For our Virginia families and friends, how about a playdate at Cox Farms! Their Corner Market is a lot of fun! They have always supported the LGBTQ community and Rainbow Families. No admission cost. Just get together and have fun! Feel free to share the event on your facebook and encourage others to join in.
From photo ops in the giant chair to visiting friendly farm animals, they have the family fun you and your kids will enjoy. Bubble-chasing, over-sized versions of favorite board games, their beloved boat and train, and wooden climbing structures made especially for little ones.
Purchase hot dogs, lemonade, vanilla soft-serve ice cream, local root beer, kettle corn, donuts and cinnamon-roasted almonds. Plus local goods at the Corner Market including honey, pasture-raised eggs, preserves and more...parents, you can even drive a tractor!
Everyone can meet up at the picnic tables in the back, near the animal feeding area. You can pack your own snacks/food if you prefer not to purchase food.
Rainbow Families is not making a reservation; this is an informal get-together opportunity for you - our members & friends in the area - to meet and connect with other families like yours.
Our friends at Adventure Theater have offered Rainbow Families a discount for the August 24 showing of Cat in the Hat.
See the Trailer HERE
Information and to Purchase Tickets HERE
Enter the code CITHRainbow for $5 off each ticket
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play Originally Produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and Originally Directed by Katie Mitchell
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
For our Virginia families and friends, one of our families is putting together a playdate!
Meet up at the playground a play-date, kids of all ages are welcome.
Look for the green wing (below) as your meet-up point.
This is an informal get-together opportunity for you - our members & friends in the area - to meet and connect with other families like yours. We encourage you to organize (or host) additional local play-dates/meet-ups...let us know when they are, and we can spread the word!
Enjoy the beautiful venue, have fun, and connect with fellow Rainbow Families members
If you haven't been before, this is a beautiful venue and we always have a great time - for kids and adults
This event is open to all - members, families, allies
Advance tickets - $5 per adult, children under 18 are free
Tickets at the door - $18 per adult, children under 18 are free
Festivities scheduled to include:
Presented in partnership with Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens.
The program takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, picnicking will take place under the shelter of the C.W. Post courtyard tent and the art project, face-painting, and dress-up activities will take place indoors.
*Rainbow Families never wants financial constraints to prohibit attendance at our events. If you need registration assistance for this event, please email our Executive Director, Darren Vance, in confidence.
For our Howard County and surrounding area families and friends, how about a playdate!
Everyone can meet up at the playground (see map) at 11am!
Fall 2019 Series is Here!
Maybe Baby Program Overview:
Our Maybe Baby series is designed for prospective parents, singled, married or partnered, who are considering parenthood and interested in learning more about the options for building a family.
The series covers a wide range of topics, including readiness, overview of adoption, assisted reproduction, foster, financial and legal issues; building a support network; decision making with a spouse/partner(s); considerations for single parenting; and the joys and challenges of being an LGBTQ+ headed family. The class is designed to provide a balance of active discussion and sharing, as well as to gain practical, accurate information that helps set the foundation for moving forward.
Like all Rainbow Families programs, this is a SAFE and welcoming space for all.
Whitman Walker Health, 1525 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
The cost is $260 per couple, $160 single registration (non Members)
$240 per couple, $140 single registration (Members)
Rainbow Families is delighted to announce a new Support Group for our community.
We will provide a monthly Support Group for individuals and couples that are pregnant or have babies up to 4 months old.
This program is facilitated by a licensed psychologist who specializes in reproductive health and is offered free-of-charge to Rainbow Families members
(nominal fee for non-members)
Sept 22 | Oct 27 | Nov 24 | Dec 22 | Jan 26 | Feb 23
The meeting will take place in Rockville Maryland (address provided once you register).
If you are not a member, consider joining us. We offer benefits specifically for Rainbow Families members. Join
Rainbow Families does welcome your donations, which help us continue the quality events, advocacy, and education programs so valuable for our community. Thank you!
Facilitated by: Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
Rainbow Families is delighted to provide a monthly Support Group for people pursuing parenthood using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including IUI, IVF, and surrogacy.
Fall Family Camp Weekend
Camp Tockwogh, Worton MD Friday Oct 4 - Sunday Oct 6 2019
A Treasured Rainbow Families
About: Our Family Camp Weekend provides LGBTQ+ families with the very unique opportunity to forge personal connections and build community with one another. Together, parents and children spend the entire weekend enjoying the rustic outdoors, beautiful scenery, and fun activities. A wonderful way for our children to be among other families like theirs.
Camp Tockwogh is in Worton Maryland, about a 2 hour drive from the DMV. A 309-acre family-friendly YMCA campground, located on the Chesapeake Bay.
Learn more about Camp Tockwogh HERE.
Scheduled Activities: Arts and Crafts | Giant Swing | Leap of Faith | Climbing Wall | Archery | Canoeing | | Kayaking | Kidzone Activities | Tie-Dying | Climbing Wall | Boat Rides | Family Hike | Campfire with Smores
CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA/SCHEDULE
Pricing and Housing Options: NO INCREASE IN RATES FOR 2019
Learn about the available HOUSING OPTIONS HERE. Housing options are limited, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration fees depend on your housing selection, and range from $115-$160 per person (children and adults ages 3 and up). Registration includes 2 nights accommodations, five meals, an ice cream social, and a wide list of activities.
Rates are per person (2 and under are free):
Cancellations/Refunds: Cancellations received after September 20 will not be eligible for refund. This is a rain or shine event.
Helpful reminders: This is camping at a YMCA. It's FUN! Accommodations are basic, most have bunk beds, you bring your linens. Most parents find tremendous value in having their kids (and themselves) unplug for a weekend, and experience an outdoorsy, natural setting, and connect with other families like theirs in this wonderful environment. Also remember, most housing options are shared accomodations...it's part of the camping fun and sense of community. There are limited options for private accommodations however (plus tent camping!).
If you have been before, and would like to submit lodging requests (such as a particular cabin, room number or to be roomed with another family) EMAIL those requests. They will be handled in the order received; every effort will be made to accommodate if possible.
Note: Due to the cost of securing the camp, a minimum level of sign-ups are required for the event to happen. Rainbow Families makes no profit/income from this.
Food: There is a full time kitchen team who make meals for us. We eat in the dining hall, and we all help set up and clean up for each meal. Healthier options (vegetarian items, salads, fruit) are always available and they can usually accommodate most allergies, gluten free etc with advance notice. It's not fancy cuisine, but it's not prepackaged microwave meals either. You are always welcome to bring your own snacks, beverages, or items for finicky eaters, or very special and/or medical diets.
COFFEE STARTS FLOWING AT 7AM !
See You There!!
Rainbow Families Announces
our First Annual Family Weekend to
GREAT WOLF LODGE in Williamsburg, VA
We have sold out of our 2nd block, and our 3rd additional
block of rooms!
We have over 120 people joining in for the fun.
We WILL do another Great Wolf weekend soon!
$150 per room per night!
Regular "Best Rate" for these dates: $299
This special weekend is for us...PLUS our extended family, CHOSEN family, grandparents, cousins, best friends, your KID'S best friends, etc. as long as they are part of our family community or allies.
A wonderful, fun-filled family mini-vacation for you; not to mention for your kids to be around other families like theirs.
We are excited about our new collaboration with Great Wolf Resorts, and their providing Rainbow Families this special negotiated rate
All reservations must be secured no later than October 11 2019 - however if you plan to come, please secure your reservation now, as we expect to fill our block of rooms.
We may offer optional bus ground transportation to and from! Stay tuned!
Join us for a fun-filled day at Cox Farm’s Pumpkin Madness! on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Fun for all ages, the Rainbow Families Annual Family Outing to Cox Farm includes pumpkin-smashing, hayrides, live music, farm animals, a corn maze, hill slides, and lots of other activities. Be sure to bring your used Jack O'Lanterns so they can be smashed and recycled!
We reserved the new new Mini-Mo pavillion; you can come & go, use the 4 picnic tables for a space to eat, etc. We'll also take a group photo!
Admission is $12/person (under 24 months, no charge) for members, $14 for non-members. This discount rate includes entry plus rental of the Pavillion.
Rainbow Families will have a welcome table located near the Cox Farms Ticket Booth. Please visit us at the table to check in.
Please note - Rainbow Families discount tickets (for entry & pavillion) are available until 11pm, Wednesday Oct 30. Purchases are non refundable after that time.
Rainbow Families and Family Equality present
a special Panel Discussion for LGBTQ+ prospective parents:
"Mini Maybe Baby - Using Donor Sperm to Build a Family"
The fabulous and very engaging moderator is Trystan Angel Reese, who many of you will remember as the Keynote Speaker at our Family Conference on May 4th.
A variety of expert panelists will provide valuable information on this specific segment of pathways to parenthood for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
Thanks to Family Equality Council, this is being provided at no-charge. All are welcome.
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm Arrival and Introductions
6:00pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion
Location: Metropolitan Community Church
Please allow plenty of time for traffic & parking, so we may have an on-time start.
Margery Williams's classic toy story gets a vibrant retelling in this
brand new adaptation.
When the Child gets the Rabbit for Christmas, she is at first disappointed in her gift. But as the two quest and adventure through her storybooks, both Rabbit and Child grow and care for each other. And they discover that love is the greatest force in the Universe and can make impossible things Real.
After the performance, you're invited to meet up in
the "Adventure Theater Rehearsal Room"
for a little socializing before heading home
Directed by Jenna Duncan
Based on the book by Margery Williams
Adapted by Patrick Flynn
All performances held in Glen Echo Park
Recommended for all ages
Cancellation/Refunds: Tickets cancelled after November 26 are non refundable.
Terms and conditions may be found at Adventure Theatre's website
L E T 'S M O V E !
MOCO Movement Center is offering Rainbow Families a fun one-hour activity session on Sunday December 15 2019
We will do a circle time greeting and then allow for free play to allow the kids to interact and give parents a chance to talk to each other. After the one-hour play session, participants may want to head out for a snack!
Space is limited to the first 20 kids who RSVP
This event is best for children 2 to 5 years. Parents will be with their kids.
What is Moco Movement? MOCO Movement Center is a fully inclusive pediatric therapy practice and athletic movement center. They offer movement classes for children of all ages and abilities and provide therapy services.
Note: No refunds will be provided after 12/12/19
Alert the press! A crocodile has turned up in a bathtub in an apartment in New York City’s Upper East Side!
Not to worry. Lyle the Crocodile becomes good friends with the folks in the building, except for Mr. Grumps, who hates well… everything except his cat. Will Lyle be able to prove his worth to Mr. Grumps and show that our differences actually make us beautiful?
After the performance, join us in the "Rehearsal Room" to socialize for a bit, before heading home
DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICE: ONLY $14.50
FOR THIS PERFORMANCE
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Purchase directly from Adventure Theatre's website: CLICK HERE
Select Lyle the Crocodile for April 25, 2020, 2pm.
Enter RFLYLE promo code in the box (shown below) to receive your discounted tickets!
Directed by Danielle Drakes
Adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling
Based on Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
Terms and conditions are available at Adventure Theater website under ticketing policies
"We like to move it, move it!"
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar!
Directed by Helen Hayes Award Recipient Natsu Onoda Power
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture
Book by Original Music and Lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila George Noriega & Joel Someillan
Cancellation/Refunds: $3 per ticket cancellation fee will be charged for any cancelled orders placed prior to June 1 2020. June 1 to June 20: $5 per ticket fee. June 21 to June 27: Non refundable.
5614 Connecticut Ave., NW, #309
Washington, DC 20015-2604
P: (202) 747-0407
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