Ways to Heal, Mourn and Pay Tribute This Weekend: We Are #OrlandoStrong

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It's been a tough week for all of us. If you're like me, you're probably feeling sick with social media and CNN binging. The hateful act at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th has placed a dark cloud over this city and we're all looking for answers.

I'm not going to share with you a list of our usual date night best bets this week. It will be back next week. Now is the time to heal, mourn, pay tribute.

This week I have compiled a list of as many events that I could possibly find designed to allow you to pay your final respects and send lofundve to those so senselessly lost and those of us struggling to make sense of such a terrible tragedy. Please, keep them coming. I will continue to add them all week long! Email me at kristen@orlandodatenightguide.com.

We will heal. #OrlandoLove #OrlandoStrong #OrlandoUnited

VIGILS

Orlando United Vigil at Valencia East Campus
Wednesday, June 15, 6pm
Valencia College – East Campus

Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, June 15, 8 PM – 9 PM
Ocala Historic Downtown Square

Orlando Prayer Vigil
Wednesday, June 15, 7 PM
Trinity Downtown – The Ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church & School · Orlando, FL

Prayer Vigil
Wednesday, June 15, 7 PM
City Beautiful Church · Orlando, FL

Community Prayer Vigil
Thursday, June 16, 7 PM
Oviedo on the Park · Oviedo, FL

Candle Light Vigil in the Milk District
Thursday, June 16, 9 PM
2424-2432 E. Robinson St. Orlando, FL 32803 · Bumby to Primrose

One Pulse
Friday, June 17, 6 PM
UCF Reflection Pond · Orlando, FL

Avalon Park Pulse Vigil/Silent Walk
Friday, June 17, 6 PM
Avalon Park YMCA · 12001 Avalon Lake Dr. M-P, Orlando, FL 32828

Candlelight Vigil w/ Prayer at Mills 50 Vietnamese Community
Friday, June 17, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
1216 E Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL

Pulse Celebration Vigil
Friday, June 17, 7 PM
Old Town Kissimmee

Orlando Comes Together
Saturday, June 18th at 7pm
Lake Eola Park

Candlelight Vigil
Sunday, June 19, 7:30 PM
Newton Park · Winter Garden, FL

Candlelight Vigil for Orlando – Walk Around the Lake
Sunday, June 19, 8pm
Lake Eola Park

VIGILS AROUND THE WORLD: This will really warm your heart! The entire planet is with us, Orlando!!

GATHERINGS

Love and Potluck: #OrlandoUnited
Thursday, June 16, 6:30 PM
134 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL

Singing for Orlando
Thursday, June 16, 9:30 AM
UCF School of Performing Arts · Orlando, FL

City Wide Worship Night
Friday, June 17, 5 – 9 PM
Lake Eola Ampitheater

Flying for Pulse
Friday, June 17, 7 PM
Lotus Fitness Studio · Orlando, FL

Orlandostrong at The Copper Rocket
Friday, June 17, 9 PM
The Copper Rocket Pub · Maitland, FL

#OrlandoStrong March
Saturday, June 18, 8 PM
Lake Eola Park · Orlando, FL

Craft Brewery Unity Crawl
Saturday, June 18, 12 PM
Orlando, Florida

United We Sing
Saturday, June 18, 9:30 PM
Cheers Altamonte · Altamonte Springs, FL

Beemo at Timucua White House
Sunday, June 19, 7:30-8:30pm
2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

FUNDRAISERS

Pulse Employee Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 15, 4pm
The Hammered Lamb

A Fundraiser for the Pulse Staff Members #OrlandoStrong
Wednesday, June 15, 7 PM
Southern Nights Orlando

Fundraiser for Pulse Employees
Thursday, June 16, 8pm
Parliament House

The Story of the Universe: Orlando United
Friday, June 17-18, 7pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College

Uncle Lou’s Local Music Night
Friday, June 17, 8pm
Mills Ave.

Family Member Fundraiser
Friday, June 17, 6pm
Kokino Restaurant
Tapas and cocktails will be served and 100 percent of profits will be given to family members of the victims.

Benefit
Friday, June 17, from 4pm
Cold Keg Nightclub
Raffles, 50/50 raffle and shows by local entertainers. Doors open at 4 pm. All proceeds go to Pulse Victims’ families in Orlando.

La Fiebre Cares! Fundraiser
Friday, June 17, 8 PM
Big Lots · Orlando, FL

Ninjas for Pulse – Parkour Open Gym Benefit
Friday, June 17, 6 PM
Urban Ninja Parkour · Longwood, FL

WE ARE Orlando
Friday, June 17, 6 PM
Kokino · Orlando, FL

Trinity Tattoo Company
Saturday, June 18, 12-10 PM
193 N US-17-92 · Longwood, FL
$49 tattoos. 100% of proceeds go to GLBT community center of Central Florida.

March to the Match (Orlando City Soccer)
Saturday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Camping World Stadium

We Love Orlando: A Benefit Party For The Relief Of Pulse
Jun 18 – Jun 19
The Geek Easy · Winter Park, FL

Cuba Libre Bailamos Unidos
Saturday, June 18, 10 PM
Cuba Libre · Orlando, FL

Orlando Hope Concert
Sunday, June 19th, 6:30 PM
Truth Nation Church

4 Rivers Dining
Sunday, June 19, 11 AM – 3 PM
4 Rivers Winter Park
Proceeds from dine-in and call ahead orders on this day will go toward the victims and their families through the OneOrlando Fund.

AC2 with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
Tickets on sale: Tuesday, June 21, 10 AM
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

PRAYER

Service of Hope
Wednesday, June 15, 7 PM
Maitland Presbyterian Church · Maitland, FL

Community Prayer Gathering
Thursday, June 16, 6 PM
Blanchard Park YMCA · Orlando, FL

A Night Of Prayer For The City Beautiful
Thursday, June 16, 7 PM
Journey Christian Church Apopka · Apopka, FL

Prayer Night
Thursday, June 16, 7 PM
Summit Church, Orlando, FL · Herndon Campus

Community Prayer Service
Thursday, June 17, 7 PM
Solid Rock Church of God · Kissimmee, FL

Night of Worship
Friday, June 17, 5 – 9 PM
Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park · Orlando, FL

MEDITATION/YOGA/HEALING

Sound Meditation Dedication
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30pm
True Serenity, Orlando, FL

Wrapped in Love: A mindful Meditation and Yoga evening
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30pm
Live Oak Yoga, Orlando, FL

Free Restorative Yoga, Open to the Community
Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 PM
Empower Yoga · Orlando, FL

Orlando Day of Healing at Altamonte Springs Yoga
Thursday, June 16, 10 AM
Altamonte Springs Yoga · Altamonte Springs, FL

Free Meditations with Beautiful Chorus
Friday, June 17, 7 PM
Pranic Healing Center of Central Florida · Orlando, FL

Acupuncture Trauma Relief
Friday, June 17 – Saturday, June 18

Orlando Vegans Peace For Pulse Meditation
Saturday, June 18, 9 AM
Mead Botanical Garden · Winter Park, FL

#OrlandoLove Donatation-based Yoga Class
Saturday, June 18, 10 AM
Lake Eola
#LoveWins Yoga Practice Benefit
Saturday, June 18, 10 AM
The Orange Studio

WAYS TO GIVE

OneOrlando Fund

‘We Stand With Pulse' Victims Fund

Pulse Tragedy Community Fund

Go Fund Me Victims Fund

HandsOn Orlando

NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

Shane Tomlinson Celebration of Life Concert
Monday, June 20, 8 PM
Lafayette's Orlando

K92.3's Country Strong Night of Healing & Country Music
Tuesday, June 21, 8 PM
CFE Arena · Orlando, FL

Candlelight Vigil for Pulse at SODO
Tuesday, June 21, 8-9 PM
S Orange Ave at W Grant St, Orlando, Florida 32806

Orlando Tree Trek
Wednesday, June 22, All Day
7625 Sinclair Rd · Kissimmee, FL
100% of ticket proceeds go to the OneOrlando Fund.

ORL Food Lab
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 PM
East End Market
Donation-based event

June Memorial Mass Ride! #keepthecitybeautiful
Friday, June 24, 5:30 PM
Orlando Loch Haven Park · Orlando, FL

Love By Design
Saturday, June 25, 2 PM – 8 PM
E Robinson St, Orlando, FL

Central FL YOGA MASS 2016
Sunday, June 26, 11 AM
Yoga in Lake Eola Park · Orlando, FL

Dine Out for Orlando United
Thursday, June 30
A day for Florida restaurants, their employees and guests to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the tragedy

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando, in partnership with federal, state, local and community agencies has opened the Family Assistance Center (FAC) to address the immediate needs and provide information, support and resources to those directly affected by the Pulse tragedy.

Services will be available to family members of the deceased; those suffering physical and emotional injuries; club staff and patrons and others directly impacted by this tragedy.

Hours of Operation for the FAC:
Friday, June 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

If you have any additions to this list, please email Kristen at kristen@orlandodatenightguide.com

Feature Image Credit: @LakeEola via Instagram


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