Jim Beckerman NorthJersey Published 6:28 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 On Saint Patrick's Day, everybody's Irish. On Columbus Day, we are all sons of Italy. And during Pride Month, which climaxes Sunday with the annual New York City LGBTQ Pride March, we're all … ? Well, OK, maybe some people are not there yet. And some people, because of sincere religious beliefs, or old-fashioned anti-gay hostility, may never be there. But it's worth remembering, now that Saint Patrick's Day has become an annual orgy of shamrock shakes and green derbies, that the Irish were once a despised minority, too. Like the Pride March, the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade began as an expression of solidarity. If Pride, in 2018, is not yet quite as mainstream as the Saint Paddy's Day parade, that tipping point could be fast approaching. "That's what I'd like it to be," said C.J. Prince, executive director of North Jersey Pride. "I think … [Read more...] about New York’s LGBTQ Pride March — as American as the Fourth of July?
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Photo CreditLiving In The Buffby Paul Fanara. Clickhere to follow Living In The Buff on Facebook. The Pride Parade is a time when our community marches together down Elmwood Avenue in celebration of our history and culture, and as a visible representation of the multiple ways there are to be LBGTQ in WNY. – the Pride Center of Western New York The Pride Parade lined up at SUNY Buffalo State with more than 100 WNY organizations participating. The Parade began at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue, and continued down Elmwood to the corner of Allen Street. The post-parade festival was held at Canalside. Buffalo & Western New York Pride Week is presented by the Pride Center of Western New York, Inc. Event proceeds benefit PCWNY and help to support the organization’s year-round programs and services. The Theme of the 2017 Buffalo Pride Week was CONNECT, “In times of uncertainty, building connections is as vital as it is … [Read more...] about Photo Gallery: Pride Parade 2018
June marks LGBT Pride Month, and with it, pride events around the country take place, but when is Boston Pride Parade 2018? June was chosen as Pride Month to honor the Stonewall Riots, a key event in the gay rights movement that happened on June 28, 1969 when police raided a gay bar in Greenwich Village, New York City, sparking riots and protests between law enforcement and New York City’s LGBT community. The nation’s first gay pride parade was on the first anniversary of those riots, June 28, 1970 on Christopher Street in Manhattan, and the concept of a pride parade quickly spread around the country. The first Boston Pride Parade was in 1971, and the event has been ongoing to this day, marking Boston Pride Parade 2018 as the 48th event meant to “achieve inclusivity, equality, respect and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond.” So, when is Boston Pride Parade 2018? Pride is a week long celebration in Boston with events from Pride Night at Fenway Park to parties … [Read more...] about When is Boston Pride Parade 2018?
Black Iron Bystro's fourth anniversary 5 p.m. to midnight at 3648 South Park Ave., Blasdell. No cost to attend. Eclectic Blasdell restaurant invites well-wishers to congregate for its fourth birthday, fueled with free snacks from the Bystro, Nickel City Cheese and Mile 303, beverage tastings from 42 North, Community Beer Works, Lockhouse Distillery and Zamir Vodka, plus Lomo Lomo food truck and a cash bar. Adding to the party will be the live music of Gravy and the magic of Garrett Thomas. - Andrew Galarneau [Related: 'Farmhouse meets Brooklyn' at Black Iron Bystro | Dining Review | Smiles at Festivus Party] Pride Week Flag Raising Noon to 1 p.m. in Niagara Square (65 Niagara Square). Free to attend. The Pride Center of Western New York, the Stonewall Democrats of WNY, Mayor Byron Brown and more luminaries will raise a pride flag at noon in Niagara Square, marking the beginning of Buffalo's Pride Week, which concludes with a parade and Pride Festival on June 3. Go here for the full … [Read more...] about Things to do in Western New York: May 29
Supported by Music By SETH COLTER WALLSAPRIL 30, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story What defines the Los Angeles Philharmonic? Is it the music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel’s exciting performances of symphonies central to the repertory? Or is it the risks the orchestra takes on rarities and new pieces — including what feels like a Year of 1,000 Commissions for its centennial next season? (O.K., not quite that many. But it’s a lot.)The fact that the answer is, truly, “both” is a testament to the Philharmonic’s excellence on more fronts than almost any other ensemble. But since this orchestra is so skilled at making whole seasons seem essential, it’s a challenge to convey all its many facets during a short tour stop.This weekend, over a two-concert stand at David Geffen Hall, Los Angeles decided to play things somewhat conservatively — at least by its standards.Both … [Read more...] about Review: Dudamel and Los Angeles Bring the Noise to New York