WINTER HEAT 2015
7PM: VIP SPONSOR ADMISSION
8pm - 11pm: General Admission
135 West 41 Street
Featuring music by DJ Whitney Day!
Every year, the Empire State Pride Agenda invites women and allies, representing all members of our community, to an exciting celebration full of great music, food and drink. Winter Heat, one of our signature and always sold-out events, has been running for over a decade. Previous celebrity guests include Lea DeLaria, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Heather Matarazzo, Our Lady J, Rosie Pierri and Jane Velez-Mitchell.
Special VIP performance by Musical Artist Joi Cardwell!
Born in New York City in the late-1960s and raised in various areas of Queens; her early influences included Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, and Minnie Riperton. Cardwell appeared on stage at Carnegie Hall at the age of five in a dance recital, and was used to being on a stage by the time she was a teenager. She worked as a back-up session vocalist for Melba Moore, Jermaine Jackson, LL Cool J, and The Pointer Sisters. After graduating from New York University with degrees in English and Music in the mid-1980s, she studied voice for a year primarily in order to master control, as she had already developed and retained her own personal style. After her studies, she wrote and published songs for major R&B acts such as Kashif, LA Posse, and Malika Thomas.
Advance ticket sales for Winter Heat are now closed. Tickets will be sold at the door for $100. A limited number of $30 under 30 will also be available at the door.
2015 Winter Heat Co-Chairs
Mary Pat Dowhy
2015 Winter Heat Steering Committee
We are thankful for our 2015 Winter Heat Sponsors.
Barclays Capital Inc.
Monica A. Graham
Judith M. Kasen, Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Louis A. Bradbury
Marla Hassner & G. Thompson
Norman C. Simon & Hector R. Lozada
Keisha Bell & Elizabeth Lops
Catharine Hough & Keryn Lowry
Jean Schmidt and Angela Aidala
Scott L. Bennett
Mary Pat Dowhy & Donna Canfield
Roger Calderon & Chris Schweizer
Amy R. Paulin, NY State Assembly
Nathan M. Schaefer & Adam Drawve
Allison Steinberg & Tracy Kahn
Current Sponsor List as of February 19, 2015