Due to poor air quality conditions and the possibility of rain, CUNY Pridefest will be held in the Dining Hall.

Queens College to Host the City University of New York (CUNY) Pridefest 2023 Friday, June 9; 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 sixth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Pridefest at Queens College, a 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; stilt walkers; face painting; button making; a photo booth; a lemonade stand; a piñata competition; henna and tie-dye stations; a Pride in the Sky activity; lawn games; giveaways; an expo area, and more. HIV and STI testing will be available. A special fundraiser will benefit the AIDS Center of Queens County.

A proclamation from New York City Mayor Eric Adams will be presented on the main stage to the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium. Footage of the event will be preserved in the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, CUNY.

The event is free and open to the public. All attendees must show either a CUNY ID or a valid government-issued ID at the main gate to gain access to campus. A ticket is required to access the festival space. Please click here for participant tickets; and here to register as a member of the media.

Please be advised there will be a no-photo zone for participants.

WHEN: Friday, June 9, 12 – 4 pm

WHERE:  Queens College Quad | 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York
Rain location: Main Dining Hall
Directions | Campus Map

WHO:  Jay Hershenson, vice president for Communications and Marketing and senior advisor to the president, Queens College; elected officials are also expected.

Pridefest 2023 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; the South Asian Student Association (SASA); the Caribbean Student Association; QC Fanaa; the Gamma Beta Phi Society, and Student Association.


Maria Matteo

Media and College Relations