PRIDE New Haven 2017

September 14 – 17, 2017

PRIDE New Haven is one of the Center’s most visible programs. This series of events, which spans 3 days, is meant to celebrate, educate, and honor the culture and history of New Haven’s richly diverse LGBTQ+ community. With activities that include performances by music, dance, burlesque and drag artists artists, cultural tours, receptions, and community conversations, PRIDE New Haven brings the entire community to life.

2017 PRIDE Guide

Pride Night at Long Wharf Theatre | 8:00p

Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive

Join us as we kick-off a new partnership between the New Haven Pride Center and Long Wharf Theatre. Enjoy a pre-show cocktail party at the theatre and then see a performance of the Off-Broadway hit Small Mouth Sounds. All members of the LGBTQI community, as well as family, friends and allies are welcome!

Regular Tickets $45, includes pre-show reception at 6:30p

This is the beginning of a new partnership with Long Wharf Theatre. For more information about other Pride Nights at LWT please click here.


About the show

In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Small Mouth Sounds is the unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. This 2016 Critics’ Pick (The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York) was written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). The New York Times says, “It leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” The Huffington Post calls it “a play unlike any other.” And Variety calls it “flawless.” Contains nudity.

Opening Ceremony & Queer Art Show | 5:30 – 7:00p

City Hall, 165 Church Street

Join us for the Official Kick-Off event with Mayor Toni Harp and the City of New Haven and co-hosted with the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut, Inc., and features artwork by Connecticut-based artists Daniel Eugene, Tony Ferraiolo, Jonathan Joseph, and Ricky Mastre. Read more about the artists.

Free event


Queer Queen of Qomedy | Shows at 8:00 & 10:30p

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue

Join us in the historic Lyric Hall Theatre for two performances of Queer Queens of Qomedy, a seriously funny night of comedy. Headlined by Poppy Champlin, and featuring comedy performances by Mina Hartong, Michele Durant, and Reece Cotton. Read the more about the comedians.

Only 120 tickets available. Regular tickets $30 | Center Members $25


PRIDE Kick-Off Party | 11:00p – 2:00a

Partners Café, 365 Crown St, New Haven

Join us for our PRIDE Kick-off Party at Partners Cafe in downtown New Haven – incredible performances, fabulous drinks, and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. PRIDE New Haven. Hosted by Connecticut’s Barbie Doll Sylvia Heart, with performances by Tiana Maxim Rose, Casey Fitzpatrick, Xiomarie LaBeija, and Malaya Love Nations.

Free event.

PRIDE March and Fundraising Walk | 10:00a – 12:00p

Downtown New Haven, New Haven Green

Join us for the New Haven Pride Center’s PRIDE March and fundraising walk through Downtown New Haven. Help raise visibility for New Haven and Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community while also raising funds to support the organizing non-profit of PRIDE New Haven.

Free event


PRIDE New Haven Block Party | 4:00 – 10:00p

Downtown New Haven, Center Street

Join us for the PRIDE New Haven Block Party, a huge public celebration of the history and culture of New Haven’s LBGTQ+ community. This event includes food vendors, shopping and information booths, a large outdoor stage with performances through out the day and DJ playing music intermediately. Stage performances hosted by New Haven favorites Robin Banks and Barbra Joan Streetsand. Click here for a full schedule of performers.

Free event


PRIDE After Party | 10:00p – 2:00a

Gotham Citi, Center Street

Following the block party, keep your PRIDE celebration going when we move indoors at Gotham Citi Cafe with additional performances, music, and dancing. Hosted by Tiana Maxim Rose and Bryce Adonis of the Men of Eden and with special appearance by Ricky Roman.

$10 Cover at the door

LGBTQ History Walking Tour of New Haven | 10:00 – 11:00a

Meet at New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street

Join us for a special LGBTQ+ downtown history walking tour with New Haven Pride Center founder John D. Allen, Ed.D. Includes 10 stops throughout downtown New Haven.

Free event.


Pride New Haven Brunch | Seatings at 11:00a & 1:30p

Barracuda Bistro & Bar, 1180 Chapel Street

Join us for a fabulous drag brunch with a fantastic menu and bottomless mimosas complete with singing drag queens featuring performances by Loosey LaDuca, Barbra Joan Streetsand, and Summer Orlando.

Only 100 tickets available. Regular tickets $50 | Center Members $45 


Pride Closing Tea Dance | 4:00 – 8:00p

York Street Café, 168 York Street

Join us the closing event for PRIDE New Haven Weekend 2017 with a traditional Sunday Tea Dance. Beats by the fabulous DJ Lady Tita and hosted by Dandy Lions. Additional performances by Kendra Fiercex Rose, Sylvia Heart, Selena Bleau DuSoileil, Casey Fitzpatrick, andCassandra Fiore.

$5 cover at the door.

PRIDE New Haven 2017 Schedule of Activities

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Supporting sponsors:

168 York Street Cafe

AIDS Project New Haven

Partners Cafe

Additional Support:

Barracuda Bar & Bistro, Bristol Hospital, Claire’s Corner Copia, Gateway Community College, GLSEN Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University, Triangle Community Center, University of New Haven, and Yale University.