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New 42 Gala

Monday, June 3, 2024
The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Celebrating Times Square: Every Corner Tells a Story

6pm – Cocktail Reception
7pm – Dinner & Program

Festive Attire


Times Square Alliance and Tom Harris, President

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2024 Marian Heiskell Award

Rennie Harris, Choreographer and Founder of Rennie Harris Puremovement

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2024 New Victory Arts Award

About the Event

Join us for this fun and festive night featuring moving performances and tributes that remind us why exposure to the performing arts for young people is essential to Times Square and New York City’s cultural and economic vibrancy. It is an exciting moment to recognize and thank our donors and community leaders, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our artists and staff. And it is our biggest opportunity to raise vital funding for our work.

Hosted By

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Brian Stokes Mitchell
Tony Award-winning actor

Featuring Performances By

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Salome Agbaroji
National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States 2023-24
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Ladies of Hip-Hop
All-female intergenerational dance collective
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Aisha Jackson
Broadway actor and singer
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Jacob Gutierrez
Broadway artist
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Nic Rouleau
Broadway artist
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Brynn Cartelli
The Voice Season 14 Winner

Gala Leadership


Jody and John Arnhold
Emily and Len Blavatnik
Kelly and William Galanis
Fiona and Eric Rudin
Diane and Marc Spilker


Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn
GFP Real Estate & Benenson Capital Partners, LLC
Kitty Patterson Kempner and Tom Kempner
Vinnie and Rohit Kumar
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation
Gerri and Andy Sommers
Ann Unterberg

Vice Chairs

Leigh Bishop
Disney Theatrical Group
Hilton Hotels
Ji Park Kwak and Dr. Edward Kwak
Kate and Brad Peck
Henry Tisch
Voya Financial


Caryn Seidman Becker
Yemi Benedict-Vatel and Patrick Vatel
Lynne Biggar
Caryn and Jonathan Bilzin
Citi Private Bank
Susan and David Edelstein
Russell Granet and David Beach
Neil Gupta and Seema Dhar
John Tiedemann Incorporated
Kasirer, LLC
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Kim and Greg Lippmann
John Lithgow
Margaret and Daniel Loeb
Sarah Long and David Solomon
Sammy Lopez
Mr. James L. and Mrs. Margo M. Nederlander
New York Marriott Marquis
Clifford Ross
Stefanie Katz Rothman and James Rothman
Meredith and Eliot Rubenzahl
Sherwood Equities
The Shubert Organization
John Tiedemann Incorporated
Times Square Alliance
Christina Zagarino and Tyler Horan
Lucinda Zilkha and Andrew Francis

Leadership and sponsorship listings as of 5.22.24

Event Sponsors

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benenson capital partners
Disney Theatrical Productions
hilton new york times square logo
Voya Financial logo
Times Square Alliance Logo
Marriott Marquis New York Logo
Citi Private Bank Logo
Nickelodeon Logo

Support the Gala

All proceeds raised for this event will benefit the innovative artistic, arts education and engagement programs of New 42 and New Victory. You can support by purchasing a table or tickets to attend the evening, placing a digital tribute message on the screens at the event or by making a contribution of any amount toward the success of the evening. Learn more about the options to support and the benefits associated with each level.

Angel Table | $100,000

Host Table | $50,000

Chair Table | $25,000

Vice Chair Table | $15,000

Patron Ticket | $2,500

Supporter Ticket | $1,000

More Information

To request accessibility accommodations, inquire on supporting by check, wire or stock transfer, or for any general Gala questions, please contact Lily Lovinger at or 646.223.3082.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) may only be used when making an exclusively charitable contribution in support of this event. DAFs cannot be applied toward any part of ticket or table purchases, including the tax-deductible portion of those costs. Please consult your DAF manager or tax adviser for more legal information.