Happy Pride Month! Celebrate with us and immerse yourself in our Asbury Pride celebratory flag installation: Look Up, by Fun House, our resident go-to shop for FUN, original Asbury Park souvenirs as well as unique Wooden Walls mural artist collaborations.

The flag has been in the works for a year and a half and took Fun House co-owner, Gene Mignola, 300 hours of labor to mock, create and sew the flag. The flag measures 40’x90’ and is made up of 700 yards of fabric, 240 yards of net, and 200 yards of thread. Gene was inspired by artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude who created “The Gates”, NYC 2005, and the orange netting Gene used in Look Up, is a nod to them. His goal was to create something special for Asbury Park Pride and wanted bunting, billowing stripes that would ripple with the breeze like the movement at the surface of the ocean.

Owners Gene Mignola and Scott Hamm have been residents of Asbury Park since 2008 and have been in business on the boardwalk since 2010. Now they have two Fun House locations on the boardwalk. This Sunday, June 4th, they will be giving out swatches from the flag during the Pride Parade at the 1200 Ocean Avenue location, the 5th Avenue Pavilion (below). They will also have Pride merchandise for sale in both locations: 5th Avenue Pavilion and The Grand Arcade at Convention Hall location, located right under the flag.

Here is a roundup of upcoming Pride events for this weekend and beyond. Please check back for updates!


Thursday, June 1st


Kickoff Pride Weekend with the Indigo Girls at Stone Pony Summer Stage


Friday, June 2nd


2023 Equality Ball presented by Garden State Equality


Saturday, June 3rd


Catch Carly Rae Jepson x AP Pride Party at the Stone Pony Summer Stage


Saturday, June 3rd


Feel the love with Christine Martucci and the Band of Love  at Wonder Bar


Sunday, June 4th


Pride at The Beach Bar hosted by Lady Celestina with music by DJ Tyler Valentine


Sunday, June 4th


Kathouse at Wonder Bar is the official afterparty of Pride


Sunday, June 4th


Kickoff the month with the 31st Annual Statewide LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in Bradley Park


Sunday, June 4th


Watch The Parade from its endpoint at Sunset Ave. at Ocean Avenue


Keep your cool during the parade with this beauty from Betty’s Icebox, located conveniently on the parade route inside Convention Hall