The first-ever North Brooklyn Pride Festival, celebrating diversity and raising awareness for LGBTQ kids in need, offers a day of family fun Saturday, June 20, noon to 9 p.m. on North 11th Street between Wythe and Kent Streets in Williamsburg. The all-day event includes music, food and family-friendly activities, starting with a family picnic at noon and a good old-fashioned block party from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All profits from the festival will be donated to the Heart Gallery, a non-profit organization that combines the talents of professional, local photographers with children in need of “forever families” and a place to call home.
Many local businesses, such as the East River Ferry, St. Vitus, Anella, Brooklyn Bowl, the Brooklyn Brewery, Vice Media, Kickstarter, Rough Trade, Broadway Stages, and Brooklyn Roasting Company are working together to help make the event a success.
A Kickstarter campaign has recently been launched to help offset some of the production costs of the event which won’t be covered by in-kind donations. If you’d like to become a supporter, the campaign can be found on Kickstarter under the title of North Brooklyn Pride Festival: http://kck.st/1JAWOSL