For the last 3 years a small but enthusiastic group of folks in White River Junction have been organizing a week of Pride themed events to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in the Upper Valley. Events occur the last week of July, so as not to coincide with other Pride events around the region in June.  When the WRJ PRIDE planning  committee first organized it was the height of COVID. Events were smaller in scale and socially distant. Last year over 500 people attended the events. This year they have increased the number and scope of events.  The celebration runs from Saturday, July 23rd to Saturday, July 30th. For more information contact The Main Street MUSEUM in White River Junction, VT, or email wrjpride@gmail.com.

 

All Events are at The Main Street MUSEUM

58 Bridge Street, WRJ VT 05001

(Except where noted on ZOOM)

Saturday, July 23rd 8pm-12pm

LET YOUR PRIDE GLOW

DANCE PARTY

with DJ Sauvé Sweat Stain.

Free Gifts to the first 50 dancers through the door!

And LOTS of glow sticks to be had!

Admission by donation. 

 

Tuesday, July 26th 7:30pm

BIG GAY MOVIE NIGHT

Wednesday, July 27th 7:00pm - 8:30pm

LGBTQIA+ AUTHOR PANEL

sponsored by the Norwich Bookstore. Enjoy a discussion around queer literature with published authors across a broad spectrum of identities and genres.Sign up here for the ZOOM Link. https://www.norwichbookstore.com/event/wrj-pride-virtual-author-panel-online 

 

Thursday, July 28th 7:00pm - 10:00pm

RAINBOW TRIVIA!

Brush up on your queer trivia!

$1500 worth of prizes and Raffle to be had

IF YOU KNOW YOUR STUFF!

No teams needed!

FREE PIZZA!

Friday, July 29th 7:00pm - 10:00pm

QUEERAOKE!

Come have fun with Stevie Pomije accompanying you on piano and good

old fashion karaoke with DJ Sauvé Sweat Stain!

All the gay songs you can think of and some you can't!

Enjoy snacks on the deck and a fire by the river too!

Saturday, July 30th 11:00am - 1:00pm

PARADE DAY!

Gather behind The Main Street MUSEUM to decorate your cars and floats! Enjoy special curated music for the day by 93.9 The River. Come Walk, Ride, Slide or Glide to Show Your PRIDE! around WRJ! Parade starts at NOON, and meanders around town, ending back at the Museum.

(Please Park on Railroad Row or the courthouse after the parade.)

 

Saturday, July 30th 1:00pm-3:00pm

AFTER-FEST!

Please come back to the Museum afterwards for vendors, food, live entertainment, free/confidential HIV/HCV testing, social service tables, an ice-cream truck and much MORE! Bring a towel and take a swim in the agreeable waters of the White River. There is a little bit of something for everyone!

 

We also are looking for a few good volunteers! Here is a link to sign up if you are interested.

https://forms.gle/6bUaqSnd2F8DYyBu7

All Events are graciously sponsored by the following:

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REVENGE OF THE QUEER MOVIE NIGHT III/BIG GAY MOVIE NIGHT: ROCK N' ROLL EDITION - A REVENGE OF MOVIE NIGHT/WRJ PRIDE/MAIN STREET MUSEUM CO-PRODUCTION TRIPLE THREAT! 

THE ULTIMATE WEEK OF ROCK MONTH THE MONTH OF ROCK. THE BIG END OF THE MONTH BATTLE OF THE BANDS ROCK N' ROLL CONTEST. CHIPS OF SEVERAL VARIETIES. POTENTIALLY CARTOONS, PLURAL. 7:30PM AT THE MAIN STREET MUSEUM! 7:30PM OVER ZOOM AT https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6513230906! I'M NOT YELLING, IT'S JUST THAT MY CAPS LOCK IS BROKEN AND ALSO I'M VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT ALL THIS!  https://linktr.ee/revengeofmovienight for the Zoom link.

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