Kingsboro Golf Course to host Pride at the Pines

GLOVERSVILLE — Micropolis Development Group LLC in partnership with The Community Foundation of the Adirondack Foothills recently announced the inaugural “Pride at the Pines” LGBTQ+ Pride Parade & Festival to be held on June 26 at the Kingsboro Golf Course, which is located at 301 N. Kingsboro Ave.

The day kicks off with a public parade down Kingsboro Avenue straight to the scenic festival fields at the Kingsboro Golf Course. The festival will be a vibrant array of live performances, a fashion show hosted by McLemmons Boutique, Drag and comedy shows featuring national celebrity talent as well as local Albany Drag performers, several live music acts, a large selection of food concession and merchandise vendors, alcohol will be provided by local distillers and distributors.

The festivities will be DJ’d by Moore2Music. There will be plenty of family-centered fun with six-hole Rainbow Glow Golf obstacle course, bounce houses and more.

“Our parade and festival will be a family-friendly event, whose purpose is the celebration of the diversity of all forms of authentic-self, that is why we choose the first theme to be “Be Yourself, Change the World,” Micropolis Development Group CEO Tanyalynnette Grimes said in a news release. “We want everyone to come out and enjoy a fun filled day. There is an abundance of space, fresh air and sunshine along with a great outdoor event with plenty of activities to enjoy”

The headlining star of both Drag Shows will be “LaLa Ri,” a RuPaul Drag Race show contestant from Season 13. Additional local talents are: Avi Munster, Opal Essence, Kashi Golean, Katarina Mirage, and Gemini Dabarbay.

While most of the ticket prices for the event general admission are free, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person for festival entry. It is required that reservations be booked in advance, even for the free events, as seating will be limited, and spaces are already filling quickly. Celebrity meet and greets are available as upgrades. There are several ticket packages available for purchase that include multiple event admissions and many additional extras and special VIP seating.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.PrideatthePines.com The website features additional information about event schedules, Celebrity Talent, parade registration and volunteer information. Any business or non-profit who wishes to be a vendor, may also find information on the website for costs and signups.

This event is an all inclusive family-friendly event for everyone.

“We want to see all the colors of our communities represented. It has been a long season of quarantine – let us start on the journey back to ‘normal’ by celebrating all the aspects that make us a diverse and unique world,” Grimes said.

By Paul Wager