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Q & T Community’s Annual Pride Picnic (RESCHEDULED)

Sunday, July 7, 2024 1:00 – 4:00pm
Fort Tryon Park
New YorkNY 10033


Join Q & T Community for its Annual Pride Picnic! Enjoy food, games, and good company in Fort Tryon’s beautiful Cloister’s Lawn.

Q&T Community is a small LGBTQ+ group based at Word Up Community Bookshop. Its weekly virtual writing group celebrated 4 years of intimate co-working and creative space in April 2024. Run by a team of one, its annual pride picnic and occasional open mics supplement its program.

WHEN: Sunday, July 7th from 1-4pm
WHERE: Cloister’s Park, Fort Tryon Park


1:00-2:00pm |  Mingling w/ Food + Drinks

2:00-2:45pm | Queer Trivia w/ Prizes

3:00pm-End | Games + Food + Drinks

Feel free to bring:

  • something to sit on (a picnic blanket, a chair, etc.)
  • sunscreen
  • games
  • snacks
  • a friend


  • Masks are strongly encouraged, even though we will be outside! Masks will be provided
  • Please take a covid test prior to coming.
  • Food items are being made and brought from different sources. Allergen free foods cannot be guaranteed. Please reach out to the organizers ASAP to communicate any needs around that.
  • This event takes place deep in Fort Tryon Park. If taking the train, there are a number of roads and/or stairs that you can take to access the lawn. The M4 is the public transportation that will take participants closest to the Lawn. Please take it to the following bus stop: Fort Tryon Park/Cafe Lot.
  • Weather Contingency: In the event of rain, we will postpone the picnic to another date.
  • In the event of outdoor Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers projected to reach or exceed 100, this event will be rescheduled .
  • This event is taking place on grass, but adjacent to benches and paved areas.

If you have dietary restrictions, questions, comments, or concerns, please email Memphis Washington at qntcommunity@gmail.com.

***This is meant to be an open space for mingling and getting to know more Uptown LGBTQ+ people. This is an explicitly LGBTQ+ space, which means that we expect people to respect each other’s various modes of expression, pronouns, and showing up.

If you want to support our programming, please support the immediate needs of those experiencing increasing genocidal violence, famine, water and medicine shortage in Palestine, please donate to a crowdfunding campaign vetted by Operation Olive Branch, an organization that shares the crowdfunding links of people directly affected. 

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Warlé, A Multimedia Event Exploring LGBTQ+ Caregiving and Community

Kick off Pride Month with Warlé on June 2 at 2:30pm.
This multimedia event takes place at Fort Washington Collegiate Church on 181st Street, near Fort Washington Avenue.

Using storytelling, archival documents, photography and tango, Warlé is a dance-theater performance that conjures the lives of long-lost gay relatives – who were partners in life and in business for 58 years – and opens a conversation about care for LGBTQ+ elders.

In addition to the performance, there will be an introductory queer tango class.

Register for free: https://warle.eventbrite.com
Concept and story by Andrew Ingall. Choreography by Walter Perez. Costume design by Ethan Gekow. Featuring tango performances by Mariana Parma, Walter Perez, and Leonardo Sardella.
Music: Friendship, 2009. Vadim Kozin. Performed by Marc Almond.
Warlé is made possible in part with funds from UMEZ Arts Engagement, a regrant program supported by Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.