KNOW YOUR #BRONXPRIDE JULY CROTONA PARK HISTORY!:
June24,2019 Exclusive News12Bx Edited Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g9r9w89Pdc
Update: The Chef Will NOT Be Part Of Our Pride Festival!
1) 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PhKIAh10ew
2) 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FauHYv1bCM8
I Appolonia Cruz have been keeping "Bronx Pride Festival" Crotona Park in JULY alive since 2012 after its previous organizers Bronx Community Pride Center (BCPC) closed. Before BCPC closed, I served as their festival co-host for over eight years with Tyra when the festival was originally held at "Barretto Point Park". Then years later it moved to "Crotona Park" until "Bronx Community Pride Center" closed their doors forever in 2012.
After BCPC sadly shut their doors forever after moving to it's new location on Intervale Ave, We gathered with a small group of community members who shared the same passion as I & that was to to keep Bronx Pride Festival alive and in JULY. We planned Bronx Pride 2012 Festival within two weeks. I have continued to produce Bronx Pride Festival in JULY at Crotona Park regardless and without financial support backing or funding from any Bronx Political Leaders or any major LGBTQIS organizations.
Monies raised from this gofundme page will go directly to cover costs and list of expenses to make The 8th Annual Bronx Pride 2019 Festival July Crotona Park Amphitheater on Saturday, July13th, 2019 possible. The funds raised will cover our DJ's & 3 legendary festival emcees fees. Also truck rentals, and much needed new 8 tents that will be used as dressing rooms to house over fifty-five entertainers & our guest speakers, a holding area for entertainers to wait before going on stage. Monies will go to buy tables, chairs, fans, mirrors, garbage cans, ice, food, plates etc to better accomodate our guest entertainers who will be all donating their time & talents!...
"The Queen Of The Bronx"
P.s. Please note that this gofundme page will also be used for a 2nd festival: "Appolonia Cruz 6th Annual Christmas in July" on Sat.July20th at Barretto Point Park, Also known as Bronx Pride Festival JULY Part 2. Held at one of the most beautiful water font parks in the Bronx & NYC.. Monies donated will be used to produce both FREE Community Bronx events made possible by The Queen Of The Bronx with our community's sponsorship Donations!
A Very Special Thank You to "Jose Ramon" Founder of The 1st Annual Bronx LGBT Expo 2019 For These Supporting Words:
There are so many reasons to support The 8th Annual Bronx Pride Festival & Health Fair at Crotona Park, Sat.July13th, which was given continued life by Appolonia Cruz & our Bronx community donations,
1- Full inclusion
2- Undeterred Support from Artists
3- Undeterred Support of Loyal Sponsors
4- Continuous Support from The Bronx Latino, LatinX, and other Communities that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Trans and Queer/Questioning
5- Support from entities that donate their time, and staff to bring awareness of different sorts to local communities like the ones surrounding The Bronx Pride Festival & Health Fair in Cortona Park.
6- Appolonia’s Solo Quest to deliver this Yearly Event with No Corporate, Local or State Funding is Admirable! The Bronx - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer/Questioning Community attend every year, and it has become a Tradition that we all enjoy and look forward to.
7- Everyone has been on Appolonia Cruz’s stage as a Guest, Host or Advocate. Who’s next???
8- You Support- You Get Mentioned. Note from a Bronxite: Attend all the events possible that our borough has to offer, but don’t forget to attend This One!
Appolonia Cruz has led the crusade to keep This Bronx Pride Festival & Heath Fair alive for YEARS!!! Let’s help her keep it going!!!