LGBTQ Pride Festival Coming to Third Avenue at The Hub

MELROSE—This July 2nd, The Bronx will be getting a new LGBTQ Pride event hosted by the Third Avenue Business Improvement District, the borough’s oldest shopping district and BID.

Called the 1 Bronx Festival, its purpose is to “…promote inclusion,community, and
dialogue and works toward a future without
discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law…by producing Pride events that
inspire, educate, and celebrate our diverse Bronx

The Third Avenue BID is producing this event in collaboration with Out Bronx, the LGBTQ Caucus of the Bronx Borough President,
Dancing in the Streets, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and Clearview Festivals.
The event will be filled with performances on two stages—one at Westchester Ave/150th Street and the other at 153rd Street on Third Avenue—and as performers are announced, we’ll be announcing it here so stay tuned.

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According to the Third Avenue BID Executive Director, Michael Brady, “This isn’t just a one day festival but there will be a host of events and activities that empower and celebrate our diverse local Bronx LGBTQ community culminating in a spectacular multi-block festival on July 2nd.”

The festival itself will be an opportunity for Bronx businesses and food vendors to participate at affordable rates for the opportunity to table at the event which is estimated to draw over 15,000 visitors.

Food vendors can sign up for $250 before June 2nd or $300 on or after June 2nd.

Artists and other vendors pay just $125 regardless of when they sign up.

Non-profits just pay $25 bucks to table at the event.

If interested in vending, just head over to the website and follow the instructions.

Stay tuned to Welcome2TheBronx for more details on this exciting event!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.