The 5th Annual Long Island GLBT Expo, the second-largest event of the year for Long Island’s GLBT community, ushered in a record attendance of more than 3,500 participants on Sunday, September 29 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville, NY.
Guests had the opportunity to peruse close to 100 GLBT-friendly business booths, participate in dozens of raffles, receive free gourmet food samples and giveaways, check out the latest technology at the Microsoft Bar, speak with career professionals at the Prudential Job Fair, and explore wedding services at the Thatched Cottage Wedding Center.
Edward Cox, Assistant Executive Director for the Eastern region division of NorthShore LIJ, said the following of the GLBT Expo: “This is a great collaborative event. It’s nice to see Long Island businesses embrace the GLBT community. Over the years, I’ve seen the Expo expand in diversity.”
The hit attraction for the Expo was special guest Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey fame. The Bravo star met with fans, presented a live cooking demo, and signed copies of her latest cookbook. Other live entertainment included live DJs and the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus.
The 6th Annual Long Island GLBT Expo will take place Fall 2014.