[LISTEN] Community Matters – Sheridan Smith and Rudi Andalora discuss Jamestown Pride Fest 2021
JAMESTOWN – WRFA’s Jason Sample chats with members of the Jamestown Pride Steering Committee about Jamestown Pride Fest 2021 – happening saturday 12 june in downtown Jamestown.
As Sheridan Smith and Rudi Andalora explain, the LGBTQIA + community has historically celebrated pride in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots that took place in June 1969.
The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Pride Flag Raising and Pulse Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony at Tracy Plaza with Mayor Eddie Sundquist.
Jamestown Pride will also be part of the Jamestown Public Market from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The pride-themed tents will feature activities such as a “Gender Bread Person” booth, Drag Time Story Hour and a Pronoun Button tent.
There will also be activities from noon to 9 p.m. in Wintergarden Square on North Main Street. These will include resource tables from local organizations, a yoga class, and a Zumba class.
The Pride Fest will end with a free performance at 8:00 p.m. at Wintergarden Plaza by RuPaul’s Drag Race Star and Pandora Boxx, from Jamestown.
Participants in all activities will be required to wear masks and social distancing as per CDC and Department of Health guidelines.
Jamestown Pride events are presented by Evergreen Health and are also sponsored by Media One Group, Chautauqua Center, Chautauqua County Mental Health Association, Jamestown Public Market, Chautauqua Institution and Silver Tree Seniors.