New Hope Celebrates is planning to celebrate Pride in a non-traditional way

New Hope Celebrates (NHC) will not be having the traditional Pride Parade and Pride Fair in May 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and safety concerns surrounding the wellness of our community members, visitors, partners, and volunteers.

NHC is planning numerous events that can be experienced safely throughout May and June. The NHC Board is working on creating a variety of events to support our local community, encourage people to come OUT and celebrate who they are.

The events include the Annual Best Cocktail Contest which is extended to three weeks to allow more time for participants to safely enjoy their cocktails and vote, our annual flag unfurling on May 8th., several drag shows, a book club event, mental health events, a Pride bike ride, a Pride drive-in movie, and more!

Our community, like many others, has been affected by the pandemic and the NHC Board does not feel it is safe to bring 5,000-10,000 people together at this time. There are ways to celebrate Pride together while also supporting the local businesses, restaurants/bars, galleries, and more. The State of NJ and the Commonwealth of PA have lessened restrictions, but they will not allow for a large-scale Pride event in May at this time.

Please visit newhopecelebrates.com for more information. Also please follow NHC on Facebook and Instagram for updates as well.

NHC encourages everyone to wear a mask, social distance, support our local businesses, and be safe. We look forward to celebrating with everyone, so come OUT, come Visit!

About New Hope Celebrates
New Hope Celebrates (NHC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ while stimulating the retail, hospitality, and professional community. NHC is comprised of a Board of Directors that drives activities and events that serve the diverse LGBTQ+ populace through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events. One such event is the annual, week-long Pride celebration held in May. Since 2003, NHC has organized events that recognize the strong LGBTQ+ presence in the New Hope area and celebrated the history and culture of our scenic river towns. Funding generated through New Hope Celebrates events is channeled back into our community to support our neighbors in collaborative business and cultural initiatives that make New Hope a great place for residents and visitors alike.