Night at the Pier 2016

Family Equality Council is proud to present 2016 Night at the Pier, our premier East Coast event aimed at connecting the growing New York community of LGBTQ-headed families and supporters as well as advancing efforts to create equality for all families.

On May 9, 2016, we will welcome LGBTQ parents, allies and honorees to Pier Sixty for an unforgettable evening. Join us as we celebrate the advances we've made toward lived and legal equality over the past year, while enjoying show-stopping performances and appearances by notables and allies in our community, and across the world of arts, entertainment and politics.  

Join the Host Committee now!


Nick Scandalios

Honorary Chairs 

James M. Nederlander
James L. Nederlander
Phil Smith
Daryl Roth
Jordan Roth
Bob Wankel

Event Chairs 

Bruce Cohen
Brian Sheerin
Primavera Salvá

Hostetter-Habib Family Award

The Hostetter-Habib Family Award is given in honor of Alex Habib, Mark Hostetter and their entire family in recognition of their extraordinary dedication to and support of Family Equality Council's mission. 

This award recognizes those who show unwavering commitment of Family Equality Council's core value: love, justice, family, equality. Recipients will have demonstrated this commitment through work on the front lines to advance equality for all loving families. 

Nominations are now closed. Please check back for updated information on our Hostetter-Habib Family Award recipient. 

Host Committee

Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Allen & Stuart Bell
Katia Bouazza & Primavera Salvá
Erica & Marek Bowers
Jay & Valerie Brown
Frank Bua & Scott Carroll
Luigi Caiola & Sean McGill
Gregg Cartagine & Reed Chaikin
Mario D'Andrea & Sam Rosenblatt
Clifford Finn
Steven Frank & Mark Lerner
Steven Fuchs & Brian Lancaster
Jeffrey E. Goldman & Kevin Broadie
Willis Goodmoore & John Tee
Denise Hinds
Alex Habib & Mark Hostetter
Will Halm & Marcellin Simard
Darla Kashian & Sam Grosby
Domonic Payne
Emily & Justin Rann
Nathan Richardson
Daryl & Steven Roth
Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson
Nick Scandalios & Ric Swezey
Mark Schuster & Jeffrey Webb
Brian Sheerin & Ken Weissenberg
James Stawniczy
Steven J. Weissman & Daniel Bowers


Live performances & special guests to be announced soon - stay tuned!


Ian Patrick
Deputy Director of Events