Wednesday, May 16, 2007

2nd Annual Bronx Pride Picnic

Bronx Community Pride Center and Bronx Pride Committee
to host Official Pride Festival at
Barretto Point Park, Bronx

NEW YORK, May 15, 2007 – For the second year in a row, the Bronx Community Pride Center (BCPC) and the Bronx Pride Committee (BPC) officially announces the Bronx LGBT Pride Festival, which will take place on June 16, 2007 from 12pm-8pm, at Barretto Point Park in the Bronx. The theme for this year’s event is “Our Second Year, A New Experience.” Teaming up with this year’s festivities are several major companies and foundations along with a plethora of vendors and service organizations catering to the LGBT community of the Bronx.

“We are thrilled to bring Bronx Pride in its second year to the Borough,” said Chanel Lopez, chair of the BPC. “The representatives of the committee have worked very meticulously to provide an event that not only provides food, live musical entertainment and dancing, but is an ideal forum for community members to access information about businesses carrying products and services committed to strengthening the unity and support of the Bronx LGBTQ community.”

Company sponsors, such as WKTU-FM, ID Lube and HX Media, will be featured throughout the afternoon. Several elected officials will be attending the event. This is the first year that gay pride in the Bronx has had an array of supporters. “The Bronx LGBT community has found its voice,” said Lisa Winters, Executive Director of BCPC. “And because of this, New York City is taking notice.”

Last year, the Bronx Pride Picnic, which was held at Van Cortlandt Park, attracted over 2000 community supporters. The event took place on Saturday, June 17, 2006.

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