2018 Disability Pride Parade July 15

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disability pride parade poster(Poster shows colorful graphics of birds flying down to a young woman shown looking to the side from the neck up wearing a hat over a silhouette of many people marching forward with their arms raised. The right hand corner has THE 2018 DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE In white against pink. In the middle there is a blue field with white and pink lettering that says EXPRESS YOURSELF! Sunday July 15th. Below that is text in black and white that says “The theme of this years parade is CREATIVITY. We encourage you to decorate clothes, hats, wheelchairs, hair, faces, floats, make puppets, wear costumes, – use your imagination – have fun! Awards will be handed out for most creative ideas” Gathering in Union Square at 10 AM, Parade goes up Broadway to Madison Sq at 11AM, Celebration in Madison Sq park from noon until 3PM. Under that are the logos for DPNYC, POPD and ABS and on the bottom are pictures of last years paraders who came creatively dressed.)
Register for the Parade

Save The Date:

2018 DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE JULY 15

This year’s parade will feature the creativity of the Disability Community: EXPRESS YOURSELF!

You can do that in way you choose – costumes, hats, t shirts, puppets, decorated wheelchairs, hairstyles, umbrellas, anything you can think of. Have fun with it. There will be awards for most creative ideas. This is not mandatory, just encouraged.

Gather at MADISON SQUARE 10AM, parade steps off at 11AM

Goes down BROADWAY to UNION SQUARE PARK

FESTIVAL AT UNION SQUARE PARK noon – 3 PM.

Mike and Mary LeDonne in the first annual disability pride parade

Second Annual Disability Pride Parade

Disability Pride Parade poster 2016

DATE OF PARADE: July 10th, 10am

Parade start: Union Square Park (E 16th St and Union Square West)

Parade end: Madison Square Park (E 27th St and Madison Ave)

Register for parade here

AAR customers making reservations to attend July 10th festivities, please ask reservationist to use addresses in Places File for either:

.       ‘Disability Pride Parade – Union Square Park’ (E 16th St and Union Square West) or 
.       ‘Disability Pride Parade – Madison Square Park’ (E 27th St and Madison Ave).

Reservations can be made 1 – 2 days in advance by calling 1-877-337-2017 and pressing prompt #2.
AAR strongly suggest, that AAR customers please call in their reservations rather than going On-line and using MMT (Manager My Trips can only book trips to addresses, not cross-streets).  This will assure consistency in service for those using AAR to attending the festivities.

Last year’s parade:

Disability Pride Parade 2015 Disability Pride Parade 2015

Jazz Legends for Disability Pride banner

Jazz Legends for Disability Pride

Jazz Legends for Disability Pride is a fund raiser Jazz concert on Jan 14, 2016 in partnership with the 2016 NYC Winter Jazz Fest. Jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Monty Alexander, Harold Mabern George Coleman,Buster Williams, Louis Hayes, Bill Charlap and many others will be featured. Because of this fund raiser last year Disability Pride NYC was able to realize the first annual Disability Pride Parade in New York City held on July 12, 2015. This is a night of music you will never forget because you will be part of something much deeper than simply a Jazz concert. You will experience a night of music that features the finest Jazz musicians in the world coming together and donating their talents in support of a very important and worthy cause. When that happens there’s a depth that is added to the music, and the night, that is truly unique.

Disability Pride NYC is a not for profit started by Jazz pianist/organist Mike LeDonne whose 11 year old daughter, Mary, is disabled. Our goal is to instill a sense of pride in the community and change the public perception of people with disabilities. One of the ways we will accomplish this goal is by establishing an annual Disability Pride parade in New York City. We aim to support people with disabilities in whatever way we can.

The concert will take place from 6:30PM – 9:30 PM at The Quaker Friends Meeting Hall, 15 Rutherford Pl. All ticket purchases are tax deductible. For additional info please visit the Winter Jazz Fest website or call LPR’s Box Office 212.505.3474.

Here is the ticket link for the concert: https://www.ticketprophet.com/events/10192/orders/new

Jazz Legends for Disability pride Poster