Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm


LGBT Rights Activist and Pioneer, Edie Windsor to Present Equality Award to Congresswomen Nita Lowey at The LOFT-LGBT Community Center’s Annual Gala.


The LOFT LGBT Community Center (Westchester’s premier and largest LGBT community center operating since 1983) is holding its Annual Gala, the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, on Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6:30pm-11:00pm, at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.


This year, the overwhelming worldwide support for the LGBT community after the Orlando tragedy inspired The LOFT to choose unity as the theme for the Gala, hence the official name The LOFT Gala 2016 UNITY.  Unity is also befitting our awards recipients this year as each has given so much to bring our community and supporters together.


Special guest Edie Windsor (United States v. Windsor) will be presenting The Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Equality Award to Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D., U.S. House of Representatives, New York, 17th District), a staunch supporter and good friend to the LGBT community, who will be in attendance to receive the award.


For their exemplary commitment to and support of the LGBT community, two other honorees will be presented with awards.  Tarrytown-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals will be presented with The TD Bank Business Ally Award, and Mr. Barry Kramer, owner and principal broker of Westchester Choice Realty will receive The LOFT Ally Award.


An exciting program is on tap, including a Live Auction including The Ultimate Hamilton Experience (a package for two which includes pre-show dinner with cast members, show tickets, a private in-theater meet & greet and a signed cast poster), Melissa Etheridge Concert (two tickets to the Melissa Etheridge Memphis Rock and

Soul Tour concert at the Apollo Theater in NYC on October 23rd, including a back-stage meet & greet donated directly by Melissa Etheridge), plus a Westchester Fine Dining Package, Theater & Film Lovers Package, and lots more!


Top event sponsors include TD Bank, Westchester Medical Center, and Gilead and auction sponsors Westchester Broadway Theater, Jacob Burns Film Center and BevMax.


More information and direct purchase of tickets, tables of 10, sponsorships, program book ads, and donations may be made directly at The LOFT’s web site .


About The LOFT

Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1993, The LOFT provides a safe gathering place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and supportive community of Westchester County and surrounding areas.  The LOFT facilitates a wide range of educational, health, social service and recreational programs, and advocates for improved services for our community.  The LOFT’s Mission is simple and strong:  “The LOFT works to further the cause for inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy and celebration.”


Event Location and Ticket Information

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The DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown
455 S Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Times: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$175-after 9/15/16 - Early Bird $150-on or before 9/15/16
- Table of 10-$1,500

Presenter: The LOFT
Presenter Phone: 914 948 2932
Presenter Website:

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