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Children's Museum of the Arts at PrideFest

Free Community Artmaking

Sunday, June 25, 2023

11 AM

Astor Place

Astor Place, New York, NY, USA

Join Children's Museum of the Arts for an afternoon of free artmaking at FamilyFest at NYC Pride, an annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, food, and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. Afterwards, we'll watch our flags bring flown during the NYC Pride March.

All ages are welcome. 

About DIY Pride:

DIY Pride is  a series of public artmaking activities celebrating the constantly evolving nature of the Pride flag, produced by Children’s Museum of the Arts in partnership with NYC Pride.

Artists have long used the flag as a medium to make powerful statements about identity and the issues they care about. Originally introduced in 1978 at the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco, the Pride Flag has since undergone continuous revision and adaptation to better reflect its inclusive vision of identity. In this important sense, the Pride Flag is not a singular symbol, but an ever-expanding constellation of the liberating spirit of the Queer community.

DIY Pride takes this spirit as its animating charge, inviting children and families to design, make and share new Pride flags with the world. DIY Pride culminates in an intergenerational display of solidarity by sharing these flags created by NYC youth at the annual NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25.

Schedule of Events:

Pride Block Party Hosted by Children's Museum of the Arts

Sunday, June 17

10 AM to 2 PM

Spring Street Park, NYC

Ages 12 & under

Youth Pride

Saturday, June 24

12 PM

Domino Park, Brooklyn

Ages 12 & up

FamilyFest at NYC Pride

Sunday, June 25

11 AM

Astor Place, NYC

All Ages

NYC Pride

Children's Museum of the Arts at PrideFest is generously supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, First Republic Bank, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, Amazon, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt, Herschel Supply Co. and the Viniar Family Foundation.

Additional support is provided, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Also in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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