Union County PRIDE in the Park in Rahway


    Date(s) - 06/15/2019
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Rahway River Park

    Categories LGBT New Jersey events

    The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host Union County PRIDE in the Park 2019

    Pride in the Park is on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 12 noon until 5 pm at Rahway River Park in Rahway. Admission is free to this inclusive and affirming celebration of family, equality, diversity and empowering acceptance. All are welcome to pack a picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chairs and head out to the park for an afternoon of fun.

    “Union County PRIDE brings families in the diverse LGBTQ community together with all families who value inclusion and acceptance,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “This annual celebration is our signature event for demonstrating that our community is one of equal rights and respect for all families.”

    Union County PRIDE 2019 will include a full schedule of entertainment and activities including PRIDE-themed arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun, and many other family activities. An Equality Rally featuring New Jersey’s own Drag Queen Harmonica Sunbeam as emcee will kick off at 2:30 pm with special guest speakers and performances.

    LGBT advocacy and ally organizations will be on site with information and educational materials, as well as support and networking resources.

    “Pride events make a difference,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “In addition to celebrating diversity, they raise awareness of existing inequalities and provide a platform to support legislation and civic action. I am very proud of my colleagues on the Freeholder Board for inaugurating Union County’s first PRIDE event in 2017, and continuing to support it every year.”

    Union County PRIDE 2019 is organized by Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

    For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or dnewbury@ucnj.org or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.