Where to Celebrate 2023 Pride in New York State

Westchester Pride sign

Article by David Contreras Turley via I Love NY

The Hudson Valley is proud to be featured as a location to celebrate Pride 2023 in New York State. Read our feature in I Love NY below.

Pride is always an exciting time in New York, and 2023 is bringing a jam-packed lineup of fun and meaningful events all across the state. Highlights include the iconic NYC Pride March, illumination of Niagara Falls in Pride colors, and Pride Night with the Syracuse Mets. At these and other Pride events in New York, LGBTQ New Yorkers and visitors will come together again in the birthplace of the modern movement to show love for each other, for the community, and for New York!

Masks are encouraged, but optional in most settings per New York State guidelines. Individual businesses or attractions may require mask wearing. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions and amenities are open and available.

Westchester Pride 2023 (Hudson Valley)

Westchester Pride sign

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Westchester Pride is back for 2023! The day-long celebration will happen in downtown White Plains, starting with a flag raising in Renaissance Plaza. Later, don’t miss the pet parade when fur babies and their adoring owners dress to impress and take to the runway. There will also be a Family Zone with special games and treats, a concert stage, and a can’t-miss after party! Sunday, June 4, 12PM-5 PM, free

Say it Loud! BIPOC Pride (Capital-Saratoga)

Two rainbow flags billowing in the wind in NYC

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All are welcome at Washington Park in Albany on June 10 as In Our Own Voices hosts Say It Loud! BI POC Pride. The event recognizes the contributions, resilience, and struggles of LGBTQIA+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the Capital Region through music, food, entertainment, and more. Head over to Waterworks Pub for the official after party featuring Widow Von'Du of RuPaul's Drag Race fame. In Our Own Voices is celebrating Pride all throughout June with a series of events including a community barbecue, block party, and Renaissance House Ball paying homage to Beyonce. Main event, Saturday, June 10, 12-5:30 PM, free

Capital Pride 2023 (Capital-Saratoga)

BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Flag flying at the New York Capital

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A signature Capital Region event returns for 2023 with the Capital Pride Parade & Festival, one of the largest Pride celebrations in the Northeast. The parade kicks off on State Street at noon, followed by a festival in historic Washington Park featuring live music, theatrical performances, and Albany’s Annual Drag Revue. Capital Pride events are happening throughout the month of June, starting with a flag raising ceremony on June 1 at Albany City Hall. Main event, Sunday, June 11, 12-5 PM, free

Rockland Pride Sunday (Hudson Valley)

Celebrate Rockland Pride with a day of music, dancing, and fun for the whole family. Downtown Nyack will close its streets to traffic to allow for strolling, shopping, and dining. For the kids, there’ll be face painting, bounce houses, and a picnic area with arts and crafts. Live performances by David Budway and other special guests will provide your live soundtrack. Don’t miss the crowning of Mx. Rockland County Pride! Youth Pride Celebration, for middle- and high-school-age students, will take place at the Pride Center at noon. Sunday, June 11,11AM-5 PM, free

Catskills Pride (Catskills)

Catskills Pride is kicking things off early on Sunday, May 28 with the Countdown to Pride Dance Party at Catskill Provisions in Callicoon. On June 17, make your way to the Forestburgh Playhouse for the Pride BBQ featuring live music and entertainment plus a classic menu of hot dogs and hamburgers (vegan and vegetarian options will be available). The fun doesn't stop with Pride Month. Don a vest and grab a paddle to join the Divas Down the Delaware rafting event (July 29) that wraps up with a fun barbecue after a day out on the water. Dates and prices vary

For a full list of where to celebrate Pride 2023 in New York State, view the full article at I Love NY.