Open Mic

Kickoffs in Support of the NJ AIDS WALK – RIDGEWOOD

April 7th | OPEN MIC WITH JOHNNY TREMENDOUS @ Old San Juan Express

1007, 260 S. Summit Ave, Hackensack 7PM to 11PM | Johnny Tremendous with the help of his friends is MAKING FUN GREAT AGAIN… …one song, one poem and one joke at a time ! A time to BYO Drinks, Jokes, and Sing-A-LONG at NJ’s top A la Carte Puerto Rican Buffet Raising Funds for 1 Cause  ($15 tAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION WILL BENEFIT NJ AIDS WALK + $10 fOOD mIN)

April 21st | St. Paul’s -Teaneck 7PM Hosting 2018 Dance Party 

$10. dOOR dONATION – DJ, Dancing & Light Refreshments & Drinks Available

April 28th & 29th | Paint & Sips at the Summit Residence of Michele Machado

 $100. tax deductible donation includes – Decadent Foods, Beverages & Cocktails of Choice, All Paint Material, Instructor, Prizes and lots of Fun! Each paid participant will be contacted with event location in Summit, NJ and directions.  Call Michele at 201-489-2900 OR email for more information.

Men’s Mock Speed Dating 2/12

This Monday 2/12 All are welcome to join for a fun men’s speed dating activity focused on how to communicate one on one.  It’s only for fun… but if you meet that special man… you’re on your own! email: and let him know you are coming.



Nite of Fun to Kickoff the NJ AIDS WALK

Buddies of NJ, Inc. proudly hosts the AIDS ART AUCTION & Kickoff Dinner benefiting the 2018 NJ AIDS WALK – RIDGEWOOD.

 THURDAY – MARCH 15th   Art Preview: 6:00 pm  |  Art Auction: 7:30 pm

at the Family Life Center | Mount Olive Baptist Church | 274 Central Avenue | Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

Door Prize | Raffle Prize | Baked Chicken Dinner | Coffee & Cake

Arin Ross Auctions, working in partnership with Marlin Art (founded in 1969), is the pioneering force in fundraising art auctions. The quality art they provide has helped many nonprofit organizations raise funds. Marlin is known for excellence in non-profit art auction fundraising. Join us for this funfilled kickoff the the NJ AIDS WALK and you are sure to go home a winner!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Funds raised will be donated to the New Jersey AIDS WALK – RIDGEWOOD LOCATION

Let's So This ... TOGETHER !

Happy New Year

Your caring magnifies the work we do at NJB!  We just want you to know that we care about you too. Without your assistance much of our most compassionate work may not be accomplished.  Our caring is most needed at this time of year to sustain the lives, both figuratively and actually, of not only our clients but with our entire community.  Simple things like checking on one another during the holiday season, inviting people to events, and even just making a calls are really needed. We just do this… funded or not !
So, with that sentiment you should feel good about what you’ll bring to 2018. Know that your gifts enable what prospers not what harms… what gives hope and a future.
Our services, projects, outreach, and events are not fully covered by grants. HIV/AIDS is still around and you are still needed to stop it. If you still are making a choice about your final year end donations for tax year 2017… please consider Buddies of NJ, Inc.
We have great things in store for 2018 and look forward to working with you collaboratively to bend the curve of new infections and connect HIV positive individuals to care.
There is still time to make a tax-deductible contribution to support NJB’s vision and help us stay in the fight.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Buddies’ invites all clients, employees, volunteers and community members to be part of the following events:

Friday – November 17th, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

MASCARA – Rutgers – Newark | Essex Room | Paul Robeson Campus Center

Located at 350 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard | Newark, NJ 07102

African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) 9th Annual Transgender Symposium & Day of Remembrance. We come together on this day to learn ways to support our trans brothers and trans sisters, we hear their stories and discover how we can help. We also acknowledge the lives that were taken from us too soon. Come out and enjoy the program, we serve a light breakfast and lunch.

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4:00 PM to 6PM

Transgender Day of Remembrance – St. Paul Lutheran Church | 61 Church Street | Teaneck, NJ 07666

~ Refreshments will be served at a reception immediately following ~

 Join us as we gather to shine a light on the injustice of transphobic bigotry while celebrating the lives of those who were violently lost this year at Teaneck’s Annual Memorial, Candlelight Vigil and Celebration of Life.

Guest Speakers Aaron Potenza from Garden State Equality and

Kenneth Marciano from PFLAG Trans Support Group of Bergen County

Performance by The Legendary Amazin’ Grace

For information/directions, please contact Sharla at (201) 702 – 6189 or

Today is Election Day

  Tuesday – November 11, 2017
    It is crucial that NJ has strong and compassionate leadership
      at all levels of state and local government. Make it happen.
             Remember, polls are open from 6:00am to 8:00pm!
World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day – 12/1/17

Join us for World AIDS Day the Annual Ceremony to Remember those We Lost and Celebrate those we still have…

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM 
Location: Christ Episcopal Church
251 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Call Ray at 201-489-2900 for more information.
To RSVP or email:


Latinx AIDS Awareness Day


Buddies of New Jersey, Inc. as we honor:

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

1:00 PM Luncheon @ Jimmy’s Deli & Bakery
144 Hudson St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
al otro lado de la calle de Buddies de NJ 149 Hudson St.
Presentación en Espanol por ViiV Healthcare
Hablando con Sus Médicos
FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE email Michele now if you need one.
(vacunas gratis contra la gripe por Walgreens),
(prueba del VIH gratis),
(condones gratis),
PrEP Counseling,
(prevención del VIH con una píldora al día)
MUSIC & PRIZES musica y premios