WE ARE THINKING OF YOU
In these trying times we want you to know that we are thinking about you and hope that you and your families are well. As you may be aware Prides worldwide planned for the spring and early summer have been either postponed or canceled due to the pandemic. After consulting with community leaders, city officials, business owners and community members we have determined that it is too early to postpone the festival at this time. Given that the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival is scheduled for late August we are hopeful that we will be able to proceed as scheduled. We are working with the city and health department officials to determine if we can safely have the festival on August 22, and for now we are still a go. If we have to postpone the street festival we have a couple of contingency plans we can put in place including moving the festival date to the early fall, but first and foremost please know that any decisions made will be guided by the city and our local and state health officials.
Welcome to the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival website. The theme for this year is: There Is No Place Like Jersey City: Celebrating 20 Years Of Helping To Create A Safer, More Inclusive And Diverse Home For Our LGBTQ+ Community.
Gayborhood Jersey City will host the 20th Annual Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 from 1-9PM. The Festival will take place on Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Jersey City. The Festival is adjacent to major mass transportation: PATH to Grove Street, and locally by bus lines 1, 119, 64. The Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. Last year the official estimate of attendance at the festival was 20,000 attendees. The Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival is recognized not only as the premier LGBTQ+ event in Hudson County, but also one of the largest festivals in the Northern New Jersey region. The events of Pride season exemplify the strength and growth of our LGBTQ+ & allied communities.
More importantly, The Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival emphasizes the importance of diversity in our community, making it stronger and more accepting of all individuals and their contributions to our society.
We invite you to join us for our Emerald Celebration with over 60 events leading up to JC Pride throughout the year.
View our 2019 highlights video to see how we celebrate Pride in Jersey City
Video Credit: Anthony Cromyak
The Hudson Pride Center (HPC) of Jersey City is the Fiscal Sponsor of the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. HPC is the largest and only full service LGBTQ+ Center in the state of New Jersey. For over 25 years it has been a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ+ community and their allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social and political well-being. HPC creates safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate diversity. Programs and services include transgender programming, youth groups, SAGE, legal advocacy, health education, outreach services and social service linkages. HPC’s outreach team provides professional training and education to facilitate changes in attitudes and behaviors amongst youth, professionals, and those who work with the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities.
Hudson Pride Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental, community organization that was formed in 1993. HPC is dedicated to improving not only individual lives, but also the communities it serves each day through advocacy efforts and on-going commitment to social and economic justice.