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Whitney Pride Celebration Featuring Chitra Ganesh’s Queer Power Coloring Book and Bob’s Dance Shop

Sat, June 10, 2023
11 am–6 pm

The festivities continue with the Whitney Pride Celebration on Saturday, June 10.

The Whitney will honor the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies with a full day of activities for all ages on Gansevoort Street, including hands-on artmaking, collaborative coloring projects inspired by artist Chitra Ganesh, Queer History Walking Tours of the Meatpacking District, giveaways, and a special dance performance and workshop by dance collective Bob’s Dance Shop. 

Queer Power Coloring Book by Chitra Ganesh
11 am–6 pm
Contribute to twelve large scale coloring pages from Queer Power! A Time Traveling Coloring Book by Chitra Ganesh featuring Illustrations that document, archive, uplift, and honor the LGBTQIA+ history of New York City and beyond. Add color to one of Ganesh’s bold illustrations or draw in someone from your own life. 

The Bob's Dance Shop Experience
3–4:30 pm
Join Bob’s Dance Shop at the Whitney for a drop-in workshop for dancers of all abilities and ages. The iconic collective is renowned for their viral flash mobs and dance experiences that blend self-expression, empowerment, and community. The mantra of Bob’s Dance Shop is “be our best” and they encourage audiences to embody their truest selves, all while dancing and laughing their hearts out.

Pride Photo Booth 
11 am–6 pm
Strike a pose (or two) in our photo booth and take home a signature memory. Visitors will receive a small frame for their photo and will be invited to decorate it in a way that expresses who they are and what makes them proud.

Community Pride Street Mural
11 am–6 pm
Grab some chalk and add your own self-portrait to the Community Pride Street Mural. Let’s fill the entire street with art!

Queer History Walking Tours
1 pm, 3 pm, 3:30 pm, 5pm
Explore the rich queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the Whitney. Tours will meet west of the Museum’s entrance. From the Hudson River piers to the clubs, visitors are invited to consider their connection to the changing landscape of the neighborhood that the Whitney now occupies, as well as the city’s history. The 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm tours are offered in English. The 3:30 pm tour is in Spanish. Learn more.

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