Pride in Central Park: The LGBTQ+ History of New York’s Iconic Park

Discover Central Park’s important role in Queer History

Central Park is probably not top-of-mind to most when thinking about LGBTQ Pride in the city. However, the city’s famous green space not only played a significant role in LGBTQ culture, but it also benefitted from the creativity of queer artists who are mostly unknown to us in the 21st century.

Celebrate Pride with us and join us for a very special Pride Month Tour:

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Take a stroll through the park to explore LGBTQ contributions and highlight the role of the Park in the evolution of Gay Culture in NYC. 

Some locations you’ll see are the Sheep Meadow, Bethesda Terrace, the Ramble, and Great Lawn. Also, learn about two talented gay men who came to the aid of the park when it was at one of its lowest points.

Gay “Be-In,” Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York, June 28, 1970
The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970

Tour Highlights

As you explore this stunning landmark, you will visit iconic spots like…

  • Sheep Meadow
  • Bethesda Terrace
  • The Ramble
  • Strawberry Fields
  • The Mall
  • Bow Bridge


Walking Tour: 90 minutes (we will send you the meeting place after you book)


Walking Tour: $40.00
(Best suited for ages 16+) 

Book the tour now!

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Beth Goffe is a longtime Upper West Side resident and NYC licensed tour guide who makes a habit of collecting interesting and entertaining stories about her home neighborhood. 

Study up for our walking tour by listening to the Bowery Boys episode “The Creation of Central Park.”