Kristen Porter Presents (Dyke Night® & The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda) teams up with Boston Pride once again to host the outdoor JP Block party featuring a full 6 hours of entertainment. What can you expect? 1,500 LBT women, queer and trans* folk and friends of all ages take over Perkins Street for a fun filled outdoor afternoon with vendors, food, cash bar (all ages, 21+ to drink).
The schedule of events:
2-3pm: Face painting and games for kids.
Live music by Zili Misik: an all female acoustic & electronic fusion of roots music of the African diaspora. Reconnecting Haitian mizik rasin, Jamaican roots reggae, Afro-Brazilian samba, Afro-Cuban son, and African American spirituals, blues, jazz, and neo soul, Zili Misik honors its influences while creating a sound that is uniquely its own: New World Soul.
3- 4pm: 4th Annual Divas, Dogs & Drag Show
Featuring available for adoption rescue dogs showcased by some of Boston’s most celebrity drag queens and kings including the newly crowned Mr. & Mrs. Boston Pride. We welcome back emcee Sapphira Cristal, former queen of Boston Pride and Miss Gay NY.
4-8pm: Dancing with DJ LeahV
After the show, the street morphs into one giant dance floor with DJ LeahV aka ‘The People’s DJ’. Her signature open format mixing and seamless genre-blending sets have won her the Boston Music Awards “DJ Artist of the Year,” Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best DJ” and a feature at the Dinah Shore Weekend.
Perkins Ave, between South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA, All ages.
$10 Donation before 5 pm/ $15 donation after 5 pm ($5 additional will go directly to the Boston Pride Community Fund)
[Weather Advisory: This is rain or shine, but in case of storm forecast check our website for details].