ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The ROC Pride Collective held this year’s ROC Pride picnic on Sunday afternoon at Genesee Valley Park.

Officials said the event was a local tradition for 50 years and the event preserved the purpose of having the community come and celebrate ROC Pride Month.

“I just think it’s really powerful for folks to come together, especially at this time when there is so much ill happening in the world, so much bad news, that people can come, hopefully, say and feel the community and celebrate with each other,” said Director of Rainbow Seniors Scott Fearing.

Officials said there will be more events in the near future celebrating ROC Pride Month.