After consulting with both City and State officials and studying the reopening plans for both New Jersey and New York it has become apparent that we will not be able to proceed with the large-scale Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival event on August 22nd. While it saddens us to have to make this decision we have no other choice given the current state of affairs concerning Covid-19.
We will however be working with local organizations, artists and event producers to provide virtual Pride events throughout the summer, and we will also be working with local restaurants and venues on small scale Pride events during Jersey City Pride Month in August. On August 22nd we will be broadcasting a special live stream virtual Pride event and will be working with bars and restaurants to host viewing parties throughout the city that day. The mission of the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival is to build community and in this spirit we will be working with businesses and organizations that have supported us to ensure that they are able to get back on their feet.
We need your support now more than ever to help us create multiple quality Pride events. With multiple events in the month of August you will have an increased opportunity to show your support of the LGBTQ+ community.
Being a sponsor of the 20th Annual Annual Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival provides a tremendous amount of exposure to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies to your business. Jersey City, in its recent growth has become a tourism hotspot with hotels and residential buildings being built at a rate never before seen before.
We are also the largest LGBTQ+ community in the great state of New Jersey. Historically, Jersey City is a true-American melting pot known as the Golden Door to people of all walks of life from all corners of the world. Today, we continue to strengthen that notoriety by welcoming millions of visitors each year. Perhaps it is our close proximity to Ellis Island that welcoming ALL people is ingrained in our bricks and mortar as well as in our hearts. Jersey City is a welcoming and friendly environment for everyone.
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