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New Hope Celebrates to observe 15th Anniversary with PrideFest 2018

Theme for weekend extravaganza is “The United Colors Of Love” New Hope Celebrates (NHC) Pride in New Hope, PA & Lambertville, NJ – On Saturday, May 12th, New Hope Celebrates will kick-off the 15th Annual Pride Week and PrideFest weekend extravaganza. The week will begin with our inaugural Pride 5K


2017 High Heel Drag Race

This year’s High Heel Drag Race was as usual, a hilarious and absolutely fun event! See for yourself…


New Hope Celebrates Team Attends AGM World

New Hope Celebrates Team attends AGM & World Conference in Indianapolis, IN, USA from the 5th to the 8th of October 2017. The team presented and won the bid for NERP to come to New Hope in 2019  


New Hope will host NERP in 2019

New Hope, PA (October 9) – Northeast Regional Pride (NERP), which co-ordinates LGBTQIA* conferences for New England and the mid-Atlantic states, announced today that New Hope, Pennsylvania, has been chosen as host city for its 2019 conference, which will take place from March 7-10.   Tyler Evertsen, co-Regional Director for


PA Town Showcases Pride with “i am new hope”

PGN – Written by, Jeremy Rodriguez A Pennsylvania-based LGBT Pride organization plans to showcase its town on a national level in a new awareness-raising campaign. New Hope Celebrates launched “i am new hope” in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. Roger Green, the organization’s vice president, said board members


Local LGBT History Exhibit Opening Reception Tuesday, May 16th

New Hope Celebrates Presents Our LGBT Community History Exhibit “Looking Forward to Looking Back” New Hope Celebrates LGBT History Exhibition, will be on display at local galleries from May 8 – May 21, 2017. An outgrowth of Retro-Scope.org, the exhibit will feature photos, artifacts and memorabilia depicting lesbian, gay, bisexual,


Wet-N-Wild Pride Pool Party

Presented by New Hope Celebrates & The RavenSponsored in part by Tito’s Vodka & Jose Cuvero Silver New Hope Celebrates is raising the bar for this year’s Farewell to Pride Party. So, come get soaking wet – Live DJ, Free Hot Dogs, Drink Specials, Pool Games. And wait there’s more


Triumph Trivia


Bearlesque Is Ready To Take It All Off For New

Bearlesque is ready to take it all off for New Hope at the gorgeous The Raven! Every Tuesday at 8pm, starting May 9th, Josh Schonewolf,Turnpyke, Connor Michalchuk, Saynt Von Dean, and all the boys of Philly’s All-Male Burlesque Troupe is going to be performing at The Raven, every single Tuesday


Celebrating Our River Of Rainbows The Making Of the 100ft NHC Rainbow Equality Parade Flag!

New Hope Celebrates is proud and honored to announce that their new 100ft Rainbow Equality Parade Flag will be making its grand entrance from Lambertville into New Hope, during this year’s Pride Parade on May 20th, 2017. This has been made possible thanks to the generous donation of our 2017


Lipstick Monday Pride Drag Show Hosted By Miss Martini Madness and friends

Lipstick Monday Pride Drag Show Hosted by Miss Martini Madness and friends. – Berrie Lyndon, pumpkin, Carl Max, ginger Alley, Cyannie Lopez, Phoebe Mantrappe, Monika Michaels… It’s her Birthday Celebration and Pride all in one fun filled night. With special guests and all the Madness that is Martini! DATE: May 15th TIME:


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & New Hope Celebrates Present “Remembering Stonewall” 

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope, Pa. will hold their 2nd. Annual Service for Social Justice on Thursday, May 18. As part of New Hope Celebrates Pride Week, this year’s topic will be “Remembering Stonewall.” It will be an evening of learning and reflecting on LGBT rights. Author and


Having a Blast With Geri Delevich

Had a blast chatting with Geri Delevich, Democratic candidate for Mayor of the Community of New Hope, PA and Matthew B Hanson, the VP of New Hope Celebrates about the upcoming weeklong pride festival that kicks off May 14th! And Luxxie had fun too 🙂 Here is the full calendar


“CLUE” the play – Special Tickets available for Pride

New hope Celebrates & The Bucks County Playhouse present “CLUE” the play – Special Tickets available for Pride Friday May 19th proceeds benefit NHC. Sally Struthers, Erin Dilly, Kevin Carolan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Carson Elrod and More Will Sit Down to Dinner in CLUE: ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse.


2017 New Hope Celebrates Pride Fest

2017 New Hope Celebrates Pride Festival Week & Weekend Celebration – Celebrating Our River of Rainbows New Hope Celebrates (NHC) will kick-off the 14th Annual Pride Week and Weekend Celebration on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The week will begin with the unfurling of our 50-foot Rainbow Equality Flag atop the Delaware House


Celebrating Our River of Rainbows

THE MAKING OF THE 100ft NHC Rainbow Equality Parade Flag! New Hope Celebrates is proud and honored to announce that their new 100ft Rainbow Equality Parade Flag will be making its grand entrance from Lambertville into New Hope, during this year’s Pride Parade on May 20th, 2017. This has been


Retro-Scope: New Hope, PA LGBTA History

Retro-Scope: New Hope, PA LGBTA History We are in the process of building and adding to the NEW Retro-Scope Website.


Jess Branas Live


NHC Community LGBTA History Exhibit Center Closes with a Book Signing

The New Hope Celebrates Community LGBTA History Exhibit Center Closes, 34 S. Main St. New Hope, Pa. will close on Oct. 31, 2016. In celebration of the two successful months open, Dating Coach-Author-Radio Personality Jess Branas will appear at the Center on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2016 for a book signing


2016 High Heel Drag Race

2016 Annual NHC High Heel Drag Race New Hope Celebrates is proud to present this year’s Annual High Heel Drag Race & After Burn Party at The Logan Inn. Event Date: Sunday October 23rd Rain Date: Sunday October 30th The High Heel Race is an all-inclusive event, which represents our


New Hope Celebrates By The Numbers & Our Geographic Reach


LGBTA Community History Exhibit

New Hope Celebrates LGBTA Community History Exhibit – Located at 34 South Main Street, New Hope Pa. 18938. We will be open weekends through October.


2016 Annual NHC High Heel Drag Race

New Hope Celebrates is proud to present this years Annual High Heel Drag Race & After Burn Party at The Logan Inn. Event Date: Sunday October 23rd Rain Date: Sunday October 30th The High Heel Race is an all-inclusive event, which represents our communities’ diverse and accepting culture. Everyone in the race, male and female participants alike will wear high


LGBT CommUNITY History Exhibit

LGBT CommUNITY History Exhibit New Hope Celebrates Retro-Scope pop-up exhibit opens doors to the past… New Hope, PA.  New Hope Celebrates yesterday, today and tomorrow with the opening of a new Pop-Up Exhibit, featuring a look back at New Hope’s rich LGBTA history. It is a community based project which


Local Author Stefani Moore with Book Signing

New Hope Celebrates spotlights local author Stefani Moore with book signing of new novel based on New Hope  Location: NHC LGBT Community History Exhibit, 34 S. Main St. New Hope, PA Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. New Hope Celebrates (NHC) is excited to announce


NHC Creative Director Gordon Pulaski “Just a fraction of the thousands of photos”

“Just a fraction of the thousands of photos we have in our collection”, said Gordon Pulaski, NHC Creative Director. Thanks to our photographers – Scott Drake, Stephen Harris, and Mark Margraff.


LGBT CommUNITY History Exhibit New Hope Celebrates Retro-Scope pop-up exhibit opens doors to the past…

New Hope, PA.  New Hope Celebrates yesterday, today and tomorrow with the opening of a new Pop-Up Exhibit, featuring a look back at New Hope’s rich LGBTA history. It is a community based project which will rely on individual contributions of both content and funds. The new exhibit is also


NHC Blog turned 3 today!

NHC Blog turned 3 today!


You’re Gonna Love Us Come Rain Or Come Shine!

New Hope Celebrates Pride Festival – You’re Gonna Love Us Come Rain Or Come Shine! “AIN’T NO ONE GONNA RAIN ON OUR PARADE!” We’re a tough group here in New Hope and Lambertville and we have stood up and marched on through bigger storms to get where we are today.


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Today, May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). IDAHOT is an annual day to draw attention to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, as well as all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. Did you


Best Cocktail Contest – getting ready for Pride Week!

Best Cocktail Contest – getting ready for Pride Week!


The Making of The NHC Rainbow Equality Flag

Celebrating history in the making – The Making of The NHC Rainbow Equality Flag – a stich in time! “Follow the Rainbow Equality Flag to the River towns of New Hope & Lambertville” For the past decade, New Hope has had the pleasure of hosting a section of the world famous


Big Pants and Hot Flashes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Sharon Fronabarger, New Hope Celebrates President sharon@newhopecelebrates.com Contact:  Mandee Kuenzle mkbcoverage@gmail.com Big Pants and Hot Flashes! with comedians Kevin Meaney & Julia Scotti Friday, May 20 at Bucks County Playhouse New Hope, Pa. – What happens when two successful comedians make life altering decisions to come


With New Name & Look, ‘Delaware River Towns Chamber Of Commerce’ Aims To Build On Prior Success In Promoting Entire Region

Lambertville — Aiming to build upon its success in 2015 of growing into a regionally based business and destination marketing organization, the Greater Lambertville-New Hope Chamber of Commerce announced a new name — the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau — to more fully correspond to the


Calling all Vendors & Parade Participants it’s time to register for the 2016 NHC Pride Festival!

While you’ve been digging yourselves out of the snow, and dreaming of warmer days, the NHC team has been busy planning New Hope Pride Week 2016. It won’t be long before the temperatures start to rise and we unfurl the flag to kick off our annual celebration! So while you


2016 Pride Festival – New Hope & Lambertille 13 years…

Thirteen years have passed since New Hope Celebrates (NHC) initiated the first annual LGBT pride festival, which now includes the City of Lambertville (NJ,) and this year will be held on May 15th through May 22nd. The renowned, diverse, colorful cornerstone pride parade and block party unites the two towns


New Hope’s very own Miss Martini Madness to appear in Mummers Day Parade – New Year’s Day 2016!

New Hope Celebrates & The Raven are proud to sponsor Miss Martini Madness as she traveles to Philly. She will represent New Hope & The Raven on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia strutting her stuff in the 2016 Mummers Parade. Miss Martini will be a guest joining Miss Britany Lynn


Light Up The Night!


New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade May 16th – The only Pride parade to cross a state line

New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade May 16th The only Pride parade to cross a state line NEW HOPE, PA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Join local residents and tourists as they gather for the New Hope Celebrates parade on Saturday May 16th, where the signature event of Pride Week will kick


Antigone Rising to Headline New Hope Celebrates Block Party, May 16th 2015

May 16th – Also featuring Christine Martucci, Josh Zuckerman, Eryn Woods, Jason Walker NEW HOPE, PA, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Hope Celebrates is proud to announce the headliner for our 2015 Block Party – Antigone Rising.  They will appear on the outdoor stage at The Bucks County Playhouse on


2015 Entertainment Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact: Sharon Fronabarger, New Hope Celebrates President sharon@newhopecelebrates.com Antigone Rising to Headline New Hope Celebrates Block Party May 16th! Also featuring Christine Martucci, Josh Zuckerman   New Hope Celebrates is proud to announce the headliner for our 2015 Block Party – Antigone Rising.  They


NHC’s Annual Saturday Night Dance Party Heats up with DJ Eddie Martinez @ The Raven

NHC’s Annual Saturday Night Dance Party Heats up with DJ Eddie Martinez @ the Raven Saturday May 17th -Doors open @ 9:00 pm Cover $20.00 proceeds go to NHC Pride Festival 2014 Also featured – DARIO – will perform LIVE!  NYC Based International DJ/Producer/Remixer/Stimulus Recordings Born and raised in NYC,


New Hope Celebrates Marriage Equality – Bring it to PA.

We will be attending the 7th Annual Philadelphia/Bucks County LGBT Wedding Expo! at the Sharoton in Langhorn, PA. Saturday March 30th. Open to the public to attend. More info @ click here Positive impacts of same sex marriage: Their have been about 114,000 legal gay marriages in the U.S. in


Joe Biden Calls On Congress To Pass Gay Rights Bill: ‘The Country’s Moved On’

Joe Biden Calls On Congress To Pass Gay Rights Bill: ‘The Country’s Moved On’


WORLD PREMIERE event from our friend’s at the New Hope Historical Society…


CHANGE is coming to New Hope Celebrates!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead, 1901 – 1978 On March, 20th 2014 We will reveal that change. An entirely new web experience for The Annual NHC Pride Festival.


Miss Gay Pennsylvania USofA Pageant 2014

Miss Gay Pennsylvania USofA Pageant 2014 will take center stage March 29th 2014 at the Bucks County Playhouse, Doors open at 6:30pm Showtime 7:00pm Live performances by the Current Miss USofA, Shae Shae La Reese, and the current Miss Gay Pennsylvania USofA, Miss Tiffany Richards. There will be performances by


NHC – Adds new You Tube channel the official New Hope Clebrates Live – Pride Live

Stay tuned and subscribe to our official NHC You Tube channel as we will be adding more exciting footage this spring. In the meantime check out our past pride videos. We’re looking for volunteers to film at all our events. Contact Gordon Pulaski at gmpulaski@newhopecelebrates.com for more information.


New Hope receives high marks for its efforts to achieve LGBT equality – New Hope Gazette – BucksLocalNews.com

New Hope receives high marks for its efforts to achieve LGBT equality – New Hope Gazette – BucksLocalNews.com


Throughback Thursdays: May 28, 2007 New Hope Celebrates 2007 brings your their Pride Parade in New Hope, PA

Throughback Thursdays: May 28, 2007 New Hope Celebrates 2007 brings your their Pride Parade in New Hope, PA Wow it’s hard to belive that this Spring NHC will celebrate it’s 11th Annual Pride Parade, expected to be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss your chance to see it live


Wanna learn more about New Hope’s LGBT History? Visit Retro-Scope.org

Retro-Scope.org is a web-based archive dedicated to the preservation, celebration, and sharing of New Hope, Pa’s LGBT history and living community. It is a product of New Hope Celebrates. Here, anyone can see and share memories, stories, photos, memorabilia, and more! Together we are establishing our LGBT history and preserving


NEW Sponsorship Website added for 2014 Pride

We are please to announce we have an all NEW Sponstoship & Event Registration Site. Featuring all New Hope Celebrates Products: The Annual Guide, The New Hope Pride App, Retro-Scope – New Hopes LGBT History. Check it out! http://nhcprideguide.com


What Is Your Favorite Inanimate Object?

The color blue!


What’s up? Getting ready for Spring and our Pride Celebration.

May 11th marks our eleventh annual pride celeabration here in New Hope, PA. This is also our very frist “Blog post” and we are excited to share our thoughts, news, and event highlights. May 11th -18th 2014


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