Monica's Guide to PRIDE 2019!
This year is a special year for Pride as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement. With that said, this year is supposed to be Philly’s largest pride celebration to date and there’s lots to do the entire month of June! Check out my curated guide below and come join the She Moves Philly team and I at Philly Pride on June 9th at Penn’s Landing. For daily events, check out Philly Gay Calendar.
MONDAY, JUNE 3RD
The LGBTQ State of the Union
6-8:30pm at the Kimmel Center
At this year's LGBTQ State of The Union, Executive Directors and Board Presidents from Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ specific service organizations will deliver seven minute lighting talk presentations on their accomplishments for the year and their goals for the upcoming year.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH
City of Philadelphia Pride Flag Raising & Pride in the Park
5-6pm at City Hall
Following the event, join us in LOVE Park for the first annual Pride in the Park, a huge party featuring food trucks, live performances, DJs, dancing and dedicated youth space!
FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH
Pride kick-off party 6-10pm in the Gayborhood (12th & Locust Streets).
Beverages, Food, Fun, & more!
Pro tip: You can buy a wristband for the Pride festival at this kick-off party at a discounted rate ($10!)
Gender Queery: A Trans and Non-Binary Drag Show
8-11pm at Stir Lounge
More info here.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
21st annual Philly Dyke March
Pre-march rally at 1pm in Kahn Park
Step-off at 2pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH
LGBT Pride Parade & Festival at Penn’s Landing
Wristbands: $15. Available to buy at entrance.
Pro-tip: Stop by and say hello to the She Moves Philly team!
More info & parade route can be found here.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH
LGBTQ Forest Therapy Experience
Forest Therapy, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments.
10am-1pm at Awbury Arboretum
Sliding scale $10-$30
Space limited - advance registration required.
More info here.
Pro-tip: Get off your phone & get outside in nature!
TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH
Science After Hours: Pride
An evening dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity among the science and arts community.
7-10pm at The Franklin Institute
Tickets: $25 for Non-Members; $20 for Members