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Westchester County’s Loft PRIDE 2016

 

 

 

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The LOFT

The LGBT Community Services Center

252 Bryant Avenue,

White Plains, NY www.loftgaycenter.org

 

For Immediate Release, 5/26/16 White Plains, New York

Contact: Judy Troilo – 914-948-2932 ext. 11 Cell: 917 805 1003

judy@loftgaycenter.org

PRIDE 2016

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Broadway Stars Launch the Biggest Pride Event in Westchester County.

Hosted by The LOFT LGBT Community Center.

LOFT Pride 2016 Saturday, June 4th,12pm-5pm

At the Grounds of The LOFT: LGBT Center 250/252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY

 

Free Admission, Free parking, Free Entertainment.

Rain or Shine.

In June of 1969 the Stonewall Riots occurred sparking a unified uprising of the LGBT community. The LGBT community and our allies honor and celebrate June as Pride month. The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center invites all to be part of Westchester’s annual celebration at LOFT Pride 2016 on Saturday, June 4th.

This year promises to be Westchester’s biggest and best Pride festival yet with an anticipated crowd of 700+ and an exciting entertainment line-up including Broadway Sings for PRIDE featuring performers from Broadway musicals, Magician-Illusionist David Rosenstein and TONEWALL the premier pop acapella group of the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus

 

LOFT Pride is a family-friendly day featuring great activities including a Pride Photo booth, PRIDE pet costume contest, and fun activities for kids, including a bounce house, professional face painting and over 35 food, merchandise and service  vendors.

There will also be a talent show with a $350 cash prize, a raffle (prizes: a pair of round trip airline tickets, a weekend getaway package for two at Rainbow Mountain Resort, dinner & show for two at Westchester Broadway Theater) and a 50/50 cash raffle.

 

The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center:

For more information about this event and others hosted by The LOFT, please visit www.loftgaycenter.org, or come visit The LOFT at 252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, New York.

Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1993, The LOFT provides a safe gathering place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and supportive community of New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The LOFT facilitates a wide range of educational, health, social service and recreational programs, and advocates for improved services for our community. The LOFT’s Mission is simple and strong: “The LOFT works to further the cause for inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy and celebration.”

About the entertainment:

Tonewall is the premier pop a cappella group of New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

a charismatic group of 11 performers brings a polished, ensemble vocal experience to each performance. Their music repertoire includes uplifting anthems and classic tunes, along with joyful and sexy hits from today’s artists, all wrapped in the unparalleled precision singing that is the hallmark of contemporary a cappella. Tonewall leverages the deep talent of New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYC GMC) to deliver high-quality entertainment. Founded in 1980, NYC GMC is a world-class, world-renowned New York institution and a pioneering voice for the LGBTQ community. NYCGMC is comprised of more than 260 talented singers of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences.

To learn more about Tonewall: www.nycgmc.org/nycgmc-tonewall/

Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth. Performers who will be representing Broadway Sings for Pride at LOFT Pride 2016 include:

  • Matt DeAngelis (Broadway: Hair Revival, West End: Hair Revival, National Tours: Once, American Idiot, Hair)
  • Christine Dwyer (Starred as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, Second National Tour, National Tour of Rent)
  • Adam B. Shapiro (HBO Film’s The Normal Heart, NBC’s The Mystery of Laura, Netflix’s Master of None)

To learn more about Broadway Sings for Pride: http://broadwaysingsforpride.com

David Rosenstein, 18, has been captivating audiences across the NY tri-state area for over a decade. Ever since he was first hired to perform at a fellow 2nd grader’s birthday party, David’s unparalleled enthusiasm and mesmerizing illusions have entertained thousands over the years. As a proud member of the LGBT community, David is thrilled to share his magic at the LOFT 2016 Pride.

To Learn more about David Rosenstein: www.david-magic.com

LOFT Pride 2016 is Sponsored by TD Bank, Gilead, Cornerstone Pharmacy/Medical Centre Pharmacy, Westchester Medical Center Health, New England Fertility, PepsiCo, Ignite Bar & Bistro, Smart Daily Administrators, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, HRHCare Community Health, Westchester Broadway Theater, Westchester Library System and the support and generosity of community members.

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