Honorary Co-Chairs Agnes Gund, José Parlá and Vanessa Williams
Gala Co-Chairs Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer
Emceed by award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Josh Groban
Presented in Collaboration with Givenchy and UBS Financial Services, Inc.

APRIL 11, 2022 AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART    

WHAT: On Monday, April 11, YoungArts will welcome nearly 250 of New York City’s top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the annual YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur. The festive evening will celebrate artists in the cultural capital of New York and across the nation, as well as this year’s 720 YoungArts winners—67 of whom hail from the State of New York. Presented by Givenchy and UBS Financial Services, Inc., the event will be hosted by gala honorary co-chairs Agnes Gund, José Parlá and Vanessa Williams*, andco-chairs Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer.  
The YoungArts New York Gala will be emceed by Tony, EMMY and four-time GRAMMY Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Josh Groban and will feature an elegant reception and seated dinner. Throughout the evening, a series of interdisciplinary performance vignettes will be directed by actress Zuzanna Szadkowski*, and will feature a lineup of performances by Alexis Aimé*,  Abdulrahman Amer *, Benny Benack III*, Nia Drummond*, Marty Jaffe*, Dario Natarelli*, Colin Stranahan* and Austin Zhang*.  
WHO: Honorary co-chairs Agnes Gund, José Parlá and Vanessa Williams*;  and gala co-chairs Sarah Arison, Gillian Hearst and Sandra Tamer will welcome expected guests including  Derrick Adams, Jonathan Adler*, Jody Arnhold, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Joshua Bell, Troy Carter, Stuart Comer, Anita Contini, Anna Deavere Smith, Peter Eleey,  Susan Fales-Hill, Kate Fowle, Jake Goldbas*, Thelma Golden, Deana Haggag, Michi Jigarjian, Bill T. Jones, Emil Kang, Jessica Lang, Susan and Glenn Lowry, Dr. Joan Morgan, Nicole Ari Parker, Slobodan Randjelović, Desmond Richardson*, Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas, Janet Rollé, Scott Rothkopf, Vernon Scott, Jean Shin, Henry Timms, Laurie Tisch, Dr. Deborah Willis, Hank Willis Thomas and Rujeko Hockley, Jasmine Wahi, Daniel J. Watts* and Dr. Deborah Willis.  

WHERE:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Temple of Dendur
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

WHEN:
Monday, April 11, 2022
Media check-in: 5:45 PM
Red carpet arrivals: 6:15 PM
Program: 6:30 PM (cocktails), 7:30 PM (dinner)
***all media must be credentialed in advance

TICKETS:
Tickets start at $1,500. Tables are available starting at $30,000. Please contact Angela Goding at agoding@youngarts.org if interested.

COVID PROTOCOL: Proof of vaccination and photo ID required. Specific arrival guidelines and instructions will be shared prior to the event.

MORE INFO:   https://youngarts.org/support/ny-gala/

* indicates past YoungArts award winners



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Aerial view of YoungArts New York Gala at The Metropolitan Museum Temple of Dendur. Photo by BFA.