Today, WorldPride NYC announced a new art endeavor titled The World Mural Project. The project will have various artists (both LGBTQ+ as well as allies) paint 50 murals across all five boroughs for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising!
The goal of the murals is to highlight the experience of being LGBTQ+, with the hopes that these paintings can initiate engaging conversations about diversity, inclusion, and equality. For centuries, art has been a way for people to express themselves and has also proved to be a valuable tool for exposing others to new ideas and cultures. Art is one of the best ways to create bridges over differences and show the power and potential that is inside all of us. Using these murals as a physical symbol of Pride will be exciting, beautiful, and creative.
Chris Frederick of NYCPride said, “As millions descend on New York they will inevitably explore all that the city has to offer. Whether the March carries them through neighborhoods that are intricately tied to the LGBTQIA+ community, or they venture out to other boroughs, the WorldPride Mural Project will serve as a beacon of pride!”
If you’ll be visiting for WorldPride, or if you live in New York and want to visit the murals, be sure to check out these locations! (More to be added soon).
Confirmed Manhattan Locations:
East 14th Street & Avenue A (17 Avenue A); 151 E 3rd St. (150 E 3rd St); Chrystie Street & Broome Street; 34 W 28th St.; 50 E 125th St.; 265 Lafayette St.; 208 W 29th St.; 7th Avenue & West 22nd Street; 36 Avenue A; 146 Delancey St.; 74 Broad St.; 188 Lafayette St.; 50 Avenue A; 150 E 2nd St.; Macy’s 34th Street
Confirmed Locations – Brooklyn:
167 Havemeyer St.; 172 Grand St.; 175 Bedford Ave.; 240 S 3rd St.; 280 Bedford Ave.; 509 Driggs Ave.; 556 Driggs Ave.; 880 4th Ave.; 335 Graham Ave.
Confirmed Locations – Staten Island
354 Front St.; 1373 Bay Street (wall and gate); 25 Victory Blvd.;Port Richmond Ave.
Confirmed Locations – Queens
9-20 Main Ave Halletts Point Welling Court.; 11-0 30th Ave.; 11-65 Welling Court; 18-3 27th Ave.; 100-10 27th Ave.; 27-40 12th St.; 31-27 12th St.; 35-28 12th St.; 27-01 12th St.; 8-67 Astoria Blvd.; 35-28 12th St.; 11-12 Main Ave.
Confirmed Locations – Bronx
40 Bruckner Blvd East; 138th Street & Rider Ave.; 171 Lincoln Ave. Walnut Avenue; 125 Lincoln Ave.