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A Rainbow Celebration–Celebrate Diversity, Tolerance and Equality…and Win 5 Nights at the Luna Blue Hotel

Posted by Tony & Cheri on May 21, 2010

June is International Pride Month. It is a time to celebrate peoples’ diversity and common humanity. Regardless of race, color, religion or sexual orientation, we are all people equally deserving of freedom and dignity and recognition as part of the family of man.

As part of the worldwide celebration, the Luna Blue Hotel & Bar in Playa del Carmen, Mexico is hosting a party on June 11 to mark the anniversary of the enactment of the Mexican federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual preference or orientation. We are calling it our “Rainbow Celebration.”

It will be a true Mexican fiesta with live music, plenty of tequila and lots of fun. But we also are planning something a little different. We would like to create and exhibit a photo montage gallery celebrating diversity and tolerance. So we are asking our friends and family, and their friends and families, and anyone who shares a love of equality to participate.

Please send us a photo via e-mail of a person, place, happening or iconic image which you think embodies the values of diversity and tolerance. It could be someone you know or someone you admired from a distance. It could be an event you were part of or one that simply changed you by hearing about it. For example here are some of the photos we will be posting in the gallery: a picture of our dear friends Bill and Barbara Oates whose interracial marriage met prejudice and hatred with dignity and love… a photo we took on our recent trip to New York of the Stonewall bar where protests against discriminatory laws and police action heralded the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement…a photo of Zen master Reb Anderson whose teachings of love for all beings has touched so many people.

What has been your inspiration to be tolerant and accepting of the diversity of the world? Please share your photo with us. You can let the photo speak for itself or you can offer a short commentary. If we have room, we will post as many of the comments as we can along with the photos.

We may only get enough photos to make a poster or two. But we hope we get enough to make a wall of posters…the Equality Gallery. When the celebration is over we will create a website and post the photo montage on it for everyone to see.

And we will have a drawing at our Rainbow Celebration. The names of all those who submit photos will be placed in a jar and one name will be chosen at random. That person will receive a 5-night free stay at the award-winning Luna Blue Hotel. It is our way of saying thanks for helping.

Send your photos to us by June 5. And if you can, please join us on June 11, 2010 for our Rainbow Celebration of Diversity in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Party through Spring and Summer at the Luna Blue Bar

Posted by Tony & Cheri on May 3, 2010

With the end of spring and the start of summer, the calendar of events and happenings at the Luna Blue Hotel and Luna Blue Bar is beginning to fill up. Lots of parties and fun things are planned:

Luna Blue Bar Happenings for May 2010

On May 5 we will be celebrating America’s favorite Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, with 2 for 1 margaritas, fun giveaways and the traditional music of Mexico. The party starts at 7:00 pm.

On May 7 we are proud to host the Peanut Pet Shelter “Another Brick in the Wall” Party. The Pet Shelter is once again giving away a holiday for two here in Playa del Carmen. This includes FREE FLIGHTS…. FREE AIRPORT TRANSFERS…AND A WEEK STAY AT VILLA BALAM. CLICK HERE to find out how to buy a brick and help build the new pet shelter clinic (and become eligible for the fantastic thank you gift of a FREE trip to Playa del Carmen). The party starts at 7:00 pm with live music by Mike Grabow starting at 8:00 pm.

On May 9 our friend A’ndrea Houston is hosting “Another Playa Bar Crawl.” About 90 of A’ndrea’s closest friends will be cruising the bars of Playa that night (be afraid!) and will be starting the festivities at the Luna Blue Bar. The bar opens at 3:00 pm and the Bar Crawl kicks off around 8:30. There will be music and surprises and fun. What better way to start a party night in Playa than at the Luna Blue?

On May 11 we will be hosting our own InkFest 2010 party, celebrating the art of tattoos. Anyone with a tattoo on display (which means uncovered for viewing…regardless of where it is located!) will receive a free shot of tequila from our lovely Bikini Shot girl. There will also be a tattoo contest with prizes for the best, the sexiest, the biggest, the most tattoos etc. And of course we will have live music with Mike Grabow, drink specials and all the usual craziness of a Luna Blue party.

Luna Blue Bar Happenings for June 2010

On June 4 the Peanut Pet Shelter and many Playa peeps are having a “Yappy Hour Peep Meet and Party” starting at 7:00 pm. There will be 2×1 margaritas, Papa T’s famous burgers (with proceeds to the Peanut Pet Shelter), live music and plenty of fun. Stop by and meet the folks from the Pet Shelter and some of the peeps that you always wanted to see in person.

On June 10, Sadie Elizabeth Infante will arrive in Playa for the first time. 🙂

On June 11 we are starting a new tradition here at the Luna Blue with our “1st Annual Rainbow Celebration.” June 11 is the anniversary of the day Mexico banned discrimination based on, among other things, sexual orientation or preference. The Luna Blue will proudly display the rainbow flag, the international symbol for tolerance and gay pride. Come and join us in celebrating the value of everyone’s life and love.

Luna Blue Bar Happenings for May 2010

We will also be playing the live Radio Margaritaville satellite broadcast of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts on May 15, 17, 20 and 22, and June 17, 19 and 26. Get 2 x 1 margaritas and swing beneath our newly-expanded palm frond roof while listening to Jimmy in paradise.

And as usual, every Tuesday and Friday night you can hear the great Mike Grabow sing about where he wants to be as Lenny the Wonder Dog races through the crowd and girls in bikinis sip free margaritas.

If you are in Playa del Carmen, stop by the Luna Blue Bar. Paradise doesn’t get much better than this.

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