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Celebrate Hoboken’s LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with Exciting Events

Hoboken's LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Join Hoboken for a month-long celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride with events including artistic expressions, pet parades, family-friendly gatherings, and community celebrations.

Learn more about the scheduled activities and support the LGBTQIA+ community.

Key Takeaways
  • Hoboken announces a series of events for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.
  • Activities include artistic expressions, parades, family gatherings, and community celebrations.
  • Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee emphasize inclusiveness and community support.

Hoboken Announces Pride Month Celebrations

Hoboken is set to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with a variety of events throughout June, organized by the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee.

The festivities aim to promote inclusiveness, acceptance, and community support for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Mayor Bhalla Invites Hoboken to Celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity and strength of our community,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla.

I invite everyone to join us in these events to show our support for our LGBTQIA neighbors and to promote inclusiveness and acceptance throughout Hoboken. Thank you to the Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee and Office of Constituent Services for working together to organize these fun-filled events for the community as well as our sponsors.

Launch of Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee

The Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee was established through an Executive Order signed by Mayor Bhalla earlier this year.

The committee’s mission is to promote inclusiveness for all Hoboken residents, workers, and students by raising awareness of unique issues faced by LGBTQIA+ members, proposing solutions, and fostering a culture of acceptance and affirmation of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

I am immensely grateful to Mayor Bhalla and his administration for their invaluable support in establishing the Hoboken Pride Advisory Committee,” said Laura Knittel, advisor to the committee and the City’s LGBTQIA+ Liaison.

Despite being in its early stages, the committee has already undertaken the task of organizing a vibrant Pride celebration throughout the month of June here in Hoboken. There is much more to come as we continue to explore the many ways the committee will serve the community, focusing on diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and above all, love. Let’s foster an environment where everyone can thrive.

Hoboken Pride Begins with Painting and Flag Raising Events

The celebrations kick off on Thursday, May 30, with Pride Painting at ResilienCity Park (1120 Jefferson St.) from 9 am to 11 am.

A professional team will lead the painting efforts, creating a beautiful sidewalk painting to celebrate pride. Onlookers and allies are welcome to join and show their support.

Later that morning, at 11:30 am, the official Pride Flag Raising ceremony will take place at Hoboken City Hall (94 Washington St.).

The Hoboken Pride Committee members will speak, marking the start of the Pride celebrations.

Weekend Pride Activities: Crosswalk Painting and Block Party

On Sunday, June 2, from 7 am to 1 pm, contribute to the annual re-painting of the Pride Crosswalk at Newark & Washington Streets.

Registration is required, and participants must be 14 years or older.

Following the painting, the City will host a block party from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the same location.

The party will feature family activities, a bouncy house, games, and blessings from the Hoboken Clergy Coalition.

Food will be available for purchase.

Puppies for Pride Parade and Drag Story Hour

Saturday, June 8, at 4 pm, brings the Puppies for Pride Parade and Yappy Hour at Church Square Park.

Dress your pup in Pride gear and join the parade for a chance to win prizes. A happy hour with drink specials will follow at a local pub.

On Wednesday, June 12, at 10 am, Shipyard Park will host a Drag Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam and the Hoboken Public Library.

This fabulous story hour is suitable for children and their caregivers.

Rocky Horror Screening and Pride Open Mic Night

Mile Square Theatre (1400 Clinton St.) will screen the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, June 15, at 9 pm.

The cult classic can be watched for free, but tickets are required and available at www.milesquaretheatre.org/shows-events/. Costumes and donations are encouraged.

Little City Books (100 Bloomfield St.) will host a Pride Open Mic Night on Wednesday, June 19, at 8 p.m. to benefit the Hudson Pride Center.

At this event, you can share a favorite passage or listen to others.

Pride Happy Hour, Family March, and More

Schmitty’s (359 First St.) will hold a Pride Happy Hour on Friday, June 21, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy drink specials and mingle with friends for a great cause, with optional donations benefiting Streetlife Ministry.

The Pride Family March will take place on Saturday, June 29. At 3 p.m., participants will gather at the Hoboken Cove Boathouse in rainbow gear. This family-friendly event is open to all.

Following the march, the Sinatra Park Amphitheater will host Hoboken’s first Community Ball from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The ball, which is open to all and features dance battle performances and runway events, will be held at the Sinatra Park Amphitheater.

Final Celebrations: Pride Bike Ride and Rainbow Family Party

The celebrations conclude on Sunday, June 30, with a Pride Bike Ride starting at 11 a.m. from the Hoboken Historical Museum (1301 Hudson St.). Helmets are required.

At the end of the ride, celebrate with the Hoboken Rainbow Family.

Join Hoboken’s Pride Month Celebrations

Don’t miss out on Hoboken’s exciting Pride Month events!

The Hoboken Business Alliance, Bike Hoboken, Hoboken Historical Museum, Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken Rainbow Family, and Hudson Pride Center sponsor these events.

Show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community and help promote inclusiveness and acceptance throughout Hoboken.

Mark your calendars, bring your friends and family, and be part of this vibrant celebration.