New York City on Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Festive Gala and Concert
Celebrating 40 years of 
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
(featuring a special glass sculpture installation by Ukrainian-born artist Aljoscha)
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY
Jay and Molly, family and friends invite you to join in the celebration and memories at the New York City gala benefit celebration of Ashokan Music & Dance Camps. Since 1980, musicians and dancers have come to the magical woodlands of the Ashokan Center to share traditions, develop skills, and build friendships.

New York City Benefit Committee: 
Governor George Pataki, Honorary Chair
Mary Jane Brock 
Ken Burns
Gideon D’Arcangelo
Mimi Fahs
Carol Fowler
Karen Sloe Goodman
Dan Herman
Bruce Molsky
Jason Tuchman
Janet MacGillivray

New York City Schedule

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Reception with cocktails and hors d'œuvres
7:00 PM: Program and concert featuring performances by Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda
Attire: Festive Casual 

Donors of $350 or more may request complimentary tickets. Funds raised will help Ashokan continue to grow and ensure that Music & Dance will still be supporting and inspiring musicians for the next 40 years and beyond.

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Ashokan Always also includes a concert, jams and dances in Ithaca (April 10). Jay and Molly, along with special guests, will perform at each event. Ruth and Mike Merenda will join them in New York City.
Introduce a friend who’s new to Ashokan or come to see old friends. Either way, you’ll have a great time!