Every fall, Lincoln Center’s Young Patrons gather to celebrate the performing arts and New York’s beloved Lincoln Center. Alongside co-chairs Noreen Ahmad, Meghan Cross, Jenny Danzi, Josh Elkes, Michael Holt and Lisa Raylesberg, over 400 of New York’s young socialites, budding philanthropists and general arts lovers gathered at the Bowery Hotel on Thursday, October 9th. The YPLC Fall Gala raised over $10,000 for arts education at Lincoln center, which in turn guarantees the future of the next generation of creative minds. At this year’s gala, the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center (YPLC) decided to recognize emerging artists who are making unique and meaningful contributions to their creative field. The Artist Honorees were Tony Award® Winner Lena Hall and No Regular Play.
Juilliard Jazz Ensemble kicked off the evening with an hour of beautiful jazz music, playing the guitar, bass and saxophone. No Regular Play then curated a dance party for the rest of the gala. The highlight of the evening was when Lena Hall ended the night with a short, live performance that rendered guests spellbound. Afterwards, there was an exclusive after-party at The Backroom with DJ Tom Francis.
Lena Hall, American actress and singer, is the lead singer of the band The Deafening and a Broadway star. She first starred as Nicola in Kinky Boots and now is in the her Tony Award® winning role as Yitzhak in the 2014 revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
No Regular Play is a DJ duo from Brooklyn. Whether it is classical, hip hop or jazz, they merge various musical styles to create a unique sound that bridges the gap between the indie arena and the heartbeat of the dance floor.
Sponsors of the evening included William Hill Estate Winery, New Amsterdam, Bronx Brewery, MELT, Prohibition Bakery and Phhhoto.
Lincoln Center’s arts education initiatives engage over 30,000 students from over 300,000 schools in and around Manhattan each year. To learn more about YPLC, please visit www.lincolncenter.org/YPLC or email Kristel Kempin at firstname.lastname@example.org.