FAC Benefit Gala 2020: Along the Danube

A fundraiser for FAC celebrating 46 years

This event is now canceled: Saturday, September 26, 2020

FAC’s Benefit Gala 2020 was postponed from March 28 because of the continuing and escalating threat to the health of our community from the coronavirus. The new date, September 26, 2020, has now been canceled as well.

Looking for a fun way to support the Folk Arts Center from home? In addition to the weekly online dance workshops, you can participate in the Gala Auction - Quarantine Edition! We are offering a small selection of items originally slated to appear at our Gala Silent Auction. These items have been chosen for their usefulness (gotta eat, right?) and recognition that we all may have a wee bit more free time on our hands (new instrument anyone?). We invite you to register for the auction, peruse the offerings, and bid early and often, knowing that every penny goes to support the Folk Arts Center. This auction was open until 9pm Thursday, April 30. Many thanks to everyone who joined in the bidding.

Each year FAC’s annual Gala brings together supporters from within and outside our community for an elegant evening of entertainment, food and drink, dancing, and a silent auction. Join us at this year’s “Along the Danube” for participatory dancing with two great local bands– the All Girl Band and Shining Moon. Music and dance performers are pianist Lois Shapiro, Mladost Folk Ensemble, and Hungarian dance leader Dénes Takácsy. Peruse the myriad of silent auction items: group experiences, ethnic clothing, musical instruments, artwork, foods, and dozens of other items will be available. Your tickets and purchases are an investment in the Folk Arts Center and its programs to celebrate, preserve, educate, and foster participation in the traditional dance, music, and related folk arts of many cultures.

Online registration for the Gala has been closed. We look forward to seeing you “Along the Danube” on a date to be determined!

  • Admission (ages 13+)… $50 in advance, $60 at the door
  • Children aged 4–12… $20
  • Children aged 3 and under… free
  • Family maximum (all living at same address)… $150