Putnam Pride

Putnam Pride

Putnam is the only county in the lower Hudson Valley that has no pride events. That will change this year on Saturday, June 6, when we will march on Main Street in Cold Spring, ending at the Hudson waterfront.

Grand Marshal: Randy Florke
Emcees: Angel Elektra and Shay D’Pines
Featured Speakers: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Senator Pete Harckham, Stonewall Inn Gives Back Co-Founder Stacy Lentz, and more. 
***Parade will be followed by food and vendors in the park, including local musicians and artists.

 

We need help with the following:
 
Community outreach (to spread the word, secure interested vendors/ advertisers in a Gay Friendly Guide to Putnam, general sponsorships
 – nonprofit
 – corporate
 – local/ small business
 – inclusive faith-based organizations
 
Diversity
 – we need to ensure all communities are included if they want to participate; suggestions on this point would be welcome.
 
Entertainment
– local artists/ musicians to perform in park after parade
– DJ
– dancers
– sound experts
 
Admin/ Budget
– if anyone has experience organizing such events and has templates or pricing models they can share for sponsorships, advertising specs, 
 
PR and Publicity/ graphic design/
– local paper partnership (to help distribute Guide to Gay-Friendly Putnam, provide low cost advertising for the event)
– press releases
 
Fundraising
– planning and press for fundraisers/ lead-up events in each town in Putnam between now and May

Send us an email to putnamnypride@gmail.com or donate at the link above!

Thank you!