Monday, July 11, 2022








July 11 – July 17

One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Newark Pride, Inc. announces the 17th Annual Newark LGBTQ Pride Week, taking place across New Jersey’s largest city July 11th through the 17th. Newark Pride, Inc. works tirelessly and collaboratively to create engaging, safe, and empowering events for the members of the LGBTQ Community year-round, and this year’s theme of “Legacy of Liberation” comes at a critical turning point. 

Last month’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade was a devastating blow that puts millions at risk and sets a disturbing precedent that puts many other constitutional rights and freedoms in jeopardy. 

In line with this year’s theme, we are calling on all residents, local businesses, non-profits, Civil and Human Rights activists, allies, and LGBTQ resource agencies to stand in solidarity as we head into a week full of exciting, informative, and liberating programs. 

Newark Pride, Inc. Executive Vice President, Alonzo S. Blalock, issued the following statement:

“Newark Pride was born out of protest following the 2003 murder of Newark’s own Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old, Black lesbian. The community response from local LGBTQ agencies advocating for justice birthed an annual gathering the third week of July to commemorate her life, demonstrate our presence in solidarity, and to fellowship freely without fear.” The City of Newark and the Office of Mayor Ras Baraka hosted the annual Progressive Pride Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 6:00 PM inside the Newark City Hall Rotunda (920 Broad St). 

The week-long festivities will wrap with our annual Pride Parade that will begin at Lincoln Park, down Broad Street, onward to NJPAC on Sunday, July 17th, from 11 AM until 1 PM, right before our park festival at Chambers Plaza. 

This year’s sponsors are the New Jersey Department of Health, African American Office of Gay Concerns, Newark Happening, Gilead Sciences, Rutgers University - Newark, Prudential Financial, and Hyacinth Foundation.

For more information about Newark Pride Week activities and events, please visit or email To donate or learn more about Newark Pride, Inc. please visit

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States.  It is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey — where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day.  As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists, while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.  Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts.  NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors (including almost two million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.  Visit or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.

One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

Follow NJPAC Online:
Twitter:        @NJPAC
Instagram:   @NJPAC
Hashtag:     #NJPAC
YouTube:     NJPACtv
Follow NJPAC’s Standing in Solidarity Series Online:
Hashtag: #NJPACTakeAStand Youtube: Standing in Solidarity playlist
NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.
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