Thousands of people took part in the 25th Annual Long Island Pride Parade and PrideFest on Saturday, June 13th. The all day festival started with a parade down Main Street in Huntington, with four Grand Marshals – Co-Founder (and LGBT Network CEO) David Kilmnick, Co-Founder Steve Heneghan, and Former Directors Kevin O’Halloran and Jimmy Pizzo – rolling down the route.
It was a bright and sunny day to celebrate 25 years of Long Island Pride. Spectators lined the parade route to watch over 50 marching groups make their way down Main Street in Huntington.
At PrideFest, in Heckscher Park, the crowd was treated to all day entertainment. Entertainers such as Amber, David Hernandez, Anita Antoinette, Aiden Leslie, and other local and national performers played to the largest crowd that PrideFest has ever seen and over 60 vendors were on site at Heckscher Park giving away freebies and selling a variety of goods and services.
Next year’s Long Island Pride Parade and PrideFest will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016.