Boston Pride Block Party – Back Bay Edition to Take Place on St. James Avenue

Due to construction, the site of the annual block party location will be moved 

Boston, Mass. – April 19, 2012 – Boston Pride announced today that its annual Boston Pride Block Party – Back Bay Edition will be relocated from Stuart Street to St. James Avenue due to construction. The Boston Pride Block Party – Back Bay Edition customarily is the last event of Pride Week and this year it will be held on Sunday, June 10th from 12-8 p.m.

“The Boston Pride Block Party – Back Bay Edition anchors Pride Week and we weren’t going to let a couple of construction sites stop us from continuing our traditional presence in the South End and Back Bay,” said from Rob Zuromski, a board member of Boston Pride and chair of the Block Party. “We are excited about the new location on St. James Ave and know that the grand finale of Pride week will be as much a celebration as ever.”

The Boston Pride Block Party – Back Bay Edition will be one of two block party celebrations that Boston Pride hosts during Pride Week.  A second block party, with family-focused activities as well as entertainment, will also take place on Sunday, June 10, in Jamaica Plain.  A signature event of Pride Week, the Back Bay Block Party will feature entertainment, food and beverages. Tracy Young will be returning as the event’s DJ.

“We heard from residents and businesses within the Back Bay community, and they wanted to make sure we would remain in the Back Bay,” said Linda DeMarco, president of Boston Pride.  “In particular, the leadership of the Back Bay Business Association was very supportive, who made it clear that they weren’t going to let us go.”

Boston Pride Week 2012 will be held June 1-10. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 30 Years of Worldwide Pride Movement” and Boston Pride will celebrate by hosting special events, parties and Boston’s biggest and most popular Parade and Festival.  Starting with the annual Flag Raising Ceremony on June 1st at City Hall Plaza, the week also includes Pride Day at Faneuil Hall, Pride Idol, the Royal Pageant, Human Rights Events, block parties and much more.

More information on Boston Pride’s 2012 Pride Week can be found at

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