Hudson Square Proud

May 31, 2019

This June NYC will come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and show their support for Pride. In Hudson Square, our neighborhood’s core values center on inclusivity and a safe place for all. Our local companies are celebrating Pride with special campaigns, events and parties.

Children’s Museum of the Arts – Pride Cultural Festival

Join CMA for their 2nd annual PRIDE Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The museum will run special workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in recognition of Pride month. 10-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles, “Desmond is Amazing,” will host this year’s festivities as CMA’s Pride Mayor with Special Story Time guest Marti Gould Cummings.

Learn more here. 

Pride Shake at Shake Shack

This Pride, Shake Shack will be unveiling a limited edition Pride Shake! Check out last year’s shake and keep your eyes peeled for this year’s recipe.

Warby Parker Haskell Prism Sunglasses Line

Warby Parker has unveiled their 2019 rainbow line that takes their tried-and-true Haskell frame but in six kaleidoscopic colors (each with complimentary lens hues!). Their source of inspiration was the rainbow, which we view as a meaningful symbol of diversity and solidarity.

Learn more here. 

The Door

The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Many of their programs are directed to the young LGBTQ + community and help provide services and a safe space for young people in need.

Learn more about The Door and the ways you can support them here. 

Just Salad – Just Proud Salad

This month, Just Salad unveiled their Just Proud salad and sponsorship on NYC Pride for the fourth consecutive year! The Salad, on offer until June 30th is made with made with romaine and red cabbage, grape tomatoes, carrots, banana peppers, avocado + topped with house-made balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  $1 from every Just Proud Salad will benefit these local LGBTQIA+ organizations:

NY + NJ: NYC Pride
Chicago: Center on Halsted
Philadelphia: William Way LGBT Community Center
Gainesville: Pride Community Center of North Central Florida

SquareSpace HQ art installations

For the past three years SquareSpace has used their headquarters in Hudson Square to display a proud art installation on their facade. Keep a look out for this year’s display coming soon.

Last year’s display:

At our headquarters, we’ve partnered with Squarespace customer and floral designer Sarah Lineberger to create a full-scale floral installation on our building’s facade at 8 Clarkson Street. Sarah was the floral designer behind the most liked Instagram photo of 2017, and we’re thrilled to be working with her on this project. The installation frames our facade with more than 3,000 locally-sourced flowers.