Year of Pride Events in NYC

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 01/22/2019)

In 2019, New York City celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising—the breaking point that forever altered LGBTQ+ history—and hosts WorldPride for the first time ever. Throughout the year, a number of special events and exhibits will be taking place at some of New York’s biggest and most famous cultural institutions. You won’t want to miss all there is to do and see. Check out our picks below; for a complete calendar of WorldPride events in the months to come, visit stonewall50consortium.org.

May
22

Museums & Galleries
Art After Stonewall

At NYU's Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum, this two-part exhibit highlights the impact of the LGBTQ+ civil-rights movement on the art world.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
Camp: Notes on Fashion

The Met Costume Institute’s newest exhibition celebrates camp in design.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

A yearlong exhibit highlights Robert Mapplethorpe's body of work and the influence he had on other photographers.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall

Works of some 20 LGBTQ+ artists that were born after Stonewall are part of this special exhibit.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
Lincoln Kirstein's Modern

This exhibit of more than 200 items and works of art explores Lincoln Kirstein's legacy and influence on the MoMA's early years.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
Love & Resistance

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, this exhibit at the NY Public Library looks at the history of the modern gay rights movement.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
On the (Queer) Waterfront

This is the first exhibition of its kind to take a broad look at the queer history of Brooklyn, starting in the 19th century and going all the way up to the present.

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May
22

Things to Do
Stonewall 50 Events at the NYPL Branches

The New York Public Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with a series of special events across NYC.

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May
22

Museums & Galleries
Queer As I

This special exhibit of 50 paintings by 50 LGBTQ+ artists represent the fifty years since the Stonewall Riots.

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May
24

Museums & Galleries
Stonewall 50

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the museum hosts two exhibits and one installation exploring LGBTQ+ history in NYC.

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May
29

Things to Do
Selected Shorts: Stonewall at 50

A reading of works from The Stonewall Reader (Penguin Classics), co-hosted by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low from Nancy, the WNYC podcast.

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May
30

Music
Music of Conscience

The culmination of the NY Philharmonic's special program, these three nights of music features works by contemporary composer John Corigliano, Mozart and composers who were lost to AIDS.

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