Admission is free to this inclusive and affirming celebration of family, equality, diversity and empowering acceptance with music, family activities, PRIDE art, and more.
All are welcome to pack a picnic, 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 p.m. with special guest speakers and performances.
Throughout the event, LGBTQ 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.”
For more information about all PRIDE events and activities hosted by the Freeholder Board visit ucnj.org/pride.
Union County PRIDE in the PARK is a Clean Communities event – keep Union County litter free.
Union County’s Pride month events are presented in partnership with WellCare Health Plans, Xfinity and Atlantic Health System.
For more information about Union County PRIDE events visit ucnj.org/Pride