Get your pride on this month downtown

Trinity Church Wall Street clergy, congregation members and staff joined in prayer last Friday acs they raised the Pride flag over St. Paul’s Chapel. The flag represents inclusiveness, one of Trinity’s ore values, and will fly at St. Paul’s Chapel, as well as at Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall until the end of June to celebrate Pride Month.

Postmasters Gallery will host PRIDE, a large-scale exhibition marking the #Stonewall50 anniversary through art and artists from the LGBTQ+ community, opening today, Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8p. It will be up till July 20. Curated together by Ruben Natal-San Miguel and Magda Sawon, PRIDE will occupy both gallery spaces and feature 30 artists.

A show at the Bronx Museum’s Block Gallery at 80 White will feature “Pacifico Silano: Speaking Little, Perhaps Not a Word” through June 29. The title is borrowed from the final verse of Walt Whitman’s short poem, “A Glimpse,” a rumination on the “quiet spaces where intimacy, memory and longing reside amidst the spirited volumes of everyday life. Silano’s work combines imagery drawn from gay erotica, vintage advertisements and queer archival media to explore the vestiges of loss, desire, and melancholy that continue to reverberate across the LGBTQ community owing to the 1980s AIDS crisis.”

The Children’s Museum of the Arts will host its 3rd Annual Pride Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 9, from 10a to 5p at 103 Charlton, running special workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ community. The festival kicks off with Story Time hosted by Little Rainbows: Storytime at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, followed by performances and singalongs from drag artist and activist Marti Gould Cummings. Eleven-year-old LGBTQ activist and drag artist Desmond Is Amazing will act as the festival’s ambassador. Workshops inspired LGBTQ artists include Identity As A Creative Space led by Julia Rich in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery; Pocket Objects inspired by Zoe Schlacter and Identity Trophies inspired by Harriet Horton in Pepperman Family Fine Arts Studio; LGBTQ Leaders in Action in the Media Lab; Flags of Identity at the Clay Bar; and Love is… in the Sound Booth.

The Untitled Space Gallery at Lispenard will show the work of Norm Yip from June 24 to 30 for World Pride 2019. This is Yip’s first NYC solo exhibition and will showcase LGBTQ models and his work in the development of fine art Asian male photography. The exhibition features 25 photographs taken over a 20-year period, dating from 1999 to the present.

Brookfield Place will celebrate WorldPride NYC with installations and events taking place in multiple spaces throughout the complex during the month of June. THRIVE is a colorful, large-scale installation interwoven within Brookfield’s iconic baskets in the Winter Garden; also:
June 25 – July 1: Experience our colorful interactive installation on the Waterfront Terrace.
June 27 – July 1: Visit the WorldPride | Stonewall 50 AIDS Memorial Quilt Display Initiative exhibition in the Winter Garden.
June 27 | 6:30 – 8:30pm: special Happy Hour featuring live music by Lucy and La Mer and more.

To celebrate the neighborhood’s welcoming spirit, the Downtown Alliance launched a “Be Seen” campaign highlighting three downtowners who discuss what visibility and being seen means to them. Check out our video below; you can post your own #IAmSeenWhen video on Instagram about what being seen means to you for a chance to win tickets to walk in the NYC Pride March on June 30