East Coast Events


PHILLY FAMILY PRIDE - CAMPING WITH PRIDE

Dates: August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Location: 35567 Big Oak Ln, Rehoboth Beach, DE 

Join our friends at Philadelphia Family Pride for their annual camping trip, this year at Big Oaks Family Campground! 

The campground is approximately a two hour drive from Philly and offers a swimming pool, playground facilities, and is a short drive to the beach. We will have a group of tent sites that can be reserved directly through us, but there are also cabins available if preferred. Families can contact the campground directly about cabin availability. One tent is allowed per site.

If you’d like to attend please email sandra@phillyfamilypride.org. In your email, please include the number of people in your family, your names and the ages of any children. (LGBTQ prospective parents and grandparents also welcome!)

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LGBTQ FAMILY FESTIVAL

Dates: Saturday, August 19, 2017 

Time: 10 am - 4 pm 

Location: Smolak Farms, 315 S Bradford St, North Andover, MA

Join the Family Equality Parents of New England at the second annual LGBTQ Family Festival at Smolak Farms! Don't miss lots of fun for the kids with face painting; bouncy house; super slide; cow train; craft; animal area and our playground. Indulge in the sweets of the season at the ice cream stand and bakery with summer fruit treats, and the lunch specials can't be missed!

Prices are $10 per child (under 2 is free). Hayrides are $4 per person (under 2 is free).

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LGBTQ FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND

Dates: September 1 - September 4, 2017
Location: Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp, Copake, NY

Berkshire Hills is a values based Jewish camp that is welcoming to everybody. They are hosting their second LGBTQ Family Camp this Labor Day weekend. From Friday, September 1st to Monday, September 4th, BHE will come alive with all types of LGBTQ families. LGBTQ parents, children, families with gender fluid children, and their allies are all welcome to enjoy their beautiful 640 acre site. 

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CATIE CURTIS CONCERT TO BENEFIT FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL

Dates: Saturday, September 9, 2017 

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Hearth Pizzeria, 974 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA

Join Family Equality Council and fellow music lovers for an intimate evening of song and family. Tickets include dinner, open bar, and access to exclusive silent auction items.

 Catie Curtis is a veteran on the singer/songwriter folk scene, crisscrossing the US for 20 years – and counting – performing shows, recording and releasing 13 CDs, with devoted fans following her every move. She’s performed at the White House several times, at two Presidential Inaugural Balls, with Lilith Fair, and at Carnegie Hall. The winner of more than her share of Boston Music Awards, she also took the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries). Catie recorded a duet with Kris Kristofferson for his CD "The Austin Sessions” and there’s a good chance you’ve heard a song of hers in a movie or on a TV show. The New Yorker called Catie a "folk-rock goddess."

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Catie Curtis Concert


UNION COUNTY'S FAMILY PRIDE COMMUNITY PICNIC

Dates: Saturday, September 16, 2017 

Time: 12:00- 5:00 pm 

Location: Rahway River Park, St George Ave, Rahway, NJ 

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome families to the Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, celebrating marriage equality in the State of New Jersey. The day is a celebration of all families and will include music, arts and crafts (featuring a “LOVE Makes a Family” poster making station), inflatable bounce houses for all ages, face painting, music, and much more.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL

Dates: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: Arrive 12:00 pm, Shotgun Start 1:30 pm 

Location: Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, 60 Wentworth Road, Rye, NH 

Family Equality Council invites you to the first golf tournament to benefit our work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer parents and their children. Join us for a full afternoon of golf on the gorgeous Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, New Hampshire. With hundreds of LGBTQ families in the area and even more allies, this event is sure to draw a crowd of parents, prospective parents, and friends.

The afternoon on this pre-eminent seaside golf course includes great prizes, a silent auction, lunch, and dinner.

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FAMILY WEEK

Dates: July 28, 2018 - August 4, 2018
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Family Week is the largest global gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community - Join us in Provincetown for the 23rd annual Family Week! From sun up to sunset there are workshops, gatherings, activities, and general fun for everyone of all ages. Build your community of LGBTQ-head families and get inspired for the year to come. 

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REGIONAL CONTACT

Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager
emcgranachan@familyequality.org
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont 

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