Yonkers, NY (March 19, 2018) – Yonkers Pride is coming to downtown Yonkers on Main Street between Buena Vista Avenue and Warburton Avenue. Yonkers Pride, which will be held on June 9th, will offer a festival with a range of activities, vendors, soirees, tasty treats, delicious beverages, workshops, films, music, entertainment and more.
It’s historic! Yonkers Pride is a grass roots effort to bring the first ever Pride event to Westchester County’s hippest town. Festivities will begin with the annual flag raising ceremony at City Hall on June 8th at 4:00pm. The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board has chosen UNITY to be the inaugural theme. “In Yonkers we pride ourselves in the strength of our diversity,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “Congratulations to our LGBTQ Board on the Yonkers Pride festival that will celebrate equality, diversity, and acceptance. Together, we continue to make Yonkers a great place to live, work and play – for everyone.”
Yonkers Pride, with its interactive information stands, its events, and its music, will adorn the downtown Yonkers community where the celebration will go on until late in the evening at all the LGBTQ+ friendly establishments throughout the downtown.
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Times: 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Yonkers on Main St (btwn Warburton & Buena Vista)
Cost: Free General Admission; $3 for 21+ wristband
$40 VIP admission
If you would like to participate as a vendor, entertainer, and/or sponsor or for more information please visit: www.yonkerspride.org and follow us on social at www.facebook.com/yonkerspride, www.twitter.com/yonkerspride18, and www.instagram.com/yonkerspride.
About Yonkers Pride
Remember our past, celebrate our victories, and advance equality. The City of Yonkers’ Mayor Mike Spano’s LGBTQ Advisory Board in conjunction with the Downtown Yonkers Business Improvement District is organizing the city’s first ever Pride event. The Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory board consists of seven members responsible for advocating for policies to advance Yonkers’ LGBTQ+ community.
Our mission is to produce an inclusive, secure, and fun event to promote freedom of expression, motivate activists in the on-going fight for equal rights, and to honor and celebrate the diversity of the Yonkers LGBTQ+ community, their families, and allies.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Member, Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board