Family Events

A very important part of our mission is to reduce social isolation and increase social support for LGBTQ+ families and individuals. We do this by hosting several community building events throughout the year. We host events ranging from simple meet-ups and picnics (our Jamesville Beach Picnic in Syracuse is a classic) to two day conferences where speakers and professionals from a variety of careers come to teach us proven ways to flourish. We will also help you start your own family. Please contact us for more information on family building options, including foster care/adoption.

Below is a list of events we have planned fro 2024. Check back periodically to stay up to date, or email to join out mailing list and get updates sent straight to your inbox!

2024 Community Events:

Pride and Joy Families Relaunching Party (location and exact date TBD)

March 2024

Please join Pride and Joy Families for a family hour mixer on May 18th at Broome County Library at 12 pm! Our Rainbow Pride Family Mixer will be fun for all, with refreshments, crafts, and readings! This will be a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and caregivers with children to gather. For more information, please contact Emily, Pride and Joy Families' project lead, at 

Rainbow Pride Family Hour Flyer

You can also find us at these events throughout the summer, we look forward to seeing you there!

June 1: Pride of Binghamton Pride Party: Peacemakers Stage, Binghamton NY 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
June 8: Binghamton Pride Coalition Pride Palooza: Otsiningo Park, Binghamton, NY 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
June 15: Cazenovia Pride Fest 2024: Lorenzo Historic Site, Cazenovia, NY 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
June 22: CNY Pride: Syracuse, NY 11:00 am-5:30 pm