June is here, and for art and design enthusiasts like me, it’s an extra special month. Why, you ask? Well, it’s Pride Month! Especially in the vibrant city of New York, June is a time when the LGBTQ+ community and its allies come together to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and love. The atmosphere is electrifying, with rainbow flags adorning streets, parks, and buildings, creating a colorful and inclusive environment that fills my heart with joy. Continue reading Happy NYC Pride Month 2023!
The mural wall adjacent to the F Train Stop at Houston and lower Second Avenue is currently home to this energetic and celebratory Pride-themed photo mural by Dusty Rebel entitled Out in the Streets. Continue reading Happy Pride Month, Bitches!
Ladies and Gentlemen: It’s finally Summer! So, consider this clip starring legendary actress and sex-goddess Raquel Welch performing the classic medley from Hair, “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In” to be my official launch of what I hope will be a Summer of kick ass videos, as well as a salute to this being Pride Day here in NYC! Certainly there has never been a more appropriate time to open ourselves up to this song’s lyrical prophecy of “Harmony and understanding, Sympathy and trust abounding” etc etc. I’m sure you will agree.
NYC has really gone all out for Pride Month and it is so great to see everybody getting into the spirit of love and unity. With so much inspiring signage and art work popping up everywhere you look, it’s challenging to document even a small fraction of it, but I was walking home from brunch this past Saturday and passed by this storefront mural by Royce Bannon (AKA @Roycer_700), which currently resides on Avenue A near East 3rd Street. It appears to have gone up in the past few weeks specifically in honor of Pride Month and will hopefully stay up as long as it can (without getting tagged). Continue reading Happy Pride Month, NYC!