Family Dance
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Family Dance

Get ready for the best party of the week as we celebrate the closing of Family Week and the community that we built together. Come one come all, get ready to bop and boogie down with your family and friends! At the end of the night, relive a lifetime of memories made this week during the reveal of our Family Week 2018 video. Time to dance the night away! DJ sponsored by Olivia & R Family Vacations 

Sponsored by Target

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Shabbat Gathering
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Shabbat Gathering

Shabbat Shalom! Join us for a casual celebration as we welcome in Shabbat. Please RSVP in advance for this beloved Family Week tradition. Light snacks will be provided. Families of all faiths are welcome! 

Hosted by Keshet.

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Provincetown First Responder Summer BBQ
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Provincetown First Responder Summer BBQ

The Provincetown Police Department and Provincetown Police Association are partnering together to host a summer BBQ as a community-oriented event to promote neighborhood camaraderie to make Provincetown safer. 

Get excited for special themed items (stickers, junior officer badges, etc.). There will also be a face painter, bounce house and interactive game! Plus snow cones, popcorn and delicious food on the grill. 

The event is FREE and open to the public.

 [Image Text] Provincetown First Responder Summer BBQ. Meet your local police officers and public safety staff. Friday, August 3rd from 3 - 7 pm at Motta Field on Winslow Street. Sponsored by the Provincetown Police Department & the Provincetown Police Association.

[Image Text] Provincetown First Responder Summer BBQ. Meet your local police officers and public safety staff. Friday, August 3rd from 3 - 7 pm at Motta Field on Winslow Street. Sponsored by the Provincetown Police Department & the Provincetown Police Association.

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Family Pride Prep & Parade
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Family Pride Prep & Parade

2:00 - 2:30 pm | Parade Prep

Get pumped for Provincetown's annual Pride Parade! There will be craft materials available to decorate a sign for your family, and Rockland Trust will be hosting a kazoo-making tent!

2:30 - 3:30 pm | Family Pride Parade

Celebrate your family's pride in an energetic parade with the friends you've made this week! Join us as we sing, dance, and march through the streets of Provincetown and share our pride with the community. We will assemble and end at Bas Relief Park. A group photo will be taken just before the Parade, at 2:30pm. Then the parade will kick off!

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

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Pre-Parade Teen Party
Aug
3
12:30 PM12:30

Pre-Parade Teen Party

Calling all teens!  CLEAN & CLEAR® is proud to host a pre-Family Pride Parade event for all teens 13+ attending Family Week with Family Equality Council or COLAGE at the historic Crown & Anchor Paramount Room!  We welcome teens and their parents to join us for complimentary delicious treats and beverages, fun free giveaways, a live DJ, and an inspirational talk from our official CARE WITH PRIDE representative Aydian Dowling. 

Aydian has taken on redefining what it is to be a man since he first began his journey in 2009.  As a speaker and advocate, getting his start on YouTube with over 5 million channel views, Aydian has been speaking out about his transition journey, discussing what it is to defy the binary of gender in 2018. 

This event is directly before the Family Pride Parade, so afterwards we will all walk over to the parade route and form a marching group and anyone who would like to join our teen contingent is encouraged to — and of course, parade accessories will be provided!  

To ensure we have a proper head count for the event, please RSVP. This event is free!

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Animal World Experience
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Animal World Experience

Animal World Experience will visit the Provincetown Public Library to provide a fun, interactive, and educational animal presentation to audiences of all ages. The program will focus on local and exotic wildlife, the importance of protecting endangered species, and responsible pet ownership. Founder Matt Gabriel creates an animal presentation that is entertaining and also helps the audience to develop respect and awareness for animals of all kinds. This program is sponsored by the Provincetown Board of Library Trustees

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Get to the Bottom of It!
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Get to the Bottom of It!

Become a junior marine biologist! Use a plankton tow to collect tiny marine creatures, then take an up-close and personal look under the microscope. Learn how and why the biggest animals in the ocean depend on the smallest animals to survive! This hands-on program is designed for kids age 5 – 12. $5 fee, space is limited, reservations required: jmechling@coastalstudies.org. 

Hosted by the Center for Coastal Studies.

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Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Aug
3
9:30 AM09:30

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

Join us as LGBTQ families fill a boat for spectacular whale watching. Reserve tickets for the 9:30 am trip on Friday, August 3rd by call 1-800-826-9300 and mentioning “Family Week.” Payment taken with reservation to help with delays. It is recommended that families go to the office ahead of time to pick up tickets to avoid delays and lines. Reserve ahead to make sure you have space on the boat! Special Family Week rate of $42pp for ages 13+, $31pp for ages 5 – 12, and free for everyone under 4 years old.

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Homemade Boat Race
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Homemade Boat Race

The Home Made Boat Race highlights the issue of marine debris in our ocean. Use whatever you can to build a vessel that will get you to the finish line! Prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at contacting Venture Athletics Water Sports at 508-487-9442 or Jesse Mechling at 508-487-3623 x 114. 

Hosted by the Center for Coastal Studies

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Foster Youth & Alumni Roundtable
Aug
2
4:30 PM16:30

Foster Youth & Alumni Roundtable

Are you a foster youth or a former foster youth?  If so, please join us to provide input and perspectives on how Family Equality Council’s Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign can best advocate for foster youth to receive the care and services they need and deserve!  And, learn how you can join our network of foster youth & alumni to become a foster youth champion and advocate!

Hosted by Family Equality Council and COLAGE

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Teen Panel
Aug
2
3:00 PM15:00

Teen Panel

Join Family Equality Council and COLAGE for an opportunity to hear and learn from our amazing teens about their experiences growing up in an LGBTQ+ family or with a parent coming out. Everyone is welcome and will have an opportunity to ask questions, and talk about families. This is always a powerful program so we encourage you to stay, ask questions, and listen.  

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Junior Rescuer
Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

Junior Rescuer

The Center for Coastal Studies pioneered freeing whales entangled in fishing gear in 1984.  Techniques created here have now been exported to rescuers all over the world. Learn what it takes to free a whale or turtle trapped in gear. See the tools and pictures of rescues, then try your hand to “free” your own whale.  This program is designed for kids ages 6-12.  $5. Reservations recommended. (508-487-3623 x 114 or jmechling@coastalstudies.org)

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Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Tylenol Event

Hear ye, hear ye!  Provincetown has a rich history that goes back to the first European settlers arriving in America, and CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® is honored to bring you that story through Ptown’s very own official Town Crier!  J

oin CARE WITH PRIDE® representatives Ebony and Denise from popular Instagram account Team2Moms to experience living history from one of the most vibrant residents of Ptown, after which we’ll step inside the Crown & Anchor’s storied Cabaret Room for a special musical performance. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided, as well as gift bags for all families containing special items unique to Ptown to complete the experience. Meet in front of the entrance to Crown & Anchor for the first performance.

 To ensure we have a proper head count for the event, please RSVP. Please note that we recommend this event for ages 4 and older (and parents!). This event is free!

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HBO Pool Party
Aug
2
12:30 PM12:30

HBO Pool Party

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon by the Provincetown Inn pool. There will be activities, giveaways, and lots of swim time for the whole family. Family Equality Council  and HBO are looking forward to seeing you there! 

Sponsored by HBO.

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Big Ryan's Tall Tales
Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Big Ryan’s Tall Tales, an annual Provincetown favorite, will return to the Library Children’s Area.  The program features Big Ryan’s original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun! Big Ryan’s programs are appropriate for preschool all the way to 5th grade. The program runs about 45 minutes but has been known to sometimes go a full hour! This program is sponsored by the Provincetown Board of Library Trustees.

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Friends in Adoption Picnic
Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Friends in Adoption Picnic

Friends in Adoption is happy to welcome you to our 13th annual Provincetown Picnic! Bring your lunch and hula hoops. Look for the blue sun tent with the LGBTQ+ flag flying and hula hoops leaning against the tent. All are welcomed!  

Hosted by Friends in Adoption

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HBO Kids Camp
Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

HBO Kids Camp

Back for its third year, HBO Kids Camp is for 3 and 4 year-olds, Monday to Thursday. Children will alternate between watching educational short videos in the theater and enjoying creative projects and games. Thanks to HBO Kids, this program is free but space is limited each day. Families must pre-register kids for Camp online.  Each day, space is first-come, first-serve for the first thirty kids. Drop-off and pick-up at the Water’s Edge Cinema. Activities organized by Cape Cod Children's Place early childhood education professionals. 

Sponsored by HBO Kids.

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Whale Camp
Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

Whale Camp

Whale Camp is back by popular demand! For a second year Family Equality Council is partnering with The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) for a four-day camp for kids age 5 and up. Whale Camp is Monday to Thursday from 10:30 am - 12 pm.

Registration is full. 

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State of the Movement
Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

State of the Movement

Please join us for our annual State of the Movement panel discussion. Much has happened in the twelve months since we last gathered, and this is your opportunity to join Family Equality Council staff as we review  both the laws and policies around the nation affecting LGBTQ families and those who wish to form them as well as our Program Department's reorganization in response to our shifting community needs. We will spend time discussing the Far Right’s strategy to disrupt our ability to form families, implications of Justice Kennedy's retirement, and concrete steps you can take to protect your family, engage in the fight, and make your voice heard. Join us!

Sponsored by Lambda Legal

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Theater Camp
Aug
2
10:30 AM10:30

Theater Camp

Family Week just got even more razzle dazzle! Fishermen Hall and Family Equality Council are partnering for a NEW morning drop-off program for youth age 5 and up. Led by theater and music teachers/professionals, this camp will take youth through the steps for a show, and ends with a performance up on stage! Space is limited and registration will close when all spaces are filled.

The camp is Monday to Thursday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. 

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Art Camp
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Art Camp

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Join Family Equality Council, the Provincetown Art Association Museum (PAAM) and artist Michael Gillane for a week of fun, hands-on projects for ages 5+! Art Camp is full.

Hosted by the PAAM. 

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