The Torpedo Factory Art Center stays open late until 9 pm to host a special mingle in honor of the start of Capital Pride in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area and the 30th anniversary of the City of Alexandria’s support of Pride Month. Stop by for music in the Grand Hall, drinks and snacks, and open artist studios and projects, including a Pride Selfie Station. Proceeds go to benefit NOVA Pride, Northern Virginia’s fastest growing LGBTQ+ organization, with a mission to educate, advocate, and celebrate in service to the LGBTQ+ Community in the area. Special thanks to partner group Alexandria Restaurant Partners for providing additional in-kind support for this event.
Special Opening Reception for Celebration, a photo exhibition of Pride celebrations and marches throughout the years, including rare images from the first New York City Pride March in 1970.RSVP Now
About NOVA Pride
NOVA Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to cultivate and grow a coalition to educate, advocate and celebrate in service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community of Northern Virginians and our straight Allies. A young, grassroots, 100% volunteer-run organization, NOVA Pride provides a unified voice for, and a local base to, LGBTQ+ Northern Virginians – enhancing our visibility and relevance in the DMV region. NOVA Pride brings a sense of community to families, youth, and people of all scenes and sexualities through its year-round activity, including an annual festival every fall.
About Alexandria Restaurant Partners
Alexandria Restaurant Partners is group of experienced and successful restaurants in the Alexandria area: Virtue Feed & Grain, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill, The Majestic, and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap. During the week of the Capital Pride celebration in D.C. (June 6-11), $1 from every cocktail sold will be donated to local nonprofit NOVA Pride.
Music provided by DJ Bootysattva
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Exhibition of Pride photographs by Lester Blum and Peter J. Robinson, Jr.
Monday, June 4 – Sunday, June 10
Opening Reception, Thursday June 7, 7 – 9pm (part of ALX Pride Mix and Mingle)
Photo credit: Lester Blum, “Strength in Unity” 2015
Pride 2018 Art Studio Displays
Participating studio artists, galleries, and project spaces will display Pride-related artwork for to celebrate the achievements the Pride movement, as well as the 30th anniversary of the City of Alexandria’s first Pride Month in 1988. See a list: here.