The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, commonly called The Center, celebrated Pride 2018 with a Garden Party at Hudson River Park's Pier 84. An astounding collection of restaurant partners and chefs came together to provide guests delicious bites all evening. Proceeds from the Garden Party supports The Center's life-changing and life-saving programs and services - with donations from the evening helping to keep the doors open 365 days a year.
"For 35 years, Garden Party has been The Center's vibrant kick-off to Pride week, honoring our amazing Center volunteers and supporters," remarked Executive Director Glennda Testone. "We are a community that has long stood together to protect the freedom to be who we are, to love one another and to celebrate that love—and our lives—proudly."
Executive Director Glennda Testone. (Photo: Donna Aceto)
Vendors for the evening included North Square Restaurant, Underwest Donuts, Boqueria, The Standard
Grill, Rice & Gold, Quality Eats, Ample Hills Creamery, Ice & Vice, Javelina TexMex, Dinosaur BBQ, Sweet Chili, Café Patoro, Eataly, Breads Bakery, Enlightened Ice Cream, The Wayfarer, Island Oyster, and Hill Country Barbecue Market.
The Center is located at 208 West 13 Street, New York. For more information, call 212-620-7310 or visit gaycenter.org.
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