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Upstairs NYC Spring Gala 2024 

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by Eric @renango

by Videographer, Eric @apertureallure

March 23rd 2024, 6:30pm-9:30pm


Venue : House of Redeemer (7 E 95st St, New York, NY)

Theme :  Venetian Sleeping Beauties (The theme is inspired by the MET Gala 2024 theme and Italian Renaissance Palazzi - black tie/formal dress or Sleeping Beauties, Venetian carnival styles, Venetian nobles, Renaissance or Baroque styles suggested)
Attire : Black-tie
Room : Library

Check-in : Please check in at the lobby and get a voucher for a gift bag.
Coat check : There will be a coat check at the event check-in counter.

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to step into the world of Venetian Sleeping Beauties themed Spring Gala! We borrow MET gala 2024's theme, Inspired by the trilogy of nature, rebirth and renewal. This extraordinary event promises you and your friends & family a night of glamour reminiscent of Medieval Europe that you will never forget. Our location and historic backdrop will take you into a period fairytale novel!

Imagine this: As you walk through the entrance to the Library room, you are captivated by the splendor of the Renaissance and Baroque era, walking further as you embrace the elegance of the evening by donning your finest on-theme attire.

This intimate Black-tie gathering evening will kick off with a Piano & Violin trio music performance with open bar and food, photo booth, Ballroom dance lessons and more to come!


Tickets are all sold out.
Registration has been closed at March 17th. Thank you

What to Expect

  • Music:
    Filled with a Piano, Cello & Violin trio music performance, you will not only enjoy the beauty of the night more but you will definitely enjoy the music and the moment with a dance partner you never met!


  • Drinks:
    3 Hours Premium Open Bar serving cocktails, wines, sake to sip and savor the beautiful moments even more! We also have complimentary Soda, Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Food:
    Hors D'oeuvres and Stationed Cheese, Charcuterie and Crudités board


  • Photo booth :
    A dedicated photo booth where you and your loved ones can snap unforgettable memories with costumes.


  • Dancing:
    Not only can you bust out your favorite moves but we have an extra surprise for you that is pretty apt with the night's theme; Ballroom mini dance lessons!


  • Treat:
    Mille Crêpes cake samples sponsored by Lady M


  • Gift bag / Network:
    We are not done yet! In addition, you will also receive a wonderful goodie bag with some treats, a chance to meet new people and network and many more exclusive surprises to wow you!

  • More to come! *menu may change

UPSTAIRS NYC presents to you exclusive access to the House of Redeemer. This spectacular New York City Landmark with stylistic influences from Italian Renaissance and Baroque furnishings is the perfect backdrop to enjoy an evening with special friends and loved ones! The Library room, a gem of the House, was constructed for a 16th-century Ducal Palace in Italy, featuring woodwork and mantel elements imported from Italy.

The purpose of this event is to provide memorable quality time with friends and guests while enjoying entertainment, great music, conversation, dance and networking in a beautiful space. Let's get together and make this one-of-a-kind party unforgettable moments.

It is important to mention that this year, Upstairs NYC is committed to addressing environmental issues, particularly focusing on the impact of Food Waste on Earth. As we host various food events, we are proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from our galas will be donated to GROWNYC and Cityharvest, contributing to the cause of sustainability and environmental awareness. Join us in making this one-of-a-kind party a collection of unforgettable moments!

Before letting you go to grab your tickets, it is noteworthy that the Ducal Palace itself is a Renaissance masterpiece, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This intimate black-tie gathering aims to provide quality time with friends and guests, offering entertainment, great music, engaging conversations, dance, and networking in the breathtaking surroundings of the House.

Since interest in attending this event is high, we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible.


6:30 PM-9:30PM

6:30 PM-9:30PM

Piano, Violin and Cello Trio Classic Music Performance

By Sasha Ono from Lotus Chamber Music Collective. Performer information is below.

Open Bar

3 Hours Premium Open Bar serving cocktails, wines, sake to sip and savor the beautiful moments even more! We also have complimentary Soda, Non-Alcoholic Beverages


6:30 PM-8:30PM

Food Bar

Hors D'oeuvres and Stationed Cheese, Charcuterie and Crudités board. And Lady M cakes sponsored by Lady M. The most popular Mille crêpes and famous world-widely. 

8:00 PM-8:30PM

Ballroom Dance Lesson

Ballroom Dance Lesson by Kirk Sigmon. Kirk, an award-winning competitive Ballroom & Latin dancer, will teach basic Waltz steps!



House of Redeemer

7 E 95th St, New York, NY



Music Performer

Sasha Ono

Sasha Ono is an award winning cellist and concert curator based in New York City where she performs and records music in various genres. Sasha has been featured as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Sq. Garden as well as international performance venues. Sasha’s recording work as a cellist can be found on the Grammy Award winning songs “Meta Knight’s Revenge” by the 8-Bit Big Band and “Refuge” by Geoffrey Keezer. Her studio work also includes soundtrack work for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu TV shows, Disney Pixar, and more. She can also be seen in the TV shows “Only Murders in the Building” and “Mozart in the Jungle”.

As an advocate for classical music reflecting the experiences of wider communities, she founded Lotus Chamber Music Collective whose mission is to perform and commission compositions by women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ composers. She has also founded the acclaimed series, “Comfy Classical” which has introduced many new audiences to classical chamber music. As an educator, Sasha is a teaching artist for New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. During her tenure teaching and conducting elementary and high school orchestras, Sasha developed a unique strings curriculum focused on developing perseverance, building effective practice techniques, and music literacy through ear training and improvisation.

Lotus Chamber Music Collective: Lotus Chamber Music Collective project curates uniquely welcoming, vibrant concerts featuring world-class artists. We provide resources for musicians and educators with a mission to highlight diversity in the world by featuring women, LGBTQIA+ community, and BIPOC composers and artists at the forefront of all programming. LotusCMC has received grants from Chamber Music America and completed a mini-residency at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Our work has also been featured at the Chamber Music America Conference in 2021 as well as in several magazines




・Is there coat check?
Yes, There will be a coat check at the event check-in counter.

・How I can check in?
Yes, check-in with your name

・Can I come late?
Yes, Door doors are open 6:30pm-9:00pm
 but you may miss the open bar, food, performance.

・I ended up not being able to make it.
Please refer to our refund policy below.

・Should I dress Black tie?
Dress code Black tie is the idea of how to dress up, but it's ok if you don't dress exactly Black tie. Please enjoy what you want to wear! Formal and cocktail is recommended.

・Will I be able to buy ticket at the entrance?
No, please purchase ticket through this website.

・Is parking available at the hotel?
No, please use public parking.

Policy & Refund

The event fee is non-refundable. You can, on the other hand, transfer a ticket to a friend.

If an event is postponed, rescheduled, or moved, your tickets are still valid for the new date and no further action is required. Emails will be sent to ticket holders notifying them of any available refund options for the event.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Guests who test positive to COVID-19 will be unable to enter the venue. These guests are encouraged to contact to book a future event.

Crowd Photo Release
By entering the House of Redeemer 
for the Spring Gala event, you consent to having your image captured by official photographers and videographers. The resulting materials, including still photographs, video and audio recording may be used by Upstairs NYC for the promotional entities without restriction or financial compensation, in news materials, promotional materials, on the web, social media and other properties. If you do not agree to having your image captured or recorded, please do not participate the event.


  • The scope of where the photographs or recordings may be used .

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