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Imperial Court of NY in NJ for BUDDIES on August 1st

Summer Celebration

Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM
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Vitale’s Restaurant
293 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 01666
Map & Directions

Please join the Imperial Court of New York and the Buddies of New Jersey  for “Summer Celebration” – an afternoon of food and entertainment.  Your ticket price includes your choice of entree (chicken, seafood, or vegetarian), salad, dessert, and coffee. There will be a cash bar provided for all other drink options.

Tickets must be purchased by July 28th in order to provide the restaurant with a head count.

Net proceeds will benefit Buddies of New Jersey (https://www.njbuddies.org/), a non-profit, community-based organization, is a resource center offering a network of support, education and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

 

July 4th on the 5th

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776.,

HIV/AIDS, and Stigma associated with it, has held back many people.
Since 1985 Buddies of NJ, Inc. has worked to help those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
live more healthy and eventually independent lives.
WE HOPE EVERYONE SAFELY CELEBRATES THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY
of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA
May we enjoy our liberty, freedom and continually create new independence
from things that trap us like HIV and related STIGMA
So, before the fireworks begin remember to be PrEPared and safe.

SATURDAY – JUNE 26

in recognition of

National HIV Testing Day – SAT. JUNE 26th

Buddies of NJ, Inc. invites you to 149 Hudson Street for a FOOD DISTRIBUTION where you may get a FREE HIV TEST with results in under 20minutes.  Also there will be available free COVID-19 testing & vaccinations by Bergen New Bridge Medical.  The actual day is June 27… yet we believe we can be accessible to more at this venue on SAT. JUNE 26th

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV. For people with undiagnosed HIV, testing is the first step in maintaining a healthy life and reducing the spread of HIV.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, an annual occasion to encourage people to get an HIV test. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People at higher risk should get tested more often.

Buddies of NJ is happy to be able provide free, fast, and confidential HIV testing here and Hackensack and in your Bergen County neighborhood.

Juneteenth

JUNETEENTH (June 19) is an official state holiday and soon to be a national one as well… celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
Buddies Staff will be attending Celebrations throughout our area including the following where we will be providing FREE HIV Testing & Resources for our community..:

Long Term Survivors

HONOR OUR EXPERIENCES

LEARN FROM OUR HEARTS

Buddies of NJ is known for being here since 1985.

We are happy to still have many clients from that time, and even before. If you know them, know that they survived not only for themselves, but for you as well. Say hi to them and find out about their experience. You may be finding someone who will share very valuable information.

LTS LONG TERM SURVIVORS DAY(S) OF REGOGNITION

due to pandemic circumstances has been postponed to

WEDNESDAYS IN OCTOBER

Meanwhile want to learn more:

CLICK HERE FOR the Well Project’s HLTSAD

Buddies, understanding the need of acknowledgement as well as the importance of community organized an impromptu                         meet at the beach day…

LONG TIME SURVIVOR‘S DAY

last Saturday | June 5th

MEET AT THE BEACH

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we had reservations and met at

Chat and Nibble at 10:30AM

932 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ

after carpooling leaving from Buddies at 9AM

WE, FROM THERE, DECIDED ON A BEACH/POOL LOCATION

to SPEND TIME TOGETHER, HAVE FUN AND SOCIALIZE

Estimated Costs: Brunch, POOL/BEACH, Parking <$30.

Hopefully We’ll Have More People Join in Future Years

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Client Needs – Assessment PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK

In Order to Maintain Funding for HIV Services, We Need to Hear From You….

TAKE 2 Hours on June 8, 2020 to HELP US OUT in this short ZOOM forum

CLICK HERE & REGISTER: https://qrgo.page.link/7MRqx

GY21 BP Consumer Forum Flyer

Wednesdays – Hot Food Distribution

5:30 to 7PM |Wednesday Evenings through May…

Buddies of NJ in conjunction with Healthbarn Foundation…

will be distributing Hot Meals prepared by area restaurants

(right now 50 meals are allotted and we are hoping to have more on future dates)

TONIGHT: HPV, Cancer, HIV… any Links

Tonight’s Sign On Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89671325907?pwd=Y3FaQ3RsUUxLRkY4U0ZCalNRaVBWZz09

Link to PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XFEQwv38SJ8dI503_JxD2SaieDtbYb3C/view?usp=sharing

EVALUATION LINK:  https://bit.ly/3pwGjR4