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Rainbows on the Hudson Pride Parade

Cap Pride Month festivities by getting out on the water with the Seaport Museum to join the LGBTQ+ sailing club Knickerbocker Sailing Association’s (KSA) 21st-annual floating parade.

Two of the Museum’s National Register-listed historic vessels will join over 30 vessels for the sail, which means you can join part of the parade on the 1885 schooner Pioneer or the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker. The fleet of 30+ vessels will feature sails designed by Gilbert Baker who created the first pride flag and was a member of KSA.

For each Pioneer and W.O. Decker ticket purchased, the Seaport Museum will donate a sailing ticket to Ali Forney Center, which is dedicated to protecting LGBTQ+ young people from the harms of homelessness and empowers them with the tools needed to live independently.

Advance registration is required. Capacity is limited; claim your space before each sail is full!

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Want to enjoy the parade from shore? No problem! The procession of vessels is expected to sail past the Seaport Museum between 3-3:30pm and anyone can come to Pier 16 to cheer them on. While on the Pier, you are invited to browse and support the Hester Street Fair Pride Market, which will feature all queer-owned or -operated businesses.


June 24
Sailing Departure: 1pm
Viewing Times: 3-3:30pm

Pier 16 at Fulton and South Streets