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North Jersey Pride Events

We have tons of Pride fun planned for June. Mark your calendars, get your tickets, and join us! 
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Saturday, June 1st at 8pm

An Evening with Paula Cole

Grammy-nominated and out queer artist Paula Cole returns to SOPAC with her latest record "Lo," a beautiful piece exploring how Cole navigates opening herself up to trust again after indelible blows of life. Get tickets here.

South Orange Performing Arts Center

1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ

Sunday, June 2nd at 9am

North Jersey Pride Run 5K

Show your Pride colors! This USATF-certified 5K begins and ends in Grove Park, South Orange. Runners and walkers of all ages, speeds, and styles are welcome to participate and show their support for LGBTQ+ equality! Sign up to run! 

Grove Road & S. Orange Ave., South Orange

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Sunday, June 2nd at 11am

Equality March & Flag-Raising

The MAPSO March for Equality starts in Ricalton Square and makes its way to Town Hall for the annual Pride flag-raising. Join us!

March begins: Ricalton Square on Maplewood Ave. (across from train station) 

Town Hall: 574 Valley Street, Maplewood

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Tuesday, June 4th at 8pm

PNO: Pride Month Edition

Come out for a special Pride Month edition of our popular Pride Night Out cocktail event at Fox & Falcon in South Orange. FREE. 

Sunday, June 2nd at 12pm

Youth & Family Pride Picnic

Youth-run Pride picnic with games, activities and music from noon until 3 pm. All are welcome. FREE. 

The Gazebo at Hillton Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., Maplewood

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Sunday, June 9th from 12-6pm

12th Annual North Jersey Pride Festival

Fabulous live stage showcasing incredible national and local talent, 100+ merchant vendors, and fab food court, plus a huge Rainbow Kids Zone with inflatables, games and a live interaction kids stage! FREE

Memorial Park, Dunnell Rd. & Oakview Ave., Maplewood 

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Friday, June 14th at 8pm

Pride Under the Stars

Our epic outdoor Pride party is back!  Join us in Spiotta Park in South Orange for a 21-and-over dance with DJ, cash bar and featuring the Pride stylings of Honey Marie! Cash bar, 21+ with ID, suggested donation at the door. No advanced ticket purchase necessary. 

Sunday, June 16th 10am

Richard Simmons Dragtastic Workout & Brunch

Dress up, lace up, and get ready to sweat it out to classic Simmons-style aerobics mixed with modern beats. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or looking for a fun way to support the community, this event is perfect for everyone. Because fitness is better when it's fierce! Get tickets!

Groove Theory Fitness, 1809 Springfield Ave, Maplewood

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Sunday, June 16th at 7pm

77th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party

Theatre lovers unite to celebrate Broadway's biggest night! SOPAC's own Matt Luminello and Alicia Whavers return to cohost SOPAC's 2nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party. Join us as we watch this year's Tony's Broadcast live on the big screen on SOPAC's main stage, with singalongs, trivia, games and more during the commercial breaks. Refreshments and cash bar. Get tickets!

Saturday, June 22nd at 7pm

Jessica Kirson Live!

Comedian Jessica Kirson is back! After headlining SOPAC’s inaugural Pride Weekend in 2023, Kirson is bringing her hilariously relatable silliness and vulnerability back for SOPAC’s month of Pride Programming this June!  Last year sold out in record time, so don’t miss this one. Get your tickets now!

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Friday, June 28th at 7pm

Pride Night at Citi Field!

Come enjoy this American pastime with thousands of LGBTQ+ and ally friends and families as the Mets take on the Houston Astros for Pride Night at Citi Field! Each ticket includes 1st tier seating on the 3rd base line and special New York Mets Pride cap, plus lots of fun with queer community! Get tickets now!

Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way, Queens, NY • $60

Saturday, June 29th at 8pm

Drag Me to Oz!

It’s Drag Queens with an OZ-some Twist! Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to SOPAC! Grab your friends (of Dorothy) and don your ruby slippers as we celebrate one of the most beloved movies of all time, with a fabulous drag show.  You don’t want to miss this ozmopolitan night out! Get tickets >

SOPAC Loft, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange

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