Residents Take Pride In Berkeley Community Day

(Photo by Chris Lundy)

BERKELEY – It was perfect weather for the 27th Annual Berkeley Pride Day, held at Veterans Park.

The day opened at 10 a.m. Rides and inflatable bounce houses took up the middle of the event. The stage was set for performances by children’s performer Yosi, the Central Regional Marching Band, and Sketchy Medicine Band. There was also a ceremony remembering those who were lost on 9/11/01.

In a ring around the central area were booths and tents set up. Local nonprofits and businesses sold goods and made crafts with kids. Vendors sold all kinds of grilled and fried food, as well as baked goods. Most of them also sold drinks.

Pride Day lasted well into the night. Doo wop group Sounds of the Street and The Infernos performed. The evening was capped with fireworks.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.