April 13, 2011


Floats on a budget

Christopher Street West to host

how-to workshop


CONTACT: csw communications 

323.969.8302 ext.19

American 2010 Parade
Americana at Brand Parade Entry

Christopher Street West is excited to present an interactive workshop on parade decor. The workshop will be April 23, 2011, at noon, at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center's McDonald Wright Building.


This free workshop will provide timely ideas for how to have a fabulous float for a few dollars; how to source décor at places like the 99 cents store, and other low-cost options; allowing you to create the next "it" parade entry.


The workshop will be presented by Ray Pulver.


Pulver is the owner of Upbeat Parade Productions. Pulver has over 30 years of experience, and currently is working with 11 parades in California and Nevada. Pulver has designed and constructed dozens of award winning parade floats for businesses and community organizations in Massachusetts and California.


The workshop will address design concepts, construction, decorative materials and parade day appearance.


The 2011 Parade Grant awardees will be announced at the workshop.


The workshop is free to attended, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP contact, or 323.969.8302 ext.18.



DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2011

TIME: Noon - 1.30PM


L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
McDonald Wright Building
1625 N. Schraeder Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Free parking behind the building




Christopher Street West is the proud producer of the annual Los Angeles LGBT PRIDE Celebration in West Hollywood.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Christopher Street West is a leading partner in the advancement of human rights, education, outreach and equality of the LGBT community. Lead by a professional all volunteer board, CSW produces one of the largest PRIDE Celebrations in the United States, and continues to be a leader and innovator of all things Pride related. CSW hosted the world's first LGBT PRIDE Parade in 1970.