Queens College to Host the City University of New York (CUNY) Pridefest 2024 Friday, June 7; Annual Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion is Free and Open to the Public

 —Students, faculty, and staff from all 25 CUNY campuses are expected to participate—

WHAT:  The seventh annual City University of New York (CUNY) Pridefest at Queens College, a free and open to the public Pride Month celebration of diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff from all 25 CUNY schools. Among the offerings will be musical, dance, DJ, and drag performances; button making, painting and craft activities; a piñata competition; a Pride in the Sky activity; lawn games; giveaways; an expo area; a photo booth; a lemonade stand, and more. HIV and STI testing will be available. A special fundraiser will benefit the AIDS Center of Queens County.

Free Pridefest t-shirts and commemorative flags will be available for the first 500 attendees.

Registration is required to access the festival space. Members of the public should register HERE.

Media RSVP to Linda Pacheco at Linda.Pacheco@qc.cuny.edu.

Please be advised there will be a no-photo zone for participants who do not wish to appear in photos or on video.

WHEN: Friday, June 7, 12 – 4 pm

WHERE:  Queens College Quad | 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York

Rain location:  Main Dining Hall

Directions | Campus Map 

WHO:  Speakers will include Queens College officials; elected officials are also expected.


Pridefest 2024 is made possible through the support of the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium in partnership with the New York City Council; Queens College; LaGuardia Community College; CUNY; and Vishnick McGovern Milizio, Attorneys at Law.

Cosponsors include the Offices of the Queens College President, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Women and Gender Studies Program, Queens College Health Services, and the Queens College Office of Student Development and Leadership, the CUNY Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives, the Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD), York College, and the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College. Additional support was provided by Queens College student clubs and organizations, including the Gender, Love and Sexuality Alliance (GLASA); the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS); the Hispanic Club; Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.


About Queens College
Queens College produces more education graduates who become principals, teachers, and counselors for the city’s public schools than any other college in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education. Students from across the country and around the world are attracted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 100 Grammy Awards and nominations.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its more than 20,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college has been cited by Princeton Review as one of America’s Best Value Colleges for four consecutive years, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage to learn. more​.

Maria Matteo

Media and College Relations