Social Groups in Central Jersey

ComeOUT&Play (COP)
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100Highland Park, NJ 08904

Email: standup4equality@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/group/comeoutplay/

A social networking group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered 20-30-somethings in New Jersey. Meets every first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00PM-9:30PM.


Dyke Hikes
New Jersey and Southern New York

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Dyke-Hikes/?_cookie-check=vn9TnGVYaVzEluNy

Dyke Hikes is a lesbian outdoors group with over 1200 members.

They go hiking, kayaking and bicycling throughout New Jersey and southern New York and always welcome new members. They also attend queer events such as Pride marches, lesbian theater and stand up comedy.

For more information, check out their meetup.com page.


GABLES of Cape May County
P.O. Box 641, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

Contact: Vince Grimm
Phone: 609-861-1848
Email: gables00@email.com
Website: http://www.gablescapemay.com

Encourages, aids and supports the efforts of individuals and organizations whose purpose is to promote, secure, enhance and protect the human dignity, integrity and legal and political rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons. They are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.


LGBTatchristchurch
415 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Contact: Melissa Briggs
Phone: 732-349-5506
Email: LGBTatChristChurch@yahoo.com
Website: https://lgbtconnectionatchristchurch.com/

A secular social organization. Make friends, share ideas and current LGBTQ events.


LGBTQ Support and Social Group USA
North Branch County Library, 65 Halsted Street Clinton NJ 08809

Contact: Matthew Loscialo
Email: matthewl@student.fdu.edu
Website: https://lgbtqsupportandsocialgroupusa.com/

Open to gay and lesbian teens, adults, their friends, parents, and family members. No membership fee to come to meetings and there are movie nights at the library, where there is a small cost.


Monmouth University LGBT Older Adult Project
400 Cedar Avenue West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898

Phone: 732-571-3400
Email: lkelly@monmouth.edu
Website: http://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-nursing-health/lgbt-older-adult-project.aspx

A joint initiative of the School of Social Work and the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, seeks to improve the quality of life of older LGBT adults through education and awareness programs, advocacy, and providing social activities for LGBT older adults, caregivers and their friends. The project accomplishes these goals not by replicating existing services available through mainstream agencies but through the provision of technical assistance and training opportunities and by advocating for legislation which positively impacts the lives of older LGBT adults.


North Jersey Neighbors
112 Washington Place, Passaic, NJ 07055-5120

Contact: Birge Kinne
Phone: 973-473-4107
Email: info@passaicpresbyterian.org
Website: http://www.passaicpresbyterian.org

Dedicated to social interactions in the GLBT community of North New Jersey. Join for cocktails and food. $5 cover charge and meets every fourth Thursday of the month.


Northern New Jersey Chapter
Post Office Box 85, Paramus, NJ, 07653

Phone: 201-265-0600
Email: Email: info@namesnnj.org
Website: http://www.namesnnj.org

Supports the national mission of the NAMES Project, promote awareness of HIV/AIDS, serve as a local AIDS service organization, build alliances with other local AIDS service organizations and to help people remember and grieve for those who have died from AIDS-related diseases.


Pride Center Game Nights
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: info@pridecenter.org
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/groups/

This group plays party games, word games, strategy games and more. You can also bring your favorite, or learn to play a new game from their collection. All are welcome. Game nights are held on the third Saturday of each month at the Pride Center. They start around 7:30PM and end around 10:00PM.


Pride Center Writers Group
Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: daphnekanellopoulos@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/groups/

A creative writing and discussion group that meets every Thursday from 7:30PM – 9:00PM.


PRISM at The College of New Jersey
Basement room 16 of the Brower Student Center at the College of New Jersey.

Phone: 609-771-2390
Email: prism@tcnj.edu
Website: http://prismattcnj.weebly.com/

Creates a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally, Asexual, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Two-Spirited, etc. (LGBTQQIAAPP2S*, referred to as queer for the remainder of this text) individuals. Strives for acceptance and equality for all people regardless of gender expression, gender identity, sex, sexuality, age, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, health status, or immigration status. Goal is to educate and advocate on TCNJ's campus as well as the greater Mercer County area.


South Jersey Gay & Lesbian Social Club


Email: info@southjerseysocialclub.com

A diverse group of people, bringing various interests, careers, ethnic backgrounds, religions and experiences to the club community. E-mail for more information.


The After School HangOUT
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: info@pridecenter.org
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/group/the-after-school-hangout/

Support and social group for LGBTIQ youth (17 and younger) and their straight allies. They will have a safe place to talk, meet new people, and have fun. Meets every Friday from 3:30PM-6:30PM.


The Lavander Cinema Club
The Pride Center 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100 Highland Park

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: WHotkowski@aol.com
Website: http://www.pridecenter.org/groups/social-groups/

Present classic mainstream movies that display a gay subtext or sensibility. Many of these movies, especially those prior to the liberating social forces of the late sixties, are ambiguous or veiled in their gay references. Meets the fourth Sunday of each month from 3:00PM-5:00PM at The Pride Center. There is a $5.00 suggested donation for this event.


The Special Needs Alliance for Pride (SNAP)
The Arc Mercer, Inc., 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing, NJ 08638

Contact: SnapClub@arcmercer.org
Email: SnapClub@arcmercer.org
Website: https://arcmercer.org/special-needs-alliance-pride-snap/

Supports integration of people with special needs people who identify as LGBTQ into the broader LGBTQ community, and thereby prevents their isolation.


Under the Rainbow
The Pride Center of NJ, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: 732-846-2232
Email: bassoonbaffoon@gmail.com

A discussion group and social group for young GLBT people from ages 18-23. Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 4:30PM-7:30PM. There are discussions about anything from coming out to relationships and is a safe place to make new friends.


Woodbury Community Pride
Woodbury, NJ

Website: https://woodburycommunitypride.org/

A non-partisan, LGBTQ community organization dedicated to achieving prosperity through equality and committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people and small businesses in Woodbury, NJ.




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