2020 Gala: Just Kidding


We wish we were inviting you to another year of outside-the-box wonders that have defined the Armory’s Galas. If only we were talking about electric performers and dazzling designs, but all of that will have to wait for 2021 when we hope to bring back the magical evening we anticipate all year long.

This time, in lieu of a Gala we ask you to support what makes the Armory unique: the adventurous productions, the acclaimed Arts Education programs, and the beautiful building. While our doors have been closed, our commitment to artists and students has been unwavering. Our arts education programs with students from under-resourced New York City public schools have continued and even expanded as they have moved to virtual settings. In the face of unprecedented and uncertain times, the Armory’s arts education programs aim to offer thousands of students a creative community where reflection, critical dialogue and artistic expression are paramount.

Our programming team has also been steadfast in its support of artists and continues to plan and commission future works for the Armory. As always, artists remain at the heart of our work and we are committed to supporting our adventurous multi-disciplinary community—particularly as artists face so many challenges with performances and opportunities continuing to disappear. We are actively pursuing the rescheduling of the extraordinary productions meant to run in 2020 and we remain dedicated to our Artists-in-Residence and work to support them during this time.

We are also thrilled to launch our new Social Distance Hall season with original works by Bill T. Jones, Laurie Anderson and Jason Moran, and the trio Christine Jones, Steven Hoggett, and David Byrne. More news to come.

With your support, we can help keep the Armory an anchor of New York cultural life as the arts are part of what makes New York City the amazing place we know and love. Join us in looking forward to a time when we will again celebrate together.

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If you prefer to support the Armory Gala by check or mail, please download and complete this form or contact the Office of Special Events by email at specialevents@armoryonpark.org or phone at (212) 933-5820. Thank you for your generous support.

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The Armory’s Board of Directors, together with their spouses, are honored to serve as Gala Co-Chairs

Marina Abramović
Abigail and Joseph Baratta
Wendy Belzberg and Strauss Zelnick
Sonja and Martin Brand
Dr. Joyce Brown and H. Carl McCall
Cora Cahan
Hélène Comfort
Caroline and Paul Cronson
Tina R. Davis and Erich Walker
Emme and Jonathan Deland
Lisa and Sandy Ehrenkranz
Adam R. Flatto
Barbara and Andrew Gundlach
Marjorie and Gurnee Hart
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Edward G. Klein,
    Major General NYNG (Ret.)
Ken Kuchin and Tyler Morgan
Mary T. Kush
Lisa Lee and Peter Zhou
Almudena and Pablo Legorreta
Ralph Lemon
Tom and Heidi McWilliams
Gwendolyn Adams Norton
    and Peter Norton
Andrea Markezin Press
    and Joel Press
Genie and Donald Rice
Amanda J.T. and Richard Riegel
Rebecca Robertson and Byron Knief
Susan and Elihu Rose
Janet C. Ross
Caryn Schacht and David Fox
Stacy Schiff and Marc de La Bruyère
Joan and Michael Steinberg
Emanuel Stern
Mimi Klein Sternlicht
Deborah C. van Eck

Pierre Audi, Marina Kellen French
    Artistic Director