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Celebrate Pride in Boston and beyond

Lisa Williams
Celebrate Pride in Boston and beyond
PHOTO: Rene Bernal, Unsplash

This year’s Pride has something for everyone, from parades to dances to cemetery tours with a brief stop for bowling.

PHOTO: Chris Rrobert, Unsplash

June 7

Boston Dyke March | Free | In person | Boston | March begins at Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common at 6 p.m.

MFA First Fridays: Pride Edition | $ | In person | Boston | Art, music and more. 6-9 p.m.

Maynard Pride | Varies | In person | Three-day Pride fest begins June 7. Events include a comedy show, LGBTQ+ film fest at the Maynard Fine Arts Theater, live music by the riverside, and a free festival with music, food, vendors and games.

Silent Disco, Teen Edition | $ | In Person | Pittsfield | Berkshire Pride’s 1st Silent Disco for teens, is the perfect way to hang out with friends and jam out to your favorite tunes without disturbing the neighbors.

June 8

Pre-March Espresso | Free | In Person | Boston | The Oak Long Bar & Kitchen will be rolling out the Nespresso cart to keep marchers & watchers caffeinated for free.

Boston Pride for the People Festival and Parade | Free | In person | Boston |

Berkshire Pride | Free | In Person | Pittsfield | 3rd annual parade, and 8th annual Pride Festival.
Parade: 11am down Eagle Street, from North to First, ending at the Common.

Charlie Gibson’s Queer Boston | $ | In person | Guided tour of the Gibson House explores the history of Victorian-era Boston and the role gay men like Charlie Gibson had in the historic preservation movement. 4 p.m.

June 9

Pride Walk at Mt. Auburn Cemetery | Free | In person | Cambridge | Historian-led tour of the stories and resting places of LGBTQ luminaries who are buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. 1-2:30 p.m.

Pride Brunch featuring The Femmes | $ | In person | Boston Pride brunch with live performance featuring The Femmes at City Winery. 12 p.m.

Abbadia Mare: A Night of Poetry & Pride at Hammond Castle Museum| $ | In person | Gloucester | Reception and curated poetry reading at the Hammond Castle Museum. 6:30-8 p.m.

Pride in the Park | Free | In person | Weymouth | Pride festival at King Oak Hill Park. 1-4 p.m.

Back Bay Block Party| $ | In Person | Boston | Dancing, performances, beer garden, food trucks and more. 2-9 p.m.

Berkshire Pride Tea Dance | $ | In Person | Stockbridge | Berkshire Pride’s third annual Tea Dance on Sunday, June 9th from 4pm – 7:30pm in the gardens at Naumkeag.

June 11

Red Sox Pride Night | $ | In Person | Boston | The Sox face off with the Philadelphia Phillies on Fenway’s annual Pride Night.

June 12

LGBTQ+ Book Club | Free | Virtual | Watertown | 7-8 p.m.

June 13

Boston Pride fror the People group at Red Sox vs. Rockies | $ | In person | Boston | 7:10 p.m.

Orfeo Et Euridice | $ | In Person | Boston | Whimsical production of Gluck’s beloved opera about courage, grief, and love, set in the 90’s gay club scene. Additional performance on the 14th.

June 15

Greater Lowell Pride | Free | In person | Lowell | Parade sets off from Lowell City Hall and leads to a festival at Boarding House Park. 12-4 p.m.

Chicopee Pride | Free | In person | Chicopee | Festival at Szot Park with vendors, food and performers. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Belmont Pride Parade | Free | In person | Belmont | 1 p.m.

Pride Double Feature: Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon/Rocky Horror Picture Show | $ | Gloucester | Double feature at Gloucester’s Hammond Castle. 5 p.m.

Bewitched Family Pride | Free with reservation | Gloucester | Celebrate Pride month with a family-friendly exploration of the queer history behind the beloved ABC sitcom “Bewitched,” followed by a free screening of an episode shot in part at the Hammond Castle Museum. Multiple showing times available.

PHOTO: Rone Ferreira, Pexels

June 16

Waltham Pride | Free | In person | Waltham | Town Pride celebration on Waltham Common. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Needham Has Pride | Free | In Person | “Family size” rally, march, and party. Begins at First Parish in Needham, UU, 2PM.

June 21

Roslindale Queer Comedy Night | $ | In person | Boston | Queer standup comedy for Pride Month, Roslindale Square Theater, 7:30 PM.

Pride & Pierogies | $ | In Person | Dover | All are welcome and invited to join us in the Powisset Kitchen for a hands-on cooking class focused on making perfect pierogies.

June 22

Slay The Entire Month (STEM) Pride Celebration | Free | In Person | Museum of Science Boston | Hosted by the Museum’s James Monroe, director of our popular SubSpace nightlife series, local drag queen Candace Persuasion, and remarks from Mayor Michelle Wu.

Holyoke Pride Fest | Free | In person | Art, food and performers at Veterans’ Park. 12-6 p.m.

Arlington Pride | Free | In person | Activities for all ages at the Arlington Town Hall Gardens. 12-3 p.m.

North Shore Pride | Free | In Person | Salem | Parade begins at noon; festival from 11-4.

Rocky Horror Picture Show With RKO Army | $ | In Person | Beverly | Special Pride edition of the beloved, interactive movie experience at the Cabot Theater.

June 23

Revere Beach Pride | Free | In Person | Revere | Third annual Pride celebration with DJ Mike Giller. 2-7 p.m.

June 24

Pizza Party and Craft Night For Teens | Free | In person | Weymouth | Craft night and slices in the Teen Space at Weymouth’s Tufts Library. 6-8 p.m.

Lisa Williams is audience engagement editor for GBH News.

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