Check out Past Events!

Visit the Hope Gala Facebook page to check out photos from the our events and check below for recaps of our most recent events!


In celebration of the tenth year of The Hope Gala, we hosted our first annual fall fundraising event—Cheers for Hope–with a night full of food, drinks, music, dancing, and fun, #FTK!

Thank you to our supporters for helping us strike out cancer at our Third Annual Hope Gala New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Angels. It was a great night had by all with all proceeds benefiting the fight against childhood cancer!

The Hope Gala kicked off its 10th fundraising season with the 3rd Annual Hope Floats Boat Cruise around Manhattan. Complete with hors d’oeuvres, a two-hour open bar, and a DJ, approximately 100 friends of the Hope Gala kicked off our 10th fundraising season with over $2,380 in proceeds, which will directly benefit children with childhood cancer. We would like to give a special thank you to our Advisory Board members, Joanne and Vince Intrieri, for donating the New York Waterway boat cruise for this event. 

On October 16, Hope Gala supporters got together to work up a sweat at SoulCycle, West Village. We “tapped it back” while rocking out to our favorite THON tunes, including Over the Rainbow. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon, and a great way to get into the FTK spirit! Thank you to everyone who came out.  

On August 24, Hope Gala supporters joined us at Tonic Times Square for our Fourth Annual Trivia Night where teams competed for some coveted prizes! The night was a huge success with all proceeds benefitting Four Diamonds!

While the Penn State Football team continued their winning streak, Hope Gala supporters raised over $700 while cheering for the team. A special thank you to Tonic East and Pourhouse Hoboken for hosting as we accepted donations during the Penn State vs. Iowa and Penn State vs. Indiana football games.  Let’s hope for a big win during our upcoming bowl appearance!

On July 20, more than 130 Hope Gala supporters came together for the 2nd Annual Hope Gala Yankee Game, raising over $1,300 as the New York Yankees shut out the Baltimore Orioles in a 5 – 0 victory! Thank you to all who came to support the gala and hope to see you all next year!

On July 14, Hotel Victor Bar & Grill hosted our first Hoboken mini-event of the fundraising year.  Over 25 Hope Gala supporters came out to happy hour for a chance to win great prizes including golf bags, coolers and Penn State accessories.  Thank you to all who came out and showed their support. 

On January 22, The Hope Gala held a private Whiskey Tasting in the Chamber Room at Atwood Kitchen and Bar Room. The old New York classical decor paired with the experience of a variety of top of the line whiskeys led to a very successful event! All proceeds benefit the Penn State Dance Marathon & Four Diamonds in the fight against pediatric cancer!

On November 19th, The Hope Gala held a Karaoke Night and PJ/Toy Drive For The Kids at Keats in Manhattan! One dollar for every song as well as 10% of bar sales were donated to The Hope Gala! We helped to support the Conner M. Holland Foundation in collecting PJ's for the "Conner's Comfy PJs' initiative and also supported Four Diamonds in collecting toys!

On December 16th, The Hope Gala celebrated the holiday season with an open bar and a few raffles during the 2nd Annual Holiday Party at 3 Sheets Saloon. Giveaways included gift certificates from bar establishments Cornerstone Tavern and Proper West. Congratulations to Erin who won our Best Holiday Spirit Competition! 

On August 29th, The Hope Gala held its 2nd Annual Hope Floats Boat Cruise around Manhattan, a day cruise complete with hors d’oeuvres courtesy of The Palm West Restaurant (located in Midtown Manhattan), a 3 hour open bar, and a DJ to play latest hits. With over 100 patrons aboard, the Harbor Lights yacht departed south down the East River from 23rd Street, providing unforgettable views of the Financial District and Lady Liberty. Fun times were had by all who attended, and more importantly, the proceeds raised will directly benefit children with pediatric cancer. 

On October 7th, The Hope Gala held its 2nd Annual Bingo Night at Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken. Bingo winners received amazing prizes donated by our sponsors: Bin14, The Flat Iron Room, The Guinness Book, Little City Books, Sleep No More, Splash of Sun, Starbucks, and many more. Thank you to all who came out to participate!

On August 2nd, ArteVino Studio hosted our first Hoboken Mini-Event of the fundraising year, Wine & Painting with The Hope Gala. Nineteen Hope Gala supporters displayed their creative sides to paint the Manhattan skyline, raising a total of $190! Many thanks to ArteVino Studio for hosting us!


In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, The Hope Gala and its supporters came together on September 19th to watch the NYCFC soccer team take on Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium. Among the group was Megan Heath and her family who came all the way from Reading, PA to join us for the match. With a fantastic view of the field in the Mohegan Sun Sports Club, the group witnessed NYCFC pull out a 2-0 victory against a formidable Toronto team. Thank you to all who came to watch with us and Go Gold everyone!

On June 22nd, more than 200 Hope Gala supporters came together to watch the Yankees vs. Phillies at Yankee Stadium, raising $2,087 in the process! Philadelphia fans were pleased with the result as the Phillies defeated the Yankees in an 11-8 victory but a great time was had by all!

Sixteen teams battled it out for the title of Trivia Champions during our third annual trivia night at Tonic Times Square! We raised over $1,200 for the fight to conquer pediatric cancer and had a great time doing it. A special thank you to Lauren Becker for running this amazing event and for stumping us with those pesky questions!