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2016 TRU Love Benefit: Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts

Theater Resources Unlimited

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will enter its 25th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year’s theme is Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts. After 10 years of Sunday brunch benefits, TRU is moving into the evening on November 6, 2016 beginning at 6pm with pre-show cocktails at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center lobby, awards and performance in the Auditorium, plus a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception afterwards at the upcoming Lincoln Center exhibition of costumes from Olivier and Tony Award winning musicals, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York. Reception will feature a Silent Auction and a Live Auction whose prizes will include an $8000 cruise to anywhere in the world.

Tickets will go on sale on September 9, 2016. VIP Honoree tickets will be $200 and will include reserved seating at both performance and reception; VIP tickets will be $150 and will include reserved seating at performance and unreserved seating at reception and exhibition. There will also be a $90 show-only general admission ticket, all to go on sale on Friday 9/9, so save the date now. Check for performer updates and more information at http://truonline.org/events/2016-tru-love/.

For more information visit http://truonline.org/events/2016-tru-love/

Dixon Place 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration


Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director), called “a last bastion of downtown New York’s long tradition of theatrical experimentation” by the New York Times, is pleased to host their 30th Anniversary annual Gala Dinner on Monday, September 26 at 6pm at the venue (161A Chrystie Street). The evening will feature a formal dinner, a silent and live auction, and performances by a stellar cast of artists long associated with Dixon Place. All proceeds will be used to support Dixon Place’s mission to champion daring new work with another season of important works-in-progress by emerging artists, fully-produced commissions, and artists-in-residence.

New York State Assembly Member Deborah Glick, the first openly lesbian member of the state legislature, will be honored for her inspiring career of political activism and public service. Hosted by Ashley D. Brockington, the hysterical, provocative writer and performer, there will be special appearances by beloved playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, nationally acclaimed comedic performer Marga Gomez, Helen Hayes award-winning actress and writer Angelica Page, and pioneering transgender choreographer Arrie Davidson and her ground-breaking KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre.

For more information visit http://dixonplace.org/performances/donor-dinner-2016/

Apollo Spring Gala 2016

The Apollo Theater will hold its 11th Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 13th at 7pm. The gala will feature performances by legendary R&B group, The O’Jays, and rising star vocalists, Leon Bridges and Andra Day and will be hosted by LL COOL J.

The Apollo Spring Gala will begin with a special ceremony to induct legendary recording artist Prince into the Apollo Walk of Fame to be held that afternoon, and continues with red carpet arrivals followed by an award ceremony and a concert with Musical Director Ray Chew (Dancing with the Stars) at the helm. The evening will also include special tributes to the trailblazing artists that have been lost in 2016. The night culminates with an after party held in a stylish tent created by celebrity event planner and Apollo board member Bronson van Wyck. This year’s after party will feature a special Let’s Go Crazy Dance Tribute with DJ D-Nice spinning a dedicated set to the sounds of Prince’s diverse and extensive catalogue.

For more information visit https://www.apollotheater.org/gala-2016/

Spring Gala


Friday, May 6 from 6:30 to 11 pm
Surf Club on the Sound, 280 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle

Pull out your bell bottoms, powder blue tux with ruffles, or flower-power outfit and dust off your platform dancing shoes for a fun party complete with disc jockey and disco ball!

Honoring Penney and Gerry Klingman for their years of commitment to Hope’s Door and sharing in our mission.

Special thanks to Jane & Jeffrey Post for Gem Platinum for their generous contribution of a This beautiful amethyst and diamond necklace to be raffled off. It was designed by Jeffrey Daniels for Gem Platinum and hand crafted in New York City. This 18 karat white gold chain features a 4.50 carat pear shape amethyst with another 1.74 pear shape amethyst above. Five brilliant round diamonds equaling 0.70 carats and two oval amethysts totaling 0.96 carats are bezel set within the chain.beautiful necklace for our raffle. This amethyst and diamond 18 karat white gold necklace is valued at $4,500! Visit this New York City based jeweler’s website at gemplatinum.com.

The winner will be pulled and announced at our 2016 Annual Spring Gala. Winner need not be present to win. If person is not present to receive prize, they will be notified the Monday following the event.

More info at http://hopesdoorny.org/events/2016-annual-spring-gala/


Amber Ball


Saturday, April 30, 2016
Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Kosciuszko Foundation Ball is a celebration of a mission fulfilled and the benefactors who made it possible. The Foundation awards more than $1 million in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists and artists, and nearly 200 people benefit from the Foundation’s financial assistance on an annual basis.

This year, we have the honor of recognizing Martha Stewart, a visionary and entrepreneurial mogul, who happens to be of entirely Polish heritage (born as Martha Kostyra). Our Ball Chairman is Professor Waldemar Priebe, and our honoree will be renowned biochemist and researcher, Professor Piotr Chomczynski.

More info at http://www.thekf.org/kf/events/UE/the-amber-ball/



NYCairo Gala


Saturday, April 23 at 9 pm
Skyline Hotel Grand Ballroom, 725 10th Avenue, New York

Welcome you to the 3rd Annual NYCairo Raks Festival

We are excited to continue our tradition with our super Stars Gala show with a distinctive accommodation at the hotel luxury Grand Ballroom.

Don’t miss experiencing the magic and mystery of Middle Eastern music and dance in the heart of NYC. 
With our dazzling Internationally renowned Stars and guest artists from around the world! The Gala will be held at the Skyline Hotel Grand Ballroom. 
A La Cart dinner and drinks will be available while our Superstars take the stage for the show.

You just need to envision this 3-hour all-star show of the absolute biggest dance star taking the stage one after the other to our superb music orchestra, led by some of the most talented musicians of the Middle East.

For more information visit http://www.nycairo.com/gala.html


Aperture Spring Party and Dinner


Friday, April 15
6 to 8:30 pm: Host Committee Dinner
9 pm to midnight: Spring Party
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York

Food, drink, and festivities inspired by

The Photographer’s Cookbook

to benefit Aperture Foundation

Support Aperture and celebrate the publication of The Photographer’s Cookbook copublished by Aperture and George Eastman Museum—a book of recipes and photographs by the world’s leading photographers, gathered in the 1970’s.

Host Committee Dinner at Aperture Gallery features special guests STEPHEN SHORE and DOUG DUBOIS.

Spring Party at Aperture Gallery features DJ sets by STEFAN RUIZ and AL-VEEZ, Live performance by EXP, the reverse-engineered K-pop phenomenon by I’m Making a Boy Band (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda and Samantha Y. Shao)

For more information visit http://aperture.org/2016-aperture-spring-party-dinner/


The Blue Party

The Blue Party

May is a time to recognize that we can all positively impact the lives of some of New York City’s most under-served residents – children and teens in the foster care system. The Foundling reaches 27,000 children and families on an annual basis and proceeds from The Blue Party will support our holistic suite of programs – those that prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, educational services and tutoring for foster youth, a specialized summer camp for children in the child welfare system and other groundbreaking initiatives.

Join us May 11, 6:30-10pm at The Bowery Hotel to make tomorrow brighter for NYC’s youth in foster care!

Tickets can be purchased on our website, www.nyfoundling.org/springevent and start at $115.

For more information visit https://www.nyfoundling.org/nyf-events/foundlings-spring-event/

NYFOS Spring Gala


Tuesday, April 5 at  7 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

with dinner and additional performances to follow at ’21’ Club

A delicious starry cast performs songs and scenes from the G&S canon, operettas that combine the wit of Oscar Wilde with the delicacy of Mendelssohn. Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Worsham and Bryce Pinkham (each nominated for a Tony Award for their performances in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and the devilishly funny and sublime English tenor Hal Cazalet bring their singular wit and charm to The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, among other favorite G&S shows.

For more information visit http://www.nyfos.org/gala.html


Party Pics: Face Africa

March 26, 2016 New York, NY United States: FACE Africa Wash Gala in New York.

March 26, 2016 New York, NY United States: FACE Africa Wash Gala in New York.

FACE Africa hosted its 7th Annual WASH, (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Gala on Saturday March 26, 2016 at NeueHouse Madison Square in New York City. The Gala took place on the heels of World Water Day, (March 22nd) and aimed to bring awareness to the growing clean water epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. 700 million people globally lack access to safe water supply sources, with 300 million people in Africa alone affected everyday.

Over 300 guests stepped out in sparkling gowns and dapper suits in support of FACE Africa’s work and mission and helped raise $165,000, including $10,000 pledged during a live auction. Proceeds from this year’s WASH Gala will be used to expand FACE Africa’s mission beyond Liberia as well as support the organization’s WASH in Schools (WinS) Program.  The WinS program is an initiative in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Education that aims to improve the future of school-children across Liberia through the provision of safe water and hand washing and sanitation facilities in schools.

“As always, we were so touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and support from our sponsors, donors and the hundreds of guests who came out in support of our work and mission,” said Saran Kaba Jones, Founder and CEO of FACE Africa. “It was truly a magical evening of celebration, giving and inspiration.”

The event, coined by guests as the “Diasporan Oscars,” was hosted by celebrated journalist Zain Verjee and guests included celebrity stylist Ty Hunter, Grammy nominated artist Jidenna, Entourage star Adrian Grenier, actors Gbenga Akinnagbe and Adepero Oduye​ as well as Opal Tometti, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matters movement.

“It was an incredible feeling to see such a diverse group of community-spirited people, mainly young Africans in the diaspora, coming together for a great cause and I was extremely pleased to serve on the Host Committee again this year,” said OkayAfrica CEO Abiola Oke.

The Broadway play Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong’o, is partnering with FACE Africa and donating 10% of all ticket sales generated by ECWASH322 code to support the organization’s WASH projects in Liberia. During the evening, a special message from Eclipsed star Saycon Sengbloh was played for WASH Gala guests to announce the partnership. Patrons can use the promotion code until the end of show’s production in June.

Photos by Keiko Hiromi, Cali York Photography & Aida Malik Photography.

Spring Fling


Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm (VIP 6 pm; after-party 9 pm)
The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, New York

Varsity Ticket – $325 – Drinks, Dinner, Auction and After Party, all starting at 7pm. Your donation supports the after-school mentoring and leadership programs.

Prom King or Queen Ticket – $1000 – VIP Pre-Reception, Drinks, Dinner and After Party, all starting at 6pm. Your donation sponsors the summer program for one girl.

Valedictorian Ticket Package – $5000 – 4 Tickets with access to all events. Package includes a program listing and a summertime private Planetarium show at the LESGC’s East Village Planetarium. Your donation sponsors STEM programs for 10 girls.

After Party Pep Squad Ticket – $150 – After Party Ticket for the late night crowd. Dessert & Dancing starting at 9pm. Your donations sponsor field trips and art classes.

Since 1996, The Lower Eastside Girls Club has provided innovative, community-based programs and services for girls and young women.

The mission of the Girls Club is to break the cycle of local poverty by training the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders.

You can find them at their state-of-the-art Center for Community on Avenue D, where they are: “Opening Doors, Empowering Women, Building Community, Girl by Girl”
or visit their website at http://www.girlsclub.org/


Face Africa


March 26 from 7 to 10 pm
Neuehouse, 110 E 25th Street, New York

The WASH Gala gives you an opportunity to learn more about the critical work FACE Africa does in promoting clean water access in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will leave feeling connected, inspired and empowered to give back.

The Annual WASH Gala is more than just a party. It’s a gathering of friends. It’s an evening dedicated to giving back. It’s an annual celebration of Africans and Friends of Africa, coming together to make a difference.

Join the growing community of over 350 guests including influencers in development, tech, entertainment and art.

For more information visit http://faceafricagala.com/