The Airbnb WorldPride pop-up celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community of NYC through events and programming inspiring intergenerational connection. This space will be home to colorful installations, panels, and festivities in the days leading up to the WorldPride Parade. Join the party, the doors are open to all!
All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, June 27 | 11am
Two professional athletes from the LGBTQ+ community will come together for a discussion on the strides made—and obstacles still to be overcome—in being an openly gay athlete.
The event will feature Gus Kenworthy, a professional skier that was the first action-sports star to share his true identity with the world, and Jason Collins, a professional basketball player who was the first athlete—in any of the four major North American pro-sports leagues—to do the same.
Thursday, June 27 | 1pm
Drag Queen Story Hour is just what you imagined—beautiful drag queens reading epic stories. Usually they read to kids, but now every generation is invited. So gather round, get comfy, and let your imagination soar as unabashedly glamorous and confident queer drag queens read inspiring stories. The chance to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions will let you imagine a world where people can present as they wish and dress up is real.
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
Thursday, June 27 | 5pm
Celebrate and pay homage to the many journeys that led the LGBTQ+ community to where it is today. There will be a cross-generational live storytelling show. These storytellers will remind you of where pride comes from and why there’s still so far to go.
The Generations Project is a not-for-profit organization committed to fostering dialogue and community-building across diverse LGBTQ populations of all ages through live events. They also curate interactive workshops and storytelling events that empower the sharing and preservation of shrouded LGBTQ+ histories.
Friday, June 28 | 1pm
Hear first-hand accounts of the Stonewall riots from LGBTQ+ elders that were there. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising we remember and learn about this important history through the voices from those who lived it.
This event is organized and hosted by SAGE – the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people.
Friday, June 28 | 3pm
Take a moment to meditate and craft your own flower. Our friends at CONFETTISYSTEM will lead a hands-on workshop crafting custom paper flowers. Choose from all kinds of materials like magazine pages and bright rainbow tissue papers, to create a flower as unique as you are. Make one for yourself and one to share with a stranger at the Pride Parade.
The brainchild of Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, a duo of artists, stylists, and designers. CONFETTISYSTEM has brought to life installations, sets, and custom design work for clients such Beyonce, Opening Ceremony, PS1/MOMA, and the American Ballet Theatre.
Friday, June 28 | 5pm
Join us for presentations from five designers and a discussion around ungendering fashion. DapperQ, one of the world’s most widely read digital queer style magazines, will inspire people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations to think differently about both queer fashion and beauty as art and visual activism. Ultimately, this helps one develop a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with style.
We’ll feature 5 designers who are shaping the conversation around queer fashion.
DapperQ is a preeminent voice in queer fashion and beauty. Their wide-ranging original content and events have received media coverage in The New York Times, HBO, Vanity Fair, and more.Their events have been showcased at world renowned cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the California Academy of Sciences.
Saturday, June 29 | 11am
Get your shopping fix at this 100% LGBTQ+ flea market. We’ll have all kinds of LGBTQ+ community members representing the diversity of NYC Pride in all it’s colorful and wonderful glory. Find all the things you’ve been looking for and all the things you didn’t know you needed. Meet a mix of vendors from all around the five boroughs for a unique shopping bazaar.
Saturday, June 29 | 3pm
Sit down with Louie for this limited-edition live episode of the new YouTube series for LGBTQ youth, Kikis with Louie. Louie will join Shangela, Desmond Is Amazing and the iconic Ruby Rims for an honest, deep conversation about the most challenging issues facing queer youth: relationships, sexuality, health, and culture.
This event is put on with the generous support of Advocates for Youth. Working with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations, Advocates for Youth fights for new policies and champions programs that recognize young people’s right to information, services, and opportunities.
Saturday, June 29 | 5pm
At “EAT QUEER with Jarry,” Jarry founders Lukas Volger and Steve Viksjo will highlight and speak with chefs, bakers, and mixologists about what it means to be a “queer food and drink establishment,” how the queer community can support (and be supported by) them, and how the landscape of queer folks in the food industry has changed so much in the past few years. And, of course, there will be snacks!
Jarry is an award-winning biannual print magazine that explores where food and queer culture intersect. More than just a magazine, Jarry brings together a community of queer chefs, eaters, makers, writers, photographers, artists, activists, and industry influencers to celebrate their accomplishments and help deepen their conversations. Based in Brooklyn!Visit the Website