PRIDE 2021 Youth & Family Events

Thank You to Our PRIDE Lead Sponsors

PRIDE 2021 Youth & Family Event Schedule

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Drag Artist Story Hour
Sunday, Sept 12 @ 11:00a

Join us for a PRIDE classic family-friendly event – Drag Artist Story Hour!

Come down and enjoy some stories, songs and arts & crafts together with two of Connecticut’s fabulous drag entertainers, Ram Shackle and Kenya Mone Heart, in the Center’s Great Room Gallery. Our drag artists will be reading books from GLSEN Connecticut’s Rainbow Library collection for schools and libraries!

FREE program

Thank you to our sponsors Yale New Haven HealthGLSEN ConnecticutAvangrid Foundation, and Center for Advanced Reproductive Services.

Weekday Concert : Family Night
Thursday, Sept 16 @ 6:00p

Join us for the second of our three weekday concerts at the North Haven Fairgrounds. The evening will feature performances by Western Massachusetts’ drag sensation and cosplay artist ChibiCon and the circus hula hoop artist BringtheHoopla. There will also be some fun family-centric activities from our friends at Town Green District and Artist & Craftsman Supply New Haven.

FREE program

Thank you to our sponsors Yale New Haven HealthGLSEN ConnecticutAvangrid Foundation, and Center for Advanced Reproductive Services.

New Haven PRIDE Ride
Friday, Sept 17 @ 7:00p

Join us for a slow-paced early evening PRIDE bike ride around New Haven with our friends from Bradley Street Bicycle Coop! Deck out your bike in your best rainbow fun lights and flags and help us create the best parade of LGBTQ+ folks that downtown New Haven has ever been seen!

FREE program

Thank you so much to our partners RAR New Haven at Bradley Street Bicycle Coop.

PRIDEfest
Saturday, Sept 18 @ 12:00p

Join us for at the North Haven Fairfounds where 6 hours of PRIDE entertainment and activity await you! Family-fun activities, food vendors, artist booths, information booths, and whole lot of LGBTQ+ performers take center stage for one of Connecticut’s largest annual events. Read more!

This year the PRIDEfest stage will be hosted by Xiomarie LaBeija and Sparkle A. Diamond.

FREE program. 

Drag Artist Story Hour
Sunday, Sept 19 @ 11:00a

Únase a nosotros para un evento familiar clásico de PRIDE: ¡Hora de de cuentos con Artista de Drag! Venga y disfrute de algunas historias, canciones y manualidades junto con dos de los fabulosos artistas drag de Connecticut en la Great Room Gallery del Centro. ¡Nuestros artistas drag estarán, Karelys Bleau, leyendo libros de la colección Rainbow Library de GLSEN Connecticut para escuelas y bibliotecas!

Programa GRATUITO.

Meet the Artists of PRIDE New Haven’s Social Events

In order of appearance, check out the PRIDEfest page for more details about those artists 

Ram Shackle
Kenya Mone Heart
ChibiCon
BringtheHoopla
Karelys Bleau