Ocean Grove Retreat for HIV+ Gay Men
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM – Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The S.E.L.F. Support Group @ Buddies of NJ once again has secured a peaceful space where adult men may escape the demands of everyday life. This 3-Day Retreat is offered at a fraction of the cost of similar retreats in surrounding areas. This affordable retreat is due to the genorostity of Jim at the Bath Avenue House donating nearly half of the lodging cost in memory of his friend and Buddies' former Director Stephen Scheuermann. We are also lucky to have the support of volunteers, speakers, and groups who provide meals with presentations. HIV is a virus that changes our lives forever in ways that we never expect. So much of it is difficult, yet, so much more is an opportunity to renew who we are and how we take care of ourselves… even when we slip backward. We are not much different than other people who decide to turn their struggles into championships. HIV, however, is a unique challenge and it helps finding support from others who experience similar twists in: health, lifestyles, family, relationships, employment, legalities, spirituality, and more. THIS RETREAT WILL FOCUS ON: LIFE - HEALTH - HAPPINESS
Time: June 5, 2016 at 6:30am through Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:30am
Location: Neptune Township, NJ
25th Annual LGBTI Jersey Pride Celebration — Sunday, June 5, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Noon
Join us for for the 25th Annual Jersey Pride Celebration and Parade!
LIVE PERFORMERS – OVER 150 VENDORS – AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT
FAMILY ZONE – FOOD COURT – PARADE
Buddies is proud to stand in solidarity with Jersey's GLBT Community as we celebrate the accomplishments we have created in our state. THIS IS LIKE ALL THE OTHER HEALTH FAIRS WE DO... ONLY EXCEPT MUCH MORE FUN ! Buddies is proud to stand in solidarity with Jersey's GLBT Community as we celebrate the accomplishments we have created in our state. This community has been hit hard by the virus and too long to be heard; that did not stop them for pioneering a way to understand the disease and find a means to supply help to EVERYONE AFFECTED even when resource were not coming in! This community leads tearing down stigma in every community so those affected would be less looked at as a leper and more looked at as brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters, worthy of life and attention to this devastating disease. Much life has been given to celebrate... but we are far from over. Unfortunately, the community has not been immune to the resurgence of this virus. We met several new clients at last years celebration... both gay and straight. We are all affected by HIV and this event is very much comfortable for people of every walk of life to attend. So bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your families to have fun.
WE STILL NEED PEOPLE WILLING TO MARCH AND/OR SPEND TIME AT OUR INFORMATION BOOTH! PLEASE CALL IF YOU CAN DO IT!!! PHONE: 201.489.2900
Time: June 5, 2016, Noon to 7pm
Location: Asbury Park, NJ – Festival grounds located at 5th & Ocean Aves.
Parade steps off at noon from City Hall
Joey Tolino Memorial Fundraiser —Sunday, June 12, 2016
Join us at 2:00 pm at Bowl-Rite Lanes
714 Summit Ave., Union, NJ 07087
FAMILY FRIENDLY BOWLING - TRICKY TRAY - 50/50 - & MORE
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
$30 per person which includes 3 games.
Fundraising and Social Activities: A significant portion of New Jersey Buddies' annual revenue comes from individual volunteer contributions and fundraising activities. These fundraising activities focus on providing opportunities for fun and socialization among the hundreds of New Jersey Buddies volunteers and clients.
Volunteer/Intern Positions Available