Pride = Power!


Photograph by Fred W. McDarrah of a group of people with their arms around each other and holding signs related to Pride

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In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a watershed moment in the modern LGBTQ rights movement, the Museum of the City of New York will present Pride = Power!. This series of exhibitions and events invites New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to discover and celebrate LGBTQ history and culture. The Museum is committed to reflecting the past, present, and future of New York’s LGBTQ community in its galleries and programming.


Portraits of Pride: Storme, Marsha, and Stonewall
The stories of two revolutionary LGBTQ activists who helped ignite the Stonewall uprising in 1969: Stormé DeLarverie and Marsha P. Johnson.
Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm

3rd Annual LGBTQ Teen Summit
Join us for a prideful full-day experience for teens and youth as part of World Pride. Celebrate the intersections of LGBTQ culture and history, and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising among peers and allies.
Thursday, June 27, 9am–3pm

Uptown Bounce
Wednesdays July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14; 6pm-9pm
Celebrate East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile with an electric series of free summer block parties presented by the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio.

  • Summer of '69 - Wednesday, July 24, 6pm-9pm
    Revisit the monumental summer of 1969 with DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays!
  • PRIDE = POWER! - Wednesday, July 31, 6pm-9pm
    Come as you are for a night of music and dancing with Brooklyn art collective Papi Juice.


PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah
Opening June 6, 2019, this exhibition will feature images and audio of significant figures and events in the LGBTQ rights movement. Presented as a complement to the Museum’s retrospective The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs.

Activist New York | Transgender Rights
A new unit on the transgender rights movement in New York City to be featured in the ongoing Activist New York exhibition, on view beginning in April 2019.

The Museum is a proud member of Stonewall50—a coalition of organizations committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials related to the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement—in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and as a component of the World Pride events.

Pride = Power! programming is made possible with lead support provided by Todd DeGarmo/STUDIOS Architecture, with additional support provided by the Mark Ouderkirk Fund for LGBTQ Programming and Collections.

For more information, contact Keith Butler, AVP, Institutional Advancement: | 917-492-3354

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