Signature Events

The Center hosts several signature events each year that bring together thousands of philanthropists, activists, creatives, and community members to raise funds that go toward providing vital services and programs to New York's LGBTQ+ community. Our events help increase awareness of vital issues, raise critical funds, and celebrate our community.

Center Dinner

Center Dinner, our largest annual gala, brings together almost 1,000 supporters of The Center, making the event one of the largest gatherings of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the NYC area.

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Garden Party

One of New York City's longest running Pride events, Garden Party is a celebration of LGBTQ+ joy. Garden Party is an outdoor Pride celebration that kicks off Pride Week in New York City, featuring extraordinary performances, music, special guests, seasonal tastings from some of NYC’s best chefs and restaurants, and more.

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Women's Event

Bringing together a who's who of queer women, the annual fall gala is where we celebrate all women.

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World of Red Ball

Held annually, the World of Red Ball welcomes hundreds of community members to compete in a variety of categories that underscore our fight to end AIDS.

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Broadway Backwards

Broadway Backwards is an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ stories told through the great songs of musical theater. The star-studded benefit performance is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and funds the life-saving programs and services of both BC/EFA and The Center.

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Fashion Centered

Fashion Centered is a unique invitation-only dinner that has brought together fashion industry leaders since 2013. Each year, this event, featuring an exclusive performance, raises funds for our vital programs here at The Center.

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Cycle for the Cause

Our annual three-day, 275-mile charity bike ride from Boston to New York City raises millions to fund the fight against AIDS.

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Yearly solidarity vigil, honoring trans lives lost to hate violence. Celebrate community strength through cultural practices and healing. Listen to reflections from trans individuals about hope, unity, and remembrance.

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We invite you to join us in supporting our work and celebrating our inspiring community. Contact us today to become an event sponsor!