But with state officials and health experts forecasting the outbreak lasting into the summer, organizers decided to postpone the event. LAKEVIEW — Chicago’s 51st Annual Pride Parade has been postponed due to the coronavirus — leaving the fate of one of the country’s biggest pride celebrations up in the air. Attendees of the 2017 Pride Parade cheer from their front-row spots in Boystown. “We will continually evaluate the feasibility of hosting the festival with local and state officials as the current crisis evolves,” said Mark Liberson, Chicago Pride Fest chairperson, in … Hellenic Heritage Parade Canceled May 3, 2020 Halsted St. & Randolph St. to Van Buren Start Time: 2:30pm: Chicago Memorial Day Parade Canceled. The Pride Parade was scheduled for June 28. Organizers hope they can postpone the fest instead of canceling it. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. I just couldn’t shut the door entirely.”. 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Ramesh Ariyanayakam, president of the Northalsted Business Alliance, said organizers “remain steadfast in our belief that Pride should be celebrated far and wide,” so they’ll focus on creating virtual events and programs. But with state officials and health experts forecasting the outbreak lasting into the summer, organizers decided to postpone the event. An album exploring social justice themes through the expression of love, "This Love Thing" sets out to remind listeners of the healing power of music. I just couldn't shut the door entirely. More information on that will be released soon. LAKEVIEW — Chicago’s 51st Annual Pride Parade has been postponed due to the coronavirus — leaving the fate of one of the country’s biggest pride celebrations up in the air. Parade coordinator Tim Frye said … Block Club Chicago’s coronavirus coverage is free for all readers. This includes directly interviewing sources and research / analysis of primary source documents. Already subscribe? ©Copyright 2019 GoPride Networks. May 23, 2020 State Street from Wacker to Van Buren Start Time: 12 Noon. "The parade is really important for so many people. Boystown’s annual Pride Fest was also postponed until Sept. 5 … With Chicago's pride celebrations set to take place three months from now, organizers of the annual pride festival and parade told GoPride.com they continue to monitor coronavirus developments. Chicago's averaging 508 new cases per day, a 45 percent increase from just one week ago, though testing has only increased 11 percent. #National The Pride Parade is just the latest major event to be canceled or postponed due to the public health crisis. Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation. Fri. March 13, 2020 10:03 AM Block Club is an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Hours: 11am – 10pm, Date, Post Poned until 2021, please see Virtual Pride Fest 2020 Public Transportation: Trains – Addison Red, Belmont Red/Purple/Brown, Sheridan Red.Buses – 8, 22, 36, 77, 80, 146, 151, 152. ", These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor. Skip to … Earlier this week, the city canceled five summertime events, including the famed Blues Fest. This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s). Even if rescheduling the 2020 parade is not possible, “the Pride Parade will be back in 2021 and for years to come,” he said. DJ Cindel Now Living His Truth, Shares His HIV Diagnosis To Help... Andersonville LGBTQ Bar/Restaurant Closes After 15 Years, Chicago Man Charged in Cook County Sheriff's Grindr Sting. by Organizers of LA Pride have postponed all events related to its 50th anniversary set to take place in June due to the coronavirus outbreak. All rights reserved. #Travel, Cooper's Hawk Toasts to 15 Years of Success, Molly Pinta Takes Advocacy Worldwide With Message To United Nations Town Hall. Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. The Chicago Pride Parade and the festival a weekend earlier have been postponed. Organizer Tim Frye said if the parade cannot be rescheduled, it will be back in 2021. The Pride Parade was scheduled for June 28. Serving the Chicago gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. The Chicago Pride Parade and the festival a weekend earlier have been postponed. The event, which features live music, food, vendors and more, could now take place Labor Day weekend. “We will continually evaluate the feasibility of hosting the festival with local and state officials as the current crisis evolves,” said Mark Liberson, Chicago Pride Fest chairperson, in an emailed statement. Admission: $10 Suggested Donation – All Ages Location: Boystown on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St. But activists said that disproportionately impacts Black and Latino travelers. Parade coordinator Tim Frye said he hopes the parade can take place in late summer or early fall. A daily dose of neighborhood news delivered to your inbox every morning. But Market Days, another major event to celebrate Chicago’s queer community, is still on, organizers said.