Throughout June, Pride celebrations across Related's offices and properties were bigger and more inclusive than ever. From a star-studded concert honoring the Stonewall legacy to volunteering opportunities supporting good causes, read more to discover how we've been commemorating the LGBTQIA+ community.
In New York City, Related and Hudson Yards hosted a series of inspiring and fun-filled events that put a spotlight on diverse performers and thought-provoking perspectives. At High Line Nine, Related sponsored the Domino Sound Fest, a day-to-night hybrid festival that focused on podcasts, comedy, poetry, music and art by prominent LGBTQIA+ artists, musicians and thought leaders. At Edge, the Skyline Seats were painted boldly with rainbow colors that brightened up visitors' days and popped against the city skyline. At Peak, Hudson Yards partnered with nonprofit Pride Live and Google to organize Stonewall Day Unplugged, featuring performances and conversations with musicians in front of a live audience, alongside livestreams on Pride Live's YouTube channel and on the Big Screen at Backyard at Hudson Yards Presented by Wells Fargo. Hudson Yards' partnership with Pride Live continued at the action-packed Stonewall Day concert, where headliner Christina Aguilera performed alongside Mila Jam, BETTY and Mariyea, as well as resident DJ Lina Bradford. In a show of support, Hudson Yards has committed to hosting Pride Live's Stonewall Day in 2024, which will bring the neighborhood together again with live performances and many special guests.
Also in New York City, Related Management Company employees at the 410 10th Avenue office volunteered their time in support of nonprofit The Ali Forney Center, which advocates for the independence of LGBTQ+ youth. RMC team members helped create snack bags for AFC, which will be handed out to teens as support between meals. From June 12th-18th, RMC also ran a Pride Donation Drive, encouraging employees throughout the company to donate to LGBQTIA+ organizations of their choice.
In West Palm Beach, The Square hosted its second annual Pride on the Block party, designed to entertain and empower visitors of all ages. Curated by Transpire Help and Rohi’s Readery, the day-long event included educational workshops, storytime sessions for kids, a local marketplace, live performances and more, concluding with the symbolic lighting of rainbow-colored sculpture The Wishing Tree. Also at The Square, Hilton West Palm Beach restaurant Galley aligned with a new partner for its monthly Dine for a Cause series. Every Thursday in June, Galley donated 10% of sales to Compass LGBTQ Community Center, which will aid the nonprofit's mission to provide life-affirming care and resources to LGBTQIA+ youth in South Florida.
In Chicago, Related Midwest and Related Management Company toasted to Pride Month with back-to-back events paying tribute to their teams and residents. Employees mingled while enjoying light bites and refreshments at a special Pride reception held at luxury residence One Bennett Park, followed by an outdoor Music in the Park event where Paul Strolia performed live music.
In Los Angeles at Conrad Los Angeles, Agua Viva by José kicked off LA Pride with an uplifting evening of music and revelry. Visitors tried out the special-edition Cotton Candy Cosmo while listening to a live DJ and taking in the incredible downtown LA views.
At Related, we are proud to champion programming and partnerships that are making a difference in the lives of our employees and the greater LGBQTIA+ community. Thank you to everyone who organized, donated and attended!