle of Life Celebration-Pride Memorial Service is to remember members of our various communities who have transitioned. We want to recognize their death and also celebrate the richness and diversity of their lives in ways that honor the significance they have had in our lives. We will honor those who are a part of our LGBTQ families and those who are our loved ones, friends, allies, spouses and family.  This event is sponsored by the CLC Pride Memorial Network, a coalition of community organizations.

Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway (at the corner of West 121st)
New York, NY  10027


Harlem Pride 2016 Celebration Day
Saturday, June 25th

PrintOur Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations are the highlight of our year-round programming. Experience the entertainment, visit our table vendors, enjoy the variety of food vendors and bring your family and friends. While certainly an event steeped in celebration, it serves as our greatest opportunity to disseminate information and provide services to our constituents, including referrals for health, legal and financial services, and on-the-spot testing for communicable diseases. It has also served as a ripe opportunity to welcome and educate the community-at-large about our SGL/LGBT community.

Hosts: Tammy Peay & David Bridgeforth (Harlem Pride Board Member and Owner/Editor of DBQ Magazine)

Jackie Robinson Park
(Entrance at Bradhurst Avenue at 148th Street)

Harlem Pride Official Closing Party: One Love Pride Celebration
Sunday, June 26th

RMM Productions & Harlem Pride’s Official After Party the “PRIDE in Harlem ONE LOVE Festival” highlights and celebrates the achievements of SGL/LGBTQI people. With the closing of PRIDE Month, we welcome Harlem’s Residents, Community Leaders, Local Business Owners, Politicians, Spiritual Advisors and Neighbors of the Harlem area to come celebrate LOVE for one another.


MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street (between Lenox and Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY  10026
6 – 11PM

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: $15.00 ~ General Ticket (Until Sunday, June 12th at 11:59PM EST)
ADVANCE TICKETS: $20.00 ~ General Ticket (Until Saturday, June 25th at 11:59PM EST)
AT THE DOOR: $25.00 ~ General Ticket

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