The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music rocked the house last night as well as our gardens and the surrounding streets  with 300 guests, 100 performers and one-of-a-kind experiences. The event overflowed with sounds from around the world, including special performances by Brooklyn Raga Massive and Ajna Dance in celebration of Diwali  – the Indian festival of lights.

Oh, and did we mention that we did it all safely? All of our guests were required to be vaccinated and to receive a same-day negative COVID-19 test. We administered tests on-site throughout the day to ALL guests, performers, staff and vendors, totaling nearly 400 tests.

The event raised a record amount of funds in support of BKCM’s programs, ​​including Music Partners and Music Therapy, which provide high-quality music education and therapy to thousands of youth and adults across all five boroughs of New York City.

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House Party may have wrapped last night, but BKCM still needs your help. Your dollars today can help us bring the transformative power of music to even more people throughout the city through community programs, financial aid and free community concerts. These funds also help us to support area musicians – since the start of the pandemic we’ve created more than 500 unique paid gigs (including House Party) for these vital members of our artistic community. We are committed to keeping the music alive, but we can’t do it without you.

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See some favorite guest and performer moments of the night on our Instagram story: @brooklynconservatory. If you share photos and videos from the event on social media, be sure to tag us!

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The prolific members of Brooklyn Raga Massive, an Indian classical music collective, lit up our VIP Party and curated performances throughout the evening.
Eggs Benatar, Brooklyn’s finest Pat Benatar cover band, got the crowd moving. 
The crowd raised a glass with electroclash, post-punk, new wave queer Latinx band Chico Raro.
The night was filled with joy and laughter.
The BKCM Garden was in full bloom last night, with music, cocktails, conversations and yummy food and desserts. 
Sugartone Brass Band had crowds dancing on 7th Avenue! 
Ajna Dance Company amazed audiences with a stunning Diwali finale before leading the crowd in a banging Bhangra lesson.

We Thank Our Benefit Committee & Generous Sponsors

Natasha Chefer and Joel Tompkins
Henry Choi and Sandy Lin
John Chun and Simona Kwon
Con Edison
David Cone-Gorham and Beth Ricciardone
Chad Cooper and Claire Ellis
Daniel and Alexis DiPietro
Adam and Rachele Dubin
Robin Dull and Laurie Kardos
Jon and Jen Ellis
Danielle Epstein
Eric Friedman and Emily Rubenstein
Tatyana and Oleg Gershkovich
Russell Gordon and Raquel Jaramillo
Jeffrey Grossman
Neil Gupta and Seema Dhar
Syvia Hang
Stephanie Hill and Benjamin Wilchfort
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Chiwoniso Kaitano and Andrew Sabl
Julie Kay and Thomas Fergus
Andrea Knutson
Bernadette Levandowski and Andrew Chipok
Jonathan Levey and Melanie Barr
John and Liz Libré
William and Ellyn Lindsay
Mari Matoba and Michael Walters
Tom and Jerri Mayer

Vivek Menezes and Maitri Morarji
Doris and Charles Michaels
Dede and Sal Moore
Allen Murabayashi
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Indra and Raj Nooyi
Preetha Nooyi
Naomi Nwosu-Stewart
Erica Oquendo
Andrew Ormson and Eileen Shy
Konrad Payne and Ashima Aggarwal
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Sailaja Sastry and Jason Gottlieb
Melanie Smith and Stephen Schulz
James and Christine Seger
Russ Soper and Selina Strong
J. David Sweeny
Frederick Tang and Ziki Dekel
Cynthia and Justin Tatham
Nicholas and Linda Tatlow
Thigpen Hill Family Fund
Pierre Vilain
Henry and Christina Wang
James Weiss
Aaron Welch
Rob Wetstone

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Your support today means more than ever. Right now, a gift of any size helps our faculty and music therapists to provide safe, in-person music education and music therapy to thousands of New Yorkers during this challenging time. We are deeply grateful for your support.

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