15 Colorful Art Installations Across New York City Honoring PRIDE Month

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15 Colorful Art Installations Across New York City Honoring PRIDE Month

PRIDE Month is here and brilliant colors are taking over NYC!

Art installations all across NYC are showing their Pride with new displays popping up each day. From illuminated piers to rainbow steps, NYC is one proud city ready to celebrate this incredible month! Here are 15 colorful art installations across NYC honoring Pride Month.

1. Radiance & Chroma at Brookfield Place

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Where: 230 Vesey St, New York

Discover two new, colorful art installations brightening Brookfield Place. Radiance is located in the Winter Garden and Chroma is just outside on the Waterfront Terrace. Visitors are encouraged to share their Pride on social media with a photo of Chroma. Just follow and tag @BFPLNY and $1 will be donated to support The Center, NYC’s lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community center.

2. Lincoln Center

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Where: Josie Robertson Plaza, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York

Make sure to walk by the steps of the Josie Robertson Plaza to catch a dazzling rainbow installation leading to The Green. And once your on the lawn, don’t forget to check out the mesmerizing, colorful fountain display that will be up all month long! Be sure to visit RestartStages.org to see all of the upcoming Pride events and performances being shown at the Lincoln Center this June.

3. Queer Art (1950’s – 2021)

Left to Right: Pride Herstory, Heather Fazzino, 2021; Superhero Super Gay, Linjie Deng, 2021

Where: 543 Madison Ave, New York

Presented by Carlton Fine Arts Ltd., this new exhibition in honor of Pride Month features works from iconic LGBTQ+ artists such as Keith Haring, Heather Fazzino, and Andy Warhol. Some exhibition highlights include Superhero Super Gay and Love is Flowing by Linjie Deng and Warhol’s The Witch from 1981. All works will be on display through July 1st. An appointment is required and the exhibition hours are Mondays through Thursdays 10 am – 6pm, Fridays 10 am – 4pm, and Sundays 11 am – 6 pm. Call 212-593-2800 or email info@carltonfa.com for an appointment.

4. Edge x Born This Way Skyline Steps Art Installation

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Where: 30 Hudson Yards, New York

See a rainbow from 1,131 feet in the the sky at the Western Hemisphere’s largest outdoor sky deck. Edge and Born This Way Foundation are working in collaboration to transform the skyline steps into a colorful installation to celebrate NYC Pride. Visitors are encouraged to share the installation using kind and accepting words that will inspire everyone to live their most authentic lives. Read more about the steps here. 

5. Seaport District

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Where: Pier 17, 89 South St, New York

Catch Pier 17 aglow with an illuminating display in a rainbow of colors. Celebrate Pride at the Seaport District with tons of fun events all happening this month.

6. Not Another Second 

Rendering of NAS Exhibit

Where: 21 Clark St, Brooklyn

This interactive art exhibit showcases 12 LGBTQ+ seniors and their journey of living their most authentic life. With AR technology, visitors will be fully immersed in this emotionally moving exhibit. Reserve your visit here.

7. West Village Doorstep

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Where: 309 West 4th Street, New York

You can find this adorable doorstep beaming with Pride right in the West Village. Made in collaboration with @carltallent @sydneygallas @ckeyrouze @lookupyoga.

8. Macy’s Colorful Facade

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Where: 151 W 34th St, New York

Macy’s at Herald Square has decked their entire window front in a rainbow of colors for Pride. Walk by and see how gorgeous it is for yourself!

9. KIND Rainbow Light Show

Courtesy of KIND

Where:  Intersection of 7th Avenue between Christopher and W 10th Streets, New York

Wednesday June 23rd & June 24th, KIND will have their second annual rainbow light show near the Stonewall Inn—the birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement. The show will run both nights from 9:30 p.m. through midnight. KIND encourages those who can’t make the show to text 1-833-623-KIND as $1 will be donated in support of their Pride partner, Ali Forney Center, with every text received.

10. Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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Where: 1047 Amsterdam Ave., New York

You can reserve a timed ticket at stjohndivine.org to see this gorgeous, rainbow light display in the Cathedral. Self-guided admission is $5 and those looking to meditate or pray are welcome without charge.

11. Christopher Park Flags

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Where: 38-64 Christopher St, New York

Catch Christopher Park’s perimeter decorated with numerous Pride flags proudly swaying in the wind for their annual Pride decorations! Every Pride month, Stonewall National Monument commemorates the Stonewall Uprisings that were remarkable demonstrations in the LGBTQ rights movement. Learn more about the Stonewall National Monument history here.

12. Syrup Tank Murals at Domino Park

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Where: 300 Kent Ave., Brooklyn

In celebration of Pride Month, artist David Puck, has decorated the syrup tanks in Domino Park with colorful murals. See the display and catch an incredible waterfront view while you’re at it.

13. Love Archive

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Museum of the City of New York and Urban Archive are working together to map where New York City’s LGBTQ+ community has “lived, loved, and gathered,” to showcase the colorful LGBTQ+ community’s history in NYC.  The project is crowdsourced and photo submissions can be sent in to be added to Urban Archive’s #LoveArchive map and for a chance to be featured on LinkNYC kiosks all month long. Learn more and see examples of submissions here.

14. Oscar Wilde

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Where: 45 W 27th St, New York

This restaurant truly went all out for Pride Month! Stop by Oscar Wilde for a drink and a spectacular display of rainbow drapery and colorful flowers that climb up the building’s front. Celebrate everyone’s authenticity because just as Oscar Wilde had said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”

15. Empire State Building Lit Up In Rainbow Colors

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Where: 20 W 34th St, New York

Make sure to catch the ESB all lit up for Pride in a dazzling display of rainbow colors Sunday, June 27th. The multi-colored LED spectacle has the ability to show 16 million different colors and you can catch them all on the same day as the Pride March. Learn more here. 

featured image: Courtesy of the Lincoln Center

See also: Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s NYC Pride March

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