Life looks a lot different today than it did just a couple of months ago. All of us have been feeling inundated with information about the current public health and economic situation. We’ve also been dealing with uncertain employment, lifestyle changes, missing family, and the loss of life. Though we are a world apart today, just know that there is New Hope for tomorrow. There will be a time to come together and celebrate.
During this challenging and uncertain time, New Hope Celebrates would like to acknowledge the many healthcare workers and first responders. We salute those working on the front lines providing us the essential services we need. These are the people that make our community continue to work and move forward – thank you for all that you do! Now more than ever, we need to remain unified in our support for those suffering through this virus. We pause to celebrate the thousands of lives we have lost to this pandemic.
We have rescheduled our Pride Celebration for Saturday, October 10, 2020. We hope to keep this new date. We also need to remember that this is a new normal for everyone, so PrideFest may need to look different, taking into account public safety measures, social distancing, and the well being of our community. No matter what may come our way, there will be a day to celebrate once again.
New Hope, Bucks County, and the surrounding river towns are so admired because we all come together with Pride as a community during the good times and in times of crisis. Neighbors, friends, and family unite to ensure that we are all doing the best we can, keeping positive outlooks, and looking forward to a brighter tomorrow.
As we all shelter in our safe spaces, we must also try to support our local businesses and service workers during this time as they are a significant part of our community. Do what you can. Every little bit helps. Ordering takeout/delivery, buying gift cards, shopping local online, and donating to area charities. You can be New Hope for someone in need of support!
Additional rescheduled events and dates:
- Cocktail Contest – September 26th to October 11th
- October is LGBT History Month
- Equality Flag Unfurling – Saturday, October 3rd
- LGBT History Exhibit & Reception, with Coco Peru – Saturday, October 3rd
- Pride Kickoff Party – Friday, October 9th
- Pride Parade & Celebration – Saturday, October 10th
- National Coming Out Day – Sunday, October, 11th
- New Jersey Pride in Asbury Park – Sunday, October 11th
- OUT Fest in Philadelphia – Sunday, October 11th
- High Heel Drag Race – Sunday, October 25th