LGBT Community Enjoys Garden Party 29
On Monday June 18, nearly two-thousand people flocked Hudson River Park’s Pier 46, to experience the Center’s 29th Garden Party. This year friends and supporters enjoyed food and drink from nearly 40 restaurants, caterers and food trucks.
Garden Party started in 1984 as a backyard barbeque in the Center’s garden, and has grown to be our biggest fundraiser, bringing in vital support for our wellness, recovery, youth, family, and cultural programs. Guests dined “al fresco” and watched the sun set over the Hudson River while enjoying an open vodka bar and bidding on delicious dining packages at the fabulous “Foodies” Silent Auction, a popular activity at this culinary event.
The Center extends a thank you to all the businesses, volunteers and individuals who helped make Garden Party 29 a success and we look forward to seeing you next year!
The Center was proud to welcome back longtime supporter PRUDENTIAL as our Platinum Sponsor. Thanks also to Friend Sponsors BLOOMBERG, CAPITAL ONE, CITI, CONTINUUM HEALTH PARTNERS, NEW YORK LIFE and WELLS FARGO ADVISORS; Social Media Sponsors SEAMLESS, DOT429 and TASTING TABLE; Exclusive Airline Sponsor AMERICAN AIRLINES; Media Sponsor GO MAGAZINE, GAY CITY NEWS, METROSOURCE and THEATERMANIA; and DIAGEO returned as the event’s Beverage Sponsor, featuring BV Wines and Ketel One Vodka. The Center was also grateful for the support of the following participating Corporate Volunteer Teams: AIG-LGBT Employee Resource Group, Citi PRIDE Network-NYC, Credit Suisse OPEN Network, dbPride Americas, Gap Inc., GLOBE – Deloitte, New York Life – NYLPride, PepsiCo EQUAL, Thomson Reuters Pride at Work and VIACOM/Emerge.
As the only LGBT tasting festival in the country, Garden Party is a delicious start to Pride Week in NYC with nearly 40 participating restaurants and food companies, which included: 16 Handles, 508 Restaurant & Bar, Amy’s Bread, Anejo Tequileria, Aria, Benny’s Burritos, Brick Lane Curry House, Corner Shop Café, Dell’ anima, Donatella, Dos Caminos, En Japanese Brasserie, Esca, Fonda, Good Restaurant, Grandaisy Bakery, L’Artusi, La Cremeria, Li-Lac Chocolates, Mappamondo, Mitchmallows, Murray’s Cheese, North Square, Oceana, Peanut Butter & Co., Poco, Presidential Caterers, Redwood Kitchenette & Bar, Rickshaw Dumplings, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes, Smörgås Chef, Sonnier & Castle, The Taco Shop, The Treats Truck, Tiffin and Thali, Uncle Paul’s Pizza and Café and Zampa Winebar & Kitchen.