Princeton Community Pride Picnic

The Fourth Annual Princeton Community Pride Picnic will be May 31, 4:30-7:30 p.m. We will gather on Hinds Plaza on “Pride Eve” to enjoy music, fun, food and more. In case of rain, we will move inside the library and picnic among the book stacks. After the picnic ends, the festivities continue with the Pride Dance Party starting at 7:30 across the street at the Arts Council of Princeton.

Entertainment and Activities

  • DJ Dana K of WPRB 103.3 FM
  • Princeton School of Rock
  • Performances by Lady Celestina and Victoria Courtez
  • Special Guests include US Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, NJ Senator Andrew Zwicker, and Mayor Mark Freda
  • Interactive Collaborative Art Project led by local artist Liz Massa
  • Giveaways, Crafts, Games and more!
  • Maker and Zine Alley featuring:
    • Cypress Wilde, Flustered Creative, Masha Zhdanova, New Jersey Isn’t Boring, RD Diamond, Sharkboy Stuff,, and more

Participating Organizations

  • Arts Council of Princeton
  • Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
  • Center for Modern Aging Princeton
  • HiTOPS
  • I Support the Girls
  • Inspired Threads
  • McCarter Theatre Center
  • Mindfully Made
  • Municipality of Princeton
  • Nassau Presbyterian Church
  • PFLAG of Princeton
  • Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad
  • Princeton Garden Theatre
  • Princeton Public Library
  • Princeton Public Schools SAGA & GSA
  • Princeton Symphony Orchestra
  • Princeton University Concerts
  • Princeton University Press
  • Trans Equity Coalition
  • Tree of Life Counseling Center

Photos from Past Picnics

Full Photo Albums on Flickr:
2023 Photos – June 3 on Palmer Square
2022 Photos – June 3 at Princeton Shopping Center
2021 Photos – June 5 at Princeton YMCA Field



Grab a slice from the Nomad Pizza Truck, it will be parked curbside to the picnic, or a quick bite from the Jammin’ Community Cafe conveniently located inside the library. Downtown Princeton is a foodie’s delight with many other places to find just what you need to enjoy a meal before, during or after the picnic.

About the Event

MISSION: To create a welcoming, safe and fun gathering space where multigenerational LGBTQIA+ individuals, our families (given/chosen) and allies celebrate and commemorate the LGBTQIA+ community and its pride; and where we can connect and share resources. 

VISION: An informal, friendly and fun kickoff to Pride Month in Princeton, inclusive of people of all ages in, and allied with, the area’s LGBTQIA+ community. We will come together to party, eat, dance, play, meet new people and share information and resources in a joyful space where all belong. 

Organizing Committee

Committee Members: 

  • Janie Hermann (Event Lead, Princeton Public Library)
  • Ellen Malavsky (Communications Lead, Ellen Malavsky PR)
  • Judy Walker (HiTOPS)
  • Zachary Hines (McCarter Theatre Center)
  • Megan McCafferty (Princeton Public Library)
  • Denise Spivey (Municipality of Princeton)
  • Sam Nelson (Municipality of Princeton)
  • Erica Henderson (Municipality of Princeton)
  • Dan Bauer (Consultant, Dan Bauer PR)

Community Advisors: 

  • Rhodalynn Jones
  • Kimberly Figueroa-Martinez
  • Nick DiDomizio
  • Melissa Kuscin 
  • Paula Alekson

Apply to Table

Applications to table at this year’s event closed on May 15, 2024. Contact Janie Hermann at Princeton Public Library with questions.

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