Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Joins the Montclair Parade

BY  |  Monday, Jul 02, 2012 2:13pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

We’ll be there as usual, of course, as well as the Philadelphia Mummers. But this year’s Montclair Fourth of July parade will be the first ever to include the award-winning Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band.

With a membership of 100 musicians, color guard members, and band aides, the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps is in its 33rd season.

Montclair’s July 4th parade begins at 11 a.m. and follows a 1.6-mile route which starts at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street and travels west on Bloomfield Avenue to Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, west to Valley Road and ending at the official reviewing stand at Edgemont Park. A family picnic will be held in the park immediately following the parade.

Photo of the Big Apple Corps at the 2009 New York  Pride March by Traci Lawson.


  1. POSTED BY herbeverschmel  |  July 02, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    I’m cheering for Good ‘ol Uncle Sam. All about him on July 4th.

  2. POSTED BY Howard Beale  |  July 02, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    So if it wasn’t this band, what was the other big apple lesbian and gay band that marched in the Montclair July $ parade years ago?

  3. POSTED BY Howard Beale  |  July 02, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    July 4 parade

  4. POSTED BY walleroo  |  July 02, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    You mean there will be 100 instruments coming down Midland Ave on Weds?

  5. POSTED BY Bill Courson  |  July 03, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    And what, herbe, could be gayer than our tall, thin, bearded and colorfully attired national symbol? Unless, of course, its the fantastic Philadelphia Mummers? Gotta love those guys!

  6. POSTED BY deadeye  |  July 04, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    And then it’s off to Tierney’s for spritzers and cosmos!

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