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SPRING GALA

2023 marks the Museum's centennial and celebrates 100 years of the Museum being NYC's storyteller. On May 24, 2023, we will celebrate this landmark occasion with an evening of dinner, dancing, and the unveiling of This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture. We will also salute our honoree, Michael R. Bloomberg, with the Gotham Icon Award in recognition of his steadfast dedication to New York City and his continuous support of the Museum.

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SPRING SYMPOSIUM & LUNCHEON

Each Spring, the Museum presents The City of Design Award to recognize those who have made New York the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great city. On June 7, 2023, we will honor fashion designer Naeem Khan and explore some of his most fabulous looks.

Past City of Design Award Recipients
Norma Kamali ● Cynthia Rowley ● Elizabeth Graziolo ● Peter Marino ● Jacques Grange ● Ralph Pucci ● Jonathan Adler ● Simon Doonan  

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DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE BENEFIT

As the Museum of the City of New York prepares to celebrate its centennial next year in 2023, it is thrilled to launch a new event-driven committee of young professionals called the Director's Circle. As the next generation of New York City’s leaders, the Director’s Circle guides and invests in the future of the Museum. This group is for New Yorkers between 21 and 35 years old. 

On the last Friday of September, the Director's Circle hosted its first benefit. Over 400 guests sipped on cocktails at our open bar, enjoyed the sounds of the world-famous DJ FLO, danced the night away under the stars, and experienced NYC culture in our exhibitions. 

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LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS PRIZE

Each Fall, the Museum of the City of New York presents the Louis Auchincloss Prize to writers and artists whose work is inspired by and enhances the five boroughs of New York City. Anna’s impactful work as an actor, playwright, author, professor, and activist encompasses precisely what the Louis Auchincloss Prize seeks to salute each.

Past Louis Auchincloss Prize Recipients
Anna Deavere Smith ● Faith Ringgold ● Toshiko MoriRobert A.M. Stern Jason Robert Brown Machiko KakutaniWhoopi Goldberg Gloria Steinem Tony Kushner Wynton Marsalis Philip Glass Stephen Sondheim Lynne Meadow Elliott ErwittPete Hamill Sheldon Harnick Ada Louise Huxtable Louis Auchincloss

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