Saturday, July 30, 2005

Pride In the City Events Listing by Hott NYC DJ Fred Piecrce!

This listing was sent out by DJ Fred Pierce. Which event will you be attending?

2005 will mark the third year that People of Color in Crisis (POCC) will take great energy and resources to sponsor the well-received and very well attended Pride In the City Weekend (PITC). Pride In the City goes beyond the overall goals of most Black Pride weekends to host a celebration to build and affirm the Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community by providing opportunities for cultural celebration and networking. Pride In the City also attempts to provide health education, awareness and access to health services through its wide network of health related resources and referrals. While there is much entertainment, enlightenment and fun to be enjoyed by all during this event, the underlying goal is to get as many people tested for HIV and provide support for those individuals in need.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, -- The PITC Kickoff begins with the POCC Awards Celebration, commemorating various individuals who have exhibited exemplary service to our community. After the awards ceremony, a stellar performance by sultry recording artist VIVIAN GREEN. In past years we?ve been wowed by such celebrity artists as Jennifer Holiday and Rachelle Ferrell during the Awards Ceremony. I?m sure Vivian Green will put on a wonderful performance as well. This is one of only a few cost events that occur during PITC with a general admission of $30 and $60 for VIP admission. There is also an after party and official opening party event at Langston?s that evening.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 -- The Blackout Arts Festival will commence at 5pm and run until 11pm at the Brooklyn Marriott showcasing the arts and talents of a roster of individuals with expertise in visual arts, photography, spoken word and literature. This event is free to all who attend.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 It?s time for the Legendary PITC Family Picnic in Fort Greene Park (also known as Commodore Barry Park). The highlighted artist this year is the incomparable DEBORAH COX. Bring your blankets, a few dollars for food (no alcohol) and get ready for a really happening party event in the park. The Fort Greene Park event is a not to be missed event, make sure to be there. Of course, I?ll be providing back up tunes before and after the concert on the large outdoor dancefloor. The official Saturday night party will be at Langston's.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 Another notable event for you. We take the party down to Jacob Riis Beach for a star-studded day in the afternoon sun, with performances by classic divas JOCELYN BROWN and MARTHA WASH. Also make sure to catch the always-raucus Hot Body Contest held right on the beach. Once again, I?ll be there to provide you with classics, house and hip hop and r&b provided by another set of djs. The official after party will be the Return of Rhythm to it?s new home at Cattyshack.

While I'm honored to be the sort of resident dj for all three PITC events that have happened, I also have the honor of hosting two of the Official Pride In the City After-Parties. Many of you have already attended the fund-raiser parties I host at Octagon for POCC and I hope you follow up with more support at the parties. Here is a brief summary, separate emails will be sent out shortly.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 I join fellow dj and associate Calvin Smith for JOY A Celebration of Pride held at Langston's Lounge in Brooklyn. Come listen to the lastest and greatest hits in house, tribal beats and some of the most happening hip hop and r&b hits around. The sound system has been beefed up, the place looks spectacular. I hope you join us Saturday Night.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 Much thanks goes to all who attended the Rhythm Reunion over the July 4th weekend. It was very well received and so many people asked when will be the next event. We'll start RHYTHM SUNDAYS once again at Cattyshack to run every Sunday from August 7 on with two floors of music and outdoor patio lounge. Watch out for the separate email coming shortly about this event.
There are other notable events happening that weekend and I'll send you info on those shortly also. I hope you avail yourself of this wonderful event and enjoy all the huge efforts put out to make this happen.

Be talking to you soon.

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