We are pleased to share our annual report for 2015!
Once again, our 2015 Folsom Street East street festival inspired several thousand attendees to re-envision a sexy, fun moment in the public culture of the city and gather in celebration. We are thrilled to have had the event serve as a platform for educating our audience about our beneficiaries, the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and Visual AIDS.
While the 2015 event was a success in many dimensions, our revenue declined from the previous year. We did recoup our investment and have sufficient reserves to support production of the 2016 street festival, planning for which is already well underway. However, we regret to announce that we were unable to donate proceeds from the 2015 event to our beneficiaries.
Recognizing that our revenue is not keeping pace with our expenses, we are redoubling our efforts to maximize revenue for this year’s festival in order to better fulfill our mission. This includes securing an agreement with the City to extend our hours to 6 pm. Happily, AVP and Visual AIDS have agreed to continue as our street festival beneficiaries in 2016.
On behalf of the entire board and our volunteers: thank you for your understanding and your continued support. We look forward to having you join us on West 27th Street on Sunday, June 19th!