On August 25 the Pride Festival showcased an amazing line-up of entertainment led by our Mistress of Ceremonies, Harmonica Sunbeam aka the Queen of Comedy. The Festival kicked off at 1PM with a Pride march on Newark Avenue. The march was led by Gotham Cheer and the all-women FogoAzul New York City drumline and started at Grove Street and headed up to our main stage on Jersey Avenue. New to the Festival this year was the addition of a Drag Stage in the lot by Palace Drugs which was unofficially named Drag Alley for the day. Attendees were swept off their feet with amazing performances by headliner Inaya Day, Jason Walker, Alus, GLO96, Chix Appeal, Jack Tracy, Gonna Be All-Stars featuring: Catacombs, Droze, Keisha Martin and Michael M., and Anais Diva Smith aka IceTheVibe; while Jersey City DJs, DJ Skittlez and Mike Cruz on the main stage, and DJ Chauncey D on the Drag Alley stage, keep7 everyone’s bodies moving and grooving. The Official Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival After-Party celebration was held at Talde/ Miss Wong’s at Talde with DJs Nesto and Mike Cruz spinning upstairs and DJ Lorant downstairs in Miss Wong’s. It was an amazing night with MC Anthony LaMont in Talde and a special performance in Miss Wong’s by Royal Advisory Records artist Will Sheridan.
Music Credit: Holiday (feat. Chad B) by Ice
(Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/Holiday-Ice-ChadB)
Photo Credits: Tomato Peña and Zoltan Suhay