LGBTQ Pride Weekend in Warwick begins Friday night

| 08 Jun 2017 | 05:21

WARWICK — As part of the Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the W.V. Community Center at 11 Hamilton Ave. is hosting a weekend of Pride events to celebrate the LGBTQ community.
FridayFriday, June 9, swings into action with a three-band line up. Check out Doc Fry Sessions on Facebook for details.
Doors open at 6.30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. and rolls right on into a dance party at 9 p.m. Cover is $5.
In addition to great music, the audience can participate in the Wickham Works Maker’s Lab–print band posters and T-shirts for the Pride Parade on Sunday.
All donations go to Safe Space America.
SaturdaySaturday, June 10, there’ll be a screening of "Boys Don’t Cry" on a 19-foot screen. Hilary Swank won an Academy Award for best actress in her role as a transgendered young man, falling in love in small town Nebraska. Based on a true story, the now-classic film tells the story of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, who chose to live her life as a man and suffered tragic consequences.
The film starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Following the movie there’ll be a discussion about how this movie ties into current events. There's a $5 donation and the film is rated R with a running time of nearly two hours.
SundaySunday, June 11, is the fifth annual Warwick OCNY Pride Parade. The parade starts at noon at WV Community Center, with a pre-parade party with family activities.
The parade leaves from WVCC at 1.45 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is family.
The grand marshall will be Danielle Barbour and family, the organizer of the first Warwick Pride Parade and founder of Safe Space America.
The route is Orchard Street to Railroad Green, South Street to Main Street, arriving back at the Community Center at 2.30 p.m. for pink lemonade and decorate-your-own cupcakes, speakers and a Style Contest.
The parade is sponsored by the Warwick Valley Community Center and the Orange County Youth Bureau, and partnering with the Village of Warwick’s Sesquicentennial Committee and Wickham Works.
Additional information can be found on FaceBook at OCNY Pride Event or call 845-986-6422 ext. 4.