This Saturday June 25th, come out and enjoy Harlem Pride 2016 Celebration Day at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem! The Annual Harlem Pride Celebrations feature entertainment, a variety of food vendors and more, so bring family and friends. The event organizers will also disseminate important information and provide services including referrals for health, legal and
There are a lot of celebrations happening this weekend in Harlem for Gay Pride. After a momentous and triumphant week for the LGBT community, people are really ready to celebrate gay pride.
A few places in Harlem where you can celebrate are at Aloft Harlem Hotel on FDB Friday, June 28th 7 pm – 11 pm. Red Rooster (Ginny’s Supper Club) on Lenox Ave, Sunday June 30th starting at 8 pm. MIST (My Image Studios) on 116th Street Friday, June 28th 8 pm & Saturday, June 29th 9 pm. Jackie Robinson Park “Harlem Pride 2013 Celebration Day” from 12 pm – 6 pm featuring DJ Andre Collins and a long list of Live Performances. Many other businesses are participating such as Harlem Food Bar, Jado Sushi, 5 and Diamond, Lido and Melba’s who have always been supportive in past years.
Here is an encouraging article we came across earlier today in the Daily News. Check out this related story on what’s happening in Harlem.
Melba, always two steps ahead.
A few weeks ago we reported on Harlem Pride events taking place this weekend during New York’s Gay Pride celebration.
Little did we know that there would be an additional reason to celebrate.
Tonight in a historic vote the NY State Senate has approved marriage for same sex couples, which represents a tremendous opportunity. New York Becomes the Seventh U.S. Jurisdiction to Allow Gay and Lesbian Couples to Marry.
The energy around this has been building in the last few months, culminating in this evening’s historic achievement in civil and human rights history.
- In recent months dozens of New Yorkers – everyday people and celebrities alike – recorded video testimonials in support of marriage equality in New York.
- In April the Huffington Post covered Harlem Stage’s premiere of the new documentary short film, “Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness, directed by New York native and award-winning African American gay filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, and sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign.
- On June 24th President Obama said “I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country.”
- This evening NY Governor Cuomo said that we “reached a new level of social justice this evening,” making him “especially proud to be a New Yorker”.
- And later, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the vote a “historic triumph for equality and freedom.”
“In recent weeks, I have had many conversations with our state Senators. I emphasized that not only is marriage equality consistent with bedrock American principles, but it is also consistent with bedrock Republican Party principles of liberty and freedom — and the Republicans who stood up today for those principles will long be remembered for their courage, foresight, and wisdom. In fact, 10 or 20 or 30 years from now, I believe they will look back at this vote as one of their finest, proudest moments.”
The part I liked the most about Cuomo’s speech was his focus on the word “equality”. No doubt this will resonate deeply with all Americans.
And as I wrap up this post I find myself humming Kool & The Gang’s CELEBRATE.
Happy Harlem Pride.