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~ JUNE ~
Is your Pride flag out of the closet?

We encourage all Northbridge communities to share the spirit and proudly display their Pride flag near the entrance of the community.

If you capture a great picture of your Pride flag be sure to share on social and #Northbridge4All
When: Monday June 12 at 2:00 PM
Where: Zoom - click below to receive the Zoom invite
Pride Celebrations in your area:
  • Hartford Pride - June 1
  • Pride in the Hills - June 5
  • West Hartford Pride - June 24
  • Hallowell Pride Alliance - June 3
  • Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce - June 1-4
  • Pride Aroostook & Pride Portland & Rockland Pride - June 17
  • Bangor Pride - June 24
South Coast:
  • New Bedford Pride & South Coast Pride - June 3
  • Fall River Pride - June 4
  • Taunton Pride Festival - June 10
North Shore:
  • Hamilton Pride & Salem Pride Flag Raising & Wenham Flag Raising - June 1
  • Marblehead Pride & Newburyport Pride - June 2-4
  • North Shore Pride - June 22-25
South Shore:
  • Provincetown Pride - June 2-4
  • Quincy Pride Festival - June 4
  • Cape Cod Pride - June 22
  • Plymouth Pride - June 25
  • Arlington Pride & Belmont Pride - June 17
  • Lesbian Nightlife Pride - June 3-11
  • Boston Pride for the People & Road of Rainbows - June 9
  • Boston Urban Pride - June 29-July 3
New Hampshire:
  • Queen City Pride - June 18
  • Nashua Pride Festival & Portsmouth Gay Pride - June 24
Northbridge Celebrates Pride
Members from the Northbridge4All committee attended the Boston Spirit Magazine LBGT Executive Networking night!
Rock your Northbridge4All Sunglasses!
We can't wait to see you all rocking your Northbridge4All sunglasses! Be sure to share pictures on social media and #NB4ALL or #Northbridge4All so we can share them!
Pride: Love is Love Presentation
Stonebridge at Burlington Resident Engagement Director, George Silvia, presents on Pride and the history of the LGTQ+ community.
Pride Celebration Idea: Tea Dance
A How To Guide for a Successful Tea Dance from
Stonebridge Resident Engagement Director, George Silvia
Hosting a tea dance is a great way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and show our support for equality and acceptance of the many diverse peoples that share our world. 

What you Need:

  • Entertainment: Having live music at the event is always a plus, though making an upbeat playlist would also work. Whoever plays should be upbeat, energetic, and make residents want to get up and dance or just sing along to some feel good tunes!
  • Refreshments: While serving actual iced/hot tea is definitely acceptable, no drink is off the menu at modern tea dances! Beer, wine, Margaritas, Pina Colada, the sky is the limit for what you can serve. If you would like to offer a tea-based cocktail to provide a nod to tradition, here are some recipes: Spiked Arnold Palmer, Tea-tini, Earl Grey Cocktail, Spiked Raspberry Iced Tea.
  • Food: Any passed apps will fit here. Something light, refreshing and colorful can really pull the theme together! Some ideas: rainbow fruit skewers, guacamole, scones, pastries, spanakopita, scallops.
  • Decorations: You can really decorate for the tea dance in any way that suits your community. Holding the event outside would be the best, but it can be in any large space at the community. Tasteful rainbow themed décor can be used to accent the space. Here are some decoration ideas: Rainbow Heart Stickers, Pride Bracelets, Pride Photo Backdrop, Progress Pride Flag Banners.

Tip for a successful Tea Dance: Hold other engagements before the event that discuss Pride Month, inclusivity, and other related topics to get residents and associates thinking about the events.
Pictures from Ledgewood Bay's Tea Dance in 2022:
June 19, 2023

What is it - Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It became the first new federal holiday in 38 years on June 16, 2021.

Tips for Introducing Juneteenth to your community:
  1. Discuss freedom generally
  2. Keep the conversation focused on love and protection of basic human rights
  3. Discuss progress
  4. Create a Safe Space - the goal is to enhance understanding in a respectful way
~ July ~
International Day of Friendship
July 30, 2023

What is it - The International Day of Friendship was first established in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly. It was established with the hope that friendship between people, countries and cultures could inspire peace.
Tips for celebrating International Day of Friendship in your community:
  1. Highlight events in history where people have come together for peace
  2. Share stories - peace can begin by considering another point of view
  3. Celebrate the blending of cultures within your community - residents and associates.
~ August ~
Women's Equality Day
August 26, 2023

What is it - Women's Equality Day is a day to celebrate the many achievements of women and reaffirm our commitment to equality under the law.
While remembering the fights women before us have won, we also celebrate the women of today who continue to fight for equal rights.
Tips for celebrating Women's Equality Day in your community:
  1. Bring history alive - ask residents to share experiences in the fight for equal rights.
  2. Highlight women throughout history and today who have fought for women's equality.
  3. Progress - discuss how far we've come
Are you interested in being involved in the
Northbridge 4 All Committee?
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We can't wait to see the celebrations - don't forget to #Northbridge4All