Flag Raising Ceremony & Kick-Off Reception

Flag Raising Ceremony & Kick-Off Reception

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Flag raising ceremony 5:30p; Doors open at the reception 5:30p.

FREE Event

New Haven Green (Flag Raising Ceremony)
165 Church Street, New Haven

Audubon Center Terrace (Kick-Off Reception)
70 Audubon Street, New Haven

Celebrate the start of PRIDE New Haven at our Flag Raising Ceremony with Mayor Toni Harp and other elected officials on the New Haven Green. PRIDE New Haven is excited to host the first ever flag raising ceremony as part of our kick-off events and plan to raise Daniel Quasar re-imagined pride flag.

After the Ceremony join us for the Kick-Off Reception at the rooftop terrace at the Audubon Terrace, hosted in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. At the Kick-Off Reception enjoy delicious bites by Atelier Florian and a cash bar provided by Gotham Citi, with entertainment and music!

Thank you to our amazing entertainers – DJ Edgewood, Semaphora, Luminous, and Emma! 


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Photos of PRIDE New Haven 2018 Kick-Off Reception. Photos by Daniel Eugene / #NHVdrag

The 6 stripe LGBTQ flag should be separated from the newer stripes because of their difference in meaning, as well as to shift focus and emphasis to what is important in our current community climate. The main section of the flag (background) includes the traditional 6 stripe LGBTQ flag as seen in its most widely used form so as not to take away from its original meaning (seen above).The trans flag stripes and marginalized community stripes were shifted to the Hoist of the flag and given a new arrow shape. The arrow points to the right to show forward movement, while being along the left edge shows that progress still needs to be made. – Daniel Quasar

The Kick-Off Reception is made possible with the support from: 

Kick-Off Reception Entertainment

Read more about our Kick-Off reception artists.

THANK YOU to Our Sponsors

168 York Street Cafe
Atelier Florian
Elm City Social
Nutmeg State Financial
Partners Cafe
Southern Connecticut State University
Te Amo Tequila
Three Sheets New Haven


Additional Community Sponsors

AT&T, Bristol Health, Fair Haven Community Health Care, Indeed, and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England