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Alchemy: HERE's 2016 Gala


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SAVE THE DATE: 5.23.16

Celebrating Art, the Universal Elixir

Join us for a magical meal, transformative performances, and a party where all that glitters is gold: HERE's 2016 Gala.

Hosted by HERE’s Board, Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener

Barbara Busackino & Cheryl Henson

Award-Winning Master Puppeteer and Gifted Curator Basil Twist with The Avant-Guardian Award


Pillar of the New York Cultural Community and Visionary Partner The Mertz Gilmore Foundation and The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust with The HEREmanitarian Award, accepted by Jay Beckner

Aurelian Feast at City Winery
City Winery, 155 Varick St., New York, 10013

6:00pm: VIP Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6:30pm: Dinner, Performances and Live Auction

Solid Gold Soiree at HERE
HERE, 145 6th Ave (entrance on Dominick St.), New York, 10013
8:30pm: Cocktails, Delectables, Silent Auction, and Performances
10:00pm: Dance the night away

Sxip Shirey

Dirty Martini
Julie Atlas Muz
Bora Yoon
Amanda Szeglowski/cakeface
DJ Sammy Jo

Environment Design by Laura Peterson & Jon Pope
Lighting Design by Brian Aldous 


Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Lynne & Bill Twist

Tony Barkan*
Bethany Haynes* & Megan E. Bell
Sarah Kershaw & Kevin Matthews*
Meg MacCary* & Arne Jokela
Helen Mills* & Gary Tannenbaum

Jamie Bennett
Lesley & Michael Champness*
CJ Follini
Agnes Gund
Sally & Fred Harris*
Heather Henson
Dorothy Lichtenstein
Anna & Martin Rabinowitz

Ellen Baer & David Lebenstein
Kathleen Bakewell & Scott Lehrer
Anita Durst
Jeanne Fleming
Abigail Gampel* & David Bornstein
Tim Maner*
Leeda Marting
Mary McCormick
Liz Neumark
Tanya Selvaratnam

* HERE Board members

Click here to buy tickets. For more information, please contact HERE's development office at 212.647.0202 ext. 326 or


Aurelian Feast at City Winery
6:00pm at City Winery, 155 Varick St in Manhattan (one block north of Spring St.)

Solid Gold Soiree at HERE
8:30pm at HERE, 145 6th Ave (entrance on Dominick Street)

Click here to buy tickets.

Tables are available at the following levels:
Gilt: $25,000
Electrum: $10,000
Argent: $5,000

Single Ticket Options:
Vermilion: $1,000
Cyprium: $500
Quicksilver: 1 for $100/2 for $150 (use code "SOIREE")

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Click here for our 2016 Journal Spec Sheet

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