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Pride Block Party

Free Community Artmaking

Saturday, June 17, 2023

10 AM to 2 PM

Spring Street Park, Spring Street, New York, NY, USA

Join Children's Museum of the Arts' Pride Block Party for an art-filled afternoon celebrating NYC Pride’s 2023 theme Strength in Solidarity!

CMA Artists in Residence Miguel Braceli, Clare Kambhu, and Ingrid Romero will be on hand to act as ambassadors for the event, working alongside children and families to provide inspiration, make art, and pose critical thinking questions.

This event takes place on Saturday, June 17 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Spring Street Park in Hudson Square, NYC. Families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and those with disabilities are invited to join a low sensory quiet hour from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Activities are recommended for ages 12 and under, but all are welcome to attend.

Activities include:

  • DIY Pride Flags

  • Say Something Hats & Paper Cut Out Masks

  • Self-Portrait Booth [with Clare Kambhu]

  • Our Collaborative Spectrum [with Ingrid Romero]

  • Urgent Futures Balloon Art [with Miguel Braceli]

  • Costume Catwalk showcasing kids' artwork

  • Accessory Giveaways from Herschel Supply Co. 

  • & music by Baby DJ School

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. The event series culminates in an intergenerational display of solidarity during the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25, where NYC youth will proudly display their new interpretations of the iconic Pride Flag.

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 12-26

FamilyFest at NYC Pride

Sunday, June 25

11 AM

Astor Place, NYC

All Ages

NYC Pride
Materials for the Arts
Hudson Square Business Improvement District
Herschel Supply Co.
First Republic Bank
Baby DJ School

Children's Museum of the Arts' Pride Block Party 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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