at Family Week. For more information, please visit www.familyequality.org.
All families are welcome! Come join us for the first official event
of the week! Start your vacation by relaxing and mingling with
other families at Crown & Anchor. This is the perfect place to
meet new people and reconnect with old friends. Bring your spirit
of friendly competition and cheer on other families as we play
games for all ages! Family-friendly cash bar available.
Join us while families continue arriving for Family Week! This is
the perfect opportunity to see your old friends as they arrive and
make new ones at the very beginning of the week! If you’ve just
made the trek to Provincetown, make sure you have your first meal
already planned by attending the Welcome Brunch.
A Sign-Making Party for the Family Unity & Pride
Make and decorate signs and noisemakers for this Family Week
signature event. Family Equality Council will provide bright and
beautiful materials to make the parade props that will showcase how
loud and proud you and your family are! Bring a plastic bottle to
make your own noisemaker.
Family Unity & Pride Parade and
Carry a sign, stroll, and sing along to show your pride with your
family! We will assemble at Bas Relief Park, walk south on Ryder
St., walk west on Commercial St., then north on Court St., walk
east on Bradford St. and end at Bas Relief Park once again. Parade
culminates with a special celebration — great for the little
Family Equality Council with Ken Weissenberg and Brian
Sheerin present: Multicultural Gathering & BBQ
Our families represent a multitude of identities. At the
Multicultural Gathering, we will come together to celebrate this
diversity, as well as the commonality between us. Enjoy a BBQ and
time at the pool with some new friends! Family-friendly cash bar
Little Gatherings for Little Ones
Great for children 4 & under with their parents! Take your
morning walk to the park with your little one(s) to play with
friends big and small! We’ll have arts & crafts,
age-appropriate games, children’s yoga by Joanne Lloyd, and a
bouncy house available. This is also a great opportunity for
parents to meet and share stories.
Rainbow Friends Activity Time (Children’s
Join the Family Equality Council as we bring back our popular
programming designed especially for children ages 3-8! The kids
will be broken up into three age groups and participate in lots of
fun, enriching activities. We’ll have arts and crafts, lively
games, story time, gym play, and much more! Bring your kids to meet
and play with their peers. Activity time is first come first serve
each day, no pre-registration required.
While your kids are at Activity Time, come and connect with other
parents. You’ll be able to meet and talk with parents dealing
with the same issues your family faces. Sessions will be
facilitated, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to shape the
conversations! More details about topics will be coming soon.
Grab a coffee or an afternoon treat and meet up with parents for
informal discussions centered on particular identities. Kids are
welcome, but there will not be any specific programming. Location
and topics to be announced.
Think Theater Project 2010
Think Theater will be joining us at Family Week again in 2010, but
this time with a new play for kids ages 5 to 8 years old! They’ll
be performing throughout the week at the Art House so make sure you
catch this original play titled SuperBen by Philip Mutz. SuperBen
is the adventure of Ben and Leslie, two wildly imaginative best
friends, who are given a sudden dose of reality when Ben starts
getting bullied at school. The friends must go to superhero lengths
to solve their bully problem. Along the way, new doors are opened
as they learn to trust themselves and understand the importance of
accepting others. This new 30-minute play by Philip Mutz tackles
serious issues and offers real-life solutions. It’s guaranteed to
be a blast! The play will be followed by a short workshop in which
the actors talk about the themes of the play with fun,
age-appropriate activities for the kids. For more information and
to purchase tickets please visit thinktheater.org.
Think Theater’s shows are currently scheduled for the following
dates and times:
Monday, August 2nd: 2:00 – 3:00
Tuesday, August 3rd: 11:30 – 12:30 & 2:00 – 3:00
Wednesday, August 4th: 2:00 – 3:00
Thursday, August 5th: 2:00 – 3:00
Growing Generations and National Fertility Law Center
Presents: Dads’ Gathering
Calling all dads! Bring the whole family to meet new friends and
celebrate together with a wine and cheese reception.
Families with Toddlers
Toddlers Tessa and Jackson are pleased to announce their first
annual Pasta Party for kids age 1 to 3 and their parents.
Families with Guatemalan Children
Families with Guatemalan children and friends are welcome to join
us for a barbeque! Please e-mail to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Generously hosted by Cassandra
Benson and Mary Alice Wells.
Family Beach Picnic & Campfire
Join us for an evening of sandcastle-making, s’mores, and
stargazing. Connect with other families around the bonfire while we
picnic under the stars (advance purchase of meals required;
otherwise feel free to bring your own picnic). Be sure to bring
your blankets and flashlights!
Sandcastle Building Contest starts at 5:30 p.m.
Christopher Street Financial Presents: Movie Night and
Wear your PJs, bring your blankets and get ready to relax and watch
a great family movie!
Kate Clinton Benefit
Come support Family Equality Council and see a great show while
doing it. Comedian Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying,
America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. After the
show join us for a VIP reception with Kate. VIP tickets, available
from the Crown & Anchor box office, will benefit Family
Friends in Adoption Fourth Annual Family Week Beach &
All friends and family of adoption welcome!
Major Donor Clambake
Each year we pay special tribute to all of our generous Major
Donors and their families, whose gifts make it possible for us to
do our work. Join the Family Equality Council staff and Board of
Directors for an amazing clambake at the beach of the Crown &
Anchor. If you are major donor or would like to become a major
donor starting at $100 a month, you and your family will be thanked
at the Clambake. Register online at www.familyequality.org/clambake. We look forward to
thanking you in person for your support.
Culminating Picnic Lunch
It’s the last day of Family Week! Come see off all the families
you’ve come to know from many Family Week activities and events
over the course of the week. Eat lunch, play in the park, and enjoy
the bouncy house! Tickets must be purchased for this lunch in
We’ll start with a “kiddie bop,” a dance and jam session for our
youngest boppers, and continue to dance the night away to cap the
joyous and special event that is Family Equality Council’s Family
Week! Join us for great music and a lot of fun!
For more information about the Schedule of Events, please visit
Bay Windows’ Guide to Families: Family Week Edition is
out July 29.