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ROAR 2017

June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Unleash your Pride party animal on Thursday, June 1st at ROAR 2017 – Callen-Lorde’s annual Pride party at the Central Park Zoo!

The unofficial Pride kickoff party since 2001, ROAR welcomes 1,000 guests of all ages for an evening of food, drink and fun at an iconic location, all in support of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s life-saving programs and services. Enjoy delicious food by Gracious Thyme, sip cocktails by Absolut, music by New York based DJ collective Occupy the Disco and special guest Merrie Cherry will be joining us, entertaining the young and young at heart with a very special Drag Queen Story Hour – as profiled by VICE!

Occupy The Disco

Merrie Cherry

In addition to a picnic feast, shop our silent auction with fine art, culinary experiences from New York’s premier restaurants, adventurous travel packages and elegant luxury goods.

Tickets start at just $85 – kids under 18 accompanied by an adult are free with admission – and sponsorships come with an array of benefits. Your financial support funds the continuation of Callen-Lorde’s lifesaving mission to provide sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. Purchase tickets and sponsorships below and for more information please contact Sunil Persaud, Development Officer at (212) 271-7263 or spersaud@callen-lorde.org.



Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsors

Patrick Boucher & John Orcutt
Brown & Brown of Garden City DBA Sobel Affiliates, Inc.
The Honorable Thomas Duane and Bruce Pachter
The Dowling Family
Dynamic Construction Services Inc.
Navin C. Mehta, MD
Paulo Pacheco, MD & Paul Brennan
Antonio Poglianich & Peter A. O’Kuhn
Michael Stafford
Tress Capitol Advisors
Charles Ueng/UTHEO

Host Sponsors

Mike Bosket & Anthony Shallenberger
Krisczar Bungay, MD & Jim O’Sullivan
Dr. Jeanne Carey
Darby Dental Supply
Johanna T. Fifi, MD & Rachel Ventura, MD
Casey McNamara
Steinway Dental Laboratory Inc.

Supporter Sponsors

Amy Bryant
Ann Campbell
Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates/Christopher Coad, MD
Denise & Gene DeMaio
James T. Evans, Ph.D., Esq.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
Rich Ferraro
David Jackson
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
Matthew Jayes
Dr. Michele B. Kaufman & Ms. Jo Ellen Fusco
KG Fare Catering & Events
Irwin Kroot & Anthony Catanzaro
Justin Lunin-Pack
New York State Health Foundation
William Pagano, MD & Francois Bouchet
Allison Palmer
Donnie Roberts & Geoff Allman
Kimberleigh Smith & Betsy Crenshaw
Wendy Stark & Katie Douglass
Timothy Stevens & David Czekaj
Streamline Dental Laboratory
The Vorberts
Lanita & Rakiyah Ward-Jones
Vicky Woodbury

lists in formation as of 5/19/17

A very special thank you to our ROAR 2017 Event Committee!
Jimmy Asci ∙ Dean Carras ∙ Matt Cohen ∙ Michael DeLucia ∙ Rich Ferraro ∙ JP Gonzalez ∙ Danielle Horanieh ∙ Kevin McCue ∙ Allison Palmer
Lisa Padilla ∙ Archley Prudent & Hugh Gallagher-Prudent ∙ Nicole Rousseau ∙ Jonathan Santos-Ramos

Event branding generously donated by:


June 1, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Central Park Zoo
64th St and 5th Ave
New York, 10021 United States
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(212) 439-6500