Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall
June 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
18thAnnual Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Saturday, June 2
Noon – 5 PM
The 18thannual Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall returns for an exciting day filled with family fun and entertainment. Join in the festivities including one of the largest outdoor Zumba classes led by popular favorite Zumba with Jess. Musical acts and dance performers will also be on hand to entertain including Queens With A Mission, The Hawkettes Tammy & Jeana, SueVee and The Genki Spark along with a collection of Boston’s favorite drag queens. There will also be face painting courtesy of GigiLandFace Painting as wellasother activities for the whole family. The events are free and open to the publicand celebrate the diversity of our local LGBTQ community.
Also returning is the 2ndannual High Heel Dash for charity taking place at 11:30 am just north of Faneuil Hall Marketplace at the corner of Hanover and Union Street. Participants, all wearing high heel shoes, will dash down Union Street and arrive at the finish line at the Marketplace to join the annual Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall Marketplace celebration. Entry fees from the dash will benefit the Boston Pride Community Fund which offers financial support to small, grassroots organizations through annual grants.
About The Acts:
Zumba with Jess
Jess Perkins and her crew are back for one of the largest outdoor Zumba events to hit the plaza at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Back by popular demand, Zumba with Jess offers one of the largest free outdoor Zumba classes designed to get attendees’ blood pumping. Jess Perkins is the owner and founder of Shape Up Personal Training in Cambridge MA. Through a variety of innovative fitness techniques that combine physical as well as mental stimulation, Jess is recognized for her expertise in functional training and creating a look that is more tone and trim than bulk and build. Come get your Bollywood X and Pound the floor as we turn the plaza into an International workout session.
Queens With A Mission
Established in 2016, Queens with a Mission (QWAM) champions those who identify as part of the LGBTQ community in the Boston community and the Boston Dance Scene. As a diverse all male dance crew, we are a group of friends who want to express and experience dance in all aspects; masculinity, femininity, and reality. Through a collective and collaborative movement, we are bringing freshness, fun and spontaneity to venues across the East Coast.
Formed in the Spring of 2014 and founded by Becca Crivello, The Hawkettes are an all-female a cappella group at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that is making waves as the newest a cappella group on campus. We are a tight-knit group of fun-loving and hard-working women from all majors and class years with each of us adding our own personality and voice to our ensemble. The group’s focus is on sharing our love of music with the community and creating a welcoming, supportive environment for all members, including those who are LGBTQIA+. The annual Women’s Empowerment Event put on by the group is a great way to share this mission with all of UMass Lowell as well as show case how together, women can do anything. We perform at a variety of events throughout the year and are the most recorded group on campus, with a recently released EP, Lavandula. Our arrangements are entirely student-created, emphasize the power of all female a cappella, and are a fresh take on popular and lesser-known artists alike.
The Genki Spark
Based in Boston, The Genki spark is a multigenerational, pan-Asian, women’s arts and advocacy organization that uses the art of Japanese taiko drumming, creativity, and personal stories to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.
Since their debut at the 2010 Boston Asian American Film Festival, The Genki Spark has conducted workshops, panel presentations, and performances at universities and schools, community events, and cultural celebrations such as: Northeastern University, Outside the Box, TEDX Beacon Street, TEDX MassArt, Rosie’s Place, AARW, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Pride Festival, Stonehill College, Rutgers University, Boston Children’s Museum, the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, Boston Women’s March, DC Cherry Blossom Festival, and the UK Taiko Festival.
Tammy & Jeana
Singer-songwriters Tammy Laforest and Jeana DeLaire come together in this emerging Providence based acoustic duo. Featuring a multi-genre blend of classic pop and top charts, as well as original music, the two seasoned players produce a memorable and dynamic sound, sprinkled with comedic stage banter. Discover more of their music through their individual acts known as The Dust Ruffles, Great Gale, and Tammy’s self-titled solo project.
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and writer SueVee is at the top of her game with no signs of slowing. This bluesy Boston native grew up to the crooning sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Day, The Beatles, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Janis Joplin, Leadbelly, The Commodores (just to name a few), all of which are heavily reflected in her art.
At the tender age of five SueVee started singing at her church in the children’s gospel choir, and throughout her adolescence she sang in the National Center of Afro-American Artists’ production of Black Nativity. She was also a member of her school chorus, concert choir, girls’ glee, and madrigals including singing the National Anthem for numerous school basketball and hockey games, the DCL All-Star Shoot-Out tournament, and for Red Sox and Celtic’s games.
Having musical background in violin and piano as a child, SueVee picked up the guitar at the age of 23 and taught herself to play and write songs, and in the same year moved to Los Angeles to pursue her musical goals and deepen her journey to self-discovery.
In continuing her musical exploration, at the age of 24 she picked up the drums, bass guitar, and reintroduced herself to the keys. In 2013, SueVee joined forces with renowned Los Angeles Producer & Keyboardist for KC and the Sunshine Band, Robert E. Lee to bring to life the Vintage Soul Project. The project being an unapologetic love letter to Motown with the majority of songs written by SueVee herself.
During her time in Southern California she also played in experimental rock bands Elixir No. 6 and The Serotonin Experiment of San Diego, as well as many solo gigs. SueVee has performed all over the country including residencies in Los Angeles at the House of Blues and The Smoke House. She has performed at music festivals such as Serenity Gathering in California and Mile of Music in Wisconsin. Her local gigs have included Alibi in the Liberty Hotel, Sam Adams Brewery, Lizard Lounge, and Burren Bar.
Dream Land Wax Museum
Dreamland Wax Museum is a city-centric museum that educates, entertains and offers meaningful experiences to our guests. To provide an institution that connects the old with the new while nurturing an interest and appreciation for art and history. Originally from Brazil, the creators of Dreamland Wax Museum own and operate several successful museum businesses throughout Latin America. They are great fans of history, museums and all things Boston. Dreamland Wax Museum proudly stands on historic Dock Square, where Paul Revere and his father’s famous silversmith shop once operated, back in the late 1700’s. Choosing Boston as the place to open their first U.S. wax museum was easy; Boston is where it all began. Finding the location where Paul Revere’s silversmith shop once stood sealed the deal and on July 31, 2017, Dreamland Wax Museum opened its doors and has quickly become one of New England’s premiere museums.
Back Stage Photo Booth
Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall Line Up
12:00-1:30 pm Zumba With Jess
1:30- 1:45 pm Drag Queens
1:45-2:15 pm Tammy & Jeana
2:15-2:30 pm Drag Queens
2:30-3:00 pm Sue Vee
3:00-3:15 pm Drag Queens
3:15- 3:45 pm The Hawkettes
3:45-4:00 pm Drag Queens
4:00-4:30 pm Queens With A Mission (QWQM)
4:30-5:00 pm The Genki Sparks
Drag Queen Performances Include
Check Out These Pride Related Products At Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Pride Cupcakes – A vanilla or chocolate cupcake topped with a rainbow meringue and colorful sanding sugar
Sock It To Me
Rainbow boxer shorts, rainbow crew socks for men and women, rainbow knee hi’s and rainbow toe socks.
A variety of cards available.
Uno de 50
Rainbow Celtic silk-blend pashminas from Ireland
Buttons, stickers, rainbow slinkies, coffee mugs, etc.
Additional Sponsors Include:
Stuck On Stickpins
Walrus & Carpenter Oyster Bar