Rainbow Family Board of Directors Meetings                              
Sunday March 16, 2008 and Friday June 6, 2008.

Social Events:

Holmdel Park in Holmdel, NJ*
Join Rainbow Families for a cook-out, organized games and fun!

This is a great family event, under a covered picnic pavilion on a wide open grassy field….also near a playground and bathrooms!!
Elementary school teachers will run our games and races.

SUNDAY, September 14 • 11:00am to 3:00pm (new date!)

RFNJ will provide burgers, hot-dogs, condiments, chips, drinks and all paper goods. Families - please bring a side dish or dessert.

Games are planned for families and kids of all ages!

This event is rain or shine – the picnic area is under a covered pavilion.

RFNJ Members will receive e-mail invitations.

Non-members are welcome and can “RSVP” to Please include in your email the number of adults, number of children, and ages of children attending.

Directions to Holmdel Park
ONCE IN THE PARK the 2nd LEFT is the Parking Lot for the “Forest Edge” area (park here). Look for our “Reserved Picnic Area” under a canopy shelter near the playground.

Join us for a Family Camp Weekend Memorial Day 2008!
Sign-up now to reserve your spot!

When: Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25
Where: Fairview Lake YMCA Camp, Newton, NJ
What:  The Y Camp offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities throughout the day that include hiking, boating, rock-climbing, candle-making, bonfire-singing, tie-dyeing, and many others.   See the brochure for full details

Cost:  Cost for the weekend (2 nights) is $115 per adult, $100 for kids ages 12-17, $85 for kids ages 4-11; 3 & under are free. This is a sleep-away camp with all accommodations, meals and activities included in the cost. 

What to do:  Link to the brochure above, or to the Y Camp website and click on PROGRAMS, then click on FAMILY CAMP and click on the pdf file for the brochure and registration form. The brochure has full information about the camp, activities, directions, and pricing. You will be registering directly with the Y Camp; on your registration form, be sure to INDICATE YOU ARE PART OF THE RAINBOW FAMILIES group.

***You can bunk with other families, but you must coordinate with them before you register and indicate the other family's name on your registration form.  Most cabins have 10 bunks.

Fairview Y Camp Phone Number:  You can also register over the phone, at 973-383-9282.

Please note that other families and groups attend Family Weekend; RFNJ will have some separate space and activities, but in other regards we are integrated with the other weekend participants.

New Jersey Pride Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
Sunday, June 1
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Visit our booth in the Family Zone
Refreshments for kids and kids at heart
Diaper changing area
Arts & Crafts
Information on RFNJ

Family Fun Pride Event
Van Saun County Park - Paramus
Sunday, June 1
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Rainbow Families of New Jersey invites you to join us on Sunday,
June 22nd for a fun filled day at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, NJ.

There is plenty to do for the whole family at Van Saun County Park which is also home to the Bergen County Zoological Park. The park offers train rides, pony rides, a carousel, a great playground for kids of all ages and of course the zoo.

Rainbow Families of NJ will provide cold juice boxes and waters along with some fun family activities for everyone to enjoy. Admission to the zoo, train, pony rides and carousel range from $1.00 - $2.50 per person per activity.

So pack up your family, pack a picnic lunch and join us for a fun filled day at the park as we celebrate Pride 2008 Family style.

Directions to Van Saun County Park: (Forest and Continental Ave., Paramus, NJ)
From GW Bridge: Follow Rt.4 West to Forest Ave north. Go 1 mile to park entrance on right.
From Rt. 17: Follow Rt. 4 East to Forest Ave. north. Go 1 mile to park entrance on right.

From GSP North: Exit 165. Follow “Oradell” sign to Forest Ave. Turn Right on Forest Ave. Go through 2 traffic lights. Make left onto Spring Valley Road. Right onto Continental Avenue. Park is on the right.
From NJ Turnpike: Follow turnpike through the 15W-18W exits. Then follow signs for 80 West. Once on 80West take 17 North and follow to Rt. 4. From Rt. 4 follow directions above.

Once inside the park, follow the road around towards the zoo entrance. The Rainbow Families of NJ area is Picnic area B1 which is close to the carousel and playground area. We will make sure to mark it in rainbow pride colors so we are easy to spot.

A Day at the beach with Rainbow Families of New Jersey

Sunday, August 10, 2008
Bradley Beach, NJ

Things to know…

  • Parking is on the street.
  • We will meet at the badge booth on the boardwalk (near Ocean Avenue and Park Place) at 10:00am. Those who arrive later, look for our banner or a rainbow flag on the beach.
  • Each person is responsible for purchasing her/his own beach badge - $7/day for adults; no charge for children ages 13 and under.
  • RFNJ will provide juice, water and sand toys.
  • There are bathrooms, snack bars and playgrounds in walking distance.

For a map of Bradley Beach, go to

Questions: email or call (973) 763-8511

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Support our mission: Volunteer

Rainbow Families of New Jersey relies on volunteers to make our social events a success. A few minutes of your time to help with preparations, event activities or clean-up is a valuable contribution.


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