BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS 16th ANNUAL GALA AT THE WYTHE HOTEL & BROOKLYN BOWL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 6:30PM

February 4, 2013

 

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS 16th ANNUAL GALA 

AT THE WYTHE HOTEL & BROOKLYN BOWL 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 6:30PM

 

Event raises funds for books, materials and programming for all 60 library branches and for branch restoration Post-Sandy 

 

WHAT:                         On Tuesday, February 5, Brooklyn Public Library will hold its 16th annual “Masquerade Bowl” Gala. The Library’s signature fundraising event will commence with a cocktail reception and awards ceremony at the Wythe Hotel from 6:30 – 8 PM. The festivities will then continue at Brooklyn Bowl, where guests will enjoy live music by celebrated afro-beat band Antibalas, bowling, a live auction, dancing, and dinner catered by Blue Ribbon.

 

The annual Gala will celebrate Colson Whitehead, acclaimed author of novels Zone One, Sag Harbor and The Intuitionist, among others; Bruce Norris, the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “Clybourne Park"; and Greg Clayman, Global Digital Strategy for News Corporation. 

 

Gala proceeds will not only provide pivotal funding for books, materials, and free educational and cultural programming at all 60 neighborhood library branches, but will also help to repair the six Library branches that sustained extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy.  

 

DATE:                          Tuesday, February 5

 

TIME:                           6:30pm - 9:30pm

 

WHERE:                       Wythe Hotel

                                     80 Wythe Avenue 

                                     Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

                                     Brooklyn Bowl

                                     61 Wythe Avenue

                                     Brooklyn, NY 11211

 

 

 

TICKETS:                     For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bklynlibrary.org/support/gala

 

 

 

ABOUT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY:  

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at their website: www.bklynlibrary.org.

 

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