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May Event Highlights


By Shaun Roberts

Contributions by Sarah Prawl

What Do Wrestlers, Drag Queens, Scientists And Gardeners Have In Common?


FX’s new program “POSE,” based on the life of dancers and drag queens from the late 80’s/early 90’s vogue-ing culture, came to life at the Hammerstein Ballroom with the premiere of the first episode and nearly three hours of live posing thereafter. On the same evening, in a completely different world and half of Manhattan away, champion wrestlers took to the mat at Rumble On The River: Beat the Streets 2018 Annual Benefit on Pier 17 in an effort to support young people, as they achieve their “full physical, cognitive and social potential and become strong and effective members of the world”. May 29th kick off the annual World Science Festival with a fantastical dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center, full of smoke, explosions, and how-did-they-do-its (and that’s just the food!). And it wouldn’t be Spring without the BAM Gala, as each year honorees are celebrated for their contribution and philanthropy towards art and music.

Enjoy the following highlights of some of our most proud event moments in May.

Pose Premiere

Thursday, May 5, 2018
The Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center

FX’s highly anticipated series,“POSE”, hosted it’s premier at the Manhattan center and Great Performances pulled out all the stops with creative food stations and designs.

Beat The Streets

Thursday, May 5, 2018
South Street Seaport at Pier 17

The 8th annual Beat the Streets Wrestling Event, titled “Rumble on the River”, took place at the newly opened Pier 17, where over 1,400 people gathered to help BTSNY raise over $1MM for the wrestling student-athletes of New York City.

World Science Festival Gala

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Jazz at Lincoln Center

The 11th annual World Science Festival Gala celebrated the lives and legacies of Women in Science and was nothing short of breathtaking, filled with a stunning blacklight dessert. 

BAM Gala 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal: Pier 12

Darren Aronofsky, Jeremy Irons, Nora Ann Wallace and Jack Nusbaum were all honored at BAM Gala 2018. BAM has been a staple in the Brooklyn community for over 150 years and is dedicated to connecting local and global communities in all areas of performing arts.

Photo Credits: ©Theo Warg, ©Maggie Marguerite Inc., ©Ben Hider Images, ©Sarah Prawl