Pride on the Whitney Lawn

Sat, June 11, 2022
11 am–6 pm

At the Museum

Whitney Pride! festivities continue in the streets of New York City on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12—we’re transforming the entirety of Gansevoort Street in front of the Museum’s main entrance into a pedestrian-only, grassy thoroughfare all weekend long. Relax on the Whitney Lawn and enjoy family-friendly activities, including hands-on artmaking, performances, photo booths, giveaways, and more. A Gathering of the Tribes and Capturing Fire, present, Gathering Fire. This second annual pride event features live readings from LGBTQ+ poets hosted by Chavisa Woods, and intergenerational poetry workshops led by Regie Cabico. 

Pride on the Whitney Lawn is presented in conjunction with L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers, a neighborhood-wide celebration of community and the beauty of nature.

For related road closure information, please see our full listing of Whitney Pride! events.

Pride Photo Booth 
11 am–6 pm
Strike a pose (or two) in our photo booth designed by FDK Florals and take home a memory.

Open Studio on the Whitney Lawn
11 am–3 pm
Families with kids of all ages are invited to personalize their own sketchbook and create a DIY button to express your message of pride! 

Queer History Walking Tours
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Explore the rich queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the Whitney. Tours will meet to the west of the Museum’s entrance.

Community Open House 
11 am–3 pm
Meet organizations that serve LGBTQ+ audiences and artists in New York City. Participants include the LGBT Center, SAGE, The Shed, and more. 

A Gathering of the Tribes Pride Poetry

Gathering Fire with Chavisa Woods
11 am, 1:15 pm
A Gathering of the Tribes and Capturing Fire present the second annual Gathering Fire with readings from five renowned poets. This queer lit event celebrates the diverse LGBTQ+ community of poets and writers and their rich history of collaborating on revolutionary new works with support from allies.

Intergenerational Poetry Writing Workshops with Regie Cabico 
12:15 pm, 2:15 pm
Join Regie Cabico for What I Want To Be and Who I Am Becoming: A Queer Friendly Poetry Workshop for Families. We will brainstorm imagery through improvisation and movement, channeling our powerful selves with our voices, words, and bodies.

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