100 Gender Creative Playgroups

100 Gender Creative Playgroups


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We need your help to reach our goal of 100 Gender Creative Playgroups around the globe!

Gender Creative Playgroups are informal events where families come together to celebrate children’s diversity in an inclusive setting. The Playgroups are spaces where kids and grown ups can be themselves and make new friends. We encourage hosts to make the events free of gender segregation, stereotypes, and peanuts (cause you know, allergic reactions aren’t super fun). We’re happy you want to get involved and we want to support you, so here’s our recipe for community building!

 

1.  Decide on a day, time, and location for the playgroup!

  • We recommend Saturday or Sunday.

  • Two-hour time blocks in the morning or afternoon work well (avoid prime nap time!).

  • We suggest public spaces like a park or library so you can comfortably invite people you don’t know.

2.  Make sure the event is free for attendees!

  • Public parks and libraries are free venues, or you can ask local organizations to co-sponsor the event to make it free (LGBTQIA2 resource centers, children’s museums, etc.)

  • All we ask is that the playgroup doesn’t cost guests money. If you want to purchase refreshments or pay for an activity (face painter, balloon artist), that is up to you, but certainly not required. You have done enough by organizing the space and promoting the event.

3.  Download the Gender Creative Playgroup image for social media promotion.

4.  Post your event online.

  • Share your event on Instagram /Twitter/your blog, with the date, time, and location.

  • Create a Facebook event.

  • Use the hashtag #GenderCreativePlaygroup and #GenderCreativePlaygroup[city name] for example, #GenderCreativePlaygroupPortland

  • Tag @raisingzoomer and other inclusive organizations in your community on Instagram and ask them to share it with their followers and advertise on their own social media or newsletters.

5.  Send an email to info@raisingzoomer.com with the details of your playgroup so we can help you promote it and build community in your hometown.

6.  If you feel so inclined, take pictures at your playgroup (with the permission of your guests), use #GenderCreativePlaygroup and send us a message about how it went!

Have fun!

 

23. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupSLC

22. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Prospect Park Picnic House
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

21. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Kidville Park Slope
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

20. FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wheeler Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupFlagstaff

19. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Forbes & Braddock Playground
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupPittsburgh

18. BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA
Friday, April 19th, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bondi Beach Playground
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBondi

17. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Boundless Playground
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupCanberra

16. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kidville Park Slope
808 Union Street
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

15. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Maple Street School
21 Lincoln Road
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

14. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Sunday, February 10th, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kidville Park Slope
808 Union Street
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

13. ST. GEORGE/WASHINGTON, UTAH
Saturday, November 24th, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Highland Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupSTG

12. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupSLC

11. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Sunday, October 7th, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Behind the Picnic House in Prospect Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

10. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Behind the Picnic House in Prospect Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

9.  BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lincoln Rd. Playground at Prospect Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

8. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Friday, June 15th, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Rd. Playground at Prospect Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

7. CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Robert Paine Square Playground
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupCambridge

6. TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Sunday, May 27th, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Corktown Common
155 Bayview Ave
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupToronto

5. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lincoln Rd. Playground at Prospect Park
Facebook Event Page
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

4. HOUMA, LOUISIANA
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bayou Black Recreation District 9
3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd
#GenderCreativePlaygroupHouma

3. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Friday, May 11th, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Rd. Playground at Prospect Park
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn
#GenderOpenPlaygroupBrooklyn

2. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Rd. Playground at Prospect Park
#GenderCreativePlaygroupBrooklyn

1. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Liberty Park Playground. 600 East 900 South
#GenderCreativePlaygroupSLC