Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2019

The Boy Band Project Headlines Union County PRIDE in the Park, June 15

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to welcome The Boy Band Project to headline Union County PRIDE in the Park on Saturday, June 15 at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

Union County PRIDE in the Park is an inclusive and affirming celebration of family, equality, diversity and acceptance with a full day of free activities beginning at noon.

Boy band fanatics of all ages are invited to celebrate Pride with the talents of Broadway performing the best of 90’s boy band music.  Taking the stage at 3:00 p.m., The Boy Band Project will premiere a new single during their UC PRIDE performance. Then, join us for a special post-performance meet and greet with the artists!

“Union County PRIDE in the Park is the County’s signature event for celebrating diversity and affirming respect for all families,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Freeholder Board is thrilled to host The Boy Band Project at UC PRIDE in the Park – one of New Jersey’s most family-friendly PRIDE events.”

There’s a moment at every event or party when a boy band song shuffles onto a play list and instantly the space is transformed into a euphoric gathering of super fans. Everyone, even the person you’d least expect, is singing and dancing along to the iconic sounds and fist bumps of this undeniable musical phenomenon. Featuring talent from Broadway – from Jersey Boys, Altar Boys, Wicked, Rock of Ages and more – The Boy Band Project is an interactive recreation that re-imagines the sound, movement, and pulse of the dynamic harmonies and vocals of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, One Direction, Boyz II Men, and more.

Union County PRIDE in the Park includes 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.

Experience Rizzo’s Wildlife World with snakes, lizards and more during their kid-friendly interactive presentation at 1:00 p.m.

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, and there is urgency in our community be a visible participant in events that provide a platform for inclusion and acceptance,” said Freeholder Rebecca Williams, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. “The Freeholder Board is proud to provide a space for the LGBTQ community and our allies to stand in solidarity in the fight for equality. Join us – share your Pride and show your support as an ally at Union County PRIDE in the Park.”

Union County PRIDE in the PARK is a Clean Communities event – keep Union County litter free.

For more information about all Union County PRIDE events and activities hosted by the Freeholder Board visit ucnj.org/pride.

Union County’s Pride month events are organized by the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, and presented in partnership with WellCare Health Plans, Xfinity and Atlantic Health System.

Union County’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, under the Department of Economic Development, was established by the Freeholder Board in 2018 and is the first and only county government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey.

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs 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, transgender, and queer individuals.

For more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, contact Danni Newbury, Coordinator, at 908-527-4742 or dnewbury@ucnj.org or visit ucnj.org/LGBTQ.

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