The Gala was a WIN WIN!

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Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

We packed the house!

Saturday’s Gala was a success every way you cut it.
184 guests were counted, not including those who chose not to get a wristband for bidding. This must be a record!

We are over-joyed with the attendance, the energy, the excitement and the overall vibe felt this year at the gala. We left everyone wanting more…


We are still working on the silent auction final winners. If you won an additional item or still need to pick up we will be reaching out to the winners! Winners will be contacted directly to arrange for payment and pick up. Thank you for your patience.

On behalf of the EVCS events committee, we thank everyone who got involved, donated items, contributed online, helped plan and promote, who attended and jumped in to help out during the event.

Thank you volunteers: Noel Saltzman, Choresh Wald, Hannah Clark, Crystal Perry, Melissa Shiffman, Boryana Yakova, Melanie Kletter, Yvonne Ruiz, Sarah Lippin, Crystal Perry, Sharon Blumenkranz, Karyn Mendel, Alex Harkness, Jasmine Francis, Adam Farmerie, Gloria Ramnarine, Naumi Feldman, Nina Chaudry, Klaudia Bercow, Marla Rosenthal, Tristan Waldroop, Jeremy Sherber, Steven Garrelts

A shout out to Sirovich Community Center for their support and for sharing a wonderful local venue with our parent body.

Thank you Threes Brewing in Brooklyn for sponsoring delicious craft beer: Vliet Pils! Book your next event with Threes Brewing, they have a great place in Brooklyn- easy to get to and a very nice outdoor garden.

Thanks to Rock & Soul: NYC’s #1 DJ Equipment, Gear & Record Store – NYCfor sponsoring us with lights and sound! Schedule your next party or register for a Hands-On DJ Class, Private Lesson, Repairs or Hassle Free Rentals. They are located at 10 W 37th Street (bw 5th & 6th ave).

Hecho en Dumbo Sponsored the cava that fed the fountain cocktail and opened the evening! Thank you for your generous support and for the last minute vino run!

A standing O goes out to the family band:
PT Walkley – guitar, vocals
Steve Shiffman – guitar, vocals, keyboard
Dimi Dimitar – drums
James Askew – bass
Stephanie Nantell – trumpet
Bradley Goodman – trumpet
Nick Marcillio – Baritone Saxophone
Nandi Bosia – vocals
Barbara Martinez – vocals
Martha Hornthal – vocals
Engelbert Ramos – vocals
When do you go on tour? Rumors of recordings. It might be time to get that date on the calendar for battle of the bands D1 LES !
Thank you for closing out the evening with a dance set to remember.
Gala 2017, Your on…

Thank Nick for the disco ball! It spun fun and made the room shimmer thank you for additional equipment as well. Special thanks to Tristan, friend Rachel, Seth, Kellan, Barrett and Oscar did a “hang up” job making the balloons with LED lights inside! Go Genie!

Catharine Lyons and Melanie Kletter entertained all of us with witty and thoughtfully informative item descriptions in the silent auction catalog – thank you for the hours of donated talent and time.

Boryana Yakova organized the desserts, thank you for keeping the tradition alive!

Huge thanks for the spectacular prizes that made the raffles desirable and encouraged playing!

A gigantic coupe of thanks goes out to Bryan and Jay for the amazing bar featuring signature cocktails! All of your creations were consumed and enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your gift.

Thanks to Engelbert Ramos, Master of Ceremonies. You set the tone.

As a gala vet, George Zambrelli comes through again. Thank you George for stepping-up at the last minute when we needed a focused parent to be at the check-in and check-out to help organize volunteers.

A ver special thank you to all EVCS Parents and Staff!

We are all fortunate to be part of this tight community.

NOT Last or least by far – please give it up for Hagit Event team gold star winner! Events couldn’t do Gala without you. Thank you Hagit.

We can’t wait until next year!

Thank you for coming out and showing your spirit once again and supporting our school.

Please share photos on Facebook or with us and we will post them.
Jayne Wexler, Alumna, Dear Friend & Previous Events C0-Chair shared photos! Enjoy.
We are over-joyed with the energy, excitement and overall vibe we felt this year at the gala. It just keeps getting better!

Stay tuned for the final tally.

Our best wishes as always,
EVCS Events Committee