PRIDE Month in Medford kicks off June 2nd with flag raising at City Hall.
Month-long events series to include “Dinner, Drinks, & Drag,” an outdoor dance/skate/mingle party, youth story time and teen Zine workshop, PRIDE celebration & more.
MEDFORD – Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director Frances Nwajei, and the Medford PRIDE Planning Committee are proud to announce a month-long series of events in celebration of PRIDE Month. For the first time, the City of Medford is planning to celebrate PRIDE with a combination of events, workshops, interfaith gatherings, and more. PRIDE Month in Medford will kick off with a flag raising event outside of City Hall on June 2nd and culminate with a PRIDE celebration at Andrews Field on June 26th.
In early 2022 Mayor Lungo-Koehn convened a PRIDE Planning Committee, led by Nwajei, to help plan for the City’s celebrations. Six committee members along with numerous volunteers and City staff have worked to plan a series of events across multiple platforms and media to allow Medford community members of all ages and interests to participate. The celebrations will include:
Wednesday, June 1, 7:00pm: Interfaith Ceremony hosted by Grace Church
Thursday, June 2, 2:45pm: Flag raising at City Hall
Thursday, June 2, 7:00pm: Dinner, Drinks & Drag @ Carroll’s Restaurant (18+)
Thursday, June 9, 6:00pm: Queer Art Show at the Unitarian Universalist Church
Thursday, June 9, 7:00pm: Transgender 101 hosted by the Medford Public Library
Friday, June 17, 11:00am: LGBTQ+ Story Hour hosted by Book Wonder at 4GoodVibes
Saturday, June 18, 7:30pm: Dance/Skate/Mingle Party in City Hall parking lot
Tuesday, June 21, 3:00pm: PRIDE Zine Workshop for Teens hosted by the Medford Public Library
Friday, June 24, 3:30pm: Lindsay Munroe Sings at the Medford Public Library
Sunday, June 26, 1:00pm: Medford PRIDE Celebration at Andrews Field
A full, updated list of events will be available at http://www.medfordma.org/city-events.
“We have an incredible and well-rounded series of events planned for the month of June, with even more to be announced soon. I am so thankful to Frances Nwajei and the entire PRIDE Planning Committee who have worked tirelessly to design a new logo and materials, partner with community organizations and businesses, and launch Medford’s first ever PRIDE Festival,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn.
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