Pride Picnic Fundraiser

Sunday, July 21, 2013
1-7 pm
Genesee Valley Park

We’re having an old fashioned picnic – the way it used to be!

Forty years ago, we came together for our first “gay picnic” and cooked ourselves, hung out in the sun and had a great time! So this year, in honor of the Gay Alliance Forty & Fab Anniversary, we’re going back to the beginning.  This year we’re serving hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, baked beans, chips, watermelon, soda and beer in Canalside Pavilion!

Retro theme picnic graphic

 

Picnic Features

  • Dancing in the Roundhouse – with DJ Hector large and in charge!
  • Children’s area at Riverbend with a bounce house and other kid friendly activities sponsored by Pride & Joy Families!
  • Annual Picnic Site Decoration Contest with a “retro’’ theme.  Time to shag it   up!
  • Abbot’s Ice Cream – satisfy your sweet tooth and get a doggy cup for your pup!

Ticket Details

  • Tickets with Food and Beer – $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. 
  • Tickets Just Food (no beer) – $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. 
  • Tickets Just Entrance (no food, or beer) - $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. (Note: There will be no other food vendors at the picnic.)
  • Children under 12 pay no entrance fee and will be served food for $5. 
  • Additional food purchases at a nominal cost.
  • BUY TICKEST NOW!

Please purchase your tickets in advance so we can plan the quantity of food more accurately.

See you in the Park!
Evelyn Bailey
Chair
2013 Pride Picnic


21 Comments

  1. Posted May 12, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What time does the picnic start? What is the name & address of the Park?

    • Michael Lill
      Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Cathie, the picnic is from 1-7 pm in Genesee Valley Park. This has now been corrected on the page.

  2. Jose Riverson
    Posted May 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yay! Awesome to hear you’re bringing back retro! Especially that your ticket will get you something this year, like drinks and food!

  3. Ethan Hargrave
    Posted June 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Can we still bring coolers with beer and soda? What about outside food as well?

    • Rochester Pride
      Posted July 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Ethan, you can bring drinks and food into the picnic. Hope to see you there!

  4. matt
    Posted June 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    not a good food situation for us vegetarians. can we bring food or will veg options be added?

    • Jeanne Gainsburg
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Veggie burgers are being served at the picnic.

  5. Karen
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m a vegetarian. I would love to go but there is not much I can eat here. May I request veggie burgers or something?? I know I can’t be the only vegetarian who wants to attend.

    • Rochester Pride
      Posted July 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Karen you are welcome to bring your own food!

  6. Rochester Pride
    Posted July 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Matt, you are of course always allowed to bring your own food!

  7. Kelli
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Really? You’re not offering veggie burgers? Can we not be retro about this aspect of the picnic? Lets show some inclusiveness to all the vegetarians.

    • Michael Lill
      Posted July 10, 2013 at 12:25 am | Permalink | Reply

      Vegetarian food will be there from 4pm on. Our vendor couldn’t make it sooner. But yes we wanted to make sure there was something g for everyone this year! Hope this helps out!

    • Jeanne Gainsburg
      Posted July 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Veggie burgers are being served at the picnic.

  8. Kim
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I see that it says no other food vendors will be there. Will there be other vendors there?

    • Michael Lill
      Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:40 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Kim!

      Yes, there will be non-food vendors at the Picnic. Thanks for reaching out!

      Best Regards,
      The Gay Alliance

  9. Beth
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What is included in the beer and food ticket? Is the beer unlimited or is it one beer?

    • Michael Lill
      Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Beth!

      The beer and food tickets include two (2) beers with purchase. Thanks for reaching out!

      Best Regards,
      The Gay Alliance

  10. Mary
    Posted July 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Is there public parking at Genesee Valley Park for the picnic?

    I remember in years past having to park at U of R and walk over.

    Thanks.

    • Michael Lill
      Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Mary!

      Parking has again been arranged with U of R for this years picnic. There will be signage to direct you to the parking. Thanks for reaching out!

      Best Regards,
      The Gay Alliance

  11. Andrew
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    Is Retro the theme for the Parade this year too?

    • Rochester Pride
      Posted April 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

      The theme for both the parade and festival is Carnival: True Colors

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