Special Events

Callen-Lorde has a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to support our vital, life-saving programs and services. From galas to pool parties, cocktail receptions and more, there’s something for everyone!

For more information on any of our events including sponsorship opportunities, contact Sunil Persaud, Development Officer, at spersaud@callen-lorde.org or (212) 271-7263.

Rainbow Run
Saturday, April 1, 2017
New York, NY

Join us for the 2nd annual Rainbow Run on Saturday, April 1st — a spring 5K /10K supporting Callen-Lorde Community Health Center! A fun run/leisure walk, the Rainbow Run promotes health and wellness while supporting our life-saving mission to provide high-quality healthcare targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities and those living with HIV/AIDS, regardless of ability to pay. Visit www.callen-lorde.org./rainbow run to register, join/create a team, become a sponsor or donate.

Spring Fever
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 – 6pm

Picture Ray Studio, New York, NY

Each year, more than 150 friends gather for an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in support of Callen-Lorde’s affirming and inclusive Women’s Health program while honoring influential women who have positively impacted Callen-Lorde and the broader LGBTQ communities. Past honorees include advocate and equal marriage champion Edie Windsor; VP of LOGO TV, Lisa Sherman; Donna Futterman, MD, Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Hospital, and musician, actor and comedian Lea DeLaria.

This year we’re thrilled to honor Discwoman for their efforts in creating platforms for empowerment, activism and community building among cis women, trans women and genderqueer people, alongside novelist, playwright and AIDS Historian Sarah Schulman, for her long history of activism bringing visibility to women’s and LGBTQ rights as well as the HIV crisis. Visit www.callen-lorde.org/springfever for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 6pm
Central Park Zoo

Held at the beautiful Central Park Zoo, Callen-Lorde’s ROAR! has been the unofficial kick-off for the summer Pride season since 2001. The event draws over 1,000 supporters each year — becoming the only truly family-friendly New York City Pride event. The evening features delicious food and drink, arts and crafts, live entertainment and activities for all ages!

Save the date! More details to come.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Fire Island Pines

We’re back for the 3rd annual pool party in the Pines at the home of Sean and Barry Godfrey-Reives. This exciting event draws over a hundred guest for summer cocktails to celebrate the life-saving work of Callen-Lorde. Come Splash! with us in 2017!


Hamptons Tea Dance
July 15, 2017
Nova’s Ark Project, Bridgehampton, NY

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center (Callen-Lorde) teams up The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center), and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) to continue the Hamptons Tea Dance, an LGBTQ tradition in the Hamptons since 1992. The three LGBT-serving organizations have a singular goal to improve health and quality of life for LGBTQ people across the lifecycle.

Save the date! More details to come.

Women’s Pride in the Pines
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 2:30pm
Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines

Callen-Lorde is proud to be the beneficiary of this year’s Women’s Pride in the Pines! Come celebrate Pride at the most popular women’s event of the season! Enjoy a day of socializing, drinks, food, and a silent auction. VIP party to follow from 6:00 – 9:30 PM at Pines Club on the Great South Bay. Entertainers to be announced.

For tickets please visit: www.lgbtqfocus.org/tickets

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New York, NY

Our annual reception for transgender and gender non-conforming communities, allies and friends, Transcendence honors a leader in the field of TGNC wellness and visibility. In 2016, we honored bklyn boihood for their work in building community and self-empowerment for transmasculine people of color, alongside actress, model, writer, and activist Hari Nef! Each year, we choose to recognize and honor individuals for their contributions to the wellness and visibility of TGNC people – past honorees have included author, playwright and theorist Kate Bornstein; the team behind the groundbreaking work “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves”; President of the NYC Stonewall Democratic Club, Melissa Sklarz; photographer, writer and publisher, Amos Mac; and artist, poet, and performer, Juliana Huxtable.

Save the date! More details to come.

Community Health Awards
Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6pm

Three Sixty, NYC – 10 Desbrosses Street

Honoring the leaders and trailblazers in the fields of LGBT Health and Wellness, the Community Health Awards consistently draws hundreds of Callen-Lorde’s strongest friends and supporters. The evening includes a cocktail reception, banquet, awards presentation, entertainment, and inspirational speeches from community leaders.

Past honorees include former Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders; Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning playwright and activist Tony Kushner; tennis star and health advocate Martina Navratilova; Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of the CDC’s Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention; actress and advocate Cynthia Nixon; Martin Markowitz, MD, of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP for their work in overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); President, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Susan Somerville, RN; Physicians Research Network; New York City Councilmember, Ritchie Torres; Division Head of Adolescent Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH; Team USA Duathlete, advocate and speaker, Chris Mosier; Senator District 33, New York State Senate, Honorable Gustavo Rivera; and Nationally recognized activist in the LGBT, women’s and children’s right movements & Co-Founder, Public Square Films, Joy A. Tomchin.