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Westchester Pride Festival 2019


Festival Marks The 50th Anniversary of Stonewall with a Local WorldPride Event.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, Noon-5:00pm


White Plains, NY – May 29th, 2019  The LOFT LGBT Community Center – In a time when the LGBT community must fight to protect the most basic of freedoms, visibility and community are more important than ever. June is LGBT Pride month, a period of marches and festivals which celebrate and amplify LGBT culture. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the NYC Stonewall Uprising and, for the first time ever, New York City has been selected to host the global festival, WorldPride. Westchester Pride is proud to be designated an official WorldPride event.

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, from Noon to 5:00 pm, The LOFT LGBT Community Center, Westchester’s first and only LGBT center, will be holding its fifth annual Pride celebration, Westchester Pride 2019, in Downtown White Plains between Renaissance Plaza and Court Street. This family-friendly Pride festival is free to all, and all are welcome.  LOFT Pride gets bigger and better every year, and this year’s attendance is expected to exceed 3,000.  The event will be emceed by RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant Yuhuaha Masaki. Among the free and stellar entertainment will be –

Star Performers from Broadway Sings For Pride

Pose Choreographer and Performers

Local Drag Queens

All My Friends frontwoman Christina Picciano.

— plus the ever-popular and adorable Pet Pride Parade and Costume Contest, an Art of Runway Walking workshop, free activities such as a photo booth and face-painting, an array of vendors, and fourteen designated Pride Eateries.  LOFT Pride 2019’s presenting sponsor is TD Bank and the festival has been marked a “Meet Me in Westchester County, NY” Tourism Event. Join us before the festival for a Flag Raising at the Michaelian Office Building and afterward for a 21+ after party at Vintage Lounge & Restaurant.

About the LOFT: The LOFT’s mission is to further the cause of inclusion, diversity, and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration.  The LOFT has ­been providing a safe gathering place for the LGBT and supportive community of Westchester County, NY, and surrounding areas since it was founded in 1983.

For more Pride details please visit www.loftgaycenter.org or call 914-948-2932

About The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center

The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center provides a safe gathering place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and supportive community of Westchester County and New York’s lower Hudson Valley. The LOFT facilitates a wide range of educational, health, social service, recreational and cultural programs, and advocates for improved services for our community. Our mission is simple and strong: The LOFT, an LGBT community center, works to further the cause for inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy, and celebration.