Teens, young adults, and their families are invited to make art and express their identities during Youth Pride, an annual celebration of and for LGBTQIA+ and ally teens. Participants will create their own DIY Pride flags, which will be flown in the NYC Pride March the following day.
This event is recommended for ages 12 & up.
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:
Sunday, June 17
10 AM to 2 PM
Spring Street Park, NYC
Ages 12 & under
Saturday, June 24
Domino Park, Brooklyn
Ages 12 & up
Sunday, June 25
Astor Place, NYC
Children's Museum of the Arts at Youth Pride 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.