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 our Development Department at development@callen-lorde.org or (646) 965-5467.

Community Health Awards

The Community Health Awards is our celebration honoring the leaders, trailblazers, and visionaries in LGBTQ health and wellness. Each year, Callen-Lorde recognizes awardees for their contributions to the visibility and health of LGBTQ people. Past honorees include Dr. Oni Blackstock, Raquel Willis, Papi Juice, Cecilia Gentile, Jenna Wortham, Chase Strangio, Chris Mosier, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Kushner, The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Keith Boykin.

The Community Health Awards is our celebration honoring the leaders, trailblazers, and visionaries in LGBTQ health and wellness. Each year, Callen-Lorde recognizes awardees for their contributions to the visibility and health of LGBTQ people. Past honorees include Roxane Gay, Satchel Lee, Admiral Rachel L. Levine MD, Raquel Willis, Papi Juice, Cecilia Gentile, Dr. Oni Blackstock, Jenna Wortham, Chase Strangio, Chris Mosier, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Kushner, The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Keith Boykin. Learn more about Community Health Awards 2021 here and check for CHA 2022 updates here.

Rainbow Run

Hybrid

A spring 5K /10K run/walk supporting Callen-Lorde Community Health Center! This fun run/leisure walk promotes health and wellness while supporting our life-saving mission! Start a team, create your personal fundraising page, or donate and help us continue to provide a welcoming environment for LGBTQ communities to get quality care, free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay. Visit callen-lorde.org/rainbowrun for more information.

Events Currently on Hold:

Spring Fever

New York City

Spring Fever is our annual celebration in support of our affirming and inclusive Women’s Health Program. Spring Fever attracts powerful women, non-binary femmes, friends and allies to gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to raise vital funds for Callen-Lorde while honoring influential women who have positively impacted LGBTQ communities in New York and beyond.

Past honorees include writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew; comedian, activist, musician and actor Lea DeLaria; activist and equal marriage champion, the late Edie Windsor; performing artist and political activist, Staceyann Chin; longtime Callen-Lorde supporter and former board-chair Ellen Alpert; platform, collective, and women’s booking agency Discwoman; and Editor in Chief of HuffPost Lydia Polgreen.

Hamptons Tea Dance

Watermill, NY

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and SAGE team up to continue the tradition of the Hamptons Tea Dance! More information to come!

Splash

Fire Island Pines

Come Splash poolside with Callen-Lorde and friends! A pre-tea pool party in the Fire Island Pines, Splash is one of our favorite summer events as we get the chance to come together on the idyllic shores of the Pines to celebrate the work of Callen-Lorde.

Transcendence

New York City

Our annual celebration for trans and non-binary community members and friends in support of our pioneering Transgender/Non-Binary Health Program, Transcendence honors leaders in TGNB wellness and visibility.

Transcendence recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have made substantial contributions toward fostering the visibility and wellness of TGNB communites. Past honorees include artist Deja Smith; author and producer Jacob Tobia; world renowned DJ Lina; writer, speaker and media personality Tyler Ford; artist, poet, and performer, Juliana Huxtable; photographer, writer and publisher, Amos Mac; and the bklyn boihood collective for their work in building community and self-empowerment for transmasculine people of color.