Will you go to Pride Prom with me? That's the question! As prom season approaches, The Northalsted Business Alliance ( NBA ) announces a right of passage redux in the form of Pride Prom: A Chance to Rewrite History, set for Saturday, May 21, in Boystown at Halsted and Newport.
As part of the newly formed collaboration with The Legacy Project, NBA invites revelers to enjoy an unforgettable evening of entertainment and celebration in the heart of Boystown. The elaborate set-up will include an expansive outdoor tent on Waveland, between Halsted and Broadway. Guests will savor light fare by featured neighborhood restaurants, beverages and dancing.
Christopher Barrett Politan, Executive Director of the Northalsted Business Alliance, describes what the night means for the neighborhood. "For many in the LGBTQ community prom was a less than welcoming environment to express gender identity or sexual orientation. Our Pride Prom gives everyone the chance to rewrite their prom experience. Furthermore, we are thrilled that Alderman James Cappleman and his husband Richard Thale will serve as honorary co-chairs of the evening"
The event marks the first joint initiative for The Northalsted Business Alliance and The Legacy Project, which recently announced their collaborative agreement to advance Boystown cultural programming, business efforts and tourism plans.
Neighborhood businesses are joining in the celebration by offering prom goers discounts at their establishments leading up to, during and after the event. Local bars and nightclubs are offering specials and line privileges at their establishments.
Tickets are available at www.northalsted.com .