Celebrate Disability Pride Month -- July (and everyday!)

Borough Hall Events

  • Bronx - July 6, 11am - 5pm (please see attached flier)
  • Brooklyn - July 11, 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Manhattan - July 12, 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Queens - July 13, 12pm  - 1:30pm
  • Staten Island – TBD (likely during the third week of July) 

Become a Project Access Partner

Respecting individuality. Honoring diversity. Celebrating community.


The Project Access for All - Disability Unite platform and community is based on the principles of mutual aid. Each community partner contributes what they can financially, as well as additional resource sharing. 

We hope you join as a partner with or without a financial contribution.

Sign up is at the bottom of this page.

As a community consortium, “we” means all folks and all community organizations (that means you as well!). We welcome your partnership. Take on a leadership role, or join in as a volunteer. Host an accessible meeting online or take the initiative to begin something new. Together, we can enrich our own lives and model truly inclusive, thriving communities.

Our communities are diverse. What we share is a message: The Disability Community is loud, we’re proud, we vote and we will work together to make ourselves known!

Our Working Group and its Committees are making tremendous progress in celebrating access and inclusion, but we need your help as a Partner to mark the Americans with Disabilities Act 33rd Anniversary and create a fabulous celebration for July's Disability Pride Month and beyond. 

Together, we are reaching out to our non-disabled allies in action and education.

Together, we are fighting for our Civil Rights -- for our community to be treated with equity at medical centers, and with equity in our City and State budget when there is a shortfall.

Growing our numbers.


We are many voices, with one vision: Opportunity, Equality, Inclusion.

Join in Creating, Organizing, Participating, Advocating...

  • The Disability Unite Music & Arts Festival taking place on Sunday, July 16th at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Join in a cityide celebration of Disability Pride for the NYC community, and communities across the country. 
    • The event will have 3 different live streamed “stages”, with music, dance, visual artworks, and more. Join us in-person or engage virtually with friends, family, and the community - at the Disability Unite festival there’s something for everyone!
    • Artists selected by curators and through DU’s Got Talent’s crowdsourcing contest! Artists with the most nominations will proceed to the voting round of DU’s Got Talent. Winning artists will receive a paid performance slot at #DisabilityUniteFestival and be featured in all event promotions. Follow @DisabilityUnite on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more information!
  • July is Disability Pride Month - Citywide Events: Spanning all five boroughs of NYC, our goal for Disability Pride Month is spread awareness and educate people about disability rights as civil rights – including disability culture and access accomodations. Let’s continue to embody the spirit of the ADA and create a NYC that is a global center for disability pride, arts and culture, and inclusive businesses!
  • Participate in Disability Unite Community Partner Events including:
    Banner Project: This initiative is a collaborative effort to plan with disability advocacy groups and community groups, artists, and cultural allies across the United States to create transportable artwork, specifically banners, that represent and reflect different disability groups. Banners will be displayed throughout the city both physically and digitally with accessibility features.

  • Public Virtual “happenings”, performances and art works launched July 2023 in-person and online with DU Communities continuing throughout 2023-24.

We honor and remember Edith Prentiss who, as a disabled leader of the NYC Community and someone so knowledgable about creating access, helped create the Project AccessNYC initiative "Businesses Committed to Access and Inclusion".

Project Access for All was launched nationally in 2010 with a Working Group of the Obama Administration. Project AccessNYC was launched on August 9, 2011 at Gracie Mansion by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner Matt Sapolin. Commissioner Sapolin was a founder and first Project AccessNYC Co-Chair. The Project Access website acts as a central hub, enabling all people with disabilities to easily access programs, events and materials through a searchable function filtering organizations and program by category, location, discipline and more. Project Access is not owned by any one institution or individual and aims to reflect the vision of its users through a platform for direct engagement to further opportunity, equality and inclusion throughout the community. Project Access is coordinated by Art Beyond Sight.

Most content shared on this site will also be utilized on www.Disabilityunite.org. Disability Unite is an initiative of Project Access For All. While the platform is called "Disability Unite", we acknowledge and respect that the disability community represents a broad cross-section of groups, communities, and individuals identified by race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, or disability status. Each individual/group will have different opinions and has the unconditional right to advocate in whatever way they prefer.

Project Access Partner Form

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Phone Number for questions by the Project Access Team. This will not be made public.
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By becoming a Project Access for All Partner you hereby voluntarily and without compensation authorize the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the City of New York and Project Access for All coordinated by Art Beyond Sight, to use photographs, video, voice recordings, and/or biographical information that are uploaded to the site to be used for print, television, radio, website and social media postings for the purpose of promoting the Project Access for All, Disability Unite which is an initiative of Project Access for All, the Disability Unite Festival and the work of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.