Special Events

Our special events are an incredible way to support the health of New York’s LGBTQ communities while having a great time doing it! Whether you’ve attended our special events in the past or are new to the Callen-Lorde community we hope you’ll come out and join us. Our special events range from galas to pool parties, cocktail receptions and more – we have something for everyone!

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


Hamptons Tea Dance

July 15, 2017
Nova’s Ark Project, Bridgehampton, NY

An annual cocktail party at Nova’s Ark Project in the Hamptons, the Tea Dance benefits Callen-Lorde, Sage, and The Center. Tickets and sponsorship opportunites are available here!

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

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 on Saturday, August 19! Sponsorship opportunities are currently available here!


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.

Rainbow Run
Spring 2018
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.  Check back soon for our 2018 date!

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Spring Fever
Spring 2018
New York City

Our annual women’s event, Spring Fever recognizes influential women while raising funds for the women’s health program at Callen-Lorde. The 2017 honorees were 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, alongside Discwoman for their efforts in creating platforms for empowerment, activism and community building among cis women, trans women and genderqueer people. Check back soon for our 2018 date and honorees! 


 June 2018 
Central Park Zoo

SHOW YOUR ZOO COLORS! Kick off Pride season with an evening of live entertainment, music, open bar & picnic buffet, and fun for everyone! Check back for 2018 date!