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Brooklyn Pride Parade in Park Slope on Saturday

June 6, 2019 Mary Frost
The scene from a Brooklyn Pride Parade past. Photo by Jules Rico/Brooklyn Pride
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A full day of festivities will culminate in the northeast’s only Twilight Pride Parade on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue this Saturday.

It’s been 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, so this is a special year for the 23rd Annual Brooklyn Pride Parade. The event will bring top officials from across the city and state to march, observe a moment of silence and party in the Slope. Daytime events include a multicultural street festival (on Fifth Avenue from First to Ninth streets) with two entertainment stages.

Music and performances by local, national and international talent can be enjoyed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Family Fun Zone will be the place for activities, carnival games, face painting, bubble performance and more at

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The Old Stone House, J.J. Byrne Park (Fifth Avenue between Third and Fourth streets), lasting from noon to 4 p.m.

A stand from the Brooklyn Pride 2016 festival. Photo by Sarah Symmonds/Brooklyn Pride
A stand from the Brooklyn Pride 2016 festival. Photo by Sarah Symmonds/Brooklyn Pride

For runners, a 5k Fun Run in Prospect Park kicks off at 10 a.m. The run benefits Pride Center of Staten Island and New Alternatives.

A “Pre-Parade of Politicos” at 7:10 p.m. will feature leaders including New York Attorney General Tish James; NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams; NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer; Borough President Eric Adams and some councilmembers, including Speaker Corey Johnson, Carlos Menchaca, Danny Dromm, Laurie Cumbo and Assemblymember Robert Carroll.

After a pre-parade moment of silence comes the big event. The Twilight Pride Parade will be led by Grand Marshals Desmond Is Amazing (Drag Kid), Kate Barnhart (Founder of New Alternatives for LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth) and Alphonso B. David (Chief Counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo). The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and travels from Lincoln Place to Ninth Street. The emcee and reviewing stand is at Fifth Avenue at Third Street.

Related events leading up to the parade are taking place all week. To check these out, visit http://brooklynpride.org.


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