To kick off Pride Month in June, Marblehead businesses Creative Spirit and MacRae’s Sustainable Goods will host a public reception on Friday, June 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for the opening of their next non-juried art exhibit, “Love Wins.” The reception will be held at MacRae’s Sustainable Goods,108 Washington St. Learn more and register artwork at creativespiritma.com.
On Saturday, June 3, at 3 p.m., the town of Marblehead will celebrate Pride Month with its fifth
annual flag raising ceremony on the lawn of Abbot Hall. The ceremony is produced by a small, grass-roots committee of local volunteers and the town. The event is open to the public and will feature speakers including town officials, clergy, youth and members of
Marblehead’s LGBTQ+ community. The ceremony is supported by North Shore Pride (northshorepride.org).
On Sunday June 4, starting at 4 p.m., The Beacon Restaurant and Bar, 123
Pleasant St., will host its second annual Marblehead Pride Party, in the style of a tea dance.
Festivities will include hors d’oeuvres and sweets, a disco DJ and dancing. Learn more at thebeaconmarblehead.com.
“This year’s Marblehead pride theme is ‘Joy in Community,’ inviting people to consider what creates a safe, free and kind place to live, work, create and relate as a society of unique and diverse individuals,” said local artist and Creative Spirit owner Peyton Pugmire.
“This theme also reminds us that when we are joyfully ourselves, we inspire others to be the same.”
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