Where Families Can Celebrate Pride Month in Boston

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It’s time to show your wicked Pride, families, because Pride Month is in full swing around the city. Showing your Boston Pride is all about supporting and celebrating the many LGBTQ+ folks that call Beantown home. And even through there won’t be a parade this year showcasing Boston’s LGBTQIA+ community, there are still plenty of ways families can make Boston Pride a prominent theme in June. Drag Queen storytimes, craft sessions and even a Disney concert are in the mix. The hard part will be choosing which family-friendly events to attend.

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Pride & Drag Storytimes

During the month of June, the Boston Public Library is bringing Drag Storytime to families on Tuesdays. This fabulous event features singing, dancing and illustrious queen, Miz. Diamond Wigfall. She’ll be there to read stories to kids and lead the programming too. Get in on the action at the Connolly Library on June 21 and at the Jamaica Plain Branch on the 28th.

Families can also sit down for Pride storytime in Norwood, where the library will host Shine On: Pride Family Storytime or head to Dedham on June 16.

Craft with Pride

Celebrate Pride with the kids at the Peabody Essex Museum. Weekends in June (with the exception of June 19) are when kids can show off their colors and support for the LGBTQ+ community when they make rainbow posters with squishy sponges.

Saturdays & Sundays in June
Salem, MA
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Learn with Pride

If your kiddos are curious about rainbows and how Pride's rainbow flag came to be, head to the Waterworks Museum for a drop-in workshop. You'll not only make light-refracted rainbows and paint some too, but you'll get to listen to a read-aloud story too (at 12:30 p.m.).

Jun. 25
Boston
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Show Your Pride Outside

A dusk hike around Oak Knoll with other members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community (plus their friends, families and allies) is what’s in store at the Pride Night Hike & Hangout. After the night hike, everyone will retire to the firepit. You’ll need to register in advance for this program.

Jun. 17
Attleboro
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Green is For Nature is a Pride hike where LGBTQIA2S+ community members can enjoy a summer morning, soak up the colors of nature and create a healing space where everyone can gather safely. If you want to explore Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary with your friends, families and other allies, it’s recommended that you register in advance.

Jun. 18
Plymouth
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Say Gay!

Gather with LGBTQ+ role models at the Mosesian Center for the Arts for Let’s Say Gay! A Community Pride Event.  Visual and performing arts activities that celebrate creativity, inclusivity and self-expression are what families will find here. Plus, there’s an all-ages read-along with Drag Queen Story Hour performers. Wrap it up with a Pride-themed dance party (anyone else thinking disco ball?).

Good to know: Most activities will be geared towards 3rd-5th graders, but everyone ages 5 and up is welcome to attend.

Jun. 18
Watertown
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Play with Pride

June’s PlayDate at the ICA is all about Pride. The day of family-friendly activities highlighting LGBTQIA+ communities and allies includes a special Drag Queen storytime with Missy Steak. Get your free tickets to this event in advance using the code “PLAYDATE.”

Jun. 25
Boston
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Sometimes showing your pride is all about celebrating the simple things with the kids. Bring them to this playground meet-up and bring your picnic basket and blanket when you do. We’ll hope for sunshine so you and the kids can also splash at the spraydeck when you’re there.

Jun. 26
Brookline
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Disney Pride in Concert

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is going all out for Pride this year (after a long COVID hiatus) singing the iconic music of Disney in collaboration with Disney Concerts. What you’ll get? Over 250 singers, 43 songs and a 25-piece orchestra to accompany memorable clips from your favorite Disney films celebrating diversity and perseverance.

Jun. 25 & 26
Boston
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