Princeton Public Library
Sands Library Building
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
May 11, 2023
Tim Quinn, Communications Director
(609) 924-9529, ext. 1258
PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL PRINCETON COMMUNITY PRIDE PICNIC TO BE HELD JUNE 3 ON PALMER SQUARE
The third annual Princeton Community Pride Picnic will be Saturday, June 3, from noon-3 p.m., on Palmer Square Green in Princeton. Rain date is June 4.
The picnic, celebrating Princeton’s LGBTQ+ community, is part of the kickoff weekend for Pride Month in Princeton. The weekend begins with the annual Pride flag-raising ceremony at 1 Monument Drive on Friday, June 2 at noon, followed by a Pride Dance Party hosted by the Arts Council of Princeton at 8 p.m., 102 Witherspoon St.
The family-friendly picnic features live music with local favorite Sarah Donner and a student set from Princeton School of Rock. Participants can learn to be a “hoop star” with Angela from Color Me Hoopy, join in a collaborative community art project, and take part in a variety of activities, games and giveaways for all ages.
Princeton Mayor Mark Freda and other local dignitaries will be in attendance and local nonprofits will have tables with activities and information for attendees.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Palmer Square for this year’s Pride Picnic,” said Jennifer Podolsky, library executive director. “The picnic has been designed as a moveable feast, starting at the YWCA, then growing at Princeton Shopping Center. We expect continued success with our neighbors in Palmer Square. More than just celebrating the LGBTQ community, the picnic is an important event because it supports our mission of connecting people with resources to broaden their understanding of our diverse community. The picnic plays an important role, particularly for young people, in fostering a sense of belonging for everyone in Princeton. We look forward to another successful event.”
“We are pleased to be selected as the host site for this year’s Pride Picnic, and proud to support the LGBTQIA+ and entire Princeton community,” said Lori Rabon, vice president Palmer Square Management.
The Princeton Community Pride Picnic committee is led by Janie Hermann of Princeton Public Library in collaboration with other library staff, McCarter Theatre Centre, HiTOPS, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Civil Rights Commission, Princeton Department of Human Services, YWCA Princeton and community volunteers. Additional information, including a list of participating groups, is available on the events calendar at princetonlibrary.org.
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