First “Celebration Of Colors” Coming To Roselle Park On August 18th

The borough’s first annual “Celebration of Colors: A Celebration Of Pride For Everyone” event will be on Saturday, August 18th, from 5 p.m. until 10 o’clock at night at Roselle Park High School’s Herm Shaw Field.

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) advocacy and ally organizations will be part of the family friendly event to celebrate family, equality, diversity, and community.

The event will include speakers, musical performances, entertainment, education stations from LGBTQ organizations, games, and the 1988 John Waters movie “Hairspray” along with free unlimited fun activities for all age groups.

The evening will end with a “Celebration of Colors” which is a joining of attendees into one grand display of colors. All who attend will receive a bag of nontoxic color powder to color each other leaving the event with a visual display of Roselle Park’s diverse community.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie. There will be food vendors on-site.

Roselle Park 24/7 and WellCare Health Plans Inc. donated and supported the event.

Anyone needing more informaiton or interested in participatining and/or sponsoring can contact Casano Center Director Rupen Shah at (908) 245-0666 or via e-mail at rshah[@r]

This event was originally set to take place on June 2nd but was postponed.