SUNDAY JUN 17
TRANSCENDENCE: THE JUNETEENTH TAKEOVER
8pm-11pm, $0–$23.41, Grove 34, 31-83 34th St, Queens, transjoy.eventbrite.com. Get ready to celebrate Pride with an all-star cast in a Juneteenth Takeover. Hosted by Uncle Freak. Cast: Cétait BonTemps, Klondyke, Press ‘N Curl. Still seeking: Talent Spotlight. Stage Kitten/Panther: Damien Demise. Grove 34 is an intimate studio space in Astoria, Queens. It’s a five-minute walk from the Broadway N/W or the Steinway Street E/M/R subway stations.
SUNDAY JUN 18
CENTER THE CULTURE: A QUEER JUNETEENTH BLOCK PARTY
12pm-6pm, free w/ RSVP, 13th St, btw 7th Ave and Greenwich, gaycenter.org/center-the-culture. Learn more about The Center and the work they do through a number of interactive activities which include storytelling, art-making, and community discussions on topics relevant to Black LGBTQ+ communities. Enjoy a summer cocktail with us (must be 21) and stick around for free food and beverages. Visit community artisans and vendors for an immersive shopping experience.
BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH CONCERT
11am–12:30pm, free, Times Square, diversity.broadway. The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative presents the third annual Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert in Times Square! This free, rain or shine, outdoor concert is open to all as the community gathers to honor this important holiday. Black culture and expression will be celebrated by Black Broadway artists performing songs, dances, and spoken word accompanied by live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund. Special guest speakers will also make appearances throughout the event.
NYC PRIDE: THE BRUNCH
11:30am, $30 and up, The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St, nycpride.org/event/the-brunch. An indulgent culinary experience including a sponsored open bar for VIP ticket holders, a curation of Juneteenth food stories and bites from amazing Black LGBTQIA+ chefs. This annual event celebrates local business leaders and the impact they’ve made on their queer communities. In 2023 NYC Pride continues celebrating Black LGBTQIA+ community leaders by highlighting folx doing amazing work in the business sector. This immersive experience will feature opportunities to connect with community members, an awards ceremony, entertainment, culinary experience, and much more. Must be 21. Suggested dress code: Brunch chic.
WE ARE HERE: A BLACK & QUEER JUNETEENTH SHOW
4pm-8pm, from $29.21, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, eventbrite.com, houseofyes.org. Venus Cuffs presents WE ARE HERE- A ferocious fusion of Juneteenth, Pride. A curated showcase of power through performance, shining the spotlight on the raw artistry and bold brilliance of Black and queer performers.
WHEN YOU’RE BLACK & QUEER ON JUNETEENTH
4pm-9pm, from $12.51, LoHi, 314 Scholes St, Brooklyn, eventbrite.com. Yerrrr! Global Warming BK is a queer, trans, BIPOC centered dance party celebrating global sounds. Global Warming wants to heat up the room with music, vibes, and energy at every party. The Juneteenth edition will be hosted by Issa Trae (she/her). Curating DJs: Adair (they/he) and Boston Chery (they/them). Must be 21.
JUNETEENTH: SHOW, COOKOUT, DANCE PARTY!
4pm-2am, from $17.73, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, houseofyes.org, eventbrite.com. House of Yes, Venus Cuffs, and Beyond the Black Box present: JUNETEENTH: Show, Cookout, Dance Party! They are bringing you your favorite cousins’ cookout vibes along with live performances, hair braiding, stick n poke, and more! Food will be available at an additional cost. Must be 21.
FREE: JUNETEENTH DANCE PARTY
8pm-2am, free, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, houseofyes.org. Venus Cuffs & Beyond the Black Box present: FREE: A Juneteenth Celebration and Benefit party. Feel your freedom on the dance floor for a powerful reawakening of spirit, a profound journey of liberation, and an inspiring night of Black Joy, Art, and Excellence celebrating Juneteenth! Proceeds will be donated to Beyond The Black Box, an organization dedicated to Black people in dance, theater and nightlife spaces.
MONDAY JUN 19
4TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH MARCH, 5K RUN, WALK & ROLL!
12pm late registration, 1pm start, see website for details and to get your bib, Central Park, NYC – Seneca Village, juneteenthmarch.org. The Juneteenth March was founded as a march to New York City Hall in 2020 to highlight multiple injustices and reforms at the center of the city’s power. The original march has since evolved into an event celebrating the health and wellness of Black people. All proceeds from the Juneteenth March go toward the building fund of the Harlem Center. Finish the route with some hydrating refreshments!
THE JELLY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH (AND PRIDE)
8pm, $12.36, C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, cmoneverybody.com. Lineup: Kamilah, Jswiss, and Alec Gaston. Sign up to jam at 8pm! Must be 21.