Benefit Concert for the Philippines [Saturday, Oct. 21st]

Join the BBL and BIBAK Northeast USA, a non-profit organization that sponsors cultural programs to promote understanding among many ethnic groups in the Northern Mountain regions of the Philippines, this Saturday, Oct. 21st at 6pm at New Jersey City University in Jersey City.

The contemporary cultural presentation featuring the founder of the widely acclaimed, legendary Filipino folk group ASIN (salt of the earth) together with the new breed of talents. BIBAK NE USA Dance Ensemble will perform a unique showcase of the original music and dance of the Cordillera Region. The performance will evolve on the undying songs of ASIN. Details here.

This particular event aims to raise funds to support their Surgical/Dental Mission Program in the Cordillera region, which works with hospitals in the area to provide the needed surgical/dental procedures to the indigenous people in surrounding rural villages. Funds raised from the evening will primarily cover the cost of medicines and surgical supplies.

The unique evening also exemplifies a collaboration of established artists and new and upcoming talents who will showcase the colorful and wonderful contemporary music and traditional dance from the Philippines.

Purchase your tickets here.

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Jersey City Pride Festival 2017 [Saturday, August 26]

 

Jersey City’s Pride Festival is the only thing and everything you should do in Jersey City this Saturday, August 26th.

From 1-9pm, join in the festivities in the historic downtown area of Jersey City, right outside of the Grove St. PATH station. The Jersey City Pride Festival celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. It is one of the largest festivals in Northern New Jersey. Last year, the official estimate of attendance at the festival was 9,000-10,000 people. This year, the festival’s 17th, will have an even bigger turnout.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Carmen Carrera, an international human rights advocate and a high-fashion transgender model. Carmen will also be receiving the Eileen “Beanie” Gaughan reward in recognition of her role as a community activist and educator. Read more about Carmen and her heroic work here.

Jersey City Pride reminds us of the importance of diversity in our community, and how we are becoming stronger by honoring our foundation in history as being accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society. There will be plenty of live entertainment in this celebration of love and support. More information here.

 

Be proud,
JCG

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