Montgomery Parks Celebrates Pride Month with Several Special Events

Montgomery Parks is celebrating Pride Month in June with a series of fun events in the parks. The celebration will kick off this weekend with Drag Story Hour and continue with a variety of events. June 2023 Pride in the Parks Schedule:

Pride in the Park: An LGBTQ Comedy Show: Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Fairview Road Urban Park | 8900 Fairview Road, Silver Spring, Md., 20910

Production group Improbable Comedy presents an evening of laughs featuring local queer comics. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or picnic blankets for this event. Food will be available for purchase from vendors. This event is for people ages 17 and up and is not recommended for anyone under 17. Viewer discretion is advised. Free. ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Birding for All: Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Locust Grove Nature Center | 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, Md., 20817
A park naturalist leads adult birders of all levels. The evening begins with an introduction to birding and helpful birding tips. Bring your binoculars, or some will be provided if needed. Not up for a walk? Another naturalist will be stationed at the bird feeders to identify birds on the Nature Center’s deck. The program celebrates Pride Month by providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, especially members of the LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and accessibility communities. Free. Ages 18 and older. Register at Active Montgomery Birding for All

Pride Awareness Hike: Sunday, June 18, 2023 |10:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Fairland Recreational Park | 3928 Greencastle Road, Fairland, Md., 20866 A Pride Hike for all ages is designed for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community who want to get outside and explore the great outdoors. The hike includes breaks for snacks (provided) and participants may bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike. Free. All ages. Register at ActiveMontgomery Pride Hike

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Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

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Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.

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