The HELLO NEIGHBOR: Community Pride Parade is intended to bridge gaps between each of us and our neighbors by providing a space that everyone in the community can share connection in our common humanity. This event is designed to give us a way to meet our neighbors in the greater community that share the common vision of promoting social, political and economic equality locally, nationally and globally. Although everyone is encouraged to participate, we especially welcome women, minority, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+, non-binary, multicultural, as well as anyone who may feel religiously or culturally excluded. The ultimate goal of the parade is to create an event to meet our neighbors and hopefully change the way we engage to become more mindful, unified and supportive of one another.
HOW IT WORKS:
The premise of the project is to have neighbors, artists, educators and community volunteers from diverse perspectives and cultures lead groups that they are already working with or outreach groups that may be interested in working with. Participants can then create their own themes, wear HELLO NEIGHBOR t-shirts, or create LED light sculptures. More information about these creative options is listed in the EVENTS section below. The Parade will consist of vendors, yoga and music starting at 5pm -and- one march around Forsyth Park at 7pm on Saturday October 12. Parade participants will meet on the walkway behind the music amphitheater and form a line facing Drayton Street at 6:45 pm. Spectators can gather anywhere around the park in support. The parade will end in front of the music amphitheater, where there will be yoga, socializing, a community tree, music and vendors from 5 - 10 pm.
We need your participation to make this happen. You can register to get involved above or you can help spread the word by promoting the event, donating to help cover permits -or- just come and meet some of your neighbors!
If you are interested in participating there is no fee for registration. We are accepting donations in any amount to help cover permit costs if interested. A special thanks to all the participants, musicians, artists, vendors and group leaders!
HELLO NEIGHBOR is a non-profit event fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and C4 Atlanta! We would like to thank them for their support.
We would also like to WELCOME some of our newest groups to register including, Savannah PRIDE, Savannah Power Yoga, The Urban Mentoring Group, and SCAD Foundations Studies Group. THANK YOU NEIGHBORS!
THANKS TO ALL THE ARTIST, GROUPS, MUSICIANS AND CIVIC SPEAKERS!
Kesha Gibson Carter will be joining us as one of our community speakers continuing the conversation about female empowerment.
We will have FREE HELLO NEIGHBOR T-SHIRT printing hosted by Lila Klinck and Casey of Dogg House Studios at the evemt. BYOT- Bring Your Own T-shirt, and we will heat press it there from 5 - 7 pm.
WEDNESDAY October 9th will be our FINAL drop-off to pre-print shirts. You can take shirts with your and contact info taped on them to the Sentient Bean Coffee shop at 7:00 pm 10/9 to drop-off and pick them up printed at the event.
VENDORS click HERE to pay your $20 VENDOR FEE to assist with permit cost and complete the regular registration form at the top of the page and select the BEING A VENDOR option at the bottom of the form. You will then receive a confirmation email holding your place. Local vendors only please. The following map marks vender locations and will be able to set up the day of the event between 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Yoga will begin at 5:00 and the event ends at 9:00. All areas must be cleared by 10:00 pm.
Thank you for your support
All art, music & vendor activités will take place on the SE quarter of the park, between the tennis courts and the music pavilion. This is also the area the parade will end so that the festivities can continue as people complete the march.
Pre-Parade line-up begins behind the music amphitheater facing toward Drayton Street at 6:45.
MUSIC LINE UP @ The FORSYTH AMPHITHEATER
Yoga with Kelley Boyd 5:00 - 5:50 and extended yoga community
Urban Mentoring BOOM Band 6:00 – 6:20
HaHa Hysteria 6:30 – 6:50
Parade March on Forsyth 7 - 7:30 - DJ Matt Taylor on stage.
Samba Savannah 7:30 - 7:45
Speakers Kesha Gibson-Carter to share ideas about female personal empowerment community connection -AND - Laura Shadley to speak as the voice of indigenous Peoples 7:45 - 8:10
XuluProphet 8:10 - 8:40
Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips 8:50 - 9:30
Sentient Bean Coffee Shop
In addition to the on-site Screen-Printing booth, there will also be a screen-printing done in advanced to prepare for the event.
Anyone wanting to print The “Hello Neighbor, my name is______________” on their shirt(s) to decorate can drop shirts off on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ 7pm to the Sentient Bean- where there will be a table set up for drop-offs in the cafe room during the month of SEPTEMBER.
The HN image will be screen-printed on shirts for free and can be picked up the following week. They can then be personalized with names using paint pens at home or onsite. Bring as many shirts as you want to print. This will help promote the event and meet our neighbors. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Sentient Bean Coffee Shop
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
Additionally, there will be a LED lantern workshop offered at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center for anyone interested in making light-weight LED lanterns at the Parade.
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
We will kick-off the evening with free YOGA in the park under the instruction of one of Savannah's most renowned instructors Ms. Kelley Boyd. Kelley will provide an all- levels class where anyone interested can bring a mat, towel, blanket or even grass if you like, and get grounded and connected. If you are planning on dressing up for the parade- costumes are welcome. Thank YOU Kelley!
There will be an on-site Screen-Printing booth, where anyone can bring a shirt to have “Hello Neighbor, my name is______________” screen printed on it for free. There will also be a limited amount pre-printed prints available for sale for anyone who would like to purchase them. Shirts may also include the city district.
Using a map of the city and surrounding areas, artist Emily Bowser and community volunteers will help participants create leaves with their names on them and adding them to the tree to mark themselves as a member of the community.
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WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS! There are so many ways to get involved with the HELLO NEIGHBOR: Community Pride Parade. Register above to get involved and receive information updates.
Forsyth Park, Drayton St, Savannah, Georgia 31401, United States
Available to meet by appointment!