Our Community USA - Lehigh Valley Vol 1

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THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

LEHIGH VALLEY

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TABLE OF CON TENT S

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LGBTQ ARTICLE

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

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BAR GUIDE

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LGBTQ ORGS & ATTRACTIONS

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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GOOD FOR BSINESS U S I NESS GOOD FOR BU Protecting LGBTQ Americans from Discrimination is Good for Business Business leaders know that protecting every American from discrimination is good for the economy. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults have a combined buying power of $884 billion dollars, and business leaders know that today’s generation of consumers prefer to shop at businesses that support gay and transgender people. Business leaders across the nation are leading the charge to secure nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people. Fairness for All Hardworking Americans • Gay and transgender people are our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. Hardworking Americans deserve to be treated fairly and equally under the law. Sadly, too many hardworking Americans are facing discrimination in areas like employment, housing and public accommodations, just because they are gay or transgender. • America is a land of opportunity and freedom, where people who work hard and meet their responsibilities have the chance to get ahead. Everyone deserves the freedom to achieve the American Dream, including gay and transgender citizens. Respecting Our Coworkers and Getting the Job Done • What’s most important is focusing on what we have in common, taking pride in our work, respecting our coworkers, serving customers, and getting the job done. • Employees should be judged on their qualifications, experience, and the job they do – nothing more, nothing less. Non-Discrimination Protections Are Good for Business • Business leaders across the nation, including conservative leaders, agree: Discrimination is bad for business. Today’s top job creators seek states and communities that are welcoming to everyone, including their families, employees and customers. • When every American is given the opportunity to work hard and earn a living, our economy, communities and nation succeed. To download a PDF version of this resource, go online and visit: freedomforallamericans.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BusinessBackgrounderFFAA.pdf

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RESTAURANT GUI DE Copperhead Grille Allentown Spacious sports bar & eatery offering game-day drinks & wing deals plus a steak & seafood menu. 1731 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA

Bolete Rustic-chic destination serving a seasonal farm-to-table menu of American cuisine, with a full bar. 1740 Seidersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA

Youell’s Oyster House Veteran eatery offering its seafood menu in a remodeled space that includes a rooftop garden. 2249 Walnut St, Allentown, PA

Henry’s Salt of the Sea Quaint, French-inspired seafood restaurant with a full bar also offering steak & chicken entrees. 1926 Allen St, Allentown, PA

The Shelby Elevated New American fare & cocktails featured in a stylish, art-lined space with large windows. 707 N Krocks Rd, Allentown, PA

Dunderbak’s Market Cafe Casual, enduring German-themed fixture with ample beer options, plus a coffee bar & dessert counter. 121 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, PA

Grille 3501 Sophisticated restaurant serving Asian, French & Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy, modern setting. 3501 Broadway, Allentown, PA

Union & Finch Bright, cozy setting for seasonal American bistro fare amid wood-heavy decor & an old-fashioned bar. 1528 Union St, Allentown, PA

Tapas On Main Airy indoor/outdoor eatery serving Spanish tapas & sangria with occasional live music. 500 Main St, Bethlehem, PA

The Brass Rail Enduring eatery serving cheesesteaks & other American comfort food in a cozy space with old photos. 3015 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA

Edge Restaurant Artfully presented modern fare with Asian & French influences in an upscale, contemporary space. 74 W Broad St Suite 220, Bethlehem, PA

ZEST bar+grille Trendy venue featuring terrace dining & city views, plus dinner, cocktails & Sunday brunch. 306 S New St, Bethlehem, PA

The Bayou New Orleans-inspired nook with inventive Southern comfort food & craft brews in a rustic-chic space. 702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA

Tre Scalini Ristorante Italian restaurant serving upscale Sicilian cuisine amid warm, rustic decor, with a BYOB policy. 221 E Broad St, Bethlehem, PA

Wert’s Cafe This busy, longtime eatery known for its signature burgers also serves other classic American bites. 515 N 18th St, Allentown, PA

The Flying Egg Casual-chic, white-brick walled eatery offering an all-day breakfast menu alongside brunch. 451 Main St, Bethlehem, PA

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE JUNE

JUL 4

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

JUN 16

Enjoy a gorgeous view of the fireworks over the SteelStacks! It’s a picnic basket celebration with great food and live entertainment! Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

JAAZ ACCESSORIES @ ROCK THE WALK

Come Rock the Walk with us while listening to a live band and checking out these amazing local pop-up vendors! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JUL 7

JULY RED, WHITE AND BALVENIE WHISKEY TASTING

JUN 18

POPCORN N POETRY

Join us in our Great Room for a safe private whiskey tasting conducted by our in house Whisky Ambassadors and staff. The July Red, White and Balvenie Whiskey Tasting features Balvenie Whiskies perfectly paired with Classic Americana bites to contrast the whiskey profiles and to enjoy! Details at eventbrite.com.

Come enjoy and listen to amazing poets from the region and beyond at a beautiful theatre. Join us for popcorn, concessions and poetry! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

JUN 19

NATIONAL RANGE DAY

The National African American Gun Association Chapters of Pennsylvania and Delaware are coming together to educate and inform families about the universal safety laws, emergency first aid (Stop the bleed), basic firearm education, range included, food and much more. Details at eventbrite.com.

JUL 21

2022 BEST OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY PARTY

Enjoy food and drink samples, live music, dancing, pop-up shops, celebrity guest cocktail demos and more! Learn more at eventbrite.com.

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AUGUST

PICNIC IN THE PARK - THE ARTSWALK POCKET PARK

AUG 1

Enjoy lunch and dinner specials from your favorite Downtown Allentown restaurants while enjoying live music and yard games all summer in the ArtsWalk Pocket Park. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

GRAND CARNIVALE AT DORNEY PARK

Experience Dorney Park like you never have before when myth and magic join together to create the all-new Grand Carnivale. Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes from cultures around the world including India, China, Italy, France, and Germany. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

JULY JUL 2

GREAT AMERICAN BLAST FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

AUG 5

MUSIKFEST

Visit Coca-Cola Park for family fun and the season’s biggest fireworks show, the “Great American Blast,” in celebration of Independence Day. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

The festival kicks off on the first Friday of August and continues for 10 consecutive days packed with music, food, and plenty of fun for all ages. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

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BAR GU ID E U Bar Unpretentious gay bar with an exposed-brick interior & a selection of craft & imported beers on tap. 1220 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA

Heat Bar & Night Club Gay bar with live performances evry weekend and drag shows. 69-71 N Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA VOGUE Lounge Allentown Upbeat dance spot serving drinks also features karaoke nights, drag shows & underage events. 28 N 10th St, Allentown, PA

DejaVu Night Club Nightclub offering cocktails & dancing in a high-energy space with colorful neon lighting. 343 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA

MainGate Nightclub Nightclub featuring DJs, themed parties, bottle service & a jumbo dance floor with light shows. 448 N 17th St, Allentown, PA

The FunHouse Americana artifacts adorn the walls at this local bar featuring live rock ‘n’ roll & a deck. 5 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA

Tavern on Camac American pub grub served in gayfriendly tavern known for its piano singalongs & dance parties. 243 S Camac St, Philadelphia, PA

Tally Ho Tavern Vibrant long-time bar & restaurant offering a pub-grub menu, plus DJs, karaoke & trivia. 205 W 4th St, Bethlehem, PA

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE AUG 6

cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

Want to create memories of you and your friends experiencing mystery, suspense, joy, and wonder? Surv Restaurant, in Easton, is bringing in a national mentalist who has been featured on Fox News and performed at the global headquarters of Johnson & Johnson, Majestic Theater, and Dial Corporation. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

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AUG 21

Find family-friendly activities, games, play zones, costume contests, dance parties and more! Around every hay bale you can catch toe-tapping, live entertainment and grab a comfy seat to just kick back and take it all in. Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

MENTALIST INSIDE YOUR MIND AT SURV RESTAURANT

LIVE MUSIC AT WEYERBACHER

Enjoy live music while drinking great craft beer and eating delicious food! Family-friendly, free entertainment. Discover more online at discoverlehighvalley.com.

SEP 17

THE GREAT PUMPKIN FEST

LEHIGH VALLEY PRIDE

Lehigh Valley Pride is a celebration of art, culture, and community! This year’s theme is “Be Loud! Be Proud!” The event features live entertainment as well as an interfaith service, more than 125 vendors, including LGBTQ-affirming retailers, nonprofits, faith organizations, social justice organizations, social service agencies, and more. Details at discoverlehighvalley.com.

SEP 24

ALLENTOWN GAME NIGHT

Bored? We will provide 2 complimentary drinks, light hors d’oeuvre, music and of course many games to play, such as Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Twister, Spades, Uno, and Taboo and more. Learn more at eventbrite.com.

SEPTEMBER SEP 1

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR

SEP 25

Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners, and homemakers, the Fair invites guests to learn about agriculture while spending an exciting time riding rides, playing games, and seeing shows. It serves up tantalizing international

HANOVERVILLE ROADHOUSE GHOST HUNT DINNER 2022

Discover areas of a build with a professional paranormal investigator. Enjoy a 3 course meal in this private ghost hunt. Visit at eventbrite.com.

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2022 EVENT SCH E DULE OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

HALLOWEEN HAUNT

BEGINNER LINE DANCE NIGHT

OCT 1

NOV 1

Come enjoy world-class thrill rides and live entertainment in the spookiest way possible! Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

No experience needed, just a desire to learn, have fun, and meet new friends! Come for lessons and laughs! Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

OCT 6

NOV 3

OCTOBER MADHATTER TEA PARTY WHISKEY TASTING

TRIVIA & KARAOKE

Don’t miss out on the fun at the Sunset, bring your crew and have fun. Cash prizes for Trivia winners and big prizes for raffles! Come drink, eat, and play! Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

The October Mad Hatter Tea Party Whiskey Tasting features Tea Jameson Infusions perfectly paired with desserts to contrast the whiskey profiles and to enjoy! Discover more at eventbrite.com.

NOV 6

OCT 28

MUSICAL SUNDAY BRUNCH

Get zombiefied with face painting, have infectious fun in the haunted bounce house and strike a zombie pose in the selfie area. Spooky aerial performance by Aerial Minds and mouth-watering food and drink specials! Learn more at discoverlehighvalley.com.

With made-to-order omelets and waffles, a carving station of roasted meats, fresh seafood, and luscious desserts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Sunday Musical Brunch at Historic Hotel Bethlehem, the #1 Historic Hotel in America by USA Today’s 10Best.

OCT 29

NOV 7

Don’t miss the biggest crawl of the year! Drink and party with us all night long and enter our costume contest for a grand prize! Learn more online at eventbrite.com.

Come out and participate in open mic with poetry, comedy and music, or just come out to enjoy a good time!Keep your eyes peeled for food and drink specials! Details online at discoverlehighvalley.com.

STEELSTACKS ZOMBIE BALL

OPEN MIC NIGHT

THE 5TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL

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LGBTQ COM MU NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

GALAEI HIV Education for the Community 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

BRADBURY-SULLIVAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides a vibrant, inclusive space in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley for all of the region’s LGBTQ+ residents. We produce world-class, life-enriching LGBTQ+ culture and community-building programs. Website: www.bradburysullivancenter.org 522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way Allentown, PA 18101 (610) 347-9988

EQUALITY ADVOCATES PENNSYLVANIA Advancing LGBT civil rights Washington Square West 1211 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA SAFEGUARDS PROJECT & LGBT HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER Health organization Rittenhouse Square - 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

WILLIAM WAY COMMUNITY CENTER Philly’s own LGBT community center Washington Square West 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

ACTIONAIDS No one should face AIDS alone 1216 Arch Street , Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA BLACK GAY PRIDE Great gay services and events PO Box 40926 , Philadelphia, PA

COLOURS ORGANIZATION Advocating for LGBT people of color Washington Square West 1207 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA

MAZZONI CENTER LGBT health center 21 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY ART GALLERY & POTTERY STUDIO Tamaqua Arts Center..................... front inside cover

LEGAL SERVICES FOR NON PROFITS Greater Good LLC............................................. 7

BALLET SCHOOL Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley...................19

PERSONAL INJURY Meshkov & Breslin........................ back inside cover

BANK Quaint Oak Bank............................................. 1

REAL ESTATE Janice Benner- ReMax Real Estate.................19 Natalie McKeogh- Ryan Homes....................... 3 Setton Realty................................................... 9

CAFE Hope & Coffee.............................. front inside cover

SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL SERVICES Greater Good LLC............................................. 7

DANCE COMPANY Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley...................19

TATTOO SHOP Electric Cheetah Tattoos................................... 9

DANCE SCHOOL Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley...................19

VENUE Settlers Hospitality........................................19

FINANCIAL PLANNER Evans Wealth Strategies ................................. 7

VETERINARIAN Creekview Veterinary Hospital.... back outside cover

GLASS TINTING Black Glass Window Tinting & More..............11

WINDOW TINTING Black Glass Window Tinting & More..............11

HOTEL Stroudsmoor Country Inn................................ 5 INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES Tamaqua Arts Center..................... front inside cover

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