The Bronx is celebrating Pride month with events all weekend long, and an LGBTQ Pride Celebration this Wednesday. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kicked off celebrations yesterday with the first ever LGBTQ flag raising ceremony at the Bronx County Courthouse.
Our 1st ever #Bronx LGBTQ Flag-raising ceremony, as we recognized both this month’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations as well as their contributions to our borough and New York City. pic.twitter.com/ymjXOOihpJ
— Ruben Diaz Jr. (@rubendiazjr) June 14, 2018
Tonight, The Bronx Museum of the Arts is hosting Fierce Fridays, starting at 7 p.m., with speakers, artists, and dancers from the LGBTQ Ballroom Houses in The Bronx. There will be a panel on social justice, and a late night drink-and-draw.
Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, you can celebrate with bottomless drinks and drag performances at Charlie's Bar and Kitchen for Big Gay Bronx Brunch. Performers include Tym Moss, Vivika Westwood Mugler, Lady Jasmine, and Michelle La Fontaine, with music by DJ Flaco
Sunday is 1 Bronx Pride Festivalat 149th Street and 3rd Avenue, featuring over 150 vendors and performances celebrating diversity and promoting "an inclusive Bronx community." There will be a march preceding the festival starting at 11 a.m., with participants traveling down 161st Street and then 3rd Avenue. Here's a map:
And to close out the Bronx celebrations, there will be an LGBT Pride Celebration at Billy's Sports Bar, near Yankee Stadium, on Wednesday at 6 p.m.,