Jersey Pride, Inc.

18th Annual GLBTI Pride Celebration

RECENT DATES for 2009:

Saturday, June 6, 2009:

- Jersey Pride's 2nd Annual 'Ride with Pride' Cycling Event. (starts at 8:00 am) Click here for more details

- Foreplay 2009 Block Party in Asbury Park (noon - 6:00 pm) Click here for more details

- Jersey Pride and QSpot's 2nd annual PRIDE Dance. (8:00 pm - 12 midnight) Click here for more details

- Pride Weekend's only Sober Dance. (8:00 pm - 11 midnight) Click here for more details

June 7, 2009 - New Jersey's 18th Annual Pride Celebration (noon to 7:00 pm)


Thank you for your interest in Jersey Pride's Annual Celebration. At this point, all vending spots have been filled and we are no longer able to accept applications for the 2009 festival. Please leave your contact information so we can put you on our mailing list for next year.



Bank of America


Prudential Financial


The Berkeley Ocean Front Hotel


HX Magazine

NY Blade

Out In Jersey



Here's how you can help!

Send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator at

Volunteer-info at jerseypride.org


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If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the event, please email us at info at jerseypride.org

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Contact us at:

info at jerseypride.org 
or (732) 21 GAY NJ

Jersey Pride, Inc.
PO Box 10796
New Brunswick, NJ  08906

Updated - June 7, 2009

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Pride 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009 -- Asbury Park, NJ

Thanks for a great Pride!

Governor Corzine visiting the Jersey Pride Rally Stage :

Kinsey Sicks and Evelyn "Champagne" King performing at Pride:


Lucas Silveira and the Cliks:


Evelyn "Champagne" King up close:


Parking: Starting in June, the City of Asbury Park will be using parking meters as part of their waterfront parking initiative. For more information, visit http://www.cityofasburypark.com/

Spikes in ground: No spikes will be allowed in the ground near the rally (tent stakes, umbrellas, etc.). Please note that this does not apply to vendors in the festival area.

New Jersey's 18th Annual LGBTI Pride Celebration sponsored by Bank of America and presented by Jersey Pride will be held on Sunday, June 7th in Asbury Park, NJ. The Pride Celebration takes place from noon to 7 PM, rain or shine. It features a parade, headline performers, great food, arts and crafts, exhibits and community information, activities for the entire family, and the best in local, regional and national entertainment. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

The entertainment stage will rock this year as Evelyn “Champagne” King, the Cliks, and Kinsey Sicks take center stage. Evelyn always seems to dazzle the audience with her vibrant personality, as well as her strong seductive voice. Her electric performances accentuate her remarkable vocal ability as she delivers songs ranging from smooth ballads to party jumping, funk knocking jams. Her long list of hits include “I’m In Love”, “Love Come Down”, “Hold On to What You’ve Got”, “I Don’t Know If It’s Right”, and her disco classic “Shame”. The hard rocking Toronto trio, the Cliks are the first transgender band to be signed with a major record label. Their hot new CD “Dirty Kings” is due to drop on June 23rd. Get a sneak peak of this rock extravaganza at the Pride Celebration. With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, six CDs, and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe, the Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 15 years America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states.

Emcee, Mr. Stefon Royce is full of surprises and you never know what to expect from this Drag King Extraordinaire. He currently walks Butch Body and Sex Siren for the House of Legacy International. Among his many pageant conquests is the Mr. Illusions New Jersey International Male Pageant. Rounding out the performance stage will be Christine Havrilla, Todd Alsup, LALA, Billy, Kendall, and Xavier Raye.

The pride parade, complete with floats, decorated vehicles, motorcycles, and hundreds of marchers, will step off at Main Street and Cookman Avenue at noon. The festival and entertainment grounds are located at 5th and Kingsley Avenues. More than one hundred artisans, crafters, merchants, and community organizations, as well as over a dozen food establishments will have goods, services, and information available. Among the many unique exhibits on the festival grounds is the newest area the “Zen Zone”. The Zen Zone celebrates personal and planetary wellness, with yoga, meditation, a heart circle, and discussions on greening our lives. Among the many activities planned in the Zen Zone will be an Out of The Box open reading facilitated by Pandora Scooter. For a schedule of activities at the Zen Zone, click here. Families will enjoy games and rides in the “Family Zone”, sponsored by Prudential.

Jersey Pride strives to promote community participation and visibility between lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed people and the general public of New Jersey. Jersey Pride is the 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that produces the annual Pride parade, rally and festival that celebrates the culture and diversity of NJ's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed community.

Check back later to see Asbury Park become transformed:

As of June 7, 2009 at 9:00 am:

If you are wondering what will happen at Pride this year, take a look at what happened last year...

Looking Back at Pride 2008

See what happened on stage!


Governor Corzine visited the Pride 2008 Rally Stage...

Martha Wash performed her best hits!


Martha Wash headlined the 2008 LGBTI Pride Celebration in Asbury Park at 5th and Ocean Avenues. Martha Wash is the powerhouse vocalist for C+C Music Factory's classic "Gonna Make you Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" and Black Box's dance hits "Everybody Everybody," "I Don't Know Anybody Else" and "Strike It Up."

Along with the usual events such as the festival, parade, rally stage, Family Zone and Names Project, there were co-sponsored events throughout the weekend, including Foreplay, the 3rd Annual block party on Saturday, May 31st.

For information about sponsorship, please email info -at- jerseypride.org. Once again, our Title Sponsor was Bank of America.

Great Things that Happen at PRIDE

Join the Parade!

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Shop at the Festival!

See the Names Project!


Visit the Family Zone!

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Walk Along the Boardwalk!
It's always a PERFECT DAY!