Annual Reminders Block Party

gayborhood map 2015 Sunday, July 5 (noon to 6 p.m.)

The Annual Reminders Block Party will be held noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the heart of the Gayborhood.  There will be a formal dedication of the rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust Streets at 1:00 p.m.  They will be dedicated in honor of those who participated in the yearly Annual Reminders picketing at Independence Hall, July 4, 1965 through July 4, 1969.  Some of those gay pioneers will be the first to “walk the rainbow.”

This is an old fashioned blockparty similar to our OutFest celebration.  Spruce Street will remain open.  Every business in the Gayborhood will be doing something.  There will be fun and games, food and beverages, as well as over 110 partners:

12th Street Gym, AARP, Action Aids, Aids Law Project, American Historical Theatre, Anne’s Enterprises, Aramark, AT&T, Audrey Loken,  Bath Fitter, Bebashi Transition to Hope, Booz Allen Hamilton,  Boxers,  BuffBoyzz Entertainment, Campbell’s Soup,  Capital One, Center for Literacy, Central Phila. Monthly Meeting, Chipotle, Colours Organization, Comcast, Comhar, Corporate Payroll Services, cruise Planners, Dignity Phila., Einstein Health Care Network, Equality Pennsylvania,  Fckh8, Festival Food, Fiat,  Franky Bradleys, Gayhot Movies, Giampolo Law Group, Glass by Dave, Greater Phila. Flag Football, Home Depot, Human Rights Campaign, Independence Blue Cross, Independence Squares, J. Proud, Jewish   Consortium, Just Pride K.B. Designs, Keep Sake Carpets, Kensington Hospital, Leaffilter, Liberty City Democrats, Liberty City Kings, Lutheran Settlement House, Mary Houser, Mazzoni Center, Men of All Colors Together, Mental Health Assoc. of SEPTA, Mer+ge, Merrill Lynch, Metro PCS, My Alarm Center, New York Life, Optimal Sports, Patricia Loken, Penn Medicine, Pa. Youth Congress, Phila. Animal Welfare  Society, Phila. Dept. of Public Health, Phila. Falcons, Phila. Family Pride, Phila. Fight, Phila. Fins, Phila. Freedom Band, Phila. Gay Men’s Chorus, Phila Gay News, Phila. Voices of Pride, Planned Parenthood, Police Liaison Committee, [email protected], Prudential, Prysm Youth Center, PSPCA, Rainbow Island, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Ride the Ducks, Save Us Pets Foundation, SGI Phila., Southern NJ LGBTQA Pride, Speaking Out Rachel Smith League, Starbucks, State Farm, Sugarhouse Casino, Talkspace, Taste the Rainbow Apparel, TD Bank,  U.G.L.Y (You Gotta Love Yourself), Walgreens, Wicked Witch Studio,  William Way Community Center, Wordsworth Community Umbrella Agency, Zip Car.

Partnering with Youth Pride:  Attic Youth,  Galaei,  Philly 215 Guys