LI Pride Weekend in Long Beach: A Resounding Success

Newsday: Long Island Pride Parade draws thousands to Long Beach

“’The move to Long Beach was the right thing to do for so many reasons,’ said David Kilmnick, chief executive of the Long Island LGBT Network. ‘One is we’re in a community that’s opening up its arms and giving the LGBTQ community a big hug.'”

Pride on the Beach (6/9 – 6/11)

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For 2017, Long Island Pride moves to Long Beach, NY, to become a three-day destination weekend, including numerous events, a pride market & fair, a concert on the beach, and the 27th Annual Long Island Pride Parade. An FAQ for Long Beach residents can be found here addressing questions about road closures, alcohol permits, public transportation, etc.

Jellyfish Jamboree Earth Day Parade (4/22)

The Jellyfish Jamboree is a family-friendly parade being held on the boardwalk celebrate Earth Day.  The parade will begin on Riverside Boulevard and the boardwalk at 11am but guests are encouraged to arrive by 10:30am. You are invited to make a hat, costume or float out of recyclables with a sea creature theme.  The parade will march along the boardwalk from Riverside Boulevard to National Boulevard.  Awards will be presented for the best costumes at the Kennedy Plaza Earth Day Celebration.  Call 516-705-7218 for more information.  You can download an application by clicking on this link.

Fourth Annual Electric Light Parade (12/10)

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Come down to West Beech Street and check out the antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles wrapped in Christmas lights for this festive holiday parade on Dec 10th starting at 6:30 PM.

Additionally, we encourage attendees to remember those who are less fortunate this holiday season, and to help by donating canned goods at participating restaurants and collection sites along the parade route.