Step Up Soirée – A Virtual Gala



THANK YOU for joining our Virtual Gala, the Step Up Soirée, and showing your support of our mission to bring people together through global arts! Thank you to our generous family of donors for providing Flushing Town Hall a foundation of strength and endurance. 




Our fiscal year ends June 30—Flushing Town Hall’s Board of Directors has generously offered a fundraising match. All gifts will be matched up to $41,000 in honor of our 41 years of service to Queens and NYC. Gifts of any amount will be doubled! Please join us and Step Up for Flushing Town Hall today. DONATE NOW!


Each year, Flushing Town Hall hosts its annual gala to raise funds and celebrate our mission of bringing people together through global arts. While the world has changed, our mission has not. We remain committed to bringing people together–even in the virtual world–by presenting arts and cultural traditions from around the globe. Partake in this special event from home, and join us for entertainment and a salute to our medical heroes at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.




Leading up to the Step Up Soirée, enjoy a 3-day “Galathon” consisting of dance, cooking, and cocktail lessons. Tune in with your friends, families, and colleagues.


DANCING | Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm

Led by FTH Teaching Artist, zumba instructor, actress and dancer, Angela Rostick. Move that coffee table and dust off your dancing shoes! 


Watch the above screen on YouTube and chat with us live! CLICK HERE

You can also watch live on Facebook! CLICK HERE


NIBBLES | Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm

With Chef Jonathan Forgash, co-founder of We will make Shrimp Ceviche, Tuna White Bean, Chicken with Peruvian Cilantro Sauce, and Chocolate Salami. Get a list of ingredients for this lesson here!


Watch the above screen on YouTube and chat with us live! CLICK HERE

You can also watch live on Facebook! CLICK HERE


COCKTAILS | Friday, June 26 at 7:00 pm

led by FTH's Director of Development Jessica Peña. Prepare a white cucumber sangria so you can toast Saturday's Step Up Soirée. Get a list of ingredients and directions here!


Watch the above screen on YouTube and chat with us live! CLICK HERE

You can also watch live on Facebook! CLICK HERE


We depend greatly on funds raised from the gala each year and hope you will join our efforts with one of the sponsor levels below. Thank you to our past and present gala supporters.



-Your name listed in a Step Up Soirée post-event eblast and on our website



Previous benefit, plus:

-Receive a gift in the mail from a Queens-based business



Previous benefits, plus:

-Your name listed on a commemorative plaque at Flushing Town Hall



Previous benefits, plus:

-Sponsor journal ad listed on our website and during the Step Up Soirée

-Dinner-for-two gift certificate to a Queens-based restaurant


>> DONATE NOW & Become a Virtual Gala Sponsor!

We look forward to having you join us!



NEW! Purchase FTH Teaching Artist Packages & Help Support Artists!


As a part of our Step Up for Flushing Town Hall fundraising campaign, we've partnered with a number of our cherished Teaching Artists to present this diverse array of artistic offerings for purchase. Packages range from art work to virtual dance or cooking lessons, and are great for the whole family–many can be tailored for children or adults! Your purchase will directly support the individual artist, along with Flushing Town Hall. Our community of artists is at the core of what we do, and it is crucial that we continue to find ways to support them. Please consider purchasing a Teaching Artist Package today!  Or giving a Teaching Artist Package as a gift to a friend. ORDER NOW!


Special thanks to our Step Up Campaign donors with gifts of $100 and above: Karen Argueta, Maria Arias, Henry Assael, Christopher Banks, Barbara Banks Schwam, Beverly Bartow, Carol Bennett, Seth Bornstein, Larue Brathwaite, Anne Bresnahan, Claire Bullard, Jenna Capeci, Calvin Chan, Dongshin Chang, Christopher Chen, Cecilia Cheng, Jacob Eichenbaum, David Fesser, Ellen Fisher-Turk, Karen Fitzgerald, Paul Foster, Andrew Garson, Howard Graf (Graf & Lewent Architects), Heather Harrison, Alan Heilbron, Susan Hennessy, Raymond Jasen, Carmen Jimenez, Andrew Karl, Adrienne Kivelson, Bob Kodadek, Stephanie Lee, Anne Lewent, Judith Lewent, James Liao, Jeri Lim, Stephanie Long, Martha Ma, Frank Macchio,  Rob Mackay, Sandra Mann, Pamela Marquez, Steven Mecca, Cynthia Merkle, Lee Nash, Sandra Nash, Rochelle Nechin, TeHsing Niu, The Ong Family Foundation, Jessica Peña, Kimberly Phelan, Mary and Oscar Pollock, Ryan Powers, Richard Quatrano, Jeffrey Schneider, Tina Seligman, Dominique Sellers, Alice Sharp, Thomas Simmons, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Jean Tatge, Marsha Toma, Veronica Tsang, WAC Lighting, Tai-nin Wang, Jill Ward, Daryl Ware, David and Elsie Werber, Robert and Karla Wishnick, Lucy Wong and Jon Yanofsky.​

>> DONATE NOW & Become a Virtual Gala Sponsor!