Pride 2021

Directory

We are releasing the first edition of our Provider Directory which features a wide variety of community service providers who offer either LGBTQ+ specific programming and/or offer LGBTQ+ affirming services. The directory is available as a free community resource. Community service providers ranging from medical, legal, counseling, accounting, spiritual, housing, youth, and other services are encouraged to list their services so that the LGBTQ+ community is aware of what resources are available. Providers wishing to be listed can complete the form located here: https://portal.niagarapride.org/provider-directory


Rainbow Garden

Niagara Pride is working with Power City Eatery in Niagara Falls, NY to create a Rainbow Garden. The garden is a way to show the diversity of Niagara County and how the LGBTQ+ community is integrated in the rich tapestry that is Niagara County.

If you’d like to get involved with the maintenance of the garden, please contact info@niagarapride.org.

If you wish to financially contribute to this effort, you can donate via PayPal or credit card below:


Events

JUN 11 AT 12 AM EDT – JUN 19 AT 9 PM EDT

NP will be doing an art auction based on the generous donation from LGBTQ artists. The art auction will run from 6/11/21 at midnight until 6/19/21 at 9pm.

Monies raised from this auction will go to fund 2021 and 2022 Niagara Pride programming and events. Niagara Pride is not grant funded and relies on the generous support of the community.

So please, check it out, spread the word, bid high, and help Niagara Pride continue to serve the LGBTQ+ community of Niagara County and the surrounding WNY area.

The link to the auction is: www.32auctions.com/niagaraprideartauction

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6 PM EDT – 8 PM EDT

Join us for a couple hours to catch up with old friends, unwind, and play some games over Zoom. This is a family friendly event.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81816450490?pwd=ZUc4OHNocm5GYThTOW9FYTBxbytTZz09
Meeting ID: 818 1645 0490 Passcode: 870814
Phone: +16465588656,,81816450490#

Sunday, June 27, 2021 AT 2 PM EDT

In recognition of Pride month, Niagara Pride will be sponsoring an LGBTQ affirming interfaith church service on Sunday, June 27th at 2 pm at Oppenheim Park, Shelter #4, located at 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Participants include:
* Rev. Susan Frawley (Unitarian Universalist)
* Rev. Michael Keicher (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
* Rev. Patrick Bradley (Episcopalian)
* Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch (Presbyterian)
* Monk D. Wilkes Alexander (Buddhist)

Each of the clergy will read an inspirational work, including scripture, that is meaningful to their religious tradition, and offer prayers and blessings to the attendees and LGBTQ community. After the service, clergy will be available to discuss their religious perspective with those who attend and explain more about their religion. The event is open to all. Dress will be casual and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Monday, June 28, 2021 AT 1 PM EDT

Rainbow Garden – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Location: Power City Eatery (PCE)
444 Third St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Niagara Pride is thrilled to announce that there will be an LGBTQ+ Rainbow Garden in Niagara Falls, NY. The garden space will serve as a way of honoring all the LGBTQ+ individuals and families throughout Niagara County, NY and be a reminder that the LGBTQ+ community is another integral thread in the rich and diverse tapestry that is the Niagara County.

The unveiling ceremony will be an opportunity to meet representatives from Niagara Pride and Power City Eatery. We encourage folks to stop by the garden and take pictures and/or selfies. We also encourage visitors to go to Old Falls Street, which will be decorated in rainbow banners, to check out the “Let’s Fall in Love Mural” and stay for the illumination of Niagara Falls in the Rainbow Pride colors that evening starting at 9pm. The Falls will be lit up 3 times that evening for 15 minutes at a time at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm. June 28 marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the events scheduled for this day pay tribute to the birth of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Power City Eatery has donated the use of their garden space for this project.

Monday, June 28, 2021 starting at 9 PM EDT

Join Niagara Pride, Niagara Falls State Park, and Old Falls Street in celebrating Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Old Falls St invites you to walk down the Pride Rainbow decorated street and stop by the “Let’s Fall In Love” Mural for a selfie at the Niagara Pride selfie station. This beautiful mural boasts a rainbow of color along the building on Old Falls St in Niagara Falls, featuring a pattern of hearts and the phrase “Let’s Fall In Love.”
Niagara Falls will be lit up 3 times in the Pride Rainbow on June 28, 2021 at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm. Each instance will last for 15 minutes. Experience the beauty and majesty of the Falls while at the same time seeing them lit up in the Pride Rainbow as a tribute to the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
If you’re unable to see it in person, you can find a live shot of the Falls at: EarthCam – Niagara Falls


Tuesday, June 1, 2021 starting at 9 AM EDT

On June 1, 2021 at various times throughout the day, Niagara Pride will be partnering with the City of Niagara Falls, City of Lockport, the State Park of Niagara Falls, and ArtPark in Lewiston to do Pride Flag Raising Ceremonies. We welcome folks to attend the ceremonies and advise that attendees will need to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing.
Locations and Times
9:00AM to 9:30AM – ArtPark (near the Main Stage area), 450 4th St, Lewiston
10:30AM to 11:00AM – Niagara Falls State Park (near the Visitor Center), 332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls
11:30AM to 12:00PM – Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St, Niagara Falls
3:30pm to 4:00PM – Lockport City Hall, 1 Locks Plz, Lockport

Saturday, June 5, 2021 AT 11 AM EDT

Rainbow Garden – Breaking Ground
We will be planting and assembling the garden at this time.
Location: Power City Eatery (PCE)
444 Third St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Niagara Pride is thrilled to announce that there will be an LGBTQ+ Rainbow Garden in Niagara Falls, NY. The garden space will serve as a way of honoring all the LGBTQ+ individuals and families throughout Niagara County, NY and be a reminder that the LGBTQ+ community is another integral thread in the rich and diverse tapestry that is the Niagara County.

Jun 4 at 7 AM EDT – Jun 12 at 10 PM EDT

With COVID-19 still impacting many local outdoor events and festivals this summer, as well as local businesses still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic, Niagara Pride is launching WNY SHOPPING WITH PRIDE as an annual fundraiser event, with the hopes of helping and promoting local businesses and celebrating June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Also, Niagara Pride is happy to announce Fidelis Care as the premier sponsor of this event for 2021.

Please patron these LGBTQ+ or ally owned business as part of Niagara Pride’s inaugural and annual WNY SHOPPING WITH PRIDE week-long event – June 4, 2021 through June 12, 2021.

On behalf of Niagara Pride, thank you to our participating merchants and thank you WNY for being part of WNY SHOPPING WITH PRIDE.

BUFFALO:

Burning Books
420 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 881-0791
www.burningbooks.com
www.facebook.com/Burning-Books-263128823706195

Café 59
62 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 883-1880
www.cafe59.com
Cafe 59

James Kreate
935 Tonawanda St, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 946-1498
www.jameskreate.com
James.Kreate

Mojo Market
3030 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 874-6656
www.mojomarket.com
Mojo Market

RRR Tours and Travel
48 Choate Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 495-4067
www.rrrtoursandtravel.com

BURT:

Schulze Vineyards & Winery
2090 Coomer Rd, Burt, NY 14028
(716) 778-8090
www.schulzewines.com
Schulze Vineyards & Winery

KENMORE:

Fig Tree Patisserie
3062 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 436-3001
www.figtreepatisserie.com
Fig Tree Patisserie

Buffalo Metropolitan Acupuncture
2940 Delaware Avenue, Suite 104, Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 271-0024
www.buffalometroacu.com

LANCASTER:

Nails Unveiled
713 Pavement Rd, Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 725-3834
www.colorstreet.com/bethduszynski
Nails Unveiled

LEWISTON:

Soully Created
744 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-2528
www.soullycreated.net
Soullycreated Boutique

LOCKPORT:

Busy Bee Bookstore
209 Washburn St, Lockport, NY 14094
www.busybeebookstore.com
Busy Bee Bookstore

The Holy Grail
38 Main St, Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 266-5066
The Holy Grail “Antiques, Collectibles, & Toys”

Jay Bird Antiques at the Forsyth Tavern
5182 Ridge Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
www.forsythtavern.com
Jay Bird Antiques

Toys from LO & LO’S ARCADE MANIA
54 Pine St, Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 940-5774
TOYS from LO

NIAGARA FALLS:

Destination Niagara USA
10 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(877) 325-5787
www.niagarafallsusa.com
Niagara Falls USA

Power City Eatery
444 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 299-0124
www.powercityeatery.com
Power City Eatery

NORTH TONAWANDA:

The Delightful Octopus
78 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 930-1270
www.delightfuloctopus.com
The Delightful Octopus

Martinsville Soapworks
88 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 694-4822
www.MartinsvilleSoapworks.com
Martinsville Soapworks

Pulp 716 Coffee and Comic
31 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 389-0821
www.pulp716.com
Pulp 716: Coffee & Comics

Spiritually Rooted
90 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 262-2897
www.Spirituallyrooted.com
Spiritually Rooted

Twin City Massage
510 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 245-4373
Twin City Massage

The Vegan Grocery Store
342 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 260-2906
www.thevegangrocerystore.com
The Vegan Grocery Store

Wicked Memories
408 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 909-2818
linktr.ee/Meltingmemoriesafterdark
Wicked Memories

Witter’s Sports Bar and Grill
300 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 693-1370
www.Wittersbar.com
Witter’s

PENDLETON:

Pothos Juice Bar
6505 Campbell Blvd, Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 541-7604
www.pothosjuicebar.com
Pothos Juice Bar

Uncle G’s Ice Cream
7030 Washington Street, Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 210-3547
www.unclegsicecream.com
Uncle G’s Ice Cream

TONAWANDA:

Black Sheep Market
71 Main Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 909-9320
https://www.facebook.com/blacksheepmainst.co/

Championship Martial Arts
3173 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 870-2971
www.championshipmartialarts716.com
Championship Martial Arts 716

WEST SENECA:

Bound and Branch Photography
40 Gardenville Parkway W, Suite 231, West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 537-6124
www.boundandbranch.com
Bound and Branch

WILLIAMSVILLE:

The Cheesy Chick Food Truck and Cafe
5385 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 817-9559
www.thecheesychickbuffalo.com
The Cheesy Chick

FOOD TRUCKS:

Shish Kabob Heaven
(716) 408-6989
Shish Kabob Heaven

The Cheesy Chick Food Truck and Café
(716) 817-9559
www.thecheesychickbuffalo.com
The Cheesy Chick

ONLINE MERCHANTS:

Buffalo Bitty Bombs
(716) 359-1554
www.buffalobittybombs.com
Buffalo Bitty Bombs

Heavenly Little Bites
(716) 226-8802
Heavenly Little Bites

K-Shine LLC
(716) 276-07119
www.kshinelife.com
K-shine LLC

Niagara Falls Tourist Homes Association
www.nftha.org
NFTHA – Niagara Falls Tourist Home Association

Robin’s $5 Jewelry Shop
(716) 480-8401
www.paparazziaccessories.com/408112/
Robin’s $5 Jewelry Shop

Tastefully Simple
(716) 517-1557
www.tastefullysimple.com/web/spatterson3
Shannon’s Tastefully Simple Cooking

Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7 PM EDT – 9 PM EDT

Join us and sing at Niagara Pride’s VIRTUAL Pride Karaoke Night. Singers and Clappers welcome. All are welcome to come and sing your favorite songs. We’ll be playing a variety of LGBTQ+ pride anthems, both modern and older, and you can bring and sing your own. We are using Zoom App. You may have to download it in advance to your smartphone or iPad or computer.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86578569572?pwd=bmRqZERUOE5EN2toR0YwRERybmxLQT09
Meeting ID: 865 7856 9572 Passcode: 584880
Phone: +16465588656,,86578569572#

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11 AM EDT – 5 PM EDT

Join us as we celebrate equality for all at Heritage Park located at 166 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120! This is a family-friendly event filled with informational booths, vendors and food trucks! The fest will have entertainment throughout the day! On our stage, be on the look out for drag shows, performances by North Tonawanda's own Oasis Belly Dance Troop, musical and DJ performances, and much more. Kids and those young at heart can enjoy carnival games.
Stop by Niagara Pride's table for lots of freebies and a chance to spin the Rainbow Wheel!
Masks will be required by all attendees and all COVID protocols will be followed!