The 3rd Mahwah Pride Celebration will be bigger and better. Come celebrate with the Mahwah LGBTQ+ Community who live, work and attend school here!
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Commodore Perry Field
70 East Ramapo Avenue, Mahwah
Our lovely hostess, Miss Tatyana Monet will emcee our event and perform herself. With a passion for all things fashion, she is determined to leave her mark and be the designer of a better world. In a divisive world, creativity, community and individuality are very important to Tatyana. She aims always to maintain a welcoming attitude, radiate kindness, and embrace the unique qualities of others.
An accomplished guitarist, Jack performs original and cover songs that keep the crowd truly entertained. Look for him in venues throughout the area.
A gifted pianist, Andrew performs a fabulous solo cover show of exclusively Elton John's canon - both hits and odds and ends from an eclectic career of more than 40 albums varying in style and tone.
Gayle Graizzaro’s passion has always been music. While the rock star life wasn’t to be, she’s found her niche making music remotely with some incredibly talented co-conspirators and singing with the New Jersey Choral Society. Her 2018 album, Beacons to Guide Me Home, is available via Bandcamp and all streaming services.
Mahwah's own Broadway celebrity! Michael has enjoyed tremendous success as a true ‘song and dance’ man. He has appeared in eight Broadway shows and on the NYC cabaret stage with his one man show “Unfinished.”
NJ Native Dan Centeno is a long-time keyboardist and pianist who plays a variety of genres: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Funk, etc. He also likes to write original music - His shows will often feature a mix of both originals and covers. Currently attending college in Nashville, TN for music, Dan is looking to make a career out of performing and playing on stage as a musician.
Cate is a very talented singer who attends Mahwah High School.
She has been performing in school musicals and talent shows for the past 7 years. Cate has been cast in Shrek Junior as Fiona, The Lion King Junior as Sarabi and Little Mermaid.
Nostalgia ( Cassie Van Natta, Hannah Van Natta, Ricardo Petroni, Ani Georgiades, Luciano Guitdetti) first embarked on their musical journey of discovery together as a tight-knit Classic Rock Cover Band in October 2022. But their origin goes back earlier to when the band members grew up listening to a variety of musical genres that played an influential role in shaping their paths as musicians and ultimately led them to join forces.
Nostalgia has collectively found their signature sound and offers something different and unique to their fans by playing a variety of songs loved widely.
A wonderful entertainer, the lovely Nikky Sky Blake is excited to join the Mahwah Pride Celebration stage.
Our dapper DJ Don McNeill always keeps a party hopping with his entertaining ways. His skills with the tunes are only superseded by his kindness and enthusiasm.
Jade has been in the trans community for around 5 years now. Throughout this time she has used her platforms to educate, inform and inspire. Although she is from Rockland, she is so excited to share her message to all of Mahwah Pride.
Pr. Joseph serves Advent Lutheran Church in Wyckoff, a congregation that celebrates full participation for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations
Jess Horan has been a NJ Physical Education and Health teacher for the last 13 years. In 2020, Jess and her family were the target of hate and bias at her school. After this incident she dove into LGBTQIA+ rights in NJ Schools. In 2021, she became an advisor for Rainbow Cafe in Cresskill, NJ. She believes she is just being the adult that she needed when she was younger. That we all needed.
Valley is proud to be an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader, as designated by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Valley has earned this prestigious recognition three years in a row. Delivering inclusive healthcare and employment opportunities is our lasting commitment and, simply, the right thing to do.
Rockland Electric is accelerating the move toward electric vehicles. Discover incentives to install and operate EV chargers, and earn rewards for charging smart in our service area.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is proud to be recognized as 1st in NJ and 2nd in the country for Social Responsibility. We are committed to being great neighbors and the source for great healthcare options.
At Inner Arrow Counseling and Wellness, we strive to create a genuine, safe, and supportive environment for you to engage in self-reflection and remove obstacles to realizing your goals. We want to empower you to embrace, celebrate, and nurture your most authentic selves. We work with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan from teen age through elder adulthood experiencing mood, trauma, adjustment, identity, relational, and developmental challenges. Inner Arrow’s founder and Licensed Professional Counselor Rachel Dobkins (she/her) is a queer identifying therapist specialized in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families, as well as providing parenting support for parents of LGBTQ+ children. Rachel was awarded the Trailblazer Pride Award by Montclair State University, a queer leadership award presented to an outstanding LGBTQ-identified student, faculty, or staff member who, through their dedication, left their mark on campus and paved the way for others to follow.
With local programs and events in all 50 states, AFSP’s chapters are at the forefront of suicide prevention. They create a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, research and advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.
We pride ourselves in creating a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe in equality and spreading love through our craft.
A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge. Be prepared to help.
A 5-step action plan to offer initial help and connection to a professional or self-help care is taught in this
simple course. Training is virtual or in-person and free due to a federal grant. Learn more at www.MHFA.org
At Cereus Financial Advisors, we are your partner to advise you on savings, investments, retirement planning, and education planning. Living your best life includes financial success and that’s where we can help.
"Bringing your motion back to life!"
Holsman Physical Therapy & Rehabilition is proud to be a sponsor of the Mahwah Pride Celebration.
The mission of the BCLA is to provide a safe space, a resource hub and programs that empower and support the LGBTQ+ community living in and visiting Bergen County region.
Garden State Equality lifts up the diverse voices of LGBTQ+ communities through education and advocacy to advance the movement for equality in New Jersey and nationally. We work tirelessly to ensure the communities we serve experience lived equality.
Since 1985, Buddies of NJ has been helping those suffering from AIDS and HIV. They will offer a blood testing van at the event for all who wish a confidential test.
Begun in 1985, the AIDS Memorial Quilt now has more than 50,000 panels. Each panel represents a loved one lost to the AIDS epidemic and fondly remembered by the people they left behind. The NJ Chapter will bring a sampling for us to view.
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc. provides high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and education in 18 counties across New Jersey. Call us today at 1-800-230-PLAN to find a health center near you.
WRIC provides knowledge and opportunities to support the economic aspirations, self-sufficiency, and emotional well-being of individuals so they may live with hope, security, and dignity.
All Mahwah High School students, LGBTQ+ and straight allies, are welcome in the Genders and Sexualities Alliance. Past, present, and future MHS students should stop by our table to say hello. MHS GSA is happy to be a part of Mahwah Pride!
The Rainbow Cafe offers LGBTQIA+ youth in grades 6-12 an opportunity for fun, safe social activities like lounges and dances. Events are held monthly on Fridays at the Cresskill Congressional Church in Cresskill, NJ
A Reform Jewish congregation in Mahwah, BHSS is a welcoming community valuing diversity. They are focused on sharing, learning, giving and enjoying.
We believe God’s love is expansive and unconditional. Through Christ, God calls us to love one another as God loves us. We celebrate people of every age, culture, difference of ability, economic circumstance, ethnic background, family configuration, gender identity, race, and sexual orientation. We recognize the worth, dignity, and gifts of everyone as a child of God.
If you will be 18 years of age by November 7, 2023, you can Register to Vote! If you'd prefer to vote from the convenience of your home, you can Request a Vote by Mail ballot!
The League is a political grassroots network and membership organization that believes the freedom to vote is a nonpartisan issue. For more than a century, we’ve worked to empower voters and defend democracy. As a women-led organization, we encourage everyone to take part in our democracy.
The Army recognizes the value of individual talent, backgrounds and perspectives in accomplishing its mission. No matter where you're from or how you got here, you'll find opportunity, build strength, and character, and explore a wide array of careers and possibilities unlike anywhere else.
Family Support Organization of Bergen County is a family-centered, family-driven nonprofit organization that provides peer support, education and advocacy for parents of children who have emotional, behavioral, mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental challenges.
Our goal is to empower parents and caregivers to take control of their lives by building on their strengths and supporting them as needed.
We are proud to be Stigma Free!
The Snack Shack is happy to offer Mahwah Pride Celebration participants drinks, ice cream, pizza and light snacks during the event. No reason to go hungry!