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Step OUTside Festival at Marsha P. Johnson State Park Celebrates Pride Outdoors

When you name a park after legendary trans activist Marsha P. Johnson, you also need to take steps to ensure it lives up to its philosophy of community care. The Step OUTSide Festival, a one-of-a-kind event at the park, seems to be doing just that.

The one-day event will take place on Sunday, September 25 from 3-6 p.m. The event will include crafts, a photo booth and a clothing swap.

“Clothing swaps are about building community and leaving high price tags behind,” Park wrote on Instagram. The event organizers are currently collecting clothing donations. Stop by the park this Sunday, September 18, Wednesday, September 21, and Thursday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. textile recycling).

There will be a tote bag crafting station that teaches you how to make one out of an old t-shirt. Various community groups will be participating in the event, so it’s a great way to learn how to get involved in a cause close to your heart.

And if you haven’t read our article on the park’s planned entrance design, check it out here. It looks like a nice tribute to a pioneering icon.