YoungArts New York Inaugural Gala

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016 the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will welcome 200 of New York City’s top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the YoungArts New York Inaugural Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing. The festive evening will celebrate 35 years of the organization’s profound support and lasting impact on young talent in the cultural capital of New York and across the nation, as well as this year’s 819 YoungArts Winners, selected out of a record-breaking 12,000 applications, 100 of whom hail from the greater New York area. Presented in collaboration with luxury brand Swarovski, the event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs and YoungArts artistic advisors Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), and renowned opera singer Plácido Domingo, as well as gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Agnes Gund.


The YoungArts New York Inaugural Gala will be emceed by former Gossip Girl and The Knick actress Zuzanna Szadkowski (1997 Winner in Theater and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and renowned choreographer and performer Desmond Richardson (1986 Winner in Dance and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), and will feature an elegant reception and seated dinner by Restaurant Associates. Throughout the evening, a series of interdisciplinary performance vignettes will be presented by YoungArts alumni, including Julia Easterlin (2008 Winner in Voice), Jake Goldbas (2007 Winner in Jazz), Jeff Picker (2007 Winner in Jazz and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Demi Remick (2013 Winner in Dance), Julius Rodriguez (2014 Winner in Jazz) and more

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April 6, 2016

End Date

April 6, 2016


06:30 PM - 11:00 PM


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

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