From North Jersey Pride and HMI for LGBTQ Teens:
North Jersey Pride will host a gala at the Maplewood Country Club on Feb. 1st in the theme of “The Roaring Twenties,” with live band, full open bar, dinner stations, dancing and entertainment. An exciting silent auction will feature a range of exclusive items, from dinner with South Orange and Maplewood mayors to center orchestra seats to Hamilton. Allies are very welcome.
The winter ball will also fund another year of NJP’s successful RAD Family program for transgender and gender-expansive youth and their families. It began as a playdate with just a few families in 2015 and has since grown exponentially, with families coming from all over New Jersey, including Essex, Sussex, Bergen, Middlesex and Hudson counties. The group holds monthly meetings for RAD Kids (generally 12 and under) and RAD Teens, (generally 13-17) and their parents/guardians. RAD Kids enjoy supervised play with similar children, teens enjoy snacks and chat with a young adult facilitator, while the caregivers gather separately to talk and share experiences and resources. They also have social outings at venues around New Jersey, and facilitated meetings for parents with expert speakers in gender expression and identity.
Purchase tickets here.