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Gala 2023

Culture Lab LIC

Gala 2023

Fair Winds & Following Seas

Thursday, October 26, 6:30-11pm

It's almost time for GALA 2023, Culture Lab LIC's big end-of-year fundraising event - and everyone's invited! It's a party, it's a celebration, it's an evening filled with friends, fun and excitement, and it all happens THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6:30pm!


This year we're adopting a nautical theme for our gala because we need you to help keep our ship afloat!

Join us for an immersive evening of food, drink, networking, and a silent auction in our front art gallery... before being swept into the maelstrom with lightning flashes and roaring thunder!

A tempest of winds will blow you down the hall into our “ship's hull” accompanied by entertainment from our amazing Artists in Residence!


Explore Culture Lab LIC - this handmade ship we all built together! Hear from our cast and crew as we tell tall tales of how we got here, and what course we'll be charting for the future!

Your FULL BOARDING PASS ($150) includes a full night of excitement with all perks included - open bar, dinner, auction, interactive theater, special programs and after party.

AFTER HOURS PASS ($75) permits entry from 9:30-11pm for Dancing, DJ, Drinks (open bar), & Dessert as we sail away into the night…

Dress Code: Dress to Impress! Fancy, funky, creative...


• Join us to honor some of our most special guests for our Outstanding Creative Contributions, Helping Hands, and LIC Community Impact Awards!

• A live-shucking Oyster Bar by
The World's Your Oyster Co...

• Performances by our Emergence Artists in Residence...

• Immersive Experience in conjunction with Linked Dance Theatre...

• After Hours Party with DJ Omer Mil...

Can't make it onboard but still want to support? Donate a Ticket, Send an Artist! ($150) - Your ticket donation will allow us to invite a member of our robust artist community to join us for this commemorative event.

We're looking forward to welcoming you aboard!

Our Silent Auction will be open to all from 9:30am to 9:30pm on Thursday, October 26!  To register and place your bids for the items in our treasure chest, go to

Thank you to our 2023 Gala Sponsors: 

TF CornerstonePlaxallVolume IndustriesSteve MaddenWells Fargo AdvisorsCosmopolitan Houses

M&T BankHR&A AdvisorsSIVE | PAGET | RIESELInnovo Property GroupTV BoyCushman & Wakefield

Taylor CreativeJulia G Wellness, Gotham, Barbara Etzel & Rob Basch, Marc Leavitt, and Elise Wagner

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