PRIDE New Haven 2018

September 09 – 16, 2018

PRIDE New Haven is a visible infusion of LGBTQ+ celebratory programming that highlights the culture, art, and history of New Haven and Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community. Through this high-visibility series of events over the course of the week-long celebration, the PRIDE New Haven’s planning committee, alongside the New Haven Pride Center, turns downtown New Haven into a community-wide safe space for New Haven and Connecticut’s vastly diverse LGBTQ+ individuals.

PRIDE New Haven 2018 marks 20 years of Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride in New Haven. 

Check our full schedule of events below with additional links that showcase our artists, events, and more! We look forward to welcoming you to New Haven County to PRIDE New Haven!

2018 PRIDE Guide

PRIDE New Haven 2018 Schedule of Activities

All Sounds Fair: TMBOY and Laura Clapp | 2:00 – 4:00p

Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden

Join us for pre-PRIDE New Haven Weekend benefit concert organized by All Sounds Fair featuring performances by Brooklyn’s popular music duo TMBOY and Connecticut singer/songwriter Laura Clapp. Read more! 

$15 General Admission. Tell us you’re going on facebook

Opening Reception: Rupture | 6:00 – 8:00p

New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street

Join us for the opening reception of the next exhibit in the 2018-19 Exhibition Series, Rupture, featuring the works of Alexander Mickens. Read more! Light hors d’oeuvres and wine to be served.  

Free event. Tell us you’re going on facebook

Author Talk and Book Signing with Sophie Labelle | 6:00 – 8:00p

New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street

Join us for a very special author talk and book-signing with the amazing Canadian transgender author and illustrator Sophie Labelle. Listen to her author talk than purchase copies of her wildly appreciated webcomic Assigned Male, which details her experiences as a trans woman, to be signed. A portion of sales to benefit the New Haven Pride Center. Read more!

Free event. Tell us you’re going on facebook

Escapade: An Unusual Experience | 7:00p & 9:00p

Lyric Hall Theater, 827 Whalley Ave

Dance, music, drag – enjoy PRIDE New haven with a performance of Escapade: An Unusual Experience. Join us for this one-night-only engagement commissioned for PRIDE New Haven. Created and directed by Luis Antonio. Click here for a parking map. Read more!

$25 General Admission
$15 Student Tickets / $20 Center Members
Tell us you’re going on facebook

A PRIDE-Ful Event | 5:30 – 8:00p

Terrace at the Arts Council, 70 Audobon Street

Join us for a special celebration of the 20th Anniversary of PRIDE New Haven.

Free event. Cash Bar. 

 

PRIDE Cookout | 7:00 – 10:00p – Cancelled

 

PRIDE Kick-Off & Mr and Miss Gay New Haven Pageant | 10:00p – 2:00a

Partners Cafe, 365 Crown Street

Join us to kick-off PRIDE New Haven weekend and the second annual Mr and Miss Gay New Haven Pageant hosted by Sylvia Heart. Contestants must reside in Connecticut and be at least 21 years of age. Pageant starts at 10:30p.

Free event. Tell us you’re going on facebook.

PRIDE Zumba-Raiser | 11:00a – 1:00p

Southern Connecticut State University

Come Zumba with us for a good cause! All proceeds to benefit PRIDE New Haven programming. Hosted by Connecticut Zumba instructors Jonathan Cuebas and Vu Tran with guest instructors.

$15 registration, $20 includes a PRIDE New Haven T-shirt, register in advance. Tell us you’re going on facebook. 

PRIDE March | 3:00 – 4:00p

Leaves from the New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street

Join us a for a LGBTQ+ visibility march through downtown New Haven, in the founding tradition of the first Pride Celebrations in the US. Carry a sign, represent a group, or just come as you are! All welcome.

Free Event. Make your check-in process faster, register in advance. Tell us you’re going on facebook.

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

Center Street, Downtown New Haven

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 throughout the day and a DJ playing music intermediately. Read more!

Free event. Tell us you’re going on facebook.

PRIDE After Party | 10:00p – 2:00a

Gotham Citi Cafe, 84 orange Street (Center Street Entrance)

Join us for the official PRIDE After Party with performances, dancing, and specialty cocktails. Dance the night away with us! Schedule of performers to be announced.

Free event. Tell us you’re going on facebook.

New Haven LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour | 11:00a

Leaves from the New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street

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

Space is no longer available. Tell us you’re coming on facebook

PRIDE Comedy Brunch | 12:00 – 4:00p

Barracuda Bistro & Bar, 1180 Chapel Street

Join us at Barracuda Bistro & Bar for brunch featuring performances by Mina Hartong, Kendra Dawsey, and Robin Banks. Click here to read more about our performers.

$5 Cover at the Door. Tell us you’re coming on facebook

PRIDE Drag Brunch | 12:00 – 4:00p

116 Crown, 116 Crown Street

Join us for the fabulous Hearty Brunch drag brunch, a monthly show held at 116 Crown, hosted by Sylvia Heart with performances by Xiomarie LaBeija and Tiana Maxim Rose. Read more about the performers.

$5 Cover at the Door. Tell us you’re going on facebook

PRIDE Tea Dance | 4:00 – 8:00p

168 York Street Cafe, 168 York Street

Join us at the closing event of PRIDE New Haven 2018 for a Sunday Tea Dance, featuring an incredible array of performers including Carrie Ashton, The One Night Stand Band with Suzanne Sheridan, and more! Read more about our performers!

$5 Cover at the Door. Tell us you’re going on facebook

Meet the Amazing Artists of PRIDE New Haven 2018

Engage in PRIDE New Haven 2018

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsor PRIDE New Haven and help make our events, advocacy, and programming a reality!

No longer available. 

VENDORS

Vend at the PRIDE New Haven Block Party on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 4:00 – 10:00p!

No longer available. 

PRIDE GUIDE

Advertise in the special PRIDE New Haven edition of Centerline Magazine, a LGBTQ+ news publication!

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ENTERTAINMENT

Our events include a variety of performance opportunities. We are specifically looking for musicians/bands, dance groups, drag artists, spectacle and street performance artists, and circus troupes/artists.

We are no longer accepting performer applications at this time.

VOLUNTEERING

PRIDE New Haven is made possible through the support of individuals like you who volunteer their time to help with a variety of tasks and activities! In addition to volunteering day-of you can join our committee!

We are no longer accepting volunteer applications at this time.