Pride Month may be celebrated in June across the United States, but Hudson County does it a bit differently. The Jersey City Pride Festival happens each August in JC, which means there are lots of Pride events happening the entire month to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. To help you plan your festivities, we rounded up a list of Pride events happening in Jersey City and the surrounding area this month. Read on for your guide to Pride Month in Jersey City and Hudson County for 2023.
Pride Events in Hudson County + Beyond
Jersey City Pride Flag Raising at City Hall Council Chambers | 280 Grove Street, Jersey City
Tuesday, August 1st | 3PM
This official flag raising of the Progress Pride Flag will be preceded by a ceremony in the Council Chambers. Learn more here.
Jersey City Police Department Greenville Precinct Pride Flag Raising at Greenville Police Station | 191 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City
Wednesday, August 2nd | 3PM-4PM
This first-ever Pride flag raising is in recognition and celebration of the diversity Jersey City has to offer and in honoring JCPD’s LGBTQ+ police officers and the LGBTQ+ residents they serve. Learn more here.
Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community at Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center | 140 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City
Saturday, August 5th | 2PM-4PM
This event will discuss the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals concerning mental well-being, where knowledgeable speakers will also share their expertise and personal experiences. Learn more here.
Strength Through Visibility — 20 Years of Pride in Jersey City at Art House Productions | 345 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City
Saturday, August 5th | 3PM-5PM
This special Jersey City Pride Month screening of the documentary Strength Through Visibility: 20 Years of Pride in Jersey City chronicles Jersey City Pride’s history and provides a roadmap for people around the world who want to start Pride events in areas with little to no support. Learn more here.
Jersey City Night Market — Pride Edition at City Hall Lot | 280 Grove Street, Jersey City
Saturday, August 5th | 3PM-9PM
This open-air event includes delicious food, dancing, drag, fantastic artists + artisans, great music, and immaculate vibes. Learn more here.
Drag Me to the Garden at Riverview-Fisk Park | 498 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City
Saturday, August 5th | 4PM-8PM
This event is an enchanting garden-themed, family-friendly drag show presented by Jersey City Pride and the Riverview Neighborhood Association. Learn more here.
Robert Koch Opening Reception at Art House Productions | 345 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City
Saturday, August 5th | 5PM-8PM
This event is a display of Robert Koch’s exhibition of new sculptures and paintings — which will be on display from August 5th to August 27th. Learn more here.
Pride With Your Pup at Corgi Spirits | 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City
Sunday, August 6th | 2PM-6PM
This event is hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam and includes special guest performances, a Doggy Pride Costume Contest, and more. Learn more here.
JC Takeover Festival at Corgi Spirits | 1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City
Sunday, August 13th | 12PM-6PM
This festival was created to help bring awareness to businesses and organizations within the community. Learn more here.
Board Game Day at 902 Brewing Co. | 101 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City
Sunday, August 13th | 12PM-3PM
This event includes board games, card games, strategy games, party games, and more, and is specifically geared towards bringing the trans and non-binary community together. Learn more here.
6th Annual Pride Aperitivo at Roman Nose | 125 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Sunday, August 14th | 7PM-9PM
This event includes a cocktail social with complimentary bites, happy hour all night long, music, friendly folks, and no cover. Learn more here.
Michael John Ciszewski: LOVEFOOL at Jersey City Theater Center | 165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Friday, August 18th | 7PM
This event features Jersey City’s own NYC actor and comic Michael John Ciszewski. LOVEFOOL is a dazzling and deliciously silly romp through his flings, flirtations, and first loves that brims with heart and hilarity. Learn more here.
Pride in the Garden at Newark Museum of Art | 49 Washington Street, Newark
Friday, August 18th | 7PM-10PM
At this event, join NMOA in the garden and dance to the house sounds of DJ Duce Martinez. Learn more here.
8th Annual Jersey City Pride Bar Crawl | Starts at Pint — 34 Wayne Street, Jersey City
Saturday, August 19th | 3PM-10PM
Fade to Black — Pride Edition at Grace O Malley’s | 140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Monday, August 21st | 6PM-12AM
This event is New Jersey’s only after-work mixer for SGL men of color. Learn more here.
Pride 1984! — The Official Jersey City Pride Pre-Party at Roman Nose Event Space | 123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Thursday, August 24th | 7PM-11PM
This dance party will serve as a tribute to the resilience, resolve, and perseverance of the LGBTQ+ community during the 80s, as well as a look back and a celebration of all things “Gay in the Eighties”. Learn more here.
Evan Laurence Presents — 6th Annual Fringe Fest Equality Rocks Spectacular at Hudson Hound | 8 Erie Street, Jersey City
Friday, August 25th | 7PM-9PM
This event is a celebration with a dynamite evening of top NYC and Jersey City performers. Learn more here.
Pride Equality March at City Hall | 280 Grove Street, Jersey City
Saturday, August 26th | 12PM-1:30PM
This event will march up Grove Street from City Hall to the Grove PATH Plaza and then up Newark Avenue to the Jersey City Pride Festival main stage at Erie and Jersey. Learn more here.
22nd Anniversary Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival at Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza | 325 Grove Street, Jersey City
Saturday, August 26th | 1PM-9PM
This festival will include lots of entertainment, dancing, and many Instagramable moments to share with your friends and family. Learn more here.
Jersey City Pride Festival Meet + Greet at Keyhole Bar | 242 Bay Street, Jersey City
Saturday, August 26th | 1PM-9PM
JC Takeover and Fade to Black are celebrating JC Pride with a meet and greet, where you can join your friends and/or make new ones. Learn more here.
The Six26 Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival After-Party | 128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City
Saturday, August 26th | 9PM-2AM
This after-party will include DJs Mike Cruz and Nesto, drag shows, dancers, entertainment, drink specials, and giveaways. Learn more here.