New Hope Celebrates (NHC) will not be having the traditional Pride Parade and Pride Fair in May 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns surrounding the wellness of our community members, visitors, partners, and volunteers.
NHC is planning numerous events that can be experienced safely throughout May and June. The NHC Board is working on creating a variety of events to support our local community, encourage people to come OUT, and celebrate who they are.
The events include the Annual Best Cocktail Contest which will be extended to 3 weeks to allow more time for participants to safely enjoy their cocktails and vote, our Annual Flag Unfurling on May 8th., several drag shows, a book club event, mental health events, cocktail socials, a Pride bike ride, a Pride drive-in movie, and more!
Our community, like many others, has been affected by the pandemic and the NHC Board does not think it is safe to bring hundreds or thousands of people together at this time. There are still ways to celebrate Pride together in a safe manner while also supporting the local businesses, restaurants/bars, galleries, and more. The State of NJ and the Commonwealth of PA have lessened restrictions, but they still do not allow for a large-scale Pride event in May at this time.
NHC encourages everyone to wear a mask, social distance, support out local businesses, and be safe. We look forward to celebrating with everyone, so come OUT, and come visit!