It’s the fifth anniversary of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center! Did you know that the BCPC is the only community center in Brooklyn dedicated to the LGBTQ community? Founded to fill a profound need and to celebrate the lives and experiences of the diverse Brooklyn queer community, the BCPC is entering its fifth year full of promise. Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have pledged funding, and the search for a permanent home is underway. To celebrate all the great work they’ve done so far and to help cement their important future, the BCPC is holding its annual Founders’ Ball on April 4th!
This year’s honorees are Tom Smith, Reg Flowers, and Suzanne St. Pierre. The VIP guests are RaMona Rizzo (from Mob Wives!), Lea Delaria, and The Brothers Mueller. It’s going to be hosted by Richard Allman, Catharine E. Hough, and John E. (Jack) Osborn.
The event, at Dumbo Loft, isn’t cheap, but it’s important. To get into the VIP reception from 6-7pm is $250; the actual event from 7-9pm is $125, and the after party from 9pm-12am is $50. The Founders’ Ball will help this important place expand its services and secure a future amidst a community that needs it.