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ROC Pride Week
July 13-21, 2019

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 2nd

Red Wings Pride Night

Frontier Field 6pm-10pm

The Red Wings have teamed up with the Out Alliance for the first Pride Night at Frontier Field on Tuesday, July 2. Gates will open at 6:00 pm, with first pitch at 7:05.

The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a Red Wings Pride Night t-shirt presented by Zweigle’s.

Saturday, July 13th

Q Day at Seabreeze

Seabreeze 11am-6pm

Cost: $35

Join us as we begin Roc Pride week with Q-Day at Seabreeze. Q-Day gives lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning individuals and their families, friends and supporters a day to come together as a community for fun, sun, rides, food and excitement at Seabreeze Amusement Park. Tickets include an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.

Iconic Concert with RGMC & RWCC

The Hochstein School 7:30pm-10pm

Cost: $20 The Rochester Gay Mens Choir is collaborating with the Out Alliance to make their final concert of the season a Rochester Pride event. Join us on Saturday, July 13th at 7:30pm, as we perform Iconic featuring The Big Gay Sing! RGMC will be singing Pride-appropriate hits by Gloria Gaynor, Destiny’s Child, Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles, Pink!, Lady Gaga, and more. Joining the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus will be the Rochester Women’s Community Chorus and the Rochester City Pride Band. The concert will culminate in The Big Gay Sing, which will feature karaoke versions of some our favorite pop songs which we will sing along with the audience.

Sunday, July 14th

Roc Pride 5k

Cobbs Hill Park

Cost: $30 price will increase starting May 31st

Our fifth annual ROC Pride 5K returns this year. Enjoy a challenging course towards and around Cobbs Hill and then speed back down and
towards the fast finish. The race will be timed by Yellow Jacket Racing.

Stonewall Cookout

Genesee Valley Park 12pm-6pm

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots, we will bring back the Rochester tradition of having a Cookout at Genesee Valley Park. Bring your own food, games, and friends. Free.

Monday, July 15th

Fabulous Lives

Equal Grounds Coffee 7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Fabulous Lives will offer a panel discussion at Equal Grounds Coffee on July 15th at 7:30 pm. Equal Grounds Coffee will display historical panels highlighting the lives of prominent members of the Rochester LGBTQ+ community, and a provide a timeline of queer news surrounding these people’s lives starting Sunday, July 14. Free and open to the public.

Opening Ceremonies

City Hall 5:30pm-7pm

Help us celebrate the official kick­off of ROC Pride Week with local entertainment, presentations from local officials and our Pride Marshals. Be there to witness the reveal of the Pride Flag and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Tuesday, July 16th

Pronoun Workshops

The Out Alliance 10am-­11:30am or 5:30pm-­7pm

This is a free workshop focusing on understanding the importance of proper pronoun use and tips for creating inclusive spaces where everyone is referred to respectfully. This fun and interactive workshop will be hosted by two facilitators of trans experience who are open to answering any and all of your questions in a safe and non-judgmental space, as well as provide tips for navigating through awkward situations involving misgendering and not knowing how an individual identifies. There will both a morning and evening session.

Appropriate Audience: Folks who are relatively new to LGBTQ+ identities and inclusion. If you have taken one of our trainings before, there may be some repeat. Please pass this on to friends and co-workers who may not have participated in one of our past trainings! Thanks so much!

Location: The LGBTQ Academy’s Education Center (Out Alliance 100 College Avenue. Rochester, NY 14607). There is free parking in the lot next to our building.

Schedule:

Session 1
Check in: 9:45am
Workshop: 10:00am-11:30am

Register here for the morning session.

Session 2
Check in: 5:15pm
Workshop: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Register here for the evening session

Seating is limited at this free event. If you sign up, please show up. If you register and then find that you cannot attend, please let us know so we can offer your spot to someone on our waiting list. Thank you so much!

If you have any questions, please contact Kayden Miller at Kaydenm@outalliance.org

Pride Euchre Tournament

The Out Alliance 6pm-9pm

Cost: $30

YETI has teamed up with ROC Pride to host a fundraiser for the Out Alliance. Same format and fun as a typical YETI tournament with a few tweaks – this year there will be 2 tournaments: Tuesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 18th! Entry cost is $30 per tournament and includes pizza and snacks, one complimentary drink, and the usual chances to win cash and fabulous prizes. Schedule of play will include six games. Cash payouts for the top three participants: $300 / $200 / $100. Limited space available – only 48 seats are available at each tournament!

Wednesday, July 17th

LGBTQ Historic Walking Tour

Monroe Ave 6pm-7pm

Cost: Free
Registration details: No registration required

Discover the story of Rochester’s LGBTQ Resistance movement that took place in Monroe Avenue neighborhood during the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. The tour will begin where the first Metropolitan Community Church was founded located at 243 Rosedale St., taking participants through the establishment of the Gay Alliance at the Genesee Coop housed in the firehouse at 713 Monroe Avenue, followed by a visit to Rochester’s first woman’s feminist/lesbian bookstore – Silkwood Books at 633 Monroe Avenue, and ending at Grocery 644 Monroe Avenue. Free and open to the public!
 
1st stop: Metropolitan Community Church 243 Rosedale st
2nd stop: Genesee Coop 713 Monroe Avenue
3rd stop: Silkwood Books 633 Monroe Avenue
4th stop: Grocery 644 Monroe Avenue

Bar Crawl

Starting at 140 Alex Bar & Grill 8:00pm – 2:00am

Cost: $20 

We invite you to join us for a night of drinks, fun, and pride. Take the bus as it travels to the following bars: 140 Alex Bar & Grill, Spirit Room, Lux Lounge, Avenue Pub, and Bachelor Forum. 21+

Thursday, July 18th

Pride In The Park featuring Almost Queen

MLK Park 5pm-10pm

Cost: $7 general admission; $35 VIP Ultra Lounge

ROC Pride is excited to partner with the City of
Rochester to present Pride in the Park with the Queen tribute band, Almost Queen.

Pride Euchre Tournament

The Out Alliance 6pm-9pm

Cost: $30

YETI has teamed up with ROC Pride to host a fundraiser for the Out Alliance. Same format and fun as a typical YETI tournament with a few tweaks – this year there will be 2 tournaments: Tuesday, July 16th and Thursday, July 18th! Entry cost is $30 per tournament and includes pizza and snacks, one complimentary drink, and the usual chances to win cash and fabulous prizes. Schedule of play will include six games. Cash payouts for the top three participants: $300 / $200 / $100. Limited space available – only 48 seats are available at each tournament!

Friday, July 19th

Silent Disco

Cobbs Hill Park 7pm-10pm (check in at 6:30pm)

Join us for the second annual Silent Disco and dance the night away in the park.

Saturday, July 20th

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Pre-Parade Party

Memorial Art Gallery 10am – 12:30 pm

Sponsored by the Gallery Council in collaboration with the Out Alliance, come to the Pre-Parade Party at the MAG! Make a sign or button to take with you and show your support at the Pride Parade. Learn about the history of the Stonewall riots and the fight for LGBTQ equality! Add a message to MAG’s Rainbow Ribbon Wall in celebration of Rochester Pride. Enjoy food and refreshments for purchase from Brown Hound Downtown. Bring your own tee or tote for silk screening by Lake Ontario Press. Visit the LGBTQ library table curated by Hipocampo Children’s Books. MUSEUM ADMISSION FREE FROM 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM!

ROC Pride Parade

Park & Alexander 11am lineup, 1pm step off

Come out to see your favorite community bands, floats, kings & queens, politicians, churches, community groups, and more. The parade line­up is on Alexander. We will march, sashay, roll, and waltz down Park Ave, ending at Culver not too far from the Festival.

Parade Line-Up:  Alphabetically   |   Numerically

ROC Pride Festival

Cobbs Hill Park 1pm-9pm

At Cobb’s Hill, we will have live entertainment, food trucks, bar, VIP area, and a variety of retail and community vendors.

Entertainment

Sunday, July 21st

ROC Pride Festival

Cobbs Hill Park 12pm-6pm

Join us for a second day of live entertainment, food, shopping, and various activities at Cobb’s Hill Park.

Entertainment

Drag Bingo

Lake Riley Lodge 2pm (doors at 1pm)

Cost: $15.00

Join us for InQueery’s Roc Pride Bingo, a special pride edition of Rochester’s Drag Queen Bingo, a program of Out Alliance. This event will be hosted by Rochester’s Bingo Queen Vivian Darling. Co-hosts and performers include: Figgy Pudding, Vanessa LeRoux, Gemini Stone, and Hans Oliver. Come out to Lake Riley Lodge on Sunday, July 21 for drag performances, bingo games, great prizes, and lots of fun! Doors open at 1:00pm. Games and show begin at 2:00pm. Admission is $15.00 per person and requires pre-payment. 18+ only.

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Trans Community Sip and Paint

Lake Riley Lodge 11am-1pm (check in at 10:30am)

Cost: Suggest Donation of $3

Please join us for our 1st Trans & Friends Community Paint and Sip Event for 50th year commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 donation, that will cover the price of food a branded event t-shirt. Our bar will also be open so stop by and pick up your favorite brunch beverage! This event is 18+. Come out and support your Transgender and gender –fluid community!

Saturday, July 27th

Ride for Pride

Cobbs Hill Park 12pm-6pm

We are really excited for our 10th annual ride. Ride for Pride is a fundraising bicycle ride to support the Out Alliance. It is a beautiful 50 mile ride through Wayne Country starting at the Shadow Lake Golf Club to Pultneyville and back. Since its inception, riders have raised over three hundred thousand dollars for the Out Alliance! The main goals of Ride for Pride are to have fun, ride bikes, build community, and raise money for an outstanding agency that is essential to our community.

We are changing things up a bit and are now opening up this super fun event to a larger number of participants, capping the ride at 150 riders. We are also adding a shorter Family Ride. So, please share the registration with your friends!

The registration fee is $50 for adults and $15 for children. Each rider gets a sweet T-shirt, yummy snacks, a delicious lunch, and gets to enjoy the cookout after party. Adult riders are required to raise a minimum of $200 (easy breezy).

* Questions?  Please contact us at: rideforpride@outalliance.org or 585-244-8640 ext. 14.

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