Out in New Hope News

- New Hope Celebrates -
Matt Hanson, NHC President
2019 Pride Kickoff 100 Flags Unfurling on
the New Hope, PA & Lambertville Bridge

Greetings from the NHC President

2019 – what a year! New Hope Celebrates joined in the worldwide celebration of 50 years of Pride during our PrideFest and we were so amazed by the showing of support in the New Hope area. We are so appreciative of our community and supporters! In 2019, we also hosted the 2019 Northeast Regional Pride conference as part of the global organization, InterPride. We also witnessed the closing of the Raven, a major change in our community, and while this is challenging we know that the New Hope community will continue to move forward and focus on celebrating acceptance, diversity, and each other. As our community changes and adapts we are working to ensure our mission is front and center with everything we do. We welcomed several new Board Members in 2019 and we are excited for them to continue the mission of NHC. We hope everyone in our community

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Featured News & Reports

PrideFest 2020 Planning Ramps Up

2020 NHC PrideFest Celebration – Stand Up, Stand OUT! Planning is underway for our 2020 PrideFest Celebration!  The annual Pride Parade and Fair will be held on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 16th Special events. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend. Event participation registration will be posted

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NHC Wins Visit Bucks County Dedicated Partner Award

Attendees: Daniel Brooks is with Matthew B Hanson and Gordon Pulaski at Rose Bank Winery. New Hope Celebrates won the ‘Dedicated Partner Award’ at this morning’s National Travel and Tourism Week Breakfast’ hosted by Visit Bucks County. Pictured: Gordon Pulaski, NHC Creative Director; Matt Hanson, NHC President; Dan Brooks, NHC

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Looking Back - Community Events

It’s all Greek to me…

NHC team represents New Hope, Bucks County Pa. in Athens Greece 2019 for Interpride Meeting. NHC Board executive board members attended InterPride’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and World Conference organized and hosted by Athens Pride.  This was the largest general meeting ever,  with over 400 delegates from over 45 countries.

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In Case You Missed It?

Inside + Out In New Hope Oot Door Exhibit  The Official Opening of Inside + Out,  the New Hope Celebrates History Committee’s rainbow doors exhibit, took place on October 11 at Stella by Jose Garces at the Ghost Light Inn. The event was attended by over 200 local residents as

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Running up that hill…

The 2019 High Heel Drag Race Replay An event that is never without high stakes drama, the day went from 100% rain to a sunny and beautiful October afternoon. More than 900 people lined West Mechanic Street on Sunday, October 27th, to partake in our annual High Heel Drag Race

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What Makes Us Who We Are

NHC members share their thoughts and experiences

Kari Osmond – Government & Community Outreach

What makes us who we are…NHC Board members share their thoughts and experiences. “New Hope Celebrates is more than a “pride” organization – it’s a community.  A community that strives to recognize the absolute uniqueness in each other and where we live; a call to celebrate each of us as

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Nick Barbati – Volunteer Coordinator

What makes us who we are…NHC Board members share their thoughts and experiences. Years ago, I fell in love with New Hope and its many personalities that embody the spirit of living authentically, boldly, and proudly.  It is an honor to be able to serve on New Hope Celebrates as

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Felix Ciattarelli, Board Member

What makes us who we are…NHC Board members share their thoughts and experiences. My feelings about the reason I wanted to be a part of New Hope Celebrates is I love being a part of things that are dear to my heart and absolutely awesome filled with friends that are

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Kevin “Coco” Galownia, Secretary

What makes us who we are…NHC Board members share their thoughts and experiences. October 1998.  I stood terrified outside a gay bar in downtown Columbus, Ohio.  My legs were shaking. I was terrified. I grew up in a time and place where just the thought of being gay brought ridicule. 

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Gordon Pulaski, NHC Creative Director

What makes us who we are…NHC Board members share their thoughts and experiences. “Working on the NHC History Archives, I have the incredible opportunity to view hundreds of photos and read many stories from the not so distant past, some I recall, and some are a delight to discover. As

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Meet Our Proud Team!

Executive Board Members
Matthew Hanson – President
Roger Green – Vice President – Governance
Kevin “Coco” Galownia – Secretary
Melissa Patterson – Treasurer
Jennifer Wohl – Vice President – Events Advisor
Gordon Pulaski – Creative Director

NEW Members Joined us in April of 2019
Bari Buiso – Board Member
Felix Ciattarelli – Board Member
Glen Kasper – Board Member
Kari Osmond – Government and Community Outreach
Nick Barbati – Volunteer Coordinator

October Volunteers
David Witchell, Photography
Elisa Fusco – High Heel Drag Race Coordinator
Eric Stephenson
Hunter Stephenson
Enid Green
Ryan Segura
Tara Buske

Professional Contributors
Webmaster – Eric Rounds
Writer – Cora Burke

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