Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Community Day: Celebrating Pride - This Saturday July 18th

The Newark Museum of Art joins with other local partners in celebrating the 15th Annual Newark Pride Week! Our day-long series of FREE virtual programs highlight LGBTQ+ themes and issues important to the community.

Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam, 10am

All kids and families are invited to get comfortable and join in as drag queen Harmonica Sunbeam does a theatrical reading of a children's classic.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.




Let's Talk About Sex: A Family Friendly Panel Discussion About Sex, 11:30am
Moderator: Amanda Simpson, Administrative and Training Coordinator at Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey

Pull up a seat to this diverse panel discussion which will cover topics like gender identity, gender roles, gender expression, sexuality, sexual orientation, and consent. This open and welcoming forum is aimed at bringing all ages together to discuss and learn in a nonjudgmental space.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.


Video Drop: The Grammy Museum Experience™ Prudential Center—Behind the Songs, 1pm

Join us for the exclusive video drop of a conversation and performance with LGBTQ+ musical artists Wafia and Calvin Arsenia presented by the Grammy Museum Experience™ Prudential Center. The artists will discuss their creative process and the activism initiatives they are engaged in and how it connects with the LGBTQ+ community.

We’ll be hosting a live virtual watch party on Facebook to launch the video!


Panel: LGBTQ+ Rights: Where Are We Going?, 2:30pm

=SPACE and The Newark Museum of Art present an all-star panel of leaders, changemakers, activists, and icons within this wonderfully diverse community to discuss our future. We will be delving into the hot-button topics that will have major effects on the trajectory of the safety and protection of the LGBTQ+ movement in America.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.


Video Drop: New Jersey Devils, 4pm

Learn more about the incredible journey of Eli, a transgender goaltender and big New Jersey Devils fan who believes Hockey is For Everyone. The feature is followed by a Q&A with Eli, his parents and Devils reporter Catherine Bogart.

Join us for a live virtual watch party on Facebook!


Virtual Fashion Show with Marco Hall, 5pm

Feast your eyes on a showcase of stunning new looks and designs created by Newark’s own celebrity fashion designer Marco Hall, hear insights about his working process and get to know his story.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Will also stream on Facebook Live.




Happy Hour: Pride Edition + Afterparty with DJ Kenneth Kyrell, 6:30pm
Partners: Cool Vines Newark

Our favorite interactive drinking spot is here for a special Pride Edition! Pick up your ingredients from our partners at Cool Vines (discount code: NMOA2020) to create a bright and flavorful cocktail in celebration of Pride. Our mixologist Anna will show you how to put together the drink, and our host Darryl Dwayne will be joined by celebrity DJ Kenneth Kyrell for a sip and chat about Kyrell’s role in the music world.

Stay on for Pride Afterparty, with DJ Kenneth Kyrell.
Let loose and close out the day with music curated and spun by the excellent DJ Kenneth Kyrell. This portion of the event will be available on Zoom only.

Click here to register for the Zoom session. Happy Hour portion will also stream on Facebook Live.