Boston Pride Is Hosting a Block Party in Jamaica Plain This Weekend

Featuring divas, rescue dogs, and a drag show.

Boston Pride Week Jamaica Plain Block Party

Photo by Marilyn Humphries

Boston Pride Week is set to conclude with a host of fun activities this weekend.

Organizers recently announced that Boston Pride will once again be partnering with Kristen Porter Presents to host an outdoor block party in Jamaica Plain. Rain or shine, the all-ages event will take over Perkins Avenue between South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street on Sunday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The festivities, which usually draws 1,500 LGBT community members and supporters, will include food vendors, a cash bar, live music, and the the 4th annual Divas, Dogs & Drag Show.

Zili Misik, an all-female band that plays a fusion of African inspired music genres, will kick things off with a live show starting at 2 p.m., followed by a performance by 13-year-old singer-songwriter Zola.

Taking place between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., the Divas, Dogs & Drag Show will feature appearances by some of the city’s most notable drag queens as well as the newly crowned Mr. and Mrs. Boston Pride. Rescue dogs that are available for adoption will also be showcased on stage.

Following all of the fun, the streets will be turned into a giant dance floor when DJ LeahV spins the decks between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

In addition to the event in JP, Boston Pride will also be hosting a block party on St. James Avenue in Back Bay on Sunday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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