2019 CAPITAL PRIDE EVENTS
FRIDAY, May 31
Flag Raising Ceremony 10am | Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle St., Albany | Free
An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! Join the Pride Center, In Our Own Voices, and Mayor Kathy Sheehan for a special ceremonial raising of rainbow flags to acknowledge and kick off PRIDE.
PRIDE Kick-Off Block Party 4–8pm | City Parking Lot #2, 76 Central Ave., Albany Free ($5 Suggested Donation)
An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! This annual tradition continues to get bigger and better each year! Come together with The Pride Center and In Our Own Voices as we officially kick off PRIDE with our new revamped Kickoff BLOCK PARTY in the parking lot next to Waterworks Pub and ROCKS. Enjoy a fun evening with food, music, libations, and chances to win fun prizes. Get tickets to upcoming events and learn more about the festivals. Meet up with friends, new and old, as the community kicks off the 2019 PRIDE season, Block Party Style! Immediately followed by Karaoke and Dancing at BOTH Waterworks Pub and ROCKS.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
“Family Pride Day” at June Farms 11am–4pm | 275 Parker Rd. West Sand Lake, NY | $10
BBQ, bouncy houses, face painters, and more on a beautiful 120-acre pastoral farm. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Pride Center. Visit www.junefarms.com.
Frieda & Carmie’s Cabaret for Kids 2pm–4pm | The Huxley Theater, New York State Museum, 260 Madison Ave., Albany | Free
Join the Queens of PRIDE, Carmie Hope and Frieda Munchon, for a fun-for-the-whole-family children’s concert. There will be songs, games, prizes, and sing-alongs for kids of all ages. Bring the entire family for a one-of-a-kind afternoon of fun and music.
#We Are Party 10pm–4am | Rocks, 77 Central Ave, Albany | $10
Celebrate who #WeAre with International DJ Lady Verse, interactive games, and plenty of dancing. Bring a white T-shirt or buy one at the event to show who #WeAre. (21+ to enter).
Sing OUT Louise XIII—Remixed 9pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10
An Official Pride Center Event! The PRIDE tradition continues with “Sing OUT Louise XIII.” The amazing ladies who define drag in Albany are back: Frieda Munchon, Carmie Hope, Kashi Golean, and more in one magnificent and outrageous PRIDE extravaganza. They will dazzle you, amaze you, and change it up a bit in an electrifying opening show before RuPaul’s Mayhem Miller takes the stage at Waterworks Pub (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink).
RuPaul’s Mayhem Miller Live! @ Waterworks Pub 11pm, right after “Sing Out Louise XII” | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | $10
An Official Pride Center Event! RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Mayhem Miller invaded televisions around the world on Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Fan favorite, Mayhem brings her edgy style and raw talent to Waterworks Pub, along with some of the area’s best drag queens, in a benefit for the Capital Pride Center (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink).
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Pride Brunch at Savoy 10am - 2pm | Savoy 301 Lark St., Albany | No Cover
Schenectady Pride 2019 2pm - 6pm | Jay Street Marketplace, Schenectady | Free
Schenectady Pride Festival (2pm-4pm) on the Jay Street Marketplace. Featuring our annual Drag Spectacular hosted by Champagne, the Empress of Schenectady. Live performances by local talent along with vendors and our always fabulous pride ambiance. Queer Liberation March (4–5pm) staging on the Jay Street Marketplace and youth-led march down State Street (heading west) ending at Gateway Plaza (next to SUNY Schdy). This march will celebrate 50 years of progress since the Stonewall Uprising and our fight for LGBTQ rights in NYS and beyond!
PRIDE Tea-Dance 5–8pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | Free
Pride Center of the Capital Region invites you to join us at ROCKS for the Pride Tea-Dance. Get into the swing of PRIDE Month with this throwback T-Dance with DJ, Back Deck relaxing, drink specials and a Free Buffet! (21+ to enter.)
MONDAY, June 3
LGBTQA Movie Night 9–11pm | Rocks, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover
PRIDE Month kicks off the month with Pride-Themed Movie Monday Madness. Plenty of popcorn, candy, and of course Rainbow Movies!. (21+ to Enter)
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
LBGTQA Trivia Night 9–11pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover Suggested Donation for Trivia; proceeds donated to the Pride Center
A Capital PRIDE Favorite! LGBTQ-themed trivia gets everyone’s mind moving! Join our special guest host and enjoy great drink specials, mind-bending trivia, and win great prizes! (21+ to enter.)
Open Art Night at Waterworks Pub 10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany No Cover
Open art is a safe space where all creative beings are welcome to come to create and express your craft with like-minded people. We support all types of talent and have an Open Stage for Expressive Art.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Capital Pride Drag Wednesday at Waterworks Pub and ROCKS 10pm–12am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave.
12am–2am | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover
Join the Capital Pride Center for a fun PRIDE celebration of Drag at both ROCKS and Waterworks Pub. Performances from some of the area’s top drag queens from the Albany and beyond. Rocks (21+ to enter) Waterworks (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)
THURSDAY, June 6
PRIDE Alive at Five 5–8pm | Jennings Landing, 1 Quay St., Albany
The City of Albany presents their first annual Pride Alive at Five in their signature concert series. Featuring Donna Missal, LPX and Lauren Ruth Ward. Alive at Five, celebrating 30 years of music in 2019.
8pm–2am | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany
An Official Pride Center Event! Join us for PRIDE Karaoke with Albany’s oldest and greatest karaoke. Don’t miss an evening of good times and great voices. This Capital PRIDE classic returns with Karaoke Wars; have fun donating cash to change a song, change a singer, or just give to a good cause! Proceeds benefit The Pride Center of the Capital Region. (21+ to enter).
Geek and Gamyers Night 9–11pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave., Albany | No Cover
Geeks & Gaymers PRIDE Edition Which color of the rainbow are you? Prizes for best “Use of Color.” Play video, board, and card games with your favorite geeks.
Therapy Thursday Pride Ball @ Waterworks Pub 11pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave. Albany | Free
Therapy Thursday Pride Ball at Waterworks Pub, the Office Pride Alive at Five After-Party, featuring DJ Shawn Gillie spinning a variety of R&B, top 40, and dance music all night long. Contests and performances from Albany’s best drag performers. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Alternative Prom! 7–11pm | YMCA, 433 State St., Schenectady | $10 Cover at the Door (Ages 13-19)
An Official Pride Center Event! Join us for our 21st annual Alternative Prom, a fun-filled evening for LGBTQA youth and their allies ages 19 and under. Come as you are, no judgments, to this amazing event! We hope you can come out to be a part of the action! Learn more about Center Youth at www.capitalpridecenter.org.
Purr Party at Oh Bar 9pm | Oh Bar, 302 Lark Street, Albany | Free
PRIDE Week and girl parties go hand in hand! Join us for a fabulous night at Oh Bar! Great music Pool, Darts and sexy ladies. You will be sure to have an amazing time!
SATURDAY, June 8
The Pride Center of the Capital Region and In Our Own Voices presents the PRIDE 5K Rainbow Run 9am–12pm | Jennings Landing, 1 Quay St., Albany | $40
An Official Pride Center and In Our Own Voices Event! Registration begins at 9:00am at Jennings Landing, Rainbow Fun Run (0.62 miles; open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities) at 10:00am, and 5K (3.1 miles) at 11:00am. Awards and prizes immediately following the 5K!
Prizes will then be awarded to the top three participants in the female, male, and open gender categories, as well as the top three participants in each age bracket. Also, wear your Rainbow Best! Awards for Individuals and Teams “Best Use of Rainbow.” Check the Pride Center website at www.capitalpridecenter.org for online registration details. Please complete one registration per race participant. Online pre-registration closes Thursday, June 6 at 9:00pm.
Say It Loud Black and Latino Gay Pride–The Celebration Noon–5pm | Washington Park, Albany NY | Free
An In Our Own Voices Event! The Celebration will take place at Washington Park, Albany. The event is an outdoor affair for all LGBT POC, families, and allies. International Pop Singer Adina Howard and local talent will be providing entertainment. There will be a kids’ corner featuring Bouncy Bounce, face painting, and more! A variety of foods and beverages will be on hand throughout the day to tempt the taste buds of all attendees. The Celebration highlights our talents and contributions to the larger LGBT community.
Video Boardwalk Party 10pm–4am | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave, Albany | $10
An interactive Dance Party. Dress in your hottest beachwear and join DJ J. Riley as he takes you on a music video boardwalk adventure. Games, ROCKS Models, Lights by Juan. (21+ to enter).
Adina Howard Live! @ Black & Latino Gay Pride—The Official After Party 10pm | Waterworks Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany $10
A Waterworks Pub and In Our Own Voices Event! Enjoy a night of music and dancing with Adina Howard singing her amazing hits “Freak Like Me’” and “T-Shirt & Panties” at Waterworks Pub for an up close and personal performance that you won’t want to miss! With DJ Hassan and Albany’s best talent opening the show. (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.)
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
2019 Capital PRIDE Parade Proudly Sponsored by Hannaford Noon | State St. to Lark St. to Madison Ave. to Washington Park, Albany | Free
An Official Pride Center Event! The Capital PRIDE Parade presented by Hannaford steps off at noon in Washington Park, led by the Community March, and is full of music, inspiration, and of course, a sense of celebration and unity! The Parade and March will feature Capital Region community members, elected officials supporting the LGBTQ community, businesses, community organizations, allies, and of course amazing floats, music, dancing, and goodies. Bring friends and set up on the Parade route to cheer on this amazing event! The parade route is along State St. to Lark St. to Madison Ave. to Washington Park, Albany.
2019 Capital PRIDE Festival 1–5pm | Washington Park, Albany | Free
An Official Pride Center Event! Don’t miss the largest PRIDE celebration in Upstate New York! The Capital PRIDE Festival headlined by international pop star Mya. With performances by NOTD w/Georgia Ku, AJ Mitchell, Jake Miller and Albany’s Grand Central Station band. With a stirring Revel, high energy, top-notch entertainment, hundreds of vendors—including some of the area’s best food trucks, crafters, shops and merchants, as well as community groups—a family zone, and some exciting surprises for 2019, the Capital PRIDE Festival is one of the region’s biggest and most highly anticipated events!
Capital PRIDE After Parties 5pm–? | Pride Center (332 Hudson Ave.), Waterworks Pub (76 Central Ave.), Oh Bar (304 Lark St.), ROCKS (77 Central Ave.)
Keep the celebration going at the official Capital PRIDE after parties! Unwind or heat up at Waterworks Pub (18+ to enter, 21+ to drink), featuring Andrew Christian model Ian Arcudi. Get your picture taken with one Andrew Christian’s top models, enjoy the modeling show, or enter the underwear contest. Continue the festivities at Oh Bar (21+ to enter), ROCKS (21+ to enter), or join a very special sober party for the entire community at the Pride Center (all ages).
FRIDAY JUNE 21
Becoming More Visible Screening 5–8pm | ROCKS, 77 Central Ave,, Albany | Free
See this incredible documentary in Club at ROCKS with Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Performances and More. Pride Center/Damien Center Fundraiser. Donations Accepted.
Sunday, JUNE 23
Vintage Pride Sunset Cruise 6–8pm | Dutch Apple Cruises, 141 Broadway, Albany | $40
Join Vintage Pride for a fabulous party riding down the Hudson River. Tickets are $40, board the boat at 5:30, and cruise from 6 to 8pm. Dance the night away, rain or shine, thanks to indoor and outdoor decks. Delicious appetizers and dinner fare will be provided, along with a cash bar. Unfortunately, the boat is not handicap accessible. With safety in mind, we suggest low-heeled or soft-soled shoes. This Pride Center event is for Vintage Priders (aged 55+), as well as friends and supporters of Vintage Pride.
Wednesday JUNE 26
Panel Discussion “Looking Back, Looking Forward” 6pm–10pm | The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany | Free
A Pride Center and In Our Own Voices LGBT Community Round Table discussing activism throughout the years and how we can use what we have learned in the future.