When an opportunity presents to discover more of one of the biggest and eclectic cities in the world, the answer will always be – yes! A very loud proclamation at that.
On April 18, the Queens Theater hosted its annual Benefit within the hidden treasure that sits a few feet away from the Tennis US open stadiums. The Theater is the premiere performing arts venue serving 2.2. million diverse Queens residents featuring dance, comedy, concerts, screenings and family shows as well featuring international, national and local artists.
The theater currently has reached 2,400 students offering great after-school play-making programs, student matinees and so much more. Prior to the Benefit, somehow never made it to Queens Theater and/or the beautiful surroundings of the park – therefore, it was a great way to introduce something new to do during the upcoming warmer months.
Guests including (Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assembly Member David Weprin and Council Member Barry Grodenchik), had the chance to donate during the silent auction for items including baseball tickets to the upcoming Tennis US Open, Yankees vs Red Sox/ Mets games, live performances to watch Adele and Billy Joel, dinner certificates to local restaurants and so much more exciting items, before showtime.
Excitement increased during the interactive fun and excitement while watching performances presented by Ronald K. Brown Evidence, A Dance Company, Five Points: An America Musical, and Dorrance Dance companies bring the house down.
Dancing never gets old!
Congratulations to Queens Theater for raising $230,000 (and counting) and the following honoree of the night:
Kevin Cummings, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bank.
“Funds raised at the Gala directly support Queens Theater’s 27th Season of ambitious performances and education programs,” said Taryn Sacramone, Queens Theater’s Managing Director.
This may be the first time at Queens Theatre – but I know it will not be the last. For more information on upcoming events and how to donate to Queens Theatre, click here.