Celebrate July Disability Pride Month

Disability Unite July Events - Information & FAQ's

New York Citywide Events

Spanning all five boroughs of NYC, Disability Pride Month gives us the opportunity for our communities to come together in pride and unite in power. The month also spreads awareness and educates allies about disability rights as civil rights – including disability culture and access accommodations. Let’s continue to embody the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act and create a NYC that is a global center for disability pride, arts and culture, and inclusive businesses!

July 1st Press Conference at City Hall, 1:30 PM
504 Democratic Club and Disability Unite

Let’s launch Disability Pride Month and make ourselves known! Join us outside City Hall as the 504 Democratic Club and Disability Unite celebrate Disability Pride for over 2 million New Yorkers with Disabilities, announce the exciting line-up of Disability Pride events, and hear from our elected officials who join in celebrating the Disability Community.

No Registration Required!

NYC Borough Presidents - Disability Unite Events

Disability Pride will be launched in partnership with each Borough President’s Office and the local Disability Community!

Borough Hall Events

Bronx Flag IconBronx

Thursday, July 9th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bronx Borough Hall (851 Grand Concourse)

Traveling by Subway (nearest accessible station): 161 Street Yankee Stadium (B, D, 4 Trains)

Traveling by Car: Enter the address 851 Grand Concourse into your navigation.

Register for the event


Brooklyn Flag IconBrooklyn

Thursday, July 11th from 11 AM to 1 PM

Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St)

Traveling by Subway (nearest accessible station): Borough Hall (Train 2, 3) or Jay Street Metro Tech (A, C, F, and R Trains)

Traveling by Car: Enter the address 209 Joralemon Street into your navigation.

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Manhattan Borough Flag Icon Manhattan

Tuesday, July 16th from 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Manhattan Borough Hall (1 Centre Street, 19th Floor)

Traveling by Subway (nearest accessible station): Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall (4, 5, 6 Trains) or Chamber Street (J Train)

Traveling by Car: Enter the address 1 Centre Street into your navigation.

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Coming Soon - Register To Stay Updated

Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Boulevard)

Traveling by Subway (nearest accessible station): Kew Gardens - Union Turnpike (E and F Trains)

Traveling by Car: Enter the address 120-55 Queens Boulevard into your navigation.

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Staten Island

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

College of Staten Island Performing Arts Center (2800 Victory Blvd - Building 1P)

Traveling by Public Transportation

Traveling by Car: Enter the address 2800 Victory Blvd into your navigation.

Register for the event


Disability Unite Festival Returns July 14

Join us for a free celebration of Disability Pride and community on July 14th! We're taking it to the next level with this year’s hybrid event, combining in-person festivities at Central Park Naumburg Bandshell in NYC and an exclusive online experience. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable day as we mark the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

In-Person @ Central Park Bandshell
11 AM to 4 PM

Online @ at DisabilityUnite.org
11 AM to 6 PM

Event Schedule

  • 11:00 AM - Disability Inclusion Training (In-Person)
  • 12:00 PM - On-Stage Performances (In-Person & Online)
  • 4:00 PM - Exclusive Virtual Experience (Online)
  • All performances are streamed on DisabilityUnite.org so that you can join this community moment with people around the world. There is no cost. Register for the Disability Unite Festival!

On-Stage Performer Lineup

  • Wawa’s World
  • James Ian
  • The Disability Hip Hop Jam Featuring 4 Wheel City & Friends

Exclusive Virtual Performances

  • Addison Rogers
  • Amoako Buachie
  • Ben Brandes
  • Kirsten Busby
  • Nader Bahu
  • Phoenix Schofield
  • Polly Solomon
  • Ryan Sleboda
  • Sarah Hardwig
  • Sierra McCarthy

List of Tabling Organizations & City Agencies - COMING SOON

Learn more about the Artists & Tabling Organizations - COMING SOON

Disability Unite Festival Travel Information

Traveling by Access-A-Ride: Call Access-A-Ride reservations and share you’re going to "Disability Unite Festival in Central Park”

Traveling by Subway (nearest accessible station): 72 Street (Q) or Lexington Avenue/63 Street (F,Q)

Traveling by Car: Enter the address ”1 E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021” into your navigation.

Best entrance to use: 72nd and Fifth Avenue

The Disability Unite Music & Arts Festival
Sunday, July 14th at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Join in a citywide celebration of Disability Pride for the NYC community, and virtually for 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. There’s something for everyone at the Disability Unite Festival!

  • Curators and Disability Unite’s Got Talent’s crowdsourcing contest selected the artists! Those with the most nominations will proceed to the voting round of DU’s Got Talent. Winners 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!

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

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 Disability Unite Communities continuing throughout 2024.