Kristen Porter Presents (Dyke NightÂ®, The List: Bostonâ€™s Queer Agenda, and Drag Boston) and Boston Pride bring you the 2019 Jamaica Plain Block Party on Sunday, June 9 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm on Perkins Street. New this year, the Jamaica Plain Block Party will open early and provide an hour of reduced admission for those entering between 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Over 2,000 womxn, queer, transgender and non-binary folk, drag kings and queens, along with families and friends of all ages take over Perkins Street for a fun filled outdoor party with several cash bars (21+ to drink), food truck, drag show, rescue dogs available for adoption, DJ, dancing, and performances. This event is rain or shine. To learn more and to purchase tickets visit https://www.bostonpride.org/jp/.
Schedule of Events
Â 1:00pm â€“ 6:00pm â€“ The Kids ZoneÂ features face painting, games, dress up photo booth, characters
2:00pm- 3: 00pm â€“ Drag StorytimeÂ â€“ featuring several stories along with songs, activities, character appearances.
3:00pm â€“ Kristen Porterâ€™s beloved 8th Annual Divas, Dogs & Drag King Show – The largest drag king show in New England, features available-for-adoption rescue dogs showcased by advanced graduates of the King for a Day Drag King course. We welcome back emcee Sapphira Cristal and closing performer the one-and-only Lakia Mondale. The nine drag kings and the rescue dogs who will be showcased will be announced via our Facebook event page..
4:00 â€“ 8:00pm â€“ Dance Party – After the show, the street morphs into one giant dance floor with DJ Lâ€™Duke (LeahV). Her signature open format mixing and seamless genre-blending sets have won her the Boston Music Awards â€œDJ Artist of the Yearâ€ and Improper Bostonianâ€™s â€œBostonâ€™s Best DJ.â€ Â The dance party will showcase special guest Lilly Rose Valore performing Vogue Femme; highly stylized club dances from the NYC Ballroom scene that gained in popularity in the 1950s created by African American and Latino gay men.
FREE entry for kids/youth (age 20 and under)
$10 Reduced Entry 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
$15 from 2:01 pm â€“ 7:00 pm ($5 goes directly to the Boston Pride Community FundÂ which has granted close to $100,000 to local nonprofit/grassroots causes.)
Reentry only from 5:00 pm â€“ 7:00 pm. No entry after 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
1:00pm to 8:00pm
1 Perkins Street – Entrance at Hyde Square
Jamaica Plain, MA
Advanced tickets: Only 100 VIP Weekend Womxn Event passes in advance, click here or www.kristenporterpresents.com