Night at the Pier 2017

Night at the Pier 2017

May 8, 2017 – Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York

Family Equality Council’s Night at the Pier gala is a celebration of LGBTQ families, and the people and organizations which have made an impact on our families and communities. Our honorees have included Lisa Cholodenko, Lee Daniels, Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer-Wright, William Hibsher, Roberta Kaplan, Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Daryl Roth, Nick Scandalios, and more.

Night at the Pier not only honors the contributions of remarkable people and groups, but also highlights the accomplishments of Family Equality Council – from our work ghting so-called religious freedom restoration acts to our community building events reaching over 33,000 people across the country.

This very special evening is an emotional and poignant tribute to our core message: LOVE IS WHAT MAKES A FAMILY.

2017 Hostetter-Habib Family Award

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Hostetter-Habib Family Award. The 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. And, each year, this award is sourced by you—FEC constituents from around the country—who want to pay tribute to someone who exhibits an unwavering commitment to Family Equality Council’s core values: love, justice, family, equality. 

Nominations for the 2017 Award are now closed.

Highlights from Night at the Pier 2016

Meet the Event Chairs and Host Committee

Honorary Chairs: Daryl Roth, Nick Scandalios

Event Chairs: Bruce Cohen, Samantha Lippitt, Primavera Salvá, Brian Sheerin

Auction Chair: Frank Bua

Honorary Committee: Joy Behar, Sandra Bernhardt, Lee Daniels, Pamela Drucker Mann, Vicki Freeman, David Hyde Pierce & Brian Hargrove, Cynthia Nixon & Christine Mariononi, Denis O’Hare & Hugo Redwood, Mercedes Ruehl, Meredith Vierra, Jason Weinberg & Merritt Johnson

Host Committee Members: Allen & Stuart Bell, Kim & Natalie Bergman, Phil & Odile Birsh, Katia Bouazza & Primavera Salvá, Erica & Marek Bowers, Steve Brister & Carmine Salvucci, Valerie & Jay Brown, Frank Bua & Scott Carroll, Luigi Caiola & Sean McGill, Bryan Carr & Mark LeDoux, Gregg Cartagine & Reed Chaikin, Bruce Cohen & Gabe Catone, Karen DeMeola & Jessica Hockla, Clifford Finn, Kirk Fordham & Mike Cevarr, Steven Frank & Mark Lerner, Herb & Judy Gold, Joey Gonzales & Jonathon Rollo, Willis Goodmoore, Alex Habib & Mark Hostetter, Will Halm & Marcellin Simard, Jen Hatch & Sue Smith, Denise Hinds, Sunnie & Tori Kaufman-Paulman, Angela LaGreca, Fran Lichtman & Randy Rabney, Samantha Lippitt & Pam Goodwin, Rosemary Caldwell Llewellyn, David Lowe & Steve Murphy, Nancy Lyons & Laura Niewald, Lauren Marder & Kim Austin, Jamie Marks & Mark Scott, Daryl & Steven Roth, Nick Scandalios & Ric Swezey, Brian Sheerin & Ken Weissenberg, Jonathan Sheffer, William Sherr & Estevan Garcia, Matt Strange, Meg Columbia Walsh

2016 Night at the Pier Gala

Meet the 2016 honorees, view the photo album, and more.



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