New Hope Celebrates will host the 2019 Annual NERP (Northeast Regional Pride) Conference held by Interpride. Interpride is an international organization that unites Pride organizations throughout the world.
New Hope Celebrates is honored to host the Annual NERP Conference for the second time and welcomes all to participate, both Interpride and non-Interpride members and local businesses.
The conference will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 through Sunday, March 10, 2019 in New Hope, PA. A weekend of activities is planned. Participants will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Workshops are planned at the Raven Resort in New Hope throughout the days. Noted author and founder of the Philadelphia Gay News, Mark Segal will be the keynote speaker. Mark Segal was present at the Stonewall Riots in New York City and is a founding member of New York’s Gay Liberation Front. He also founded the first National LGBT Youth Organization. Segal has spent his life fighting for AIDS awareness and is a nationally respected LGBT activist. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the beginning of Pride festivities around the world.
After attending workshops, entertainment is planned at night with a dance party and drag show at the Raven Resort. There will also be time to explore the bucolic towns of New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ along the Delaware River.
Accommodations for conference attendees will be available at local hotels and Bed & Breakfasts. Local transportation can also be arranged.
For all information on registration fees, workshops, schedule, accommodations, and transportation go to www.nerpnewhope.com.
OUR MISSION: New Hope Celebrates (NHC), is a nonprofit organization focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA while stimulating the retail, hospitality, and professional community. NHC is comprised of an Executive Board that drives activities and events that serve the diverse LGBTQ+ populace through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events. One such event is the annual, week-long PRIDE celebration held annually in May.