Westchester Pride JUNE 4, 2023 | SUNDAY| 12-5 PM
Court Street b/n Martine and Main, Downtown White Plains, NY
Free Admission | All Kind People Are Welcome
AFTER PARTY | 6-8:30 PM | Sonesta Hotel 66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY | $20 Admission | Cash Bar & Light Refreshments | Pride Volunteers and Sponsors get in Free
THE ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!
SPECIAL GUEST: ROBIN FIERCE from RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE SEASON 15: TWO PERFORMANCES!
Come and celebrate Connecticut's Grand Diva, Robin Fierce, live as Westchester Pride Special Guest! She wowed audiences on Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 15 with her sass and charm. Join Robin as she performs twice on stage! Robin will be available for meet and greets prior to performances.
WESTCHESTER PRIDE EMCEE: SUTTON LEE SEYMOUR
Sutton Lee Seymour is NYC’s Live Singing Sasshole and Comedy Queen whose cabaret shows have toured across the United States as well as holding a residency at The Palm Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta. She also performs with Atlantis Events on their Gay Cruise and Resort Vacations.
Her act has won her a Glam Award for Breakthrough Artist and earned her a MAC Award Nomination for Best Drag Cabaret.
Sutton stars in the web series “What a Drag!” streaming on Dekkoo, IndieFlix, and YouTube. Broadwayworld.com calls Sutton Lee “…a wonderfully theatrical singer and a seasoned comedy queen,” while Provincetown Magazine says “Sutton Lee Seymour has risen the ranks becoming one of THE top drag performers!”
VOGUE: The Discovery of Self
Join an intimate conversation with Vogue Legend Benny Ninja, as he reflects on his life in Westchester, vogue, the club scene, and discusses "how to create your path while leaving a trail." The program will be moderated by his son, RIDIKKULUZ, from The Haus of Telfar. Following the conversation program, The Haus of Telfar will present an ORIGINAL vogue production created for 2023 Westchester Pride!
Discussion with Benny Ninja @ 2-3 PM | Held At Arts Westchester Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue | White Plains, NY (short walk from Pride)
Vogue Performance @ 4:00 PM- At Westchester Pride (Court Street b/n Martine and Main)
Musical Performance By MISHTI with Alex Nolan and Allison Miller!
Led by her commanding vocals and wailing guitar riffs, local recording artist Mishti will be bringing her voluminous quaff to thrash to and fro at Westchester Pride, AKA the best day of the year.
Mishti has previously been seen accompanying legendary acts such as BETTY and Toshi Reagon but frequently blesses Queer stages everywhere to play recognizable favorites like you've never heard them before, along with her own original music whenever possible.
For this special performance, Mishti will be accompanied by Alex Nolan on guitar (Cyndi Lauper, “MJ the Musical”), and Allison Miller on drums/percussion (Brandi Carlisle, Ani DiFranco).
Nolan has been the mastermind behind the production on Mishti's original music while Miller is sure to infuse her signature jazz-composer vibes into the groove. One thing is for sure, you can relish in your sense of relief that there will be no roof over your head for this performance, as it would clearly be eradicated by these three crossing sonic proton beams on the same stage.
Pet Parade RETURNS!
The Pet Parade is a crowd favorite and it's back. Do you have a special one in your life who looks fabulous in Pride gear while moving down the pet runway!? You can bring any pet you like--so long as it's well-behaved, legal to own in New York State, and conditioned to be around people. Enter them into the contest which is FREE and win prizes: 1st prize $100 gift card, 2nd: $50 giftcard and 3rd: $25 giftcard!
Westchester Pride Celebrates Local Talent | Musical Performance by I.Den.t.T
Award winning Chinese-American Queer activist turned performer, I.Den.t.T (he/they) appeared a year ago releasing three tracks back to back and performed at various pride events throughout the summer continuing their vocation of making more queer-affirming spaces. The single, “Queerphoria Part 1” gained a lot of attention with a message of spreading, finding, and cultivating queer joy.
Just in time for Pride, I.Den.t.T is releasing “Queerphoria Part 2.” Staying vigilant as well as finding queer joy is the powerful message in the updated remix set to launch next Friday, May 19th. With added lyrics, a catchy baseline, and the new production team with Mason and Evan, this dance song is an energetic and fun track that address attacks on queer culture and people.
Find I.Den.t.T this summer spreading queer joy while performing at various Pride events in the NY area. Visit their website to learn more.
HOMECOMING QUEER, Westchester Pride's Annual Tradition is back! Do you have what it takes to sashay your way to the famed pink sash? Show up, strut your stuff, and win over the crowd--and you just might be made Westchester Pride Homecoming Queer 2023. Oh, and thanks to exclusive Homecoming Queer Sponsor, NORDSTROM, you'll walk away with a $500 gift card shopping spree!
WESTCHESTER PRIDE AFTER PARTY!
Westchester Pride AFTER PARTY| 6-8:30 PM | Sonesta Hotel 66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY | $20 Admission | Cash Bar & Light Refreshments | Pride Volunteers and Sponsors get in Free
Get ready to let loose on the dance floor at Westchester Pride's After Party with the one and only Westchester Legend, Bella Biscotti! She's back from Los Angeles and ready to remind you of everything you missed; the drama, the singing, the performance! Music provided by Urka, who's also DJing at The LOFT Night Out event on June 1st. Cash Bar and light refreshments served.
Westchester Pride is the official celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride in Westchester County, New York. Its mission is to provide a space for celebration, healing, and connection.
Westchester Pride is an afternoon street festival (12-5 pm) located on Court Street between Martine and Main with the addition of Renaissance Plaza (in beautiful downtown White Plains, NY).
The location is lined with vendors giving away all kinds of goodies, information, and some that are selling products and services.
The concert stage is located where court street and Renaissance Plaza come together and will feature a list of entertainers guided by a Pride MC. Additional features include a Flag Raising ceremony that kicks off the festivities followed by a Pet Parade, and a Family Zone filled with fun and games for the little ones.
Westchester Pride is free of charge, everyone is welcome. There is also an after-party held at a nearby location from 6-9 PM.
Westchester Pride is an event produced by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center.