New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/08/2015 -- On Wednesday, June 3rd at Aloft Hotel Harlem the Harlem Pride 2015 Committee announced its 6th Annual Harlem Pride Celebration theme "Justice for All, The Movement Continues." A week of festivities (June 21st – 28th) is planned to take place throughout the upper Manhattan region to herald the great strides of national and global equality. The uptown enclave will open its arms to thousands of Same Gender Loving / Lesbian, Gay, Bi Sexual, and Transgender (SGL/LGBT) revelers, family and friends from the Tri State area and beyond.
"We are honored to represent the community in Harlem," says Carmen Neely, President of Harlem Pride. "It's been a wonderful six years and our growth has been tremendous. We thank all who have supported us through these years and invite folks who are new to us to come be a part of our family as we celebrate SGL/LGBT PRIDE in Harlem!"
Harlem Pride also announced its continued collaboration with the organizers of the 4th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York. On Wednesday, June 24th, Harlem Pride and the Dominican Film Festival team up to present a special screening of the film "Dolares de arena." Directed by Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman the film depicts the lesbian affair of an opportunistic young woman involved with a wealthy matriarch "Our collaboration with Harlem Pride brings our two communities together on our opening night in support of our award winning LGBT film selection" offered Armando Guareno, Founder and Executive Director of The Dominican Film Festival.
Harlem Pride 2015 Event Schedule will include:
Sunday, June 21st, Harlem Pride 2015 Sunday Service at St. Philip's Episcopalian Church at 11:15am with award winning recording artist Nhojj.
Monday June 22nd, Celebrating The "T": Harlem Pride Trans* Appreciation Reception at Harlem A-loft Hotel, 6:00pm - 10:00pm.
Tuesday, June 23rd, Circle of Life Celebration: A Memorial Service in conjunction with SAGE Harlem at Union Theological Seminary, 6:00p - 9:00pm.
Wednesday, June 24th, Dominican Film Festival LGBT Presentation of "Dolares de arena" co-sponsored by Harlem Pride at Columbia University's Alumni Auditorium, Showtime 7:00pm.
Thursday, June 25th, Harlem Pride Night for "Invisible Life The Musical" at The Apollo Theater, Showtime 7:30pm.
Friday, June 26th 2015, Pride Ride: Rockin' The Rivers! Circle Line Cruises Pier 83 West 42nd Street, 9:00pm – Midnight [Boarding Starts at 8:00pm] Tickets – $50 (includes food).
Saturday, June 27th, 6th Annual Harlem Pride Day Celebration, 12Noon - 6:00pm at Jackie Robinson Park located on Bradhurst Avenue @ West 148th Street.
Sunday, June 28th, NYC Heritage Pride Parade March
Sunday Evening, June 28th, Official Harlem Pride 2015 Closing Party at Cove Lounge, 325 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027, 9:00pm – 3:00am. Tickets $15 Online In Advance – $20 At The Door.
For more information on Harlem Pride Week 2015 or to purchase tickets visit: www.HarlemPride.org, Facebook.com/HarlemPride or Twitter.com/HarlemPrideNYC
Hashtags: #HarlemPride2015, #JusticeforAlltheMovementContinues, #DominicanFilmFest
Harlem Pride Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor: NY-Presbyterian Hospital - Ambulatory Care Network
Hotel Sponsor: Aloft Hotel Harlem
Media Sponsors: GO! Magazine and Edge Media
Official Travel Sponsor: Southwest Airlines
Special Collaboration: 4th Annual Dominican Film Festival
Event Sponsors: Testing Makes Us Stronger, William F. Ryan Center, New York Liberty, Cove Lounge, EmblemHealth, Safehorizon, Metropolitan Community Church of New York, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).
Partners include: LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, Rivers Of Living Water, SAGE Harlem, The Gatekeepers Collective
Public Relations: Global Network of Black Pride
About Harlem Pride
In 2010, Harlem Pride's founders saw an opportunity to celebrate not just our Same Gender Loving/LGBT community, but its role and contributions to Harlem's rich history and thus Harlem Pride was born.
Our mission is to advocate for, educate, promote, and unite Harlem's Same Gender Loving/LGBT individuals, organizations and supporters in cultivating a sense of honor, dignity and respect for our diverse culture and community.