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The Cool Culture UnGala 2017

The Cool Culture UnGala 2017 brings together more than 200 diverse supporters to celebrate and fundraise for Cool Culture and its programs and to acknowledge Teresita Fernandez and Reggie Van Lee for their commitment to social justice, diversity, and arts access.

More than a fundraiser, The UnGala celebrates the cultural vitality of NYC through musical performances by Lion Babe, pianist Harold O’ Neal and the sounds of DJ Rich Medina. Puerto Rican artist Miguel Luciano will perform his Pimp My Piragua, the National Double Dutch League will showcase their skills and artist Brian Paupaw will create a live interactive mural. The rest of the evening will include a sit down dinner, silent auction, awards presentations, open bar and more.

WHEN:             Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6 PM to 11 PM EST

WHERE:           IAC HQ 555 W 18th Street in Chelsea, NYC

WHO:              Attendees scheduled to attend thus far include:

                       Bevy Smith, Gbenga Akinnagbe, June Ambrose, Lion Babe (performer), 
                       Tai Beauchamp, Edward Enninful, Debi Mazar, Tobias Truvillion, Faith      
                       Newman, Malik Yoba, Teresita Fernandez, Reggie Van Lee, Ramon
                       Hervey, Harold O’ Neal, Khalil Kain, Renee Cox
many more to be added to  
                       the list as we get closer to the date.

WHY:           The UnGala seeks to raise crucial funds for Cool Culture programming and to                      celebrate those making an impact in the arts and culture field. 


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