All-Day LGBT Celebrations at the Queens Library
June 2 – 3, 2018
“”We are honoring #QueensPride with two full days of events in one weekend – June 2 at Glen Oaks Community Library and June 3 at Jackson Heights. Share your pride with us on social media by posting a photo with your Pride button or bookmark with the hashtag #QueensPride. Pride buttons and bookmarks are available at both the Pride parade and your local library. Supplies are limited.””
LGBTQ Day at Glen Oaks
Saturday, June 2
256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
Our Glen Oaks activities recognize the contributions of LGBTQ artists with an all-day exhibition of local talent, enable you to travel virtually to Pride parades around the world, and include opportunities for you to flex your creativity.
Schedule of Events:
10:30–11am, Inclusive Storytime
Children and their families are welcome to a storytime that includes all types of families.
10:30am–4:30pm, Exhibition of Queens LGBTQ Artists
Come to our lobby to see our small but important showcase of local talent.
11am–12pm, Family Coloring
We will have LGBTQ-themed coloring pages and color pencils for a relaxing family coloring hour.
12–2:30pm, Film Screening of The Hours with Dr. EK Tan
Join Dr. EK Tan for a screening and discussion of the film adaptation of the novel The Hours.
2:30–4:30pm, Virtual Reality: Experience Pride Parades Across The Globe
Our virtual reality equipment transports you to another city or continent! Customers over 13 only. Participants under 18 need parental permission.
3–5pm, Collage Project Celebrating LGBTQ Pride
The project will be a collage-based 2D work based on historical gay pride/protest posters. Registration required by calling 718-831-8636.
LGBTQ Day at Jackson Heights
Sunday, June 3
35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights
“”Our Jackson Heights activities let you learn about the history of the Queens Pride Parade and bring your children to a Drag Queen Story Hour. Come check out our book displays featuring LGBTQ-themed books and write on our post-it wall.””
Schedule of Events:
11am–5pm, Virtual Reality: Pride Parades
Use VR equipment to experience Pride parades from across the globe.
11am–5pm, Lavender Line Mini-Exhibit: A Photo History of the Queens Pride Parade
11am–5pm, Queens Memory
Help document the history of LGBTQ activism in Queens by signing up as an interviewee or volunteer or by nominating someone to add to the collection.
11:30am–12:30pm, Rainbow Storytime
Join us for stories, songs, and activities that celebrate our diversity.
12:30–1:30pm, Rainbow Crafts for Kids
3–4pm, Drag Queen Story Hour
DQSH is a program for children ages 3 – 8 years old that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. The children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity.