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Second Annual Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Philadelphia Family Pride, and the Mt. Airy Art Garage have partnered for the second year of the Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival. This event will be held at Lovett Library Park located at 6945 Germantown Avenue on Saturday June 22 with a rain date of Sunday, June 23, 2019. The event runs from 11 am–5 pm. Admission will be free and open to all ages, families, and community members.

This event will have family-specific entertainment, fine art and handcraft, music, food, and resource tables from a variety of organizations and nonprofits that provide services and support to LGBTQ families and youth.

Here’s the lineup for this year:
11am – Kids and Family Yoga
11:30am – Drag Story Time and Performance by Icon Ebony Fierce
12:30pm – Visit by the Mayor and other elected officials
1:00pm – Jan Jeffries “Music Over Matter”
3:00pm – Chana Rothman

Artists include:
Denise & Angelique Benrahou
Roz Dutton
Itzik Lorant
Arleen Olshan
Pat Smith
Larry West

 

 

Shake Those Winter Blues With Our Valentine’s Dance

Valentine's Dance Flyer
With snow totals already piling up for the month of February, it’s no secret that many of us are dreaming of an escape from shovels, rock salt, and polar vortexes. So, we here at MAAG have the perfect release: Our Annual Valentine’s Dance Party.

We want to celebrate love and National Freedom to Marry Day with you and your closest friends! With DJ Teriyaki on turntables spinning all your oldies and favorites as well as  vivacious drag and burlesque acts, it’ll be an event you won’t want to miss. Now, who can resist that?

Plus, we’ve got some tricks and surprises up our sleeves, so come on out, warm up, and dance the night away. Stay tuned for updates and special guests!

So, get ready to shake loose those winter doldrums and celebrate love on Saturday, February 15th from 6-10 pm. Music starts at 6, show starts at 8. Admission is $10 at the door at 11 West Mt. Airy Avenue, and ALL are welcome!

For more information, feel free to stop back here on our blog or check  us out on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Show Us Your Pride at MAAG’s June Pride Dance!

Pride Dance Flyer

June — A time of summer sun, backyard barbeques, and get-away vacations. A time to kick-back, throw your feet up, and relax. More importantly, though, June is a time to celebrate!

So, in that same spirit of riotous celebration, the Mt. Airy Art Garage will celebrate the LGBTQA community and host its annual June Pride Dance on Sunday, June 9th from 5-8 PM. Admission is $10 at the door at 11 West Mt. Airy Avenue, and ALL are welcome! After all, diversity just wouldn’t be the same without all your fabulous faces.

With food, drink, and more importantly DJ Lady Di spinnin’ oldies and all your favorites, you won’t want to miss out. Plus, there’s even rumors of a few special guests. But, we can’t give it all away now, can we? We’ve got to be just a lil’ coy. 

So, stay tuned for updates as we have some surprises up our sleeves. Until then, rally your friends and be sure to come on out and show us your pride on June 9th. 

For more information, feel free to stop back here on our blog or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

MAAG Valentine’s Dance Party

Here at the Mt. Airy Art Garage, we’ve been feelin’ the love. So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re throwing an LGBTQ and allies dance party on Friday, February 15th from 7-10 pm. Admission is $10 at the door at 11 West Mt. Airy Avenue, and ALL are welcome!

The Northwest is an incredibly diverse community and we want to celebrate that with you and your closest friends! With food, drink, and (more importantly) DJ Diane on turntables, it’ll be an event you won’t want to miss. There’s even a kissing booth – now, who can resist that?

Plus, we’ve got some tricks and surprises up our sleeves, so come on out Purple-Lickand celebrate with us. Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE!

Libery City King, AKA LiCK, will be performing at our dance – with a show-stopping gig that gets started at 9 pm. Don’t miss out.

If you’re not familiar with LiCK, be sure to check them out as they’re Philly’s award winning only queer drag and burlesque performance troupe.  LiCK explores and explodes the performance expectations of drag and burlesque.  LiCK’s drag hotties will make you squirm, laugh, and sing along with their lowbrow humor, while their burlesque beauties captivate audiences with their fun, sexy, and downright raunchy shake-and-shimmy numbers proving that drag and burlesque doesn’t need to be high class to be fun!  Liberty City Kings are all about blending, bending, and blurring gender, politics, and satire with live music, drag, burlesque, and good, old-fashioned, raunchy fun!

Don’t miss out – it’ll be a night you won’t forget!