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Whitney Museum of American Art Hosts Free Pride Public Programs and Events,

June 9 – 12, 2022

Parties, history tours, art-making activities, and more at the Whitney and on the Whitney Lawn.

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents a series of free, on-site public programs and events celebrating Pride, June 9–12. Whitney Pride! will activate the Museum building and surrounding neighborhood with festivities for visitors of all ages. Whitney Pride! is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support LGBTQ+ artists and communities and offer an inclusive space for all to gather and enjoy American art.

For the most up to date Whitney Pride! information, including potential weather delays, please visit whitney.org/pride.

Whitney Pride! Programing includes:

Radical Joy Ball

Thursday, June 9, 5–6 pm

Join the Whitney and partner ADAPT Community Network for an evening celebrating inclusivity and access. Drawing from the traditions of New York’s ballroom culture, this event creates a space to celebrate the vibrancy of LGBTQ+ and Disability Pride through music, dance, and runway performances.

ASL, Braille, live captioning, and verbal descriptions are available for public programs and events upon request with two weeks advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time.

This event is part of Whitney Pride!, a series of free public programs and events dedicated to LGBTQ+ artists and communities, offering an inclusive space for all to gather and enjoy American art. Visit whitney.org/pride for more information.

Location: Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater and Gallery

Tickets: Free, registration required

Event Link: https://whitney.org/events/radical-joy-ball-jun-9-22

 

Gender Discard Party with Nayland Blake

Thursday, June 9, 7–10 pm

The Whitney will celebrate Pride Month and LGBTQ+ communities with a party that rejects stereotypes and encourages you to be true to yourself. Hosted by artist Nayland Blake, one of the featured artists in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, this free, 21+ after-hours event features a range of activities, including live music, dancing, an open bar, and the opportunity to participate in various open-mic oral history sessions and games, including “BYOB: Bring Your Own Baggage,” where partygoers are invited to bring gendered clothing items to discard and swap.

Location: Ground floor lobby

Tickets: Free, registration required

Event Link: https://whitney.org/events/gender-discard-party-with-nayland-blake

 

Queer History Walking Tour

Friday, June 10, 6 pm

Saturday, June 11, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

Sunday, June 12, 2 pm

Join Whitney education staff on a Queer History Walking Tour of the Meatpacking District to learn more about the impact and history of LGBTQ+ communities throughout the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.

Tickets to the Museum must be reserved separately. Advance booking recommended.

Location: Tours will meet outside the entrance of the Museum. 

Tickets: Free, registration required

Event Link: https://whitney.org/events/queer-history-walks-2022

 

Biennial Queer Teen Night

Friday, June 10, 4–7 pm ET

The Whitney will host a dedicated evening designed for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. Join the Museum’s Youth Insights Leaders for an evening of art-making, performances, dancing, giveaways, and a tour of Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept.

Tickets to the Museum must be reserved separately. Advance booking recommended.

Location: Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater and Gallery

Tickets: Free, registration required

Event Link: https://whitney.org/events/biennial-queer-teen-night

 

Pride on the Whitney Lawn

Saturday, June 11, 11 am–3 pm ET

To honor our LGBTQ+ community, families, and allies, the Whitney will host a celebration of Pride outside the Museum on Gansevoort Street as the block is transformed into a pedestrian-only grassy thoroughfare ideal for gathering. On Saturday, enjoy activities designed for the whole family, including hands-on art-making, performances, photo booths, giveaways, and more. Enjoy poetry readings from LGBTQ+ artists and a writing workshop lead by Regie Cabico, poet, educator, and member of the collective A Gathering of the Tribes. This program is presented in conjunction with L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers.

Tickets to the Museum must be reserved separately. Advance booking recommended.

Location: The Whitney Lawn, Gansevoort Street

Tickets: Free, no registration required

Event Link: https://whitney.org/events/pride-on-the-whitney-lawn

 

Pride on the Whitney Lawn

Sunday, June 12, 11 am– 3 pm

Pride festivities continue on the Whitney lawn Sunday! To honor our LGBTQ+ community, families, and allies, the Whitney invites you to gather outside the Museum on Gansevoort Street as the street is transformed into a pedestrian-only grassy thoroughfare. Enjoy giveaways and beautiful floral arrangements presented in conjunction with L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers.

Tickets to the Museum must be reserved separately. Advance booking recommended.

Location: The Whitney Lawn, Gansevoort Street

Tickets: Free, no registration required

Event Link: https://whitney.org/events/pride-on-the-whitney-lawn-sunday

 

 

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