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 fun runs, 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.

Rainbow Run – May 6-14, 2023


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.

Hamptons Tea Dance – July 15, 2023

Watermill, NY

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and SAGE team up to continue the tradition of the Hamptons Tea Dance! Visit hamptonsteadance.org for more information!

Community Health Awards – November 2, 2023


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 LaLa B. Holston-Zannell, Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey, 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. Visit the Community Health Awards page here for more information.


Women’s Pride in the Pines – June 11, 2022

Whyte Hall, Fire Island Pines

On June 11, 2022, the LGBTQ Focus Foundation will be holding its 11th Women’s Pride in the Pines, which will benefit Callen-Lorde. It is the Foundation’s signature event, which draws hundreds of attendees from New York City and across the United States. Visit www.lgbtqfocus.org for more information.