Harmony: Valentine’s Day Edition
February 14, 2018 at 6 pm
Current, Pier 59
Love is in the air at Big Apple Performing Arts’ Annual Gala, benefiting New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus. More than just a fundraiser, Harmony is a celebration of the power music has to bring people together. And is there any better day than the Feast of St. Valentine to cozy up with someone special – or find that perfect someone you’ve been hoping to spot?! Think roses and champagne, romantic ballads and passionate love songs: love is love in all its many glorious guises. Come for the big wet kiss, and stay for the scrumptious dinner, divine cocktails, and superb entertainment. We’ll mix in live and silent auctions full of unforgettable prizes, and make this a Valentine’s Day to remember. We would LOVE to see you there!
Featuring special guest star Eden Espinosa
James “JbDubs” Whiteside , Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
Dan “Milk” Donigan, Figure Skater and Drag Performer
Arts In Action Award
James and Milk are inspirations to NYCGMC and the entire LGBTQ community. With James' magnificent dancing, the Dairy Queens, and their alter-egos as Milk and JbDubs, as well as their openness human beings, together they embody a core belief of NYCGMC: that truly inspiring art requires a deep examination of the truth, as painful or wonderful as it may be. It is for these reasons that we honor James and Milk with our annual Arts in Action Award for inspiring change through art.
Jay Wegman, Senior Director, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Gary Miller Award
Jay's work at Abrons Arts Center and now at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts encompasses championing LGBTQ+ artists at all stages of their careers. Jay has emboldened audiences and artists to be fearless champions for love, equality, and acceptance, using the arts as crucial and effective opposition to hatred and bigotry. It is for these reasons that we honor Jay with our annual Gary Miller Award for substantial contribution to the NYC queer community and the arts.