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WorldPride Welcome CenterNew Center Will Highlight New York State as a Welcoming Place for the LGBTQ Community and Promote WorldPride Events

Today is the Start of LGBTQ Pride Month in New York

Center Photos Available Here

NEW YORK (June 1) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the New York State WorldPride Welcome Center, located at 112 Christopher Street in New York City's West Village, steps from the Stonewall National Monument. WorldPride, the largest international LGBTQ Pride celebration, is coming to New York this month to coincide with the Stonewall 50 commemorations, marking the first time it has been held in the United States.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Greenest Block contestApplication Deadline Is June 1!

2019 Marks 25 Years of the Contest Greening Brooklyn Block by Block

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is delighted to announce the 25th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. For 25 years, the contest has been a cornerstone of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s community greening initiatives, promoting streetscape greening and neighborly connectivity. The contest supports Brooklyn residents in addressing environmental issues unique to living in a densely populated urban environment: greening in limited streetscape spaces, street tree care, use of smart, sustainable horticultural practices, and water conservation. The contest calls on neighbors to come together in their greening and to pass along horticultural knowledge to each other and the next generation.

Excelsior PR logoTransforms Landmark Terminal, Long Considered an Architectural Marvel, Into World-Class, 512 Room Hotel  

Project Creates 3,700 Union Construction Jobs and 795 Union Hotel Jobs 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, together with New York-based hotel investment firm MCR, today announced the opening of the historic TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport. The project transforms the former Trans World Airlines terminal, which was designed by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen in 1962 and closed to the public in 2001, into the centerpiece of a modern 512-room hotel that will preserve its mid-century design and offer lodging and best-in-class services to millions of travelers each year. The new hotel, which was announced by Governor Cuomo in 2016, builds on the historic $13 billion vision plan to transform JFK airport into a 21st century facility that will continue to serve as the nation's premier international gateway.

Chile Pepper Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Liz Ligon. Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.New York City’s Hottest Fall Tradition, with Fiery Live Music, Spicy Treats, and More!
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) annual Chile Pepper Festival returns for its 26th year on Saturday, September 29, 2018. With scorching global bands and tastings by fiery food artisans from around the city and beyond, the festival sets the Garden ablaze with tastes, sounds, and activities for visitors to enjoy. This year’s festival offers 40 artisanal food vendors, live music performances, fire breathers, chile-inspired art, and more.

Museum of the Moving Image - PROTOTYPEAugust 31–September 9, 2018

Astoria, New York, August 15, 2017—Museum of the Moving Image will present the U.S. theatrical premiere of PROTOTYPE, the visceral 3-D experimental film by American-born Canadian filmmaker Blake Williams. "PROTOTYPE is as mysterious as it is mesmerizing, a film that feels like a speculative sci-fi history of moving image technology," said Chief Curator David Schwartz. The Museum’s exclusive engagement is also a U.S. theatrical premiere. View Trailer

LGBT NetworkNew York Mets and LGBT Network set to welcome thousands to Citi Field 

Queens, N.Y.— Two years ago, the LGBT Network and the New York Mets made history hosting the first-ever Pride Night held in a New York major league ballpark.  On Saturday August 4th, thousands will celebrate the Third Annual Pride Night at Citi Field in an action-packed night when the New York Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 7:10pm at Citi Field.

Sweet AmiantoJuly 28–29, 2018

Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. Organized by guest curator Ela Bittencourt, who will introduce screenings.

New York, N.Y. – The Museum of the Moving Image has announced a weekend-long series celebrates the Brazilian LGBTQ community’s contribution to contemporary cinema with 'LGBTQ Brazil' a unique lineup of recent films, all screening in New York for the first time.

New Ohio TheatreDirected by Jaclyn Biskup

Previews begin August 24, Opens August 26, Runs through September 1

New York, N.Y. - New Ohio Theatre and The Mill proudly present the New York premiere of Mark Chrisler’s WORSE THAN TIGERS, directed by Jaclyn Biskup. WORSE THAN TIGERS runs from August 24 - September 1, 2018 in a limited engagement at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin August 24 for an August 26 opening.

LGBT Logo transparent stackedMemorializes Victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

Recognizes the Sacrifice of the LGBT Community and Celebrates New York's Commitment to a More Just and Inclusive Society - See Unveiling Here

New York, N.Y. – June 27, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of New York's official monument honoring the LGBT community, including those lost in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting in June 2016, and all victims of hate, intolerance and violence. The memorial, designed by artist Anthony Goicolea, is located at the western edge of Greenwich Village, in Hudson River Park. 

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