2012 Hudson County Pride Festival Set For August 18th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Contact: Jonathan Lucas
jonathanlucas@hudsonpride.org
201.963.4779, extension 112

 

2012 Hudson County Pride Festival Set For August 18th
Hudson County LGBT Pride to be held at Exchange Place, Jersey City

JERSEY CITY – Hudson Pride Connections Center, organizers of the annual Hudson County LGBT Pride Festival, announced at a meeting at Jersey City, City Hall, that the 2012 festival will take place on Saturday, August 18th. The festival will be held at the Exchange Place waterfront plaza in Jersey City.

“The Hudson Pride Festival at Exchange Place is among the most dynamic LGBT celebrations in the state, taking place in one of the most visually stunning locations on the East Coast,” said Hudson Pride Board Chair Liz Edman. “We’re telling all our fabulous members of the LGBT community and our amazing allies: mark your calendars now. On August 18, you will want to be at Exchange Place.”

Hudson Pride has issued a call for pride themes and logos. Everyone is invited to submit their ideas via email to david@hudsonpride.org. Entries must be received by close of business on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Planning for the 2012 Pride Festival will get underway at a community-wide meeting at the Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones Street, Jersey City on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who wants to work on Pride is enthusiastically encouraged to attend this meeting. We will also vote on the Pride theme and logo that evening.

For more information about the Pride Festival or the meeting on March 8, please email david@hudsonpride.org. Please refer to www.hudsonpride.org for updates.

Hudson Pride Connections Center, a 501c3 nonprofit community benefit organization founded in 1993 exists to bridge the gap in services and respond to the unmet needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender community, as well as HIV positive people of any orientation / identity. HPCC provides supportive social, prevention, outreach, advocacy services and development trainings for other service providers to educate, empower, and unite all of our communities.####

Hudson Pride Connections Center and Journal Square Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Group Launches 2012 Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Contact: Jonathan Lucas
jonathanlucas@hudsonpride.org
201.963.4779, extension 112

 

Hudson Pride Connections Center and Journal Square Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Group Launches 2012 Program

JERSEY CITY – On Monday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m., The Journal Square Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group and Hudson Pride Connections Center (HPCC) will host an open meeting with CSA organizers and farmer, Sergio Nolasco, at the Hudson Pride Connections Center (HPCC).  The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about local foods, farming, and CSA, and will feature healthy snacks.
 
The CSA is a membership-based organization that provides members with fresh produce free of chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers.  All items are sourced locally from the Nolasco Farm in Andover, New Jersey.  Unlike a farmer’s market, a CSA encourages members to try new vegetables by providing a variety of six to eight types of vegetables, herbs, or melons each week.  Registration for the CSA will begin in March.  Starting June 4th though October 2012, members can pick up their weekly produce Monday evenings at the Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones Street, near Journal Square.  CSA shares the $455 cost for the 22-week season and 100% of the proceeds will go to the farm.  Each share provides enough food for two to three people, and excess food will be donated to a local restaurant to provide free meals to those in need.
 
“This move is another step in our overall plan to provide greater support and services to the residents of Jersey City and Hudson County.  We are very excited to be partnering with the Journal Square CSA.  This partnership will raise awareness and bring healthy eating options to our community,” said Jonathan Lucas, Interim Executive Director of the Hudson Pride Connections Center.
 
Interested persons will have the opportunity to meet CSA organizers and farmer Nolasco on Monday, March 12, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
 
To RSVP for the meeting or to get more information on the CSA, email JournalSquareCSA@gmail.com or visit the group’s Web site at http://journalsquarecsa.weebly.com.

 
Please refer to HPCC’s Web site www.hudsonpride.org for updates.

 
Hudson Pride Connections Center (HPCC), a 501c3 nonprofit community benefit organization  founded in 1993 exists to bridge the gap in services and respond to the unmet needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender community, as well as HIV positive people of any orientation / identity.  HPCC provides supportive social, prevention, outreach, advocacy services and development trainings for other service providers to educate, empower, and unite all of our communities.