Activities, Arts & Culture

Come out for fun, activities, and social opportunities with a variety of themed activities and meet-ups. 

Unless otherwise posted, there is a suggested donation guideline for group/activity participation.

Please check the calendar for details and current dates and times.

Creative Voice

Creative Voice is open to any artform from singers, fiction writers, comedians, painters, photographers, graphic designers, stand up comedians, etc. Leticia caters to everyone individually and provides direction and assignments based on what you want to work on. The benefits to having different artforms in one class are to learn how we all create differently, as well as what artists from different walks have in common. Everyone gets a different challenge and we discuss what was hard or a struggle. We also focus on being able to make mistakes and see ourselves in a more positive light. This is something many artists struggle with regardless of their craft. We also learn about different kinds of feedback and how to "take what we need from what we get". Not all feedback is productive and some of it is actually destructive. We learn how to tell the difference between these. Anyone can give destructive feedback regardless of authority or experience. We also do silly exercises like experiencing being cheered at non-sensically or booed (with no negative comments). This helps us take in how audiences or feedback affects us and learn to work through it while becoming confident in our work. Contact leticia.viloria@gmail.com for more info. To register, please complete this Google Form.

Leticia Viloria

Queer Reads

Casual book club for queer-related books. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9:00pm via Zoom. Meeting updates can be found on the group's Facebook page. Please reach out to Jordan at jordan@rubi-mac.com for more information.

Jordan

Karaoke Night

All are welcome to come and sing your favorite songs on the new, digital karaoke system. We have a vast collection of tunes, and you can bring and sing your own. $5.00 donation requested. Meets virtually every Friday evening. For additional information, please reach out to B. Crit Freeman (bcfreeman02@yahoo.com).

Zoom info:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6926955441?pwd=NVFGMDNFdlpvWVVQR2ZvTFRVZHYxQT09
Meeting ID: 692 695 5441
Pwd = bagpipes

B. Crit Freeman

Out of the Box Open Mic

Meets various Friday evenings at 8pm EST on Zoom - For a link/exact dates, contact outoftheboxpride@gmail.com
Co-hosted by Pandora Scooter, ZZ Anything, and Desi

Out of the Box is an open-mic for all types of performers: poets, singers, comedians, tragedians, musicians, jugglers, etc. It’s held on various Fridays every three to four weeks at 8:00 to about 9:30 pm EST. Admission is by sliding scale suggested donation of $5 to $15 (whatever you can afford) via Venmo. How this Works: Folks email outoftheboxpride@gmail.com to sign up, or sign up on the list as they arrive on Zoom. Every effort is made to make sure everyone who signs up will be given time up on the mic to share. Priority is given to those who arrive earlier, but if there’s room, we’ll fit everyone in, if possible. The list closes at 8:15 pm or when it's full. Count on having around 6-9 minutes. If you have a performance that is more than 9 minutes, check in with either Desi or ZZ Anything and we’ll figure something out! Need more info? Email outoftheboxpride@gmail.com.

Pandora Scooter

SHINE Yoga

SHINE is designed to ignite the light within each of us to allow us to lead authentic lives filled with compassion for ourselves and others. In this group we will use the practices and teachings of yoga to:
-Strengthen our physical bodies (All Levels are welcome- Modifications will be offered during every class)
-Strengthen our minds and build a strong sense of self through breathwork and guided meditations
-Build a community rooted in love, safety, and support
-Laugh, be joyful, and let go of that which does not serve our well-being

So, come Anthony every Monday evening virtually from 6:00-7:00pm. He can be reached out to at delgecko@gmail.com for Zoom login information. If you are unsure if this is the right fit for you, come check it out and see for yourself. All are welcome regardless of age or ability. The hour will be broken up into:
-10 minutes of connecting and centering to ourselves
-30 minutes of fun movement and yoga postures/sequences/flows
-10 minutes of mindful meditation and relaxation
-10 minutes of connecting, sharing, and building community with each other

Pen Pal Program with LGBTQ+ Incarcerated Community

The Pride Center of NJ is listed as an organization that LGBTQ+ inmates in different jails/prisons across the country could write to for support and comradery. Incarcerated LGBTQ+ folks make up some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community. There is a lot of stigma surrounding being incarcerated, and LGBTQ+ members have been historically mistreated by law enforcement and the criminal justice system. This letter-writing program gives members of the community an opportunity to provide and receive support from one another.

For more information on how to participate, please reach out to Darla (darla@pridecenter.org)

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