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Second Annual Black Pride RVA Set for July 18-21

Following the success of Virginia’s the first Black Pride RVA held in 2018, Us Giving Richmond Connections (UGRC), a Richmond non-profit has planned the second annual Black Pride RVA scheduled to take place July 18-21 at locations throughout Richmond.

Black Pride RVA invites persons from all over the Commonwealth to attend one or all of the events planned. The theme for 2019 is “Pride with a Purpose” and aims to educate, embrace and celebrate the unique experience of Virginia’s Black LGBTQ community.

Us Giving Richmond Connections (UGRC) mission is to improve the health and well-being of Black LGBTQ communities of greater Richmond.

Schedule of Events

July 18, 2019

Paint with Pride! Exotic Paint Night *Limited Seating*, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Come paint with Black Pride and exotic models to help motivate your stroke of art!  $35 in advance | $45 at the door. Limited Seating! Two Sessions. Bring a friend!


Location: Studio Two Three, 3300 W. Clay St., Richmond, VA

Welcome Mixer & FUN-raiser, 9 p.m.

Join us for a cocktail or two at Thirsty’s. Proceeds from this Mixer will be donated to Black Pride RVA.

Location: Thirsty’s, 3516 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 

July 19, 2019

Black Pride Reception *Limited Seating*, 6-8 p.m.

Dress to Impress and enjoy a night out on the town. Food and live music!

Location: Urban Hang Suits: 304 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets are $10 and includes food. Get Tickets

Friday Fun Night Pride Party, 9 p.m.

Pre-Funk Party Meet and Greet with Ms. Black Pride RVA 2019! Cost: $5 at 9pm; $6 after 10pm until close

Location: Godfrey’s: 308 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA Get Tickets

July 20, 2019

10am – 4pm

Day of Purpose – Education & Entertainment, 10 – 4 p.m.

Day of Purpose! A day of learning and fun. Vendors, food trucks & entertainment all day!​ Educate yourself about Finances, Health, and more.  Entertainment from a variety of acts will be there to make you proud with good music and meet the new Ms. Black Pride RVA.

​This is a family friendly event so bring everyone with you. Register Free

Location: Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA Free Parking!

9pm – 2am

Black Pride RVA Official After Party, 9 p.m. -2 a.m.

It’s the official after party with DJ Nealy Neel

Location: Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA Free Parking!

Get Tickets

July 21, 2019

10am – 12pm

United Worship Service, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Celebrating through spirit, song and community! Join us!

Location: Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 1902 Rosewood Avenue Richmond, VA

Pride in the Park Tailgate Party!, 12 p.m. until dusk

It’s a Black Pride Family Reunion! Come out bring your own beverage, food, music and have a good time. We will have different contest and sports!

Location: Bryant Park Shelter 3, 4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, VA.

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