Pride Celebration

 

 


LOCAL 802 and THE NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT Celebrate PRIDE

Local 802 welcomes our neighbors of Hell’s Kitchen and throughout the area in celebration of LGBTQ Pride. Join us in the union’s historic Club Room for an evening featuring professional instrumentalists and vocalists of the Queer community (and their allies), all part of New York Music Month!

As a symbol of solidarity with the artists and the multiple genres in which they work, the music will be varied. First, a chamber music ensemble, of the esteemed ChamberQUEER group, directed by violist Kal Sugatski (Orchestra of St. Lukes, NY Phil), with violinist JD Hunter (Broadway and studio) and Maria Bella Jeffers (studio, touring). This set will be followed by guest speakers (TBA), and then a special QUEERCabaret featuring 2024 MAC Award winner Maria Gentile as well as noted performers Anthony Fett, and Susan Campanaro as “Lavinia Draper,” Lynn Portas, pianist/vocalist/musical director, will lead a sizzling trio brandishing DIVA Jazz Orchestra drummer Sherrie Maricle and Broadway bassist Lexi Bodick.

As the days of Pride Month point toward the jubilant NYC March, come revel with us!


WHAT: Pride celebration at Local 802

WHEN: Thursday, June 27 from 6pm to 9:30pm

WHERE: 322 West 48th Street

COST: FREE

MORE INFO: John Pietaro

ORDER OF SHOW:

6pm: doors open; light fare served

6:30: greetings from Local 802

6:45 pm: chamber music trio via ChamberQUEER

7:30: guest speakers (TBA)

8:00: QUEERCabaret

[NOTE: the program is still in formation and more names may be added]