Union County Celebrates Pride Month 2022 with Art, Dance, Theater and More – County of Union

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and visitors to join in the celebration of Pride Month 2022, with community activities planned throughout June.

“This year, our Pride Month calendar includes a mix of activities ranging from simple fun to cultural enrichment, education, networking and awareness,” said President Rebecca Williams. “We hope everyone can join us in celebrating our LGBTQ community and renewing our commitment to equal rights and equal justice.”

“We are proud to celebrate our Union County community as one that honors diversity, equality and respect for the dignity of every person, during Pride Month and throughout the year,” said Commissioner Alexander Mirabella, who is the council’s liaison to the office of LGBTQ Affairs.

Sponsored by the Union County Board of Commissioners and hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, this month-long series of events includes:

Union County Pride Flag Raising

Wednesday, June 1st at 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Union County Courthouse (2 Broad St, Elizabeth)

LGBTQ: say it Gallery exhibition

Friday, June 3rd from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. opening

Atelier Rosal, 74 East Cherry Street, Rahway

Presented in partnership with the Town of Rahway

Community lunch at the SAGE table –

An intergenerational lunch to share stories and connect our community

Sunday June 12e from noon to 3 p.m.

Plainfield Center for the Performing Arts, 724 Park Ave, Plainfield

Presented in partnership with the City of Plainfield and SAGE

Mandatory registration: Register online

LGBTQ+ Quiz Night

Thursday June 16e from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please note change of date

The Tavern at Ash Brook, 1210 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains

Mandatory registration: Register online

Union County Pride in the Park, Plainfield – GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW INCLUSIVE PARK SPACE

Saturday June 18e from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tëmike Park in Cedar Brook Park (Plainfield)

Queer Empowerment Hour: We say gay, the impact of state anti-LGBTQ+ laws and disparate legal protections across the country

Monday, June 20e at 19 ‘o clock

Virtual chat

Mandatory registration: Register online

Professional LGBTQ+ Mixer

Date changed to Wednesday June 22n/a from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Watt, 1403 Irving Street, Rahway

Presented in partnership with the Rahway SID

Mandatory registration: Register online

Youth Pride Dance (13 years and over)

Date changed to Friday, June 24e from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Warinanco Sports Center, Roselle/Elizabeth

Registration required (student ID required upon arrival)

NOTICE: All participating students will need to be dropped off and picked up by a legal guardian, with a consent form.

Mandatory registration: Register online

Crazy in Love musical comedy

Thursday June 30e at 19 ‘o clock

Union County Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Irving St, Rahway

General Admission – Free Tickets Available by reservation: Call the box office at 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org to reserve.

Presented in partnership with the Town of Rahway and the Rahway Social Justice Commission

The Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was established in 2018 under the Department of Economic Development. It is the first such county government office in the state of New Jersey. It provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality and serves as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual people. , transgender and queer.

For Pride Month calendar updates and more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.


For all Union County programs and services, visit ucnj.org, call the public information line at 877-424-1234, email [email protected], or use the online contact form .

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