By mark-slade June 8, 2012

As part of Maplewood/South Orange’s incredibly fun stretch of late Spring to Early Summer events, providing fun, food, etc. for the entire family, This weekend features the second annual South Orange Maplewood LGBT Pride Festival is on Saturday, June 9 from Noon to 5pm at the Memorial Park Amphitheater (aka the hill by the train station) in Maplewood.

The festival celebrates our two unique and diverse communities that support and encourage full equality for everyone, and helps to educate and activate community members – both gay and straight – on issues of LGBT equality. Last year’s inaugural year drew several hundred people and this year’s greatly expanded event, newly sponsored by HK Community Fund, is expected to attract twice as many.

Why should you attend SOMA Pride Festival? Read this lovely and heartfelt blog post for several very good reasons. But beyond the chance to show your support for diversity and equality in our towns, there is one other very good reason: you will have a blast.

Between the food court featuring delicious eats from local restaurants, over 25 local vendors, live music from local bands, heaps of entertainment for the little ones and excellent raffle prizes — a fantastic, family-friendly good time is practically guaranteed.

For more go to Maplewood Patch

Mark Slade

Keller Williams


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