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Schenectady Pride Festival 2019

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Schenectady Pride Festival 2019 will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm. This year the pride committee will host three magical events celebrating 50 years since Stonewall and WorldPride taking place in NYC (June 2019).

Schenectady Pride Festival (2pm-4pm) on the Jay Street Markeplace. Featuring our annual Drag Spectacular hosted by Champagne, the Empress of Schenectady. Live performances by local talent along with vendors and our always fabulous pride ambiance. 

Queer Liberation March (4pm-5pm) staging on the Jay Street Marketplace and youth led march down State Street (heading west) ending at Gateway Plaze (next to SUNY Schdy). This march will celebrate 50 years of progress since the Stonewall Uprising and our fight for LGBTQ rights in New York State and beyond! 

Welcome Home Celebration & Rainbow Pride Art sculpture reveal (5pm) at Gateway Plaza. The Schenectady Pride committee in partnership with Proctors and the Schenectady Foundation - Thriving Neighborhood Challenge will reveal the Rainbow Pride Art sculpture which will be a visual, experiential and educational LGBTQ public art piece. Gateway Plaza will also be the future home of Schenectady Pride's annual festival. The welcome home celebration will include vendors, music and give-aways.

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