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Borough’s LGBTQ-themed events include bike rides, 5K run, music, and more

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How do you celebrate Pride?

No matter what you like to do, Brooklyn seems to have something for you. The city’s most populous borough boasts a broad range of Pride-related festivities during the time leading up to and after the twilight Pride parade on June 8.

Check out some of the upcoming events for Pride in Brooklyn:

Community Bike Rides: Pride Ride

When: Sat., Jun. 1 at 10:45 a.m.

Where: 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Ave.

Hop on your bike and enjoy a Pride ride through Brooklyn! Through a partnership program involving the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, CitiBike, and other organizations, folks who do not have a bike can ride one for free. Riders must be 16 years or older.

RSVP at tinyurl.com/yy5ue8hu.

Curator Tour: On the (Queer) Waterfront

When: Sun, June 2 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton St.

Curator Hugh Ryan (author of “When Brooklyn Was Queer”) offers a private tour of the first exhibition focusing on LGBTQ history in Brooklyn. Ryan will share stories he unearthed in his years-long pursuit of queer history in the borough. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at tinyurl.com/y5awpaj4. For more information, call the Brooklyn Historical Society’s visitor services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

PRIDE DAY: Brooklyn’s Pride celebration encompasses much more than just a parade. Participate in a series of events leading up to the 7:30 p.m. parade on June 8:

5k Pride Run

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

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

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.

Registration costs $40. To find out more information and register, visit tinyurl.com/yyrpbgg9.

Multicultural Festival

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

Where: Fifth Ave. between First and Ninth Sts.

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 tinyurl.com/yyrpbgg9.

Twilight Parade

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

Where: Parade starts at Lincoln P. and ends at Ninth St. and Fifth Ave.

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, Brooklynpride.org, notes that the registration deadline is coming soon. Find out more at tinyurl.com/yyrpbgg9.

House of Yes Pride Celebration

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

Where: 2 Wyckoff Ave. near Jefferson St.

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 houseofyes.org.

Drag and Comedy in Greenpoint

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

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

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.

Updated 12:27 pm, May 23, 2019
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