We have a whole lot in store for you at our upcoming Gala on June 3 including open bar, brunch, heartwarming speeches, and sweeping performances. But the fun doesn’t stop there.
Join us at our annual gala and you’ll have the chance to go home with absolutely fabulous auction prizes including VIP tickets to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway (with backstage tour!), a private composing lesson with Beardo‘s Dave Malloy, an exclusive tour of New York Public Radio studios, and so much more. Scroll down to learn more and get your tickets today!
One 1-Hour Composing Lesson with Dave Malloy | Value: Priceless
Dave Malloy, the genius mind behind the music for last season’s Beardo and Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will teach you to compose! Can you imagine a better instructor? We certainly can’t. You’ll meet with Dave in person for a one-hour session. Dave is able to specialize the lesson to your skill level, but this is experience is best suited for an individual with some composition background, even if you’ve only written a song or two.
Three Night Mexico Canyon Adventure | Value: $250
Enjoy three nights in a private room at rustic Entre Amigos in the Copper Canyon, Mexico. This package comes with a private room for two and a three night stay (with the option to extend for an additional fee). Since 1975, Entre Amigos has been the place to stay for those looking to hike the rugged and magnificent terrain of the Copper Canyon or just to relax and absorb the spectacularly beautiful setting.
The Copper Canyon (located 600 miles south of the Mexican border in the state of Chihuahua) is composed of a network of gorges that makes it several times the size of the Grand Canyon. The walls of the canyon are a copper/green color, which is where the name originates. There are many ways to explore Copper Canyon, including hiking, biking, driving or horseback riding. The most popular way is by train!
Once you arrive the friendly Entre Amigos staff will help you arrange for guided day trips or for longer hiking, camping, and fishing trips. Everyone staying at Entre Amigos has access to a kitchen and shares whatever they have in abundance from their gardens (usually November through March) and trees (lemons and grapefruit most of the year, other things seasonally). For guests wanting to learn something practical they can arrange classes in cooking and other homestead skills such as stone fence construction and making and using adobes and bricks.
This is a trip made for those looking for true outdoor adventure. You should be aware that the facilities are outhouses, including three composing toilets and two that flush.
Four Night Mountain Escape in Napanoche, NY | Value: $800
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a four night cabin stay on a beautiful hillside. Just a two-hour drive from the city, you’ll enjoy mountains, sunset views, open meadow, woods and nearby hikes, farms stands, and antique stores. Dogs are welcome – great for cookouts! Ready for some peace and quiet? We’ve got it for you.
Two VIP Tickets to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway wit Backstage Tour | Value: Priceless
Phantom Broadway is the musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and an undeniable obsession that could never die. Phantom is now in its 30th glorious year on Broadway, is the winner of 70 major theatre awards, and has been seen by more than 140 million people. This package comes with two VIP tickets to the show, plus an exclusive backstage tour lead by cast member Maree Johnson (Madame Giry).
Exclusive Tour for Two of New York Public Radio | Value: Priceless
New York Public Radio is home to three of the country’s leading public radio stations – WNYC FM, WNYC AM and WQXR FM – as well as New Jersey Public Radio and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the home of popular podcasts, including 2 Dope Queens, RadioLab, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin, Death, Sex, & Money, Snap Judgement, and Freakonomics Radio.
Exclusive Tour of Li-Lac Chocolates’ Brooklyn Factory and Gift Basket | Value: $1100
Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, in operation since 1923. They make old-world artisan chocolate in small batches for exceptional quality and superior taste – using original recipes, time-honored techniques, and quality ingredients. Their selection of fresh chocolate – more than 120 items – is one of the largest selections of fresh gourmet chocolate in America. Every delicious item is made by hand, locally in New York City, and guaranteed for freshness. This package comes with a VIP tour of the Li-Lac Chocolate factory in Brooklyn for up to 8 people, plus the coveted NYC Chocolate Gift Basket (weighing in at just over 3.5 pounds, also from Li-Lac).
Modo Yoga 10 Class Pass | $170
Modo Yoga studios are community hubs where yoga is just the beginning. Every studio in their community is guided and inspired by 7 philosophical pillars: Be Healthy, Be Accessible, Live Green, Community Support, Reach Out, Live to Learn, and Be Peace. This prize includes a pass to ten hot yoga classes rooted in the traditional teachings of yoga and yoga therapy concepts.
Dinner and a Show for Two at 54 Below | Value: $300
Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, offers an unforgettable New York nightlife experience, combining performances by Broadway’s best with world class dining in an elegant setting. Steps from Times Square, the club is known as Broadway’s living room, a home away from home for Broadway professionals and audiences alike. With pre-theatre dinner offered nightly from 5pm, Feinstein’s/54 Below has set a new culinary standard for New York City entertainment venues.
Two Tickets to Atlantic’s This Ain’t No Disco | Value: $200
Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, This Ain’t No Disco tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag. This Ain’t No Disco is an electrifying new musical from co-creator of the cult rock phenomenon Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Stephen Trask, along with Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers), directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Anastasia).
Two VIP Tickets to Kinky Boots on Broadway | Value: $400
Kinky Boots is the winner of every major best musical award, including the Tony and Grammy and London’s Olivier Award. Featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony-winning theater legend Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony-winner Jerry Mitchell, this joyous sensation “struts its stuff with sparkles, stilettos, and heart!” (Sydney Morning Herald). There’s never been a better time to experience Kinky Boots, Broadway’s “dazzling, sassy, and uplifting” (Time Out London) smash!
Gift Box from Harlem Candle Company | Value: $240
This package includes four unique candles as well as two room sprays from Harlem Candle Company. Founded by travel expert and WeWork member Teri Johnson, her candle collection pays homage to jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker and celebrate iconic places like the Savoy Ballroom and the classy Harlem neighborhood of Sugar Hill.
A Pair of Tickets to 2nd Stage’s Straight White Men | Value: $298
This world premiere production of Straight White Men, written by Young Jean Lee, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and starring Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defore, Armie Hammer, and Paul Schneider Tom Skerritt, is playing on Broadway at the Hayes Theatre for 10 weeks only! It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama. This is one white Christmas like you’ve never seen before.
Pair of VIP Tickets to Aladdin on Broadway | Value: $400
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” Aladdin on Broadway features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
New York Theatre Workshop Full Season Membership (2018-2018 Season) | Value: $325
New York Theatre Workshop is in its fourth decade of providing a home to artists to hone their creative voice, a space for them to develop their projects, and a platform to produce groundbreaking work. This full season membership entitles you to one ticket to each production in their upcoming 2018-2019 season of which, which includes What the Constitution Means to Me, Slave Play, Hurricane Diane, Sanctuary City, and a new project from Anna Deavere Smith.
Artwork by Stephanie Buscema | Value: $250
This package comes with two framed art pieces (11×17 and 9×12), 3 patches, and 2 pins by artist Stephanie Buscema. Stephanie is a popular and acclaimed artist and cartoonist based out of Huntington, NY. Her clients include Archie Comics, Marvel, Entertainment, Penguin, Disney Parks, Disney Books, among others. Her work is inspired by old picture books, antique packaging, vintage fabrics, old treasures, and of course, Halloween. Her goal as an artist is to conjure feelings of nostalgia and whimsy through image making.
A Pair of Tickets to Desperate Measures at New World Stages | Value: $178
Desperate Measures (book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino) is the winner of the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Best Musical and Off Broadway Alliance Best Musical Awards. It is now performing at New World Stages after a sold-out run at the York Theatre. When the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood’s life is on the line, he must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Before the sun sets, will they rise up and pull off the greatest caper yet, or will Johnny be left hanging? This witty and wild new musical comedy takes the Bard’s Measure for Measure and shakes things up.