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Planting Pride


Planting Fields Foundation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation will hold a two-day celebration of LGBTQ+ pride.

June 10: Ball in Coe Hall
Our weekend celebration of LGBTQ+ culture will begin with our Gay in the Gilded Age Ball. We aim to pay homage to the 1920s with a roaring reception of queer celebration in Coe Hall. Open To All Entertainment will bring some of Ballrooms greatest performers, and a speaker on the New York Ballroom Scene, which is an African American and Latino underground LGBTQ+ culture that originated in New York City.

June 11:
11 AM Panel - Queer Evidence in Historical Narratives
1 PM Panel - Creating and Caring for LGBTQ+ Community on Long Island

All-day events including:

  • Highlighting the queer contributors of significance to the site
  • Tea house will be open with interpretive signage and a reoccurring lecture on Elsie De Wolfe 
  • Booths hosted by local businesses
  • Program on access to sexual health services presented by Pride for Youth
  • Digital gallery of submissions from local artists titled “Growing Up Queer, Long Island". 
  • Sara Kate Ellis and Kristen Henderson will be reading, and signing, their book titled "All Moms". 

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
  • 1395 Planting Fields Rd
  • Oyster Bay, NY 11771