East Coast Events


PRIDE FAMILY PICNIC

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Living Memorial Park, Kiwanis Shelter, Memorial Park Dr, West Brattleboro, VT 

Green Mountain Crossroads invited LGBTQ families, LGBTQ parents, and families with LGBTQ kids of all ages to the Pride Family Picnic in West Brattleboro. The event is free, donations are appreciated. Green Mountain Crossroads will provide some food and please bring a dish to share. 

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THE GUYS NEXT DOOR FILM SCREENING & PANEL

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Location: Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA

A film about family, friendship and gay rights. Special screening event and panel discussion about the expansion of the American family. Enjoy this uplifting as part of Boston Pride and join us for a post-screening panel conversation with Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager and Jen Childs-Roshak, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood League of MA. 

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THE GUYS NEXT DOOR (Trailer) from Allie Humenuk on Vimeo.


LGBT ADOPTION INFO NIGHT

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: More than Words Bookstore, 242 East Berkely St, 2nd floor, Boston, MA

This informational event is open to anyone considering adoption from foster care. Come hear about the adoption experience from a panel of LGBT parents and adoption professional, Diane Tomaz, Director of Family Support Services at the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. Off street parking available. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Diane Tomaz at dianet@mareinc.org if you have questions. 

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BOSTON PRIDE MARCH & FESTIVAL

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10 am - 6 pm 
Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

Celebrate and show your family pride with us at Boston Pride 2017! The theme this year is #StrongerTogether, and we know our families are strong in our love and solidarity. Stop by our table at the Festival to get your 2017 t-shirts and enjoy some kid-friendly activities. You can also sign up to march with Family Equality Council, COLAGE, and The Rainbow Initiative in a family contingent. 

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FAMILY PRIDE COMMUNITY PICNIC

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2017
Time: 12 - 4 pm
Location: Rahway River Park, St George Ave, Rahway, NJ

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presents the Family Pride CommUNITY Picnic. Bring a picnic lunch or visit a delicious food truck and enjoy a day of community and fun. Get excited for the Family Equality Rally, the Family Concert, and fun activities throughout the day. 

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LGBTQ PRIDE NIGHT 

Date: Thursday, June 22,2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St, New York, NY

Family Equality is thrilled to support the 11th annual LGBTQ Pride Night! The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) invites everyone to a special after-hours event in celebration of LGBTQ families, as well as LGBTQ adults with children in their lives. Enjoy an evening of special programming! Mix paint with your new friends on CMOM's famous Mural Wall. Train to be a superhero and come up with special moves inspired by superhero theme music. Meet Madison Square Garden's Maddie the New York Liberty Mascot and join a hip-hop dance party with dance teaching artist Neil Fernando. Special gust, transgender youth activist Rebekah Bruesehoff!

Light refreshments served. Admission is FREE, space is limited! RSVP to ensure entry. 

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ADOPTION FROM FOSTER CARE INFO SESSION

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Location: Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, MA

Interested in adopting? This informational event is open to anyone considering adoption from foster care. Come hear about the adoption experience from adoptive parents and adoption professional, Diane Tomaz, Director of Family Support Services at the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Diane Tomaz with any questions at dianet@mareinc.org.


ALL-AGES PRIDE PARTY with Everyone is Gay

Date: Saturday, June 24,2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126, Crosby Street, New York, NY

Our friends at Everyone is Gay are hosting a pride party for all ages! Expect great music, slam poetry, and special guests.This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

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FAMILY EQUALITY PARENTS OF NEW ENGLAND PRIDE PICNIC

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm (park opens at 9 am)
Location: Great Island Common, 301 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH

Come join us for a day of community, celebration, and fun! LGBTQ families will gather on the grass area near the big playground in the park. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic lunch (beach gear option as well). There will be games and activities for the whole family. Don't miss this annual family pride day. 

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FAMILY WEEK

Dates: July 29, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Family Week is the largest global gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community - be sure to make your plans NOW to celebrate our families in 2017!

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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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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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