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Event: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Gay Man

Northfield Pride is proud to present: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Gay Man

🗓️ Sunday, June 2, 2024 @ 4 pm

📍 Keepsake Cidery

💲$10 suggested donation at the door

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Gay Man is the first episode of Patrick Scully’s autobiographical opus Somewhere Along the Rainbow. Mixing together stories of his personal life, his life as an artist and activist, and progress and setbacks in the world of LGBTQ rights, Scully begins the opus in high school in the 60’s, and takes us on a journey through his school and college years, into his early professional life in the arts. The first segment ends in 1980, having traversed the ups and downs of Scully’s coming out story, the victories and defeats of Minneapolis and St Paul passing laws protecting Lesbian, Gay and Trans rights, and Harvey Milk’s legacy in San Francisco.

If you were out and about in that era, it will bring back memories of those days, good and not so good. If this was all before your time, it promises an engaging history lesson that no school has yet taught.

PS: If this were a movie it would probably be R rated.


Patrick Scully is a Minneapolis based performing artist.

Scully is well known for work ranging from large scale group works, to solo work. His largest works include: a Ballet for Boats, for forty to fifty boats, done to great critical acclaim in both Minneapolis (2015) and Potsdam, Germany (2010); His solo works, more intimate and often biographical, and also highly acclaimed, have included works ranging from Too Soon Lost (1990) to Thrive! (2010). Leaves of Grass- Illuminated began as a large-scale work for two actors and 18 male dancers in 2014.

Scully began dancing in 1972 as a college freshman. In 1976 he co-founded Contactworks, a Minneapolis based dance collective focused on contact improvisation. In 1980 he left Contactworks to explore broader horizons. That led him to dance with Remy Charlip, beginning with Remy’s Ten Men show in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival in 1984. Dancing for Remy Charlip, Scully toured to Boston, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, New York, Berkeley CA. Eventually he returned to Minneapolis focusing on the creation of his own work. 

Performing his own work, Scully has toured internationally and nationally, as well as across all of Minnesota.

In addition to his performing work, Patrick was the founder and longtime director of Patrick’s Cabaret, in Minneapolis. More complete information is available at

Patrick Scully is a fiscal year 2024 recipient of an Arts Experiences grant and a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Pints for Pride Fundraiser on April 6th

We hope you'll join us for our annual Pints for Pride fundraiser, presented by A Very Moxie Production, Imminent Brewing, and The Grand Event Center. Please attend, bid, or donate to help us keep Northfield Pride and our Pride in the Park event strong.


This year's auction item donors include:

  • The Sketchy Artist
  • Brick Oven Bakery
  • Northfield Yarn
  • Susan Crow Studios
  • Bill Metz
  • Kimi Albrecht - Munchies Teething Jewelry
  • Laura Hermanson
  • Verbena Vinyl
  • Content Bookstore
  • Misfit BJJ
  • Nalani McCutcheon & Kathy Sandberg
  • Northfield Public Library
  • Farmstead Bike Shop/Raven's Nest Cafe
  • Forget Me Not
  • KYMN Radio
  • Tanzenwald Brewing
  • Chapel Brewing
  • Keepsake Cidery
  • Tressa Dykstra and Jane Malmskog

Vendor and Sponsor Applications Open

Thank you for your interest but applications for Pride in the Park 2024 are now closed.

Northfield Pride 2024 Scholarship

The Northfield Pride Committee is offering a $1000 flexible education scholarship to one outstanding LGBTQIA+ graduating high school senior who lives in Northfield, attends Northfield schools, or lives within 15 miles. The winner will be publicly announced at the Pride in the Park celebration on Saturday, June 1, in Northfield's Central Park.

We use "flexible education scholarship" to indicate that the award funds may be used toward any type of post-secondary education, whether that be a 2 or 4 year college, trade school, training courses, or a certificate program.

Applications are due April 15, and the winner will be notified by May 4. The winner is not required to be present at Pride in the Park on June 1 to win, but we hope that you will be! We would love for the winning youth to have the opportunity to bask in the glow of the community's appreciation and applause.

Apply for the Northfield Pride Scholarship here.

New Northfield Pride Event Calendar

We are proud to launch a new events calendar to collect all of the amazing LGBTQ+ centered events for our area into one easy-to-find place. Please check out the event calendar link in the page header to view upcoming events. If you are organizing a local event you think belongs on the calendar, please use the form linked on the calendar page to send us your event details so we can include it on the calendar ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Cauldron Potluck with Northfield Pride on Oct 21

This all-ages event is brought to you by Northfield Pride. Join us for a night of socializing, board games, food, costumes, and laughs! Bring food or drink to share (no alcohol please) and dress up if you like. We look forward to seeing you!
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