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Pride Month Starts Today and Tomorrow

(PHOTO: The Pride parade marchers gather for a photo under the rainbow arch on the Playland boardwalk on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Credit: Sierra Desai.)
(PHOTO: The 2023 Pride parade marchers gather for a photo under the rainbow arch on the Playland boardwalk on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Credit: Sierra Desai.)

(Updated, Friday 9:30am: City officials are now saying there will be elected officials and  community members at City Hall for the 3:30pm flag raising.)

Pride month is June, but flags will go up on Friday, May 31st around the City of Rye before a more extensive event in Rye Town Park on Saturday, June 1st.

Flags

Pride flags are expected to be raised by City Hall, Rye Recreation and the Rye City School District on Friday afternoon. At 3:00pm, Rye High School and the schools GSA will celebrate its 4th annual flag raising. Just afterwards, between 3:30pm – 4:00pm, flags are expected to be hoisted at City Hall and Rye Recreation (no formal ceremonies are planned).

Saturday Event

On Saturday, June 1st, the local pRYEde group has organized an event in Rye Town Park starting at 4:30pm:
  • Pride Fair and Art Fair 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Pride Flag Raising Ceremony with elected officials 6:00pm – 6:20pm
  • Pride Parade along the Playland Boardwalk 6:30pm – 7:00pm
  • After Party on the beach by the North Building with a live DJ and food catered by the Barley Beach House 7:00pm – dusk

The events are open and no cost with the exception of a $10 entrance fee for the After Party which can be purchased online or at the door. Organizers are still recruiting volunteers for the event.

Here are some of the local groups, artists and merchants who will be at the fair:
Pride Fair Tablers

Florence Taylor – Face Painter
Friends of Rye Town Park
M. Kim O’Connor and Associates

pRYEde Community Group
Rye Arts Center
Rye Free Reading Room
Rye YMCA
Rye Youth Council
RyeACT
Westchester Children’s Museum
WestchesterArts
WJSC Center Lane
St Paul’s Church
Art Fair Vendors (Curated by Rye Arts Center)
Adrienne’s Abstracts
Brooke Aerin Illustration
Kalin Monet Art & Design
Make Change
Melissa Feinberg fine artist
The Kraft Dealer

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