The 2005 Annual Pride Cruise on the Spirit of Chicago will be held on Pride Sunday, June 26. Docking from Navy Pier, the boarding time will be at 10 p.m., sailing from 10:30 until 2:30 a.m. This event is presented by D.J. Sheron, K' s Party Production, the Chicago Department of Public Health Office of Gay and Lesbian Health ( cityofchicago.org ) , Club Escape and Exclusively Yours Designs.
This is an affiliated fundraising event for the 2006 Chicago Gay Games—$2 of every $60 ticket sold will go towards the success of the Gay Games. This year's cruise will feature the many components associated with the upcoming once-in-a-lifetime world festival including: Registration, sponsorship information, volunteer sign up, and information regarding the time and locations of the sporting events. Additional handout materials will be available and live representatives to answer any questions. There will be several organizations aboard showcasing their events for the summer: Windy City Pride, Pow Wow S/he concerts, Affinity Jazz-N-July, and Excalibur's Christmas in July.
Attire for this occasion is strictly black tie. The entertainment highlight will be French Cellist Cecil Savage and her band. The four-hour cruise will have a cash bar, delectable finger foods, and a free raffle.
This cruise is a proud contributor to the 37th, annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade. Additional Sponsors of this event are Pow Wow Inc., B-Selfish Salon, Aarons Furniture, and Touch 2 Bases Productions.
Host hotel for this year's cruise is the Embassy Suites located at 655 N. Columbus Dr. ( on the corner Columbus and Illinois )
For more information call D. J. Sheron or Karen R. Phillips at ( 773 ) 324-0072 or ( 773 ) 426-3051.