It's Pride month, and NYC is set to fly the largest pride flag in the city's history this weekend.
A mass 12-foot-by-100-foot pride flag will be unveiled at Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island starting Friday, and remain until the end of the month.
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Don’t miss the official unveiling of NYC’s largest LGBTQ Pride flag at #ascendwithpride 🌈 a free, all-ages WorldPride celebration on Saturday, June 15 at @4FreedomsPark! The celebration goes from 12-6PM, and the flag’s up until June 30! https://t.co/3h7ekkJUrJ pic.twitter.com/QXwtBpdlE7— Archtober (@Archtober) June 10, 2019
“It just seemed natural for the park to honor the LGBTQ community in this visible way,” said Julia Ireland, also a member of the Four Freedoms Park Conservatory’s board of directors.
New York City has upped its Pride celebrations this year, declaring a "Year Of Pride" to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a landmark moment in the history of LGBTQ rights.
Make the Park a stop on your WorldPride circuit! https://t.co/XAMyTlwSth— Four Freedoms Park (@4FreedomsPark) June 11, 2019
Proud #PridePartner! 🌈Join us on Roosevelt Island for Ascend with Pride: An Afternoon with Friends & Family at @4FreedomsPark! A celebration for all ages w/@Video_Out capturing coming out stories, food trucks, a visit from Drag Queen Story Hour, and NYC's largest Pride flag! pic.twitter.com/2vWeaN11E4— New York City Pride (@NYCPride) June 10, 2019