The Very Best Of Special and Upcoming Events

Out To Work LGBT Career Fair, Out At Night, Miss Lez Pagaent and more!


The Center presents Out to Work, the largest LGBT career fair in the Northeast, on Sept 17. The event features 3,000 attendees and 60 exhibitors from all industries, including JPMorgan, Village Care, Wachovia, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, McBurney YMCA, Prudential, AXA and more.

Community Marketing, Inc. and Pink Banana Media have announced a half-day educational and networking symposium for business leaders interested in growing their LGBT market share, Sept 29 at the NYC Conference Center.   Whether you’re a long-time LGBT market expert or new to the segment, you’ll gain valuable insights into the LGBT marketplace.

Six Flags Great Adventure
goes rainbow for "Out at Night" on Sept 18. Take a bus from The Center for the annual LGBT pride night at the famed amusement park. Join your community for roller coasters, water rides, bumper cars and great DJs. Don’t forget to invite friends!

Pedal your bike from Boston to NYC the weekend of Sept 11 in Braking the Cycle, the annual ride that benefits The Center’s HIV/AIDS services programs. The three-day, 275-mile, spectacular route is fully-supported and clearly-marked, with abundant support vehicles and rest stops every 15 miles. All riders must arrive in Boston by 5pm on Sept 10, and all meals, snacks and lodging are included from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.

Raise money for the millions impacted by breast cancer in two events this month. For 2 days and 39 miles, the Avon Walk offers the opportunity to dramatically impact breast cancer patients and survivors worldwide. By participating in the Avon Walk across the city on Oct 10–11, you’ll allow medically under-insured women and men to receive the screening, support and treatment they require. Also, join Stephen Colbert, Cyndi Lauper, Judge Judy Sheindlin and Uma Thurman at this year’s Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure and help run breast cancer out of town! Run, walk, pledge or volunteer with more than 25,000 New Yorkers—including over 1,600 breast cancer survivors—at this annual 5K Run/Walk in Central Park Sept 13.

Join the Hetrick-Martin Institute on Sept 26 for their annual celebration of a new school year at Harvey Milk High School in Fall Fest. Cocktails, dancing and beautiful views abound in New York’s Hudson Valley, at the home of Carol Schuster in Accord, NY.

Save the date for A Place at the Table, an Oct 5 benefit at the Chelsea Art Museum for the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. This year’s event features a special solo performance by out singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

Lambda Legal is excited to launch a new series of women’s events. And what better way to kick things off than with an evening of networking and socializing—an opportunity to meet new friends, share ideas and work together to advance the professional development of women in our community. Enjoy a short program regarding Lambda Legal’s criticial civil rights work alongside a free open bar and hors d’oeuvres at Libations & Litigations, Sept 24 at Credit Suisse.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS’ Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, held Sept 27 in Shubert Alley, brings out the biggest and brightest stars from Broadway, Off-Broadway, dance and daytime television to greet fans and sell memorabilia.

A collective of independent designers will showcase their latest creations each night with live music and performance art in a runway-free show at the Brooklyn Fashion Festival, Sept 18–19 at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory. Don’t miss this cutting-edge event where fashion is fun, hype-free and accessible.


An innovative team of brilliant creators returns to the ring for the Big Apple Circus’ most impressive line–up ever. Be sure to catch this vibrant event, Oct 22–Jan 18 at Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park.

The 9th Annual Miss LEZ pageant hits the Brooklyn Knitting Factory Oct 11. This wildly provocative, insane, jaw-dropping alternative beauty pageant for queer women in NYC blows the lid off of “gender representation.” The infamous pageant itself is highly competitive, loads of fun, and a reminder of why, if there’s one

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