We have a magnificent afternoon in store for you at our 10th Anniversary Gala on February 10th. There will be brunch, an open bar, heartwarming speeches, sweeping performances … and that’s not all!
When you join us at our annual gala and you’ll have the opportunity to go home with absolutely fabulous auction prizes including VIP tickets to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway (with backstage tour!), an exclusive tour of New York Public Radio studios, and so much more. Scroll down to learn more and get your tickets today!
Two VIP Tickets to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway with 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 31st 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 and signed Playbill.
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.
Two VIP Tickets to Late Night with Seth Meyers | Value: Priceless
With his signature monologue and sharp newsy segments like “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers hilariously breaks down the day’s biggest stories and takes the current political circus head-on. He then welcomes Hollywood’s most beloved A-list guests, as well as people not seen anywhere else in late night, like political figures and other interesting newsmakers. With fan-favorite comedy segments that become viral sensations, and the talented 8G band at his side, Seth consistently brings home the last laugh.
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.
2 Pairs of Minnetonka Moccasins | Value: $186
Since 1946, Minnetonka has been a staple of American style for men, women & kids. They remain a proudly independent, 4th generation family-run business that is dedicated to preserving the unique hand craftsmanship of their products. Minnetonka’s sustainable employment practices ensure that they’ll continue to produce the highest quality products for generations to come.
Four Night Mountain Escape in Napanoch, 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.
Modo Yoga 1 Year Membership | Value: $1,099
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 one-year membership to yoga classes rooted in the traditional teachings of yoga and yoga therapy concepts.
One 1-Hour Composing Lesson with Dave Malloy | Value: Priceless
Dave Malloy, the genius mind behind the music for 2017’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.
Pair of Tickets to 2econd Stage’s Dying City | Value: $198
Christopher Shinn’s intimate and compassionate play, Dying City, is set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist from “one of our most provocative and probing playwrights” (The New York Times).
4 Premium Tickets to Ars Nova’s The Mad Ones | Value: $150
The Mad Ones are a New York City-based company dedicated to creating visceral, ensemble-driven, highly detailed theatrical experiences that examine and illuminate American nostalgia. The Mad Ones are company-in-residence at Ars Nova.
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).
Annabel Ingall Bag & Clutch | Value: $695
This prize is comprised of two pieces from luxury handbag designer Annabel Ingall‘s collection. Currently available in over 400 specialty boutiques throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan, the Isabella Tote is the perfect everyday item. The Colette Clutch doubles as an oversized wallet and quickly catches the eye when at the bottom of one’s tote. Made from first-selection Italian leather and known for their vivid and wide array of colors, the bags’ understated simplicity and classic silhouettes are infused with a burst of Australian energy and informality.
Pair of Tickets to Atlantic Theater Company’s The Secret Life of Bees | Value: $200
A world premiere musical written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), with music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), lyrics by two-time Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), and directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home); based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
Pair of Tickets to Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin | Value: $300
Discover a whole new world at Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. 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.
LinguaFranca NYC Sweater | Value: $380
Lingua Franca is a line of sustainably-sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC. These luxurious cashmere sweaters, available for all genders, have been worn by Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) on the Golden Globes red carpet, Gloria Steinem at the premiere of On the Basis of Sex, Tim McGraw, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Stacy London (What Not to Wear), Alyssa Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Sarah Sophie Flicker (Tiny Furniture), Savannah Guthrie (Today), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), P!nk, Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and many more!
1 Hour Tarot Reading by Wren Reading | Value: $100
Briana is a Brooklyn based intuitive reader. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She attended the Soul Tarot School founded by Lindsay Mack, has studied astrology under John Marchese and homeopathy/herbal medicine under J.J. Pursell (naturopath and founder of the Herb Shoppe) and Peeka Trenkle (homeopath and herbalist). In addition to her readings she offers monthly New Moon ceremonies for women out of her Brooklyn home.
Kerry Ipema 1 Hour Solo Show & Dramaturgy Session | Value: Priceless
Have you ever thought about creating a solo show? Not sure what you want it to be about? Don’t know where to start? Kerry Ipema is offering an hour and half session to explore ideas, write, and create a plan of writing your own show! She performs and co-wrote One Woman Sex and the City which recently ran off-Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theatre and she wrote and performs Sex Ed which was self-produced in Orlando and Canada.
Pair of New Victory Tickets | Value: $94
In 1995, The New 42nd Street launched the revitalization of 42nd Street by creating The New Victory Theater, New York City’s first and only nonprofit performing arts venue for kids and families. The New Victory showcases artistic disciplines and traditions from a multitude of cultures because audiences of all ages deserve theatrical stories and experiences that spark the imagination and broaden our understanding of the world and our place in it.
Pair of New York Theatre Workshop Tickets | $60
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. NYTW has produced over 150 new works including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus; Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown; eight collaborations with Caryl Churchill; and eight productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 17 Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.
Pair of VIP Tickets to Kinky Boots | $499
Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award. Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common—or so they think!