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Annual Events

The Ali Forney Center hosts various special events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness. We’re committed to spending less than 5% of our revenue on creating these special events to raise funds and awareness for our mission. Join us in making a difference for homeless LGBTQ+ youth by taking part in one of these fun events.

“Broadway Says… Thank you, David Mixner”

Monday, March 6th, 2023 - 7:30pm | Florence Gould Hall Theater

On Monday, March 6th, 2023, Broadway stars, LGBTQ leaders and allies, activists, political leaders and changemakers from across the country will all come together to pay tribute to world-renowned civil rights activist and best-selling author, David Mixner. David is best known for his work in anti-war and LGBTQ-rights advocacy.
“Broadway Says…Thank You, David Mixner '' will showcase highlights from David’s hit shows through song and dance and share never before heard stories from his remarkable life. This is a variety show that you will not want to miss as Broadway stars and community leaders take to the stage to pay tribute to this extraordinary activist.
The evening will benefit the Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation’s largest non-profit providing housing, safety, and essential services for homeless LGBTQ+ youth. There are an estimated 7,000 homeless youths on the streets of NYC, and approximately 40% identify as LGBTQ+. On this year, our 20th Anniversary, we continue to expand our mission and strengthen our services to protect LGBTQ+ youth from the harms of homelessness.
Join us for an unforgettable evening with the who’s-who on Broadway and leaders in politics to share the life-long experiences and dazzling accomplishments of Sir David Mixner.

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table is our annual gala. Come join us for dinner, special presentations, and performances. Hundreds of supporters come out every year to raise millions. Past hosts include Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Tituss Burgess, Todrick Hall, and more.
Our gala has been a fall event until now, but we are transitioning to spring with the hope that we can safely gather as we usually do for our in-person event.

Join us at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, May 12, 2023!


OASIS is our annual summer benefit, which has been running for more than ten years. As the largest LGBTQ+ summer cocktail party in NYC outside of Pride, more than a thousand people come out to support AFC. Enjoy cocktails, auctions, and live entertainment by RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars. Past entertainers include Parker Posey, Alaska, Detox, the cast of HBO’s “Looking”, and more.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 at 
Tribeca Rooftop