"When we first started this parade, it was our hope to open the hearts and minds of Queens residents,"
said Councilman and Queens Pride Founder Daniel Dromm. "Sunday's parade was proof that we have accomplished just that."
More than 70 groups participated in the parade, entertaining the large crowds of spectators along
This year’s Queens Pride Festival at the end of the parade had more vendors than ever before and featured two stages with entertainment throughout the day. The festival capped off with a performance by music superstar Martha Wash.
Mother Nature took part in the event too, casting a rainbow over Western Queens as the festival
“It was truly a remarkable day,” said Hank Krumholz, co-chair of the Queens Pride