New York City‘s five boroughs are getting a Pride makeover with a series of murals ahead of World Pride.
In order to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, 50 murals will be painted in several locations across town.
The murals are part of an initiative from NYC Pride for the World Mural Project. Started in May, the project will continue throughout June, with new murals popping up across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
The murals express ‘our defiance, our fears, our gratitude’
‘Expression of self is an art form for the LGBTQIA+ community. So, when thinking about the monumental task of hosting the first WorldPride in the United States, in conjunction with 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, we knew we had to create something that would express, our defiance, our fears, our gratitude and our pride,’ New York Pride website reads.
‘There is no better way to do this than thru art.’
The first mural designed by local artist Buff Monster was completed in May. It can be viewed on the corner of Chrystie and Broome Street on the Lower East Side.
Where to spot the murals in New York
East 14th Street & Avenue A 17 Avenue A 151 E 3rd St 150 E 3rd St Chrystie Street & Broome Street 34 W 28th St 50 E 125th St 265 Lafayette St 208 W 29th St 7th Avenue & West 22nd Street 36 Avenue A 146 Delancey St 74 Broad St 188 Lafayette St 50 Avenue A 150 E 2nd St Macy’s 34th Street
167 Havemeyer St 172 Grand St 175 Bedford Ave 240 S 3rd St 280 Bedford Ave 509 Driggs Ave 556 Driggs Ave 880 4th Ave 335 Graham Ave
- Staten Island
354 Front St 1373 Bay Street (wall and gate) 25 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301 550 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302
9-20 Main Ave Halletts Point Welling Court 11-0 30th Ave 11-65 Welling Ct 18-3 27th Ave 1-01 27th Ave 100-10 27th Ave 27-40 12th St 31-27 12th St 35-28 12th St 27-01 12th St 8-67 Astoria Blvd 35-28 12th St 11-12 Main Ave
40 Bruckner Blvd East 138th Street & Rider Avenue 171 Lincoln Ave Walnut Avenue 125 Lincoln Ave
New York hosts WorldPride 2019
Pride events span the whole month, culminating in the famous NYC Pride March on Sunday 30 June.
This year’s Grand Marshals include Pose actors Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, and Mj Rodriguez.
Co-founder of UK Black Pride Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and trans activist Monica Helms will also serve as Marshals. They will be joined by activists from the Gay Liberation Front and The Trevor Project.
Celebrations include the now sold out two-day festival Multi-day Pride Island 2019. The event will see iconic names, such as Grace Jones and Madonna, take the Pier 97 stage.