Putnam is the only county in the lower Hudson Valley that, until 2020, had no public pride events. That changed when a small group of us marched down Gleneida Avenue in Carmel, NY on June 22, 2020 in solidarity with black lives in the wake of the George Floyd murder. While we could not have the parade we had planned in Cold Spring due to Covid, the event brought more visibility to marginalized groups in Putnam.
On June 5th, 2021, we had our 2nd annual Putnam Pride Celebration in Carmel, NY!
On June 12, 2022 we will hold the 3rd Annual Putnam Pride, featuring the following speakers:
State Senator Pete Harckham (D-40)
James Young, Queery
Cole Caulfield, Putnam Valley Library
Tony Arrien, The Loft; GLSEN
Justice McCray, Beacon4BlackLives, Desmond-Fish Public Library (Garrison, NY)
Once again, our Emcees and Hosts will be:
Angel Elektra and Shay D’Pines
Angel and ShayD’Pines will lead a walk down Main Street in Brewster Village to Wells Park, where a stage will feature local performers, music and other entertainment.
Angel Elektra and ShayD’Pines• Kitty Ka’Boodlez•Fia Sanchez • Monkeytown Milk Spillers •The Geology Club• Tempomental• Iden.t.T