brooklyn pride

Yesterday was Brooklyn’s gay pride festival. Conveniently, it happens in my neighborhood. It’s a much smaller scale production than the big New York Pride parade, but there is a street fair and a night parade. I had to be somewhere else last night, so I missed the parade, but my friend M and I walked over to check out the street fair. I took a few photos. You can click on them to see larger versions.

BP Street Fair
The street fair kind of looks like every New York street fair you’ve ever been to, but with more rainbows and activism.

More rainbows!

Park Entrance
These balloons were at the 15th Street entrance to Prospect Park.

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
We stopped and got ice cream from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. The truck can often be found near Union Square in Manhattan during the summer, if you happen to be in the city. I heartily recommend the Salty Pimp—that’s vanilla soft serve drizzled with dulce de leche, sea salt (!), and dipped in chocolate. You would think salt would be kinda weird on ice cream, but you’d be wrong; it’s actually delicious.

Parrot Man
I’ve seen this guy in the pink gown at every parade I’ve ever been to in Brooklyn. I call him the Parrot Man, because he’s always accompanied by that parrot on top of the other guy’s head.

Finally, we stopped to listen to some live music on the stage inside the park.

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