Event Line Up Westchester Pride 2022




JUNE 5, 2022 | Downtown White Plains, NY | Court Street b/n Martine and Main 

Free Admission | 11:30 AM-5:00 PM | After Party: 6:00-8:30 PM

Thank you for visiting us.  WESTCHESTER PRIDE IS BACK, and we've brought back so much of what makes our Pride Festival so special and fun!  It's a celebration, a remembrance, a time to connect, a time to rally, and a time to honor the LGBTQ+ Community!  We are constantly updating this page, so please come back, as we'll be adding more information!

Market Street At Pride!

Come and enjoy a day of shopping, food tasting, grabbing some excellent swag, and gathering up helpful LGBTQ+ related information! ALL FREE!  We've got it all with our vendors at Court Street forming our Pride Market Street.  

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Flag Raising | 11:30 AM | Renaissance Plaza 

Join us as Westchester County Executive George Latimer kicks off Westchester Pride with the official flag-raising.  Hear inspiring words from our elected officials! Special thanks to the City of White Plains as the flag-raising co-sponsor! 

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Pet Parade

Bring your social-friendly pets to our Pride Parade.  You and your fur baby will strut down the walkway, showing off your Pride Style to an adoring audience!  Winners will receive giftcard prizes!

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PRIDE Emcee: OLIVIA LUX with Co-host: Maxxx Pleasure

You've seen her on RuPaul's Drag Race and now she'll be here at Westchester Pride as our official host.  Olivia will be leading the festival from the stage, offering one-liners, introducing performers, and giving some extra surprises! Co-Host and Drag King Maxxx Pleasure (photo credit: Lucy La Riot) will also be serving up the entertainment!  

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Family Zone

Westchester Pride is for everyone, including families!  Bring the little ones to our family zone where there will be fun-filled activities, games and treats!


Westchester Pride staple, Broadway Sings For Pride (BSFP) is returning with a roster of Broadway stars that will bring joy and excitement to this year's festival.    Broadway sensation Kevin Smith Kirkwood is back!  You may know him from Kinky Boots fame or his other show-stopping Broadway performances, or you may have caught his performance at last year's virtual event. One thing is certain, he's here to bring the energy, excitement, and fire to Westchester Pride. That's not all!  Learn about all the performers we have this year!


Click here to learn more about Kevin and our list of performers

Homecoming Queer Contest

How EXTRA are you!?  If it's your normal then you definitely will want to show off your fire for the Homecoming Queer Contest. Come and show off for the crowds and win cash prize and sash! So fierce! To enter or join head to the stage area around 4:00 PM and listen for announcements!


Ballroom Returns: BEYOND THE BINARY 

The House and Ballroom community has served as a safe space for LGBTQ+ people across the gender spectrum to explore their identities, expression and performance. In this discussion, we will deep-dive into the complexity of both the affirmation and work that needs to be done by, and with, the community. Panelists include the Legendary Founding Mother Gillette Oricci (House of Oricci), Milan Garçon, and Mermaid Garçon (House of Comme des Garçons). The program will be moderated by FX’s Pose choreographer, LGBTQ+ youth advocate and House and Ballroom Legend Twiggy Pucci Garçon.

This event is a co-production of ArtsWestchester and The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center. 

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Moments of Advocacy

You've no doubt been reading the headlines and watching the news.  The hard-earned rights we've struggled to attain are now under threat.  Come and listen to speakers throughout the day offer moments of advocacy, and learn about the important actions you can take to keep our community safe.

After Party with DJ Hausboi (For ages 21 and up)

The Sonesta Hotel | 66 Hale Street, White Plains, NY 10601 | 6:00-8:30 PM 

Come and let loose at the afterparty.  DJ Hausboi from club Troupe 429 will be bringing the beats.  Special performances by Rhoda Rollins Stone and Maxxx Pleasure! Bring your friends,  dance and have a good time.  Finger foods will be served, cash bar. $10 suggested donation (proceeds go to funding Pride). Special thanks to Exclusive After Party Sponsor SONESTA HOTEL WHITE PLAINS.


Westchester Pride is a production of The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center located at 252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605