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Fuzzy Lemons Featured at Free Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Celebrating All Families

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to enjoy a day of free fun activities for children, parents, friends and family featuring the beloved rock ‘n’ roll of The Fuzzy Lemons, at the upcoming Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day event on Saturday, June 16 at Rahway River Park in Rahway. CommUNITY PRIDE Day activities begin at noon and the Fuzzy Lemons will take the stage at 1:00 p.m.

“Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day brings our community together for a family-friendly celebration in the name of human rights and equal rights for LGBTQ residents, and we are all looking forward to being joined by The Fuzzy Lemons,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

“For ten years The Fuzzy Lemons have celebrated the joys and struggles of being a kid,” said Dave Lambert, vocalist and guitarist for The Fuzzy Lemons. “The members of the band draw upon their own experiences as parents and teachers (and as former children themselves) to craft tunes that can be enjoyed by fans young and old, of all walks of life.”

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The Fuzzy Lemons are known far and wide for their irresistible get-up-and-go approach to performing for young audiences.

“So pump your fist and shout along with the Lemons to ‘Girls Rock,’ stomp your feet for Kid-Dom to ‘Rough and Tumble,’ celebrate your uniqueness with some very individual animals in ‘It's OK to be Different,’ or just put on your rain boots and join us as we ‘Jump in a Puddle’” said Lambert.

A celebration of all families, Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day is an afternoon packed with musical performances, arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more.

Families are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks will also be on site for those who wish to purchase lunch.

A Family Equality Rally will kick off at 2:00 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a hand-held sign that celebrates the strength of diversity in the Union County community.

Throughout the afternoon, attendees of all ages can visit an interactive display hosted by the Elizabeth Public Library, where they can make wearable items out of recycled materials, and sign up to walk the runway for the “Trash to Fashion” show at 3:00 p.m.

The afternoon’s festivities conclude at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day visit ucnj.org/Pride, or find the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day event page at Facebook.com/CountyOfUnion, or call the Union County Office of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900.

In case of rain check Union County on social media for updates. If necessary due to inclement weather, CommUNITY PRIDE Day will be held indoors at the Warinanco Sports Center, at Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Union County’s Pride Month events are organized by the Office of LGBTQ Services, including the LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – TEEN PRIDE celebration for LGBTQ teens and their friends age 16-19 on Friday June 15, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage in Rahway. For ticket information visit ucpac.org (a limited number of free tickets are also available on a first come, first served basis by calling the UCPAC box office, 732-499-8226).

Established as part of Chairman Granados’ 2018 Moving Union County Forward initiatives, the Office of LGBTQ Services, under the Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services, is the first County government office of its kind in the State of New Jersey. It provides a platform for leadership and collaboration to support equality, serving as a catalyst for advocacy, awareness and action.

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

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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