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Boston Pride Parade 2019
Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Intergalactic Alliance (IA) will be joining the celebration for and marching in social solidarity at the Boston Pride Parade! Cosplayers from multiple universes are welcome to participate! We've enjoyed costumers from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Whovians, Marvel, and many more fandom communities. As usual, IA will host a pre-parade social prior to our start time. 

We always have a BLAST and look forward to celebrating again this year.
 

For a more information and full schedule, visit https://www.bostonpride.org/parade/

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Providence RI Pride Illuminated Night Parade 2019
Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Intergalactic Alliance (IA) will be joining the celebration down in Rhode Island again this year and marching in social solidarity at the Providence Rhode Island Illuminated Night Parade! Costumers from multiple universes are welcome to participate! The parade route is shorter than Boston's, and takes place at night, so it may be easier for cosplayers who cannot be in the heat during the day.

For a more information and full schedule, visit https://www.prideri.org/parade

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Past Events

RI Pride Illuminated Night Parade 2018

Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Boston Pride Parade 2018

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Our sixth year marching in Boston Pride also saw our largest turnout yet with over 50 cosplayers of various fandoms joining us on the route. Rainbow Resistance was the theme and Chewbacca manned our multi-fandom solidarity float.

Boston Pride Parade 2017
Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Intergalactic Alliance (IA) celebrated its fifth year

marching in social solidarity at the Boston Pride Parade.Costumers from multiple universes are welcome to participate! We've enjoyed costumers from Star Wars, GhostBusters, Whovians and many more fandom communities. As usual, IA hosted a pre-parade social prior to our start time. 

 

Boston Pride Parade 2013

 

On Saturday June 8, 2013, the Intergalactic Alliance organization (IA) hosted science fiction affiliated costumers to march in the Boston LGBT Pride Parade. Members of the 501st who marched were critical to Intergalactic Alliance's successful first appearance at the parade. There was enthusiastic, remarkably friendly response from the parade attendees, and lots of fun for all involved. The IA is especially grateful to all 501st members that supported the event. Davira "Divvy," Sean and Krista, founded the Intergalactic Alliance as a means for different genres of costumers to march in unity at social and charitable events. Giving opportunity for fellow costumers to experience this parade was important to Divvy and Krista. As Divvy stated, "I truly believe that if people can put aside whatever preconceived notion of what Gay Pride is, they would certainly have an amazing and eye opening experience."

Boston Pride Parade 2016
Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2016
From Boston Pride Committee:

 

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Kicking off June 3 through June 12, Boston Pride will host ten days of events and activities that bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate diversity. Opening with the Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall, Pride Week 2016 will also include the Boston Pride Gala, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Pride Diplomatic Reception, the Human Rights Forum, Queeraoke, Pride Night @ Fenway Park, the Boston Pride Festival and Parade, the Pride Youth Dance, the Back Bay Block Party, and the JP Block Party.  

 

For a more information and full schedule, visit www.bostonpride.com.

 

Join us for the 5th annual NE DIS Meet at The Crowne Plaza in Newton, Massachusetts.  The full weekend will include a Welcome Dinner  on Friday, Saturday events include Continential Breakfast, Tour of Boston, Podcast Party with Dinner and Sunday Farewell Ice Cream for Breakfast.  Weather this is your 1st DIS Meet or your 5th you are guaranteed to have a good time raising lots of money for Give Kids the World!

Intergalactic Alliance will be a part of the Sunday Morning Ice Cream for Breakfast event. The basic responsibility would be to meet, greet and photo ops with members. Since this is a Disney focused group we would like to focus on their characters (ie Disney, Star Wars, Marvel etc). So please comment below or send me an email if you would be interested in helping us troop this event. 

Arrival/Suit Up Time: 8 am
Troop Time: They want us to troop from 9-11 am. 
Changing Room: YES...We will have a secure changing room (one of the hotel conference rooms).

Also please feel free to share this with anyone you may think would like to join us. Thanks again and hope you day is Magical!!!

Best Regards,
The Intergalactic Alliance Group.

The 5th annual NE DIS Meet to benefit Give Kids the World in Newton Ma, September 20, 2015!
NOLA Pride Parade 2015, New Orleans, LA
From New Orleans Pride:

 

New Orleans Pride's objectives are to create an atmosphere in the Gulf Coast Region, where everyone can feel comfortable, safe and respected. We are using public awareness and education about the LGBT community as a way to combat “phobias” and discrimination. These programs, seminars, and events leading up to, and during Pride weekend, are meant to include individuals from all walks of life. 

 

New Orleans Pride proudly presents the 2015 Pride Festival and Parade for the public as educational and entertainment events that are centered around the LGBT Community of New Orleans and its allies. New Orleans Pride raises money for two reasons. First, funds are raised for education in the community.  New Orleans Pride focuses on Anti-Bullying and Anti- Discrimination in the school systems, as well as other LGBT issues. Second, funds are raised to put on the Pride Weekend Festival for the LGBT Community of New Orleans.

 

For a more information and full schedule, visit www.prideneworleans.com

Boston Pride Parade 2015
From Boston Pride Committee:

 

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections. Kicking off June 5 through June 14, Boston Pride will host ten days of events and activities that bring people together from all walks of life to celebrate diversity. Opening with the Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall, Pride Week 2015 will also include the Boston Pride Gala, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, the Pride Diplomatic Reception, the Human Rights Forum, Queeraoke, Pride Night @ Fenway Park, the Boston Pride Festival and Parade, the Pride Youth Dance, the Back Bay Block Party, and the JP Block Party.  The theme of this year’s Pride celebration is “45th Anniversary – #WickedProud.”

 

For a more information and full schedule, visit www.bostonpride.com.

*Toiletry Collection for our Troops 

Please bring new/unused toiletries to the build day. The VFW Ladies auxiliary are collecting toiletries to send to
our Service Men and Women.

 

You could also include those little hotel toiletries that
you've been saving for this special occasion!

IA's "New Year / New Costume" Build Day
Saturday January 3rd 2015    Drop by  12-6pm 
 

Waltham VFW Post 10334 P.F.C. John M. Sullivan Post. 

623 Trapelo Rd. Waltham, MA 02452

 

Working on a new costume for this year? Bring it to our "New Year/ New Costume" build day, and create your costume while enjoying the comraderie of fellow costumers.

 

Details:

 

- Please bring cash for water/soda, and feel welcome to bring your lunch. Per the standard rental agreement with the VFW, we are not allowed to bring in water/drinks. This is one of the ways to assist the VFW financially, so the VFW can help the community through its many programs. We will provide lite snacks to keep the energy up during the day.

 

Please bring your own tools and supplies that you know how to use safely and without additional ventilation. Examples of tools and supplies encouraged are sewing machines, scissors, rivet/awls, paint/brushes, duct tape. Examples of tools and supplies not allowed: Aerosol paint, adhesives or resin pours that require respirators or additional ventilation. If you have questions certainly feel welcome to ask. We'll be happy to help.

 

Help out our Service Men and Women; please bring new/unused toiletries to the build day. The VFW Ladies auxiliary are collecting toiletries to send to our Service Men and Women. You could also include those little hotel toiletry amenities that you've been saving for this special occasion! 

 

We'll have covered tables, chairs and electrical outlets on-site. If you need something special (like a really large trash can with industrial grade trash bags for left over ABS/HIPS plastic from your TK ;) , please contact us in advance. :)

 

Closely supervised children are welcome. This is primarily a costume build day, and there might be glue guns, sharp scissors, etc on-site. Please be mindful as you watch over your wee ones. Young persons under 18 need to have a legal guardian present, or discuss arrangements with Sean and I ahead of time.

 

Fun!  This event is about abundant creativity (including those "cookie cutter" TKs ;), chatting convivially, and simply enjoying our community of like-minded-geek-friendly costumers. Please come prepared to have fun! :D

 

We look forward to seeing you January 3rd or at our next event!

 

Sean and Krista

-Intergalactic Alliance Founders

 

New England DISmeet for Give Kids the World
Sunday October 5th              Plymouth, MA               10am-1pm

 

Intergalactic Alliance is delighted to invite costumed volunteers to help a fun-loving Disney-fan community fundraise for Give Kids the World Village (GKtW), a family resort in central Florida for kids in midst of difficult health circumstance.  Community website:  http://www.nedismeet.org

 

We're inviting costumed volunteers in a family-friendly Marvel, Star Wars, Disney or "Haunted Disney" costume for an interactive Photo Booth supplied with props. Additionally, costumers can wander to engage in festive fun at the brunch and silent auction. 

 

If interested, please register on our registration page so we can send to you further details. If your costume doesn't fit in any of the above universes, and you'd like to participate, please mention it in your registration. We inclusively welcome DC and other characters.

Thank you very much for considering this invitation to join us for mirth, merriment and delightfully spooky fundraising!

 

About "Give Kids the World Village: Where Happiness Inspires Hope"
Website: http://www.gktw.org

GKtW resort provides at no cost to families, who are in midst of slife-threatening health circumstance, a week's stay at the 70 acre "storybook" village. GKtW is a non-profit organization that partners with over 250 wish granting organizations, and whose donations are over 92% of every dollar goes directly to children and family's weeklong stay.

If you'd like to participate in the weekend fundraising activities:
It's also a great opportunity to have a mini-New England vacation. Come to Plymouth on Saturday and stay overnight! Per the DISmeet chair: "We're doing a group trip to King Richard's faire the day before... Tickets are the same as what they would buy at the door but a portion of the proceeds goes to Give Kids the World. There is also a winery and brewery tour along with the tour of historic Plymouth on Saturday and bowling and desserts Saturday night! Website; http://www.nedismeet.org"



Thank you again for considering your support and appearance at this FUNdraising event!


-Intergalactic Alliance

 

Boston Pride Parade 2014
From Boston Pride Committee:

 

Boston Pride is the largest of New England’s annual Pride celebrations and one of the largest in the United States. This year will mark the 44th anniversary of the Boston Pride Parade, the second longest running LGBTQ parade next to New York.

 

“We celebrate the LGBT community, but we are also inclusive of the community at large and embrace the support everyone has given us over the years,” said Sylvain Bruni, Boston Pride’s new president.

 

With the celebration kicking off June 6 and

running through June 15, the theme for

Boston Pride 2014 is

Be Yourself, Change the World.”

 

“The theme encourages the LGBT community to embrace what makes each individual unique and to use those qualities to change the world for the better,” Bruni said.

 

Bruni shared several differences to this year’s festivities, including that the parade will start an hour earlier than in past years, beginning at 11 a.m. on June 14, due to the ongoing construction at the Government Center MBTA station at City Hall Plaza, where the festival will take place. 

 

Other events include the Flag Raising ceremony June 6, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, Pride Queeraoke, Pride Night at Fenway Park, the Pride Youth Dance, the LGBT Senior Pride Tea Dance, the Boston Dyke March, the Back Bay Block Party and the JP Block Party. For a full schedule, visit www.bostonpride.com.

Give Kids The World Mini-Golf Event 2013

 

On June 30, 2013, members added festive flair to a mini golf benefit in Lunenburg, MA. This benefit was one of a series, organized by local members the DIS Unplugged; a weekly podcast that focuses on issues surrounding Disney and other Orlando area parks. Nationwide these fundraisers support, "Give Kids the World Village," a nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations. The Emperor, Count Dooku, Clone Commander Thorn and an Imperial Gunner surprised the attendees by their arrival at the minigolf course. The Stormtrooper and Tusken Raider had a little extra fun by adding Disney items to their costume such as TK helmet Goofy ears, a whimsical Gaffi stick and Mickey Safari hat on the Tusken Raider. It was an extremely convivial event for all ages. Congrats to the IA for this first time, very successful mission at the New England DIS Meet for Give Kids the World!

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