ROSELLE  PARK, NJ - Roselle Park kicks off “Pride Season” with it’s first ever “Celebration of Colors” LGBTQ Pride Event for Everyone to celebrate family, equality, diversity, and community. This 1st ever LGBTQ Pride Outdoor Event will also conclude with a  Community Unity Rainbow “Color Toss”.

On Sunday, May 19th, the kick-off begins at 5 pm and ending at dusk with a free outdoor movie “Hairspray” - the 1988 classic John Waters film, all at Herm Shaw Field 214 West Colfax Avenue, Roselle Park.

“Our event promises to be a pre-pride season warm-up to the larger regional events throughout the summer.  Roselle Park Councilman Joe DeIorio. “But we believe a little pride goes a long way.”

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In 2018, Roselle Park Councilmen Joe DeIorio and Thos Shipley became the first openly gay married couple in New Jersey history to serve together as local elected representatives.

Roselle Park is proud to announce honored guest speaker, Jane Clementi, Co-Founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation at 5:30 pm Afterwards special recognitions will include former Roselle Park Councilman Thos Shipley, the Roselle Park High School Gay-Straight Alliance, the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and WellCare Health Plans Inc.

Attendees will enjoy musical performances, entertainment, education stations from LGBTQ  and Community organizations, food, inflatables and games for all ages.

“We are excited to host a “Celebration of Color,” in Roselle Park, said Community Center Director and event organizer, Rupen Shah. We welcome everyone to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an afternoon of food and fun for everyone.”

The event concludes with a “Celebration of Color,” a joining of attendees into one grand display of color where everyone will throw color powder in a visual display of the Borough’s diverse community.

Then at dusk, enjoy the 1988 classic movie “Hairspray”.

In case of rain, the Celebration of Colors event will take place inside the Roselle Park High School.    

For more information and details go to tinyurl.com/RPLGBTPride or email rshah@rosellepark.net.

*Editor's Note: Participant Organization Roselle Park 24/7 is owned by TAPinto Publisher Kathy Lloyd.

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