The Saratoga Pride community invites our members, friends and allies to a local vigil to remember those who were tragically killed or wounded in the mass shooting at the Pulse LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando. We are devastated by the loss of our sisters and brothers and we hold them and their families and friends in our hearts.
Our gathering will take place on Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the pavilion in Congress Park in downtown Saratoga. We will come together in prayer, music, and community for healing, strength and the determination to end the violence that hurts us all.
We are grateful to our local faith communities, representatives of the Orchard Project, Mayor Joanne Yepsen and the Saratoga Police Department for their support of this event. Please note that parking will be available after 5 P.M. in the Empire State College parking lots on the corners of Union Avenue and Circular Street.
Immediately following the vigil, Saratoga Pride will still be holding the previously announced Mamma Mia Sing Along, a fundraiser in support of LGBTQ youth programs. While we know that these two events are very different, we do not want hate and terror to rule our lives. And so, we hope many will find it helpful to transition from a healing remembrance of those we have lost, to a celebration of the vibrancy and strength of our community.
The Saratoga Pride Mamma Mia Sing Along will take place at 7pm at the Bowtie Cinemas on 19 Railroad Place in Saratoga. For more information go to www.saratogapride.com .
Contacts: Cindy Swadba 518-584-3937, Steve Rosenblum 617-821-744