Important Information

Getting to Pride in the Park

TCC encourages everyone to take public transportation to Pride in the Park. The Norwalk Transit 10 shuttle will be running all day making stops at South Norwalk Train Station, SoNo Collection, and Yankee Doodle Garage. We encourage everyone to take Metro North to South Norwalk Train Station. Norwalk Transit 10 shuttles will be running every 20 mins from the New Haven side of the station. Onsite parking is reserved for individuals with an ADA compliant sticker ONLY.

Transportation

Metro North Railroad
Please get off at South Norwalk Train Station and make your way to the New Haven side to connect to Norwalk Transit 10 shuttle.
Wheels2U
Download the Wheels2U app to request a ride within Norwalk. It is $2 per ride. https://www.wheels2unorwalk.com/
Norwalk Transit 10 Shuttle
This shuttle will extend its hours until 9:15pm. Shuttle schedule coming soon.
Ride Sharing
We will have a designated spot for drop off for those using ride sharing apps. Address is 295 West Ave. Norwalk, CT.

Location

Lockwood Mathews Mansion 295 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850 (There will be ADA parking onsite, all others please see "Where to Park" section below. A valid sticker is required to park onsite.)

Where to Park

Yankee Doodle Garage
10 Burnell Blvd Norwalk, CT 06854 From here you can take the Norwalk Transit 10 Shuttle to the Park. It will run every 20 mins. The stop is at the Norwalk Transit Hub, just outside of the garage.
SoNo Collection
100 N. Water Street Norwalk, CT 06854 The Norwalk Transit Shuttle 10 will make stops in front of the Yard House Restaurant every 20 minutes.
South Norwalk Train Station
30 Monroe Street Norwalk, CT 06854 Once parked please proceed to the New Haven side of the train station. The Norwalk Transit 10 shuttle will be picking up people every 20 mins.

Schedule of Events

Pride in the Park
Pride in the Park will take place between noon and 9pm on Saturday, June 11. This event is rain or shine!
Family Field Day
OUR LGBTQ+ Family Field Day will take place from noon to 2pm at Mathews Park. All LBGTQ+ and ally families are welcome to join for 2 hours of games, painting, story time, and some good old fun outside. No need to RSVP, just show up and have a great time! All ages welcome.
Performances
Performances for the day will begin at 1:30pm on June 11th. It is a variety of performers, live singers, drag queens and kings, bands, all culminating with our headliners, Raja, Pangina, and Adore Delano.
VIP/Beer Garden
Our VIP and Beer Garden will open at 2pm. Tickets for the VIP tent sponsored by Ketel One and Smirnoff and beer tickets for our Two Roads beer garden will be on sale the day of at our merch table!

Accessibility

Hearing Impaired
TCC will have ASL interpreters for the whole event on stage for those in our community who are hearing impaired.
Bathrooms
There will be ADA compliant bathrooms at Pride in the Park
Parking
ADA parking available onsite. Those who have valid ADA stickers for their vehicles will be directed to two parking lots onsite for easier access to Pride in the Park.
Park
The park has many walkways and is relatively flat for those individuals in wheel chairs.

Food and Drinks

Pride in the Park will have a beer garden sponsored by Two Roads Brewing as well as a VIP area sponsored by Ketel One and Smirnoff Vodka. Access to the open bar VIP area and beer tickets to the beer garden will be sold the day of the event. We will also have a variety of food trucks at Pride in the Park. Water will be sold at the merch table. Keep hydrated while supporting TCC!

Safety at Pride in the Park

TCC is working closely with the Norwalk PD to ensure the safety of all our attendees. Officers in uniform will be joining our Pride in the Park celebration and will be monitoring traffic, performing bag checks at the entrance to Pride in the Park and engaging our attendees throughout the day.

Do's and Don'ts @ Pride in the Park

Do!
- Bring water, food, blankets, and foldable chairs to Pride in the Park - Make sure to bring sunscreen - Take pictures, video of the event and tag us @ctpridecenter on all our social media - Have fun!!
Don't!
- Outside liquor/beer/wine will not be allowed at Pride in the Park - Weapons of any kind are not allowed - Pop up tents are not allowed - Illicit drugs are not allowed - Vaping/smoking at Pride in the Park is not allowed

Vendors for Pride in the Park

Vendors are asked to arrive at Mathews Park at 10am. We will have a group of volunteers ready to offload and move your things to your space. All vendors must park at either the Yankee Doodle Garage, SoNo Collection, or South Norwalk Train Station. No vendor is allowed to park on premise. Please refer back to your vendor email for more information.

Only paid vendors will be allowed at Pride in the Park. We will not be taking additional vendors the day of.

Volunteers

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers! Without your help we could not be able to put on Pride in the Park.

All volunteers are asked to show up 15 minutes before before their assigned times and check in at the volunteer tent where you will be given your assignments for the day. All volunteers must park at either the Yankee Doodle Garage, SoNo Collection, or South Norwalk Train Station. Please make sure to include this into your travel plans.

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