Pulse memorial events planned for the sixth anniversary of the historic and horrific shooting

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On June 12, Orlando remembers the sixth anniversary of one of the most horrific events in its history, the shooting massacre that happened at the Pulse nightclub. The event will be commemorated in the coming days, with many organizations coming together to reflect and remember the tragedy.

Acts of Love and Kindness
Between April 25 and June 12, One Orlando Alliance encourages everyone to choose or create an opportunity to spread love and kindness in our community. There are many ways to participate, and more information is available on oneorlandoalliance.org.

6th Annual CommUNITY Rainbow Run & AHF CommUNITY Festival
The 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run and Family Festival benefiting the OnePulse Foundation and the National Pulse Memorial & Museum will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Wadeview Park in Orlando and virtually from anywhere in the world. For more information and to register, visit communityrainbowrun.com.

Community Conversation
This conversation will focus on the local impact of gun violence, with an artistic component. Free admission. From noon to 3 p.m. at the Eola House, 512 E. Washington St. For more information, please visit @qlatinx on Instagram.

Straight Men Real Makeup
This annual benefit event for OnePulse Foundation features eight straight men stepping out in full drag and performing individual choreographed routines for tips and bragging rights. 6 p.m. at Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; call 321-319-0600 to make reservations. A donation of $20 per person will be added to your bill that evening to benefit OnePulse Foundation. More info here.

UCF Downtown Campus Remembers: Bridge Lighting Ceremony
This event will allow faculty, staff, students, and community members to reflect, spread love and heal together while they carry on the tradition of lighting the DPAC Bridge in rainbow colors to honor the 49 lives lost during the Pulse tragedy. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in DPAC 106 UCF Downtown, 500 W. Livingston St., free, events.ucf.edu


How to Talk With Children About Pulse
Join this virtual discussion from noon to 1 p.m. with OnePulse Foundation founder Barbara Poma and Keith Newhouse, the author of My Tio's Pulse, an award-winning children's book inspired by the Pulse nightclub tragedy. This program is free to attend, but registration is required. More info: holocaustedu.org

Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus
A 75-voice choir in partnership with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Duruflé's "Requiem" along with Andrea Clearfield's "Tse Go La" in honor of the 49 lives lost in the Pulse shootings as part of Remembrance Week. 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., $15-$59, 407-379-7881


New Moon Yoga for Pulse Remembrance
Community members gather to practice restorative yoga as a way to channel intentions six years after the Pulse tragedy. Presented by QLatinx; visit instagram.com/qlatinx for more information. 6 p.m., The Center, 946 N. Mills Ave., free, onepulsefoundation.org

United We Dance
A second annual night of music and dance produced by BlueLaLa Entertainment to honor the resilience of the City Beautiful, Orlando's LGBT community, first responders, Pulse survivors and the 49. The event will take place in Thornton Park, 6 p.m.-midnight, East Washington Street between Summerlin and Hyer avenues, $21-$27, orlandoweeklytickets.com


International Culture of Remembrance Symposium
Two-day event brings together leading international scholars and experts in memorial culture and includes speakers from OnePulse Foundation, Cultural Vistas, Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and more. 8 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, University of Central Florida Downtown Campus, 500 W. Livingston St., free (registration required), onepulsefoundation.org

Pulse Memorial Crosses on Display
The Orange County Regional History Center will host the Pulse memorial crosses in honor of the 49 and all others impacted. Admission to the museum will be free during this time. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, The History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., free, thehistorycenter.org


The Dru Project's Tropical Memorial Party
Wear your favorite florals and get ready to celebrate The Dru Project, founded in memory of Pulse victim Drew Leinonen, and raise funds for LGBTQ+ youth in Florida while marking six years since the Pulse shooting. Noon to 3 p.m., The 808, 808 E. Washington St., brunch purchase required, facebook.com/thedruproject

Pulse 6 Year Remembrance: Keep Orlando Dancing
Amor Events presents a night filled with love and excitement. Donations go to OnePulse Foundation. 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Clandestino/Irish Shannon's, 41 W. Church St., free-$10, facebook.com/latinsaturday


49 Bells
One Orlando Alliance invites all to attend the annual 49 Bells Ceremony at First United Methodist Church of Orlando. Attendance at the prior worship service is optional. Noon to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., free, firstchurchorlando.org

For Us, By Us: A Tribute to Those Surviving & Fighting for Change
As we near the 6th Annual Pulse Remembrance event, Contigo Fund and other grass-roots community leaders are hosting an event for our agents of change, featuring local voices of survivors and families directly impacted going from pain to a place of power and working to make a change in their community. Hosted by Contigo Fund, The Bros in Convo Initiative, Divas in Dialogue, Basically Wonderful, Del Ambiente and One Orlando Alliance. 1-3:30 p.m., Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave., free, facebook.com/contigofund

Legacy Work
This event is intended for staff members of organizations that support survivors and community members affected by the Pulse tragedy six years ago. 6 p.m., The Center, 946 N. Mills Ave., free, instagram.com/qlatinx

Remembrance Day Memorial Blood Drive with OneBlood
Donate blood in remembrance of the victims of the Pulse shootings and all victims of violence. Noon at Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; also at the Pulse Memorial, 1912 S. Orange Ave; oneblood.org

Sanford Shreds: Pulse Pride Ride
All wheels welcome for a Sunday sunset ride with WOW Rolling and Thunder City Derby Sirens, 49 minutes long to honor the angels we lost that day. Please wear all the rainbows possible and bring good vibes, water, bubbles and all your pals. 5 p.m., meet at Deviant Wolfe, 121 W. First St., Sanford, free, instagram.com/wowrolling

Six-Year Pulse Remembrance Ceremony
This annual Remembrance Ceremony will be at the site of the Pulse nightclub, bringing together the families of those whose lives were tragically taken, providing them a space to remember their loved ones in peace, and honoring all who survived. 7-8 p.m., Pulse Memorial, 1912 S. Orange Ave., free, onepulsefoundation.org


Keep Healing Orlando
A holistic wellness event co-hosted by Impulse Orlando and QLatinx with the intention to bring the community together. 5-9 p.m., Ace Cafe, 100 W. Livingston St., free, onepulsefoundation.org

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