Chalk Miami Beach – Truly OUTrageous Parade Float -Gay Pride Weekend 2012
April 15th 2012, 12:00pm
Gay Pride Parade 2012/Ocean Drive
Chalk Miami Beach
1234 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Chalk Miami Beach celebrates Gay Pride Weekend 2012 by participating in the annual parade along Ocean Drive on South Beach. The float will be a â€œTruly OUTrageousâ€ spectacle filled with a wild cast of characters along with local influencers, supporters, friends and family. Our â€œRainbow Armyâ€ of supporters includes Chalkâ€™s very own Joe Blount, Robert Chalk, Veronica Gessa & singer/promoter Michael M, Erica Fickling & Ernesto Reyes of Veni Vidi Vici, Gino Campodonico of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, femme fatale Djâ€™s Ess & Emm and Bonnie Beats, DJ Smeejay, Kerry McLaney of Miamiâ€™s Independent Thinkers, James Cubby of Wire Magazine, JEI – recording artist & star of Tough Love Miami, Miamiâ€™s own Chef Josie from Top Chef, me she of BFGF, Dustin Reffca, David Jon Acosta of Gold Saturn, and thatâ€™s not allâ€¦ we still have some surprises up our sleeves.
At Chalk, we want to celebrate the colorful diversity of our magic city, but most importantly take part in spreading the message of love and acceptance. Chalk is built on the foundation of reciprocity. Our READY, SET, GIVE! Program was developed to support local charitable and social organizations in South Florida throughout the year. Miami Beach businessman and philanthropist, Joseph Blount, founder of Chalk and the Global Health and Society Program at Emory University, is an avid advocate for childrenâ€™s programs, HIV/AIDS foundations, live performing arts and education for the less advantaged.
Chalkâ€™s philanthropic efforts include: fundraising, providing exposure within the community through both marketing and publicity, and by providing patrons fun entertainment with ping pong. Additionally, Chalk identifies and supports organizations that provide aid for arts and culture, education, health and human services, animals and the environment.
Immediately following the Pride festivities at 6pm head over to Chalk for â€œTruly OUTrageousâ€, our after party hosted by Tony Lima and Diesel Fox of Bear Nation, featuring sounds by DJ Pabel Lima and a special performance by JEI. Drink specials include $5 Absolut Cocktails and $3 Bud & Bud Light drafts. Come one come all bears, twinks, muscle Maryâ€™s, T-girls, and Sapphic sisters. Chalk is the place where everyone scores!Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!