Sunday June 11th 2017
JP Outdoor Block Party
1 pm- 8 pm (Free Admission 1 pm- 2 pm)
All Ages, 21+ to drink
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2017 Boston Pride Grand Marshal Kristen Porter Presents (Dyke Night® & The List: Boston’s Queer Agenda) and Boston Pride host the JP Block party.
What can you expect? Over 2,500 LGBT women, trans and non-binary folk, drag queens and kings, rescue dogs, and friends of all ages take over Perkins Street for a fun filled outdoor afternoon.
*NEW* this year:
1 pm – 2 pm FREE admission during which we will have special activities for kids big and small.
1 pm – 3 pm BEER TASTING with BRAZO FUERTE ARTISANAL BEER (local lesbian owned!)
1 pm- 8 pm FOOD vendor – come for lunch and stay for dinner! Extra seating for eating.
3 pm- 4 pm The beloved 5th Annual Divas, Dogs & Drag Show
Features available-for-adoption rescue dogs (thanks to PAWS New England)
showcased by celebrity drag queens and kings including:
- Sapphira Cristal- hostess emcee, Miss NY USA, former Queen Boston Pride
- Jayden Jamison- Mr. Gay United States
- Kamden T. Rage- Miss Boston Pride 2016
- Lakia Mondale – Empress XI of the Imperial Court
- Alora- Pulse Orlando Survivor
- Oxy-Gen- Pulse Orlando Survivor
- Tee Sparks- Mr Gay Boston 2016
What’s extra special about the show this year? At last year’s event we stopped the party for a moment of silence for the victims and survivors of the Pulse Orlando tragedy. This year, two of those survivors are spending the one-year anniversary with us to perform in the show.
4 pm-8 pm DJ LeahV
After the show, the street morphs into one giant dance floor with DJ LeahV aka ‘The People’s DJ’. Her signature open format mixing and seamless genre-blending sets have won her the Boston Music Awards “DJ Artist of the Year,” Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best DJ” and a feature at the Dinah Shore Weekend.
With several cash bars (21+ to drink), food, drag, dogs and dancing — the block party is sure to nourish your body, mind, & spirit!
1 Perkins Street, between South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA.
All ages, free all day for anyone 15 years and younger.
No cover 1 pm- 2 pm
$15 (cash only) 2 pm- 8 pm.
Please note we do not have the capability to take credit or debit at the event, so bring cash (we will have ATMs).
In this world, we take the safety of our community very seriously- ALL BAGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH. Please keep unneeded backpacks and large bags at home. Liquids, water bottles, and food are not allowed into the event.
Yes, we will have rescue dogs available for adoption at the event from 1 pm- 4 pm.
Your personal pets are probably better off at home for their own safety. (Of course we love dogs and would want nothing more for you to enjoy the day with your dog, but… it is hot, the payment is hot, there is no shelter, there are little kids close to the ground who may not know how to approach or touch a dog, people mistakenly step on paws, and so on. If you do bring a personal pet, you are responsible for providing for it’s needs and take full liability.
[Weather Advisory: This is rain or shine, but in case of storm forecast check our website for details].