The Very Best of NYC Special Events

GO Magazine’s 2011 Pride Kick-Off Bash, Stonewall Vision Dinner, The 1st Annual Lez Volley, 19th Annual Fire Island Pines Celebration, 12th annual School’s Out, SummerStage, Walk on the Wild Side

On Wednesday, June 15, join GO Magazine and 1000 of your nearest and dearest friends at GO Magazine’s 2011 Pride Kick-Off. This year’s event at District 36 Nightclub will feature a very special guest appearance by the castmembers of Showtime’s hit series The Real L Word. The event will also feature the presentation of all nominees for GO Magazine’s 5th Annual Readers’ Choice Nightlife Awards. The awards pay homeage to the very best of New York’s bars, clubs, parties, and performers. The widely varied categories include: Best Lounge Act, Best Latin Music DJ, Best Bar Citywide, Best Lounge Act and over 40 more.

Save the date on June 15 for the Stonewall Vision Dinner, an annual dinner gala event honoring individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the LGBT community through their leadership and philanthropy. Proceeds from the dinner, held at Bridgewaters in the South Street Seaport, support Stonewall Community Foundation’s grants, programs and youth leadership initiatives.

It’s beach time…get your team together and join Danielle Presents and Krystine of “K-OZ” for a weekend of fun-filled festivities in Fire Island’s Cherry Grove. The 1st Annual Lez Volley event is a beach volleyball tournament by day, but serves up dancing and drinks by night! Come Friday to enjoy a weekend of fun, play volleyball on Saturday, then head to the after-party at Cherry’s with DJ Stacy & DJ
Susan Levine.

SAGE holds its 19th Annual Fire Island Pines Celebration on June 4 in the Hamptons. Hosted by Dr. Ed Schullhafer, with emcee Crayton Robey and honorees R. Scott Bromley and Gil Neary, SAGE’s Pines celebration funds
programs for and supports LGBT seniors.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute will host its 12th annual School’s Out event on June 14 at the East Hampton home of Peter Wilson and Scott Sanders. Join supporters of the oldest and largest social services organization benefiting LGBTQ youth to celebrate the end of the school year at Harvey Milk High School and the beginning of Hetrick-Martin’s summer programming.

June 7–Sep 2, SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, brings over 100 performances to 18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, spoken word and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Check for a full list of events.

Walk on the Wild Side with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center June 13 at the Central Park Zoo. This family-friendly event features a fabulous feast, entertainment by Silly Billy the magician, proximity to your favorite furry and feathered Central Park residents, and free admission for kids under 18. Proceeds benefit Callen-Lorde’s indispensable health services for the LGBT community.

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