PRIDE 2021 Social Events

2021 PRIDE Social Events & Activities

Most events are FREE events, some require tickets
Events take place a different venues throughout New Haven 



Thank You to Our PRIDE Lead Sponsors

PRIDE 2021 Social Events & Activities Schedule

Orange Street Women’s Social
Sunday, Sept 12 @ 4:30p

Orange Street, New Haven

Join us for a fabulous LGBTQ+ women and femmes-centric street social just outside the New Haven Pride Center on the closed portion of Orange Street. Check out some of the amazing LGBTQ+ owned and managed businesses of 9th square, enjoy the fun of Barcade and Elm City Games, and get some delicious food at one or more of the 9th square restaurants! The festival will also include a musical performances by Sister Funk and Vizual Eye Vee.

FREE program. 

Thank you to our Orange Street Women’s Social sponsors Town Green DistrictPlanned Parenthood of Southern New EnglandBarcade, and StrangeWays 

Tour : PRIDE Party Bike
Wednesday, Sept 15 @ 5:30p or 6:30p

Pick-up at Gotham Citi Cafe, 84 Orange Street, New Haven (Center Street side)

Take a ride on the Elm City Party Bike in style through downtown New Haven, with a stop at one of New Haven’s historic LGBTQ+ bar spaces. The Party Bike is New England’s first pedaled party and sightseeing bike and is a fun, social and relaxing way to experience the city while exercising! Joining you on the bike will be fabulous drag entertainer Hella Swagg-Tragedia, who promises to keep you entertained as you pedal your way through town.

$50 Ticket – includes access to the “Drag on the Edge” show at 8:00p and complimentary tastings during the ride. 

Thank you so much for our sponsor Elm City Party Bike.

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Queer Drinks Bar Crawl
Thursday, Sept 16 @ 8:00p

Starting location Barracuda Bistro and Bar, 1180 Chapel Street, New Haven

Before there was pride centers or LGBTQ+ health centers there was our community’s social bar spaces. These spaces were sanctuaries for members of our community to connect, fall in love, and express themselves.

Join us on a tour of some of New Haven’s LGBTQ+ hot spots – Barracuda Bistro & Bar, Partners Cafe, and 168 York Street! We kick-off the bar crawl at Barracuda Bistro and Bar at 8:00p and then will walk together to Partners and conclude the evening at New Haven’s oldest LGBTQ+ space 168 York Street Cafe. With drink specials and a speciality drink at each stop, this social event will be a fabulous evening of fun.

FREE program.

Pups & Handlers Social
Friday, Sept 17 @ 4:00p

168 York Street Cafe, 168 York Street, New Haven

Kink is welcome at PRIDE New Haven! Join us for a fun social event with our friends at Connecticut Pups & Handlers (CT-PAH). Meet other pups and handlers, check out some amazing art by local pups, and find community.

$5 for advanced tickets, $10 at the door. A portion of all tickets support PRIDE New Haven and our artists. 

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

Meet on the Lower Green, 165 Church Street, New Haven

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! We will be meeting at the New Haven Green to start the ride.

FREE program.

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

Sapphic Social
Friday, Sept 17 @ 10:00p

Te Amo Tequila, 182 Temple St, New Haven

LGBTQ+ women of all orientations and gender identities are invited to join us for an evening of delicious food, fabulous drinks, and a great opportunity to come together and meet new folks and connect with old friends hosted at the amazing Lesbian-owned Te Amo Tequila!

Enjoy delishious food, a fabulous drink menu, and social all while celebrating one of New Haven’s most successful Lesbian business owners!

FREE program.

Thank you to our sponsor Te Amo Tequila.

Saturday, Sept 18 @ 12:00p

North Haven Fairgrounds, 290 Washington Avenue, North Haven

Join us at the North Haven Fairgounds 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. This year’s PRIDEfest will be hosted by Xiomarie LaBeija and Sparkle A. Diamond. Read more!

FREE program. 

PRIDEfest After Party
Saturday, Sept 18 @ 9:00p

Join us for one of the biggest events of PRIDE – the PRIDEfest after party. The evening features amazing live performances, special guest apprances, dancing, and an opportunity to come together as one community in celebration. Doors open at 8:00p and entertainment starts at 10:00p. Evening will be hosted and MC’d by drag artist Miz Destiny.

There will be a cover at the door. 

PRIDE Tea Dance
Sunday, Sept 19 @ 4:00p

Closing our PRIDE New Haven, as always, is the PRIDE Tea Dance, relaxing easy going social event with live music. Join us at New Haven’s oldest LGBTQ+ space for a late afternoon social event.

$5 Ticket at the Door