Voices from Stonewall to Reveal Details
Did you know that police barricaded themselves inside the Stonewall Inn?
Did you know that the building was set on fire and doused just in time to save it?
Did you know that reporters were INSIDE the bar?
You’ll hear these revelations and more in the exciting and moving production, Voices from Stonewall, to be on stage at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center for two performances only on Saturday, June 22 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are going quickly!
With four dynamic actors voicing the words of the people who were at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago, on June 28, 1969, Voices from Stonewall is a performance not to be missed.
You’ll hear the words of the people who were there when bottles flew, paddy wagons arrived, and young drag queens, homeless kids, transgender youth, some butch lesbians, and a collection of gay people surprised the police and finally fought back.
The show was written by playwright Michael Gilles and is directed by Fay Jacobs. Tickets are $20 and on sale now. ▼
It’s Almost Pool Party Time
Let’s break a fundraising record at the 6 Futcher Pool Party! Make a splash and get your groove on to the sounds of DJ Mike Reimer while raising money for CAMP Rehoboth. $20 suggested donation at the door or online at camprehoboth.com. July 5, 2019, 6 Futcher Drive 12-6 p.m. Check it out online. ▼
Get The Kinsey Sicks Tix
This is the remarkable, true story of four friends from San Francisco who had a lifechanging epiphany at a Bette Midler concert. That led to them to form The Kinsey Sicks in an effort to find joy during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis.
Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they’re sharing their hilarious, inspiring, and at times heartbreaking tale, and showing that hatred and deceit can be fought with humor and heart. According to the group: “If You Love Donald Trump, You’ll Hate this Show!”
This show was a smash hit Off-Broadway at New York’s fabled SoHo Playhouse. Critics have described it as “powerful,” “provocative,” “delicious,” “subversive,” “hilarious,” “stirring,” “exquisite,” “heartbreaking,” “brave “superb,” “incredibly moving,” “and laugh like crazy,” “inventively diabolical,” “riotously funny,” and “theater at its BEST”!
So come join The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet, as they lead us all in resisting these new dark times with laughter, integrity, and heroically high hair in an unforgettable new musical exploring Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme macramé, oblong vegetables, and, of course, Bette Midler.
There will be one performance only at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Saturday, July 20, at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit CAMP Rehoboth. Tickets start at $35..
Here’s the fine print: “Views expressed in the show do not necessarily reflect those of CAMP Rehoboth, the Board, or the staff.” ▼
Make the World a Better Place
Become a CAMP Rehoboth Advocate
The CAMP Rehoboth Advocates program stands ready to help the LGBTQ youth and families in Sussex County, but they are in search of a few good people to make up the new outreach team.
This is just the kind of outreach CAMP Rehoboth has been doing throughout its 29-year history on an informal, when-the-need-arises basis. Now, it’s time to activate a group to fan out into the county and do the most good we can in a more organized way.
Do you have experience in education, law, policy-writing, social work, sports coaching, or youth activities?
Please come to an informal gathering to talk about your experience and interest, and how it can match up with our community’s needs on Monday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. RSVPs are required—please call Sal Seeley at 302-227-5620 by June 17. ▼
Beach, Bonfire, and Funland, Oh My!
CAMP Families Pride Weekend is June 28-30
It’s time for the annual beach gathering for CAMP Families. This popular family-friendly event offers a chance for attendees to make new friends and form lasting connections. The weekend kicks off with a much-needed Parents Night Out with babysitting offered by the YMCA.
Saturday is packed with a variety of fun events including a boat ride, story-time from Rehoboth Public Library, time on the beach, a bonfire around dusk and, to end the evening, a night with a group trip to Funland on the boardwalk.
Sunday morning begins with brunch, free time to explore Rehoboth, dinner and drag bingo at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, and another evening trip to Funland.
This is a great opportunity to share time together and meet other families. Rehoboth Beach offers a variety of activities, restaurants, and shops. Bring your family to the beach and make lasting connections! Register to be a part of the weekend at camprehoboth.com.
The CAMP Rehoboth Families group allows LGBTQ parents to connect with other LGBTQ families in the community, to socialize, and to build a support network. Check out the meet-up page for all of the activities. For more information on participating in the group, call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620. ▼
They Gave it Their Best Shot
In March 2019, 40 intrepid travelers joined Murray Archibald for safaris in South Africa and Botswana. Thousands of photos came home. Each person has selected a favorite for the Best Shot Africa exhibition and fundraiser. The photos will be on exhibit in the gallery at the community center from June 8-30, with a reception with the photographers June 22 from 1-3 p.m. All are welcome.
Priced modestly, 100% of the proceeds will be used to support the CAMP Rehoboth arts programing, with a portion being donated to promote, conserve, and protect indigenous wildlife that was observed while on safari. ▼