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The Alliance for Positive Change: Celebrate World Pride at Kiki Ball
June 29 | 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Saturday, June 29, The Alliance for Positive Change, in partnership with Performance Space New York and Metrosource, will present a Kiki Ball to benefit Alliance programs that help New Yorkers to feel better, live better and do better.
Emerging out of the historical House and Ballroom community, the underground Kiki scene is a highly organized and creative youth-led organization that centers around so-called houses, with complex kinship structures that function as vital support systems. The scene is best known for its lavish balls, where performers present their unique looks and movement styles, competing in different categories for their respective houses.
“Our annual Kiki Ball is an extravagant opportunity for self-expression and celebration, and with a backdrop of positivity and safe-sex messaging,” said Sharen Duke, Executive Director and CEO of Alliance. “It is fitting that we mark LGBT Pride month with an event that is both energetic and empowering.”
This year’s theme of the Kiki Ball is “Club Kid,” featuring music by DJ Legendary Byrell Juicy. Icon Snookie Juicy is serving as the Kiki Ball’s host and commentator.
Parked outside the Kiki Ball will be Alliance’s new state-of-the-art mobile healthcare van, “Alliance on the Move,” which will provide free HIV tests and other health services. The mobile van is part of Alliance’s Summer of Testing campaign, which supports free HIV testing and prevention, health care, and harm reduction services.
General admission tickets are $5, and VIP tickets are $25.