The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the first Family Pride CommUNITY Picnic in Union County, celebrating marriage equality in the State of New Jersey. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 16 at Rahway River Park in Rahway from 12 Noon until 5pm.
An inclusive celebration of all families, Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic will feature music, arts and crafts, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, family field day events, and much more. A Family Equality Rally will kick off at 1pm with special guest speakers and performances. Families and participating organizations are invited to show their Pride at the rally with a sign or banner.
This inclusive family event is an opportunity to bring our families, friends and neighbors together to celebrate the strength of our diversity, and to honor the great strides we’ve made in the movement for equality,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.
In 2013, New Jersey became the 16th state with marriage equality, granting same-sex couples the security of marriage in New Jersey. Since the federal marriage equality ruling in 2015, thousands of same-sex couples have married state-wide and across state lines. A Chairman’s Initiative event, the free Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic event aims to reach beyond the Union County borders and invites all families across the state to join us to celebrate family and marriage equality.
“All families are invited to join LGBTQ family equality advocates and allies from throughout the state to come out to the park and celebrate family and marriage equality,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.“
For more information visit ucnj.org/Pride, or find the UC Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic event page at Facebook.com/CountyOfUnion, or call the Union County Office of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900.