The MOCHA Center, Inc. is proud to celebrate MOCHA Weekend August 9 – 12, 2012. MOCHA Weekend is a joint celebration of Black Pride in Rochester and Buffalo. As a member of the International Federation of Black Prides, we are excited to celebrate the diversity of our Black LGBTQ communities.
For over 10 years, the MOCHA Center has sponsored MOCHA Weekend as an opportunity to reach various communities in Buffalo and Rochester. The events provide visibility for the organization as well as educate various communities on HIV/AIDS and other health and wellness issues. Considering the state of HIV/AIDS in Western New York and the impact to various communities of color, our presence in the community is essential in combatting the rise of HIV/AIDS in our communities.
This year we are rebranding MOCHA Weekend as well as bringing both Buffalo and Rochester closer together. Instead of cookouts in both cities, we decide to host one cookout this year in Rochester and rotate it to Buffalo next year. The MOCHA Weekend 2012 events are as follows:Thursday, August 9, 2012 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
The MOCHA Center will recognize and present awards to organizations and individuals that provided outstanding support over the past year. Free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
- RSVP at: http://mocha_awards.eventbrite.com/
The Annual CookoutSaturday, August 11, 2012 – 12:00pm – 6:00pm Thomas X. Grasso Erie Canal Lodge, Greece Canal Park, Greece, NY
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a NEW SITE — the earlier location has been changed to the Thomas X. Grasso Erie Canal Lodge)
Have a fun day with the MOCHA Center in Greece Canal Park. Socialize with members of Rochester & Buffalo communities. Enjoy the free food, music, and fun activities.
FREE Shuttle Bus (BUFFALO – Greece Canal Park)
Departs at 10:00am from MOCHA Center Buffalo and arrives at Greece Canal Park at 11:15am. Leaves Greece Canal Park at 6:00pm and arrives at the MOCHA Center Buffalo at 7:15pm. Bus space is limited to 56 passengers and you must reserve your seat.
FREE Shuttle BUS (ROCHESTER – Greece Canal Park)
Departs at 12:00pm from the MOCHA Center Rochester and arrives at Greece Canal Park at 12:30pm. Leaves Greece Canal Park at 5:00pm and arrives at the MOCHA Center Rochester at 5:30pm. Bus space is limited to 56 passengers and you must reserve your seat.
Sunday Fellowship ServiceSunday, August 12, 2012 1:30pm – 3:00pm Unity Fellowship Church, 125 Caroline Street, Rochester, NY
The Unity Fellowship Church in partnership with the MOCHA Center is having a Sunday Fellowship Service in honor of MOCHA Weekend. Join us as we uplift our spirits on Sunday afternoon. A reception will follow.