Downtown Pride 2024

Superstar DJ’s, here we go! Join the Metuchen Downtown Alliance, Atlantic Health Systems and Metuchen Human Relations Commission from 6pm to 8pm as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Downtown Pride with a Downtown Disco Party!

Celebrate Pride.
Celebrate Love.
Celebrate Equality.
Celebrate Inclusion.
Celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends and family today and every day.
Happy Pride­čîł┬áMonth.

Event Details
2024 Theme: “When You See Me”
Parade will convene at Peterson Park (446 Main Street) at 5:45pm to Metuchen Town Plaza
NYC Cheers Performance on Metuchen Town Plaza
NYC Club DJ on Metuchen Town Plaza
Dance Performance on Metuchen Town Plaza
Get Glam! – Aura Photography, Custom Embroidery, Fairy Hair, Custom Glam Make-Up, Downtown Pride Photo Station

History of House Music
In the 1970s, Chicago promoter Robert Williams recruited the legendary Bronx-born Frankie Knuckles to start a club called the Warehouse in Chicago for predominantly Black gay men.

In the early-1980s underground club scene in Chicago is where the term house found a home. Frankie Knuckles, who was eventually crowned the Godfather of House Music, recalled seeing the term in a record store window for the first time between 1980 and 1981.

Celebrating 40 years of House Music – In 1984 Jesse Saunders, American House Music Artist released his hit single, “On & On”, co-written with Vince Lawrence, which was the first house record to be pressed and sold to the public.