Boston Gay Pride - June 3-13, 2010
Though it seems impossible to see Boston as anything but the land of puritanical pomp and circumstance, gay forces award the city double degrees in history of sparkledom and rainbow studies during Pride, June 3-13, 2010.
So dust off those caps and gowns fine ladies and gents because we've got the local's guide to help you navigate the week.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Pride Day @ Fanuiel Hall
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
A day of entertainment and shopping with performances by Elizabeth Lorrey, Girl Gang Band and Mary Callanan.
SUNDAY, JUNE 6
The LGBT Aging Project's Annual Pride Tea-Dance for LGBT Seniors & Friends
3:30 - 7:00 PM
1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
MONDAY, JUNE 7
2nd Annual King & Queen of Boston Pride Pageant 2010
1254 Boylston St, Boston, MA
TUESDAY, JUNE 8
Pride Show Tune Tuesday
1236 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
Boston Pride Idol 2010
209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
THURSDAY, JUNE 10
Riots to Rights Rally
Boston Common Parkman Bandstand
Featuring community activists, speakers, performances and an outdoor screening of Beyond Gay: The politics of Pride.
FRIDAY, JUNE 11
Dyke March After Party
The Greatest Bar
262 Friends Street, Boston, MA
Dyke Night Productions found a bigger, bustier venue to host this year's official after party.
SATURDAY, JUNE 12
Boston Pride Parade
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
The Theme for Boston Pride 2010 is "Riots to Rights - Celebrating 40 Years of Progress." Boston Pride 2010 Parade Marshals are BAGLY and Grace Sterling Stowell (Grand Marshals), Don Gorton, Esq. III (Grand Marshal), Senator Ted Kennedy (Honorary Marshal) and Alexis Arquette (Celebrity Marshal).
Pride Festival 2010
City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Boston Pride is proud to announce Kristine W, Cece Peniston, and God-Des & She will be featured on the City Hall Plaza Main Stage. Here you will find the entertainment stage, the Celebrity Garden (for the 21+ crowd!), over 100 merchandise, community, and business vendors, and the Family Fun Zone.
SUNDAY, JUNE 13
Stuart Street Block Party
12:00 - 8:00 PM
Stuart Street, Boston, MA
(Corner of Berkeley and Stuart)
Only block party in town with 5 free bars before 2pm.
Jamaica Plain Block Party
12:00 - 7:00 PM
Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
(Between Centre St. and South Huntington Ave.)
Pack appropriately! The Boston Pride Festival is a rain or shine event, so consider bringing sunscreen, a hat or sunglasses, and an umbrella or raincoat.
Centrally located at the Boston Pride Festival, the Jumbo-Tron, showcases entertainers, announcements, and video clips of the Pride festivities. Itâ€™s the best way to keep an eye on everything happening on (and off!) the plaza.
The Boston Pride Festival hosts a Celebrity Beer & Wine Lounge on the balcony of City Hall overlooking the festivities. From here, you can grab a drink, mingle with the talent and see the festival from way above the action.
$10 entry, 21+, proper ID required.
It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the Boston Pride Festival by "T." Given the large amount of people present in the city for the day's events, traffic will likely be highly congested and parking will be limited.