YoungArts New York Gala

Monday, April 8 | 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gala Co-chairs: Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst, Emily Wei Rales, Jen Rubio, and Sandra Tamer

Honorary Chair: Agnes Gund

Emcee: Michael McElroy (1985 Theater)

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The 2024 YoungArts New York Gala will take place on Monday, April 8 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spectacular Temple of Dendur. Join nearly 250 of New York City’s cultural and community leaders, philanthropists and artists as we all come together to support YoungArts. Past Honorary Chairs include Derrick Adams, Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Agnes Gund, Salman Rushdie, Anna Deavere Smith and Vanessa Williams.

Performances during the evening will be directed by Amanda Krische (2012 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and Samora Pinderhughes (2009, 2010 Jazz). With decor by Raùl Àvila, event designer of the Met Gala, the evening promises to be unforgettable!

For information on purchasing a ticket or table, please contact Angela Goding at 


Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Unable to attend? Make a celebratory gift to the 2024 New York Gala in honor of young artists across the country! 

When making a celebratory gift to the YoungArts New York Gala, your support plays a vital and direct role in advancing YoungArts’ mission of identifying exceptional young artists, amplifying their potential, and investing in their lifelong creative freedom.