River City Advocacy to host virtual PRIDE NB Blockparty

River City Advocacy will host the second annual PRIDE NB Blockparty on Saturday, June 13. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
River City Advocacy will host the second annual PRIDE NB Blockparty on Saturday, June 13. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

River City Advocacy will host the second annual PRIDE NB Blockparty on Saturday, June 13. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

On June 13, River City Advocacy & Counseling Center will host the second annual PRIDE NB Block Party at the Landa Park Dance Slab in support of the local LGBT+ community.

In order to comply with social distancing recommendations, the event will be hosted in-person and virtually, with yoga, speakers and live music being streamed on Facebook.

According to RCA Development Director Tiffany Quiring, 60 people are allowed on the dance slab at a time and social distancing will be enforced.

Of the 60 spots, 26 will be allocated for staff, speakers and musicians.

The remaining 24 spots were made available to sponsors, LGBT+ support group members and their families, and community members in 30-minute time slots, Quiring said.


“We’re really trying to model that social distancing and model that [COVID-19] awareness,” Quiring said. “It’s an opportunity to be resilient, it’s an opportunity to adapt to change.”

In total, 96 residents have signed up to attend the party during designated time slots and those who cannot join in person are encouraged to watch online and post photos.

The party will include live music and speakers from Riverside Pride, Thrive Youth Center, Children’s Advocacy Center and RCA’s LGBTeen group facilitator, Quiring said.

All donations collected during the event will go to RCA’s counseling center, which offers reduced-rate counseling, support groups, life skills workshops and more.

“I am excited for the New Braunfels community to show how much we’ve grown and how accepting we are, and how passionate we are about being inclusive,” Quiring said. “[The party] feels like a chance for us to do that safely.”

For more information about the virtual party and a schedule of the day, visit the event Facebook page.
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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