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Boston Pride Hosts Annual Block Parties in Back Bay and Jamaica Plain

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Boston Pride  45th Anniversary-#WickedProud Week Ends with Thousands of Party-Goers in Back Bay and JP

Boston Pride will host block parties in the Back Bay and Jamaica Plain on Sunday, June 14th in celebration of the 45th Anniversary- #WickedProud Pride Week. The Back Bay Party is from noon to 8pm, at St. James Ave. between Arlington Street and Berkeley Street. In Jamaica Plain, Boston Pride is teaming up again with Dyke Night Productions for the JP block party from 2pm to 8pm on Perkins Street.

“Boston Pride will end our 45th Anniversary Pride Week with a bang with our two annual block parties in the Back Bay and Jamaica Plain,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “We have an incredible lineup of entertainment at both parties as we celebrate Pride in Boston’s neighborhoods. We thank the community for its continued support and participation!”
“Dyke Night Productions is thrilled to partner with Boston Pride again this year- especially in celebration of its 45th Anniversary,” said Kristen Porter, founder of Dyke Night Productions. “This year, the JP Block Party will have live music, and of course, Divas, Dogs and Drag Show and Adoption event where our community has shown overwhelming compassion in helping to find homes for rescue dogs.”

The Back Bay Block Party will feature entertainment headlined by EDM sensation DJ Tatiana, will open with DJ Andrea Stamas, include a special performance by American Idol and The Voice alumna singer Frenchie Davis, food, and a cash bar! Tickets for this year’s block party are $15, with $5 going toward the Boston Pride Community Fund. Tickets can be purchased online to avoid the line at the front door.

This year’s Jamaica Plain Block Party will kick off with live music, face painting, food and cash bar. Crys Matthews & Triana Wilson Acoustic Showcase will then perform, leading up to the Divas, Dogs, and Drag Show featuring rescue dogs who are available for adoption. During the show there will also be drag king and queen performances with emcee Sapphira Cristal and headliner Lakia Mondale. Boston’s own DJ LeahV will take over and electrify the stage until closing! There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door before 5pm, and a $15 suggested donation after 5pm, with $5 going toward the Boston Pride Community Fund.

Both Block Parties will take place rain or shine. More information and details for Boston Pride’s 2015 Pride Week can be found at www.bostonpride.org

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About Boston Pride

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Kicking off June 5 through June 14, Boston Pride will host ten days of events and activities that bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate diversity. Opening with the Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall, Pride Week 2015 will also include the Boston Pride Gala, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Human Rights Forum, Queeraoke, Pride Night @ Fenway Park, the Boston Pride Festival and Parade, the Pride Youth Dance, the Back Bay Block Party, and the JP Block Party.  The theme of this year’s Pride celebration is “45th Anniversary – #WickedProud.”

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