YoungArts New York Gala
On April 20, the National YoungArts Foundation will welcome 280 of New York City’s top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the second annual YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing.
The festive evening will celebrate aspiring young talent in the cultural capital of New York and across the nation, as well as this year’s 691 YoungArts Winners. Presented in collaboration with Swarovski, with support from Max Mara, the event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs Debbie Allen, Agnes Gund and Sir Salman Rushdie, as well as gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, and Gillian Hearst Simonds and Christian Simonds. The gala will be emceed by Gossip Girl and The Knick actress and YoungArts alumna Zuzanna Szadkowski and will showcase interdisciplinary performance vignettes directed by alumnus Jake Goldbas, featuring alumni Elliott Skinner, Ben Lusher and Richard Saunders of the New York City-based band Thirdstory, soul singer and songwriter Grace Weber, modern dancer Javon Jones alongside four recent YoungArts dance alumni, and more.