New York Public Radio Gala 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue and Central Park South
New York City

6:00 pm: Cocktail reception with your favorite on-air hosts from WNYC and WQXR
7:00 pm: Dinner and program

Gala Leadership 

Cary Davis and John McGinn
Bethany and Robert Millard
Susan and Peter Solomon
Elizabeth and Mayo Stuntz
Lee and Cynthia King Vance
Brad and Beth Whitman
Timothy Wilkins


Brian Lehrer

On the occasion of his 30th anniversary on the air


Judy & Russ Carson

In recognition of their steadfast philanthropic support

Hosted By

Aidy Bryant

Star and Creator of Hulu's Shrill, Saturday Night Live Cast Member, and WNYC Listener

Special Performances By

Wynton Marsalis

Musician, Composer, Educator


Young People's Chorus of New York City

Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director and Founder

Purchase Tickets or Make a Donation

Tickets can be purchased online, via mail or over the phone.

  • To purchase tickets online (fee included) please click here
  • Call Molly Hindenburg at 646.829.4459 to purchase tickets over the phone (no fee).
  • Mail a check made payable to New York Public Radio (no fee):

               New York Public Radio Gala 
               160 Varick Street
               New York, NY 10013
               Attn: Molly Hindenburg


Molly Hindenburg
Tel: 646.829.4459

Mission Statement

New York Public Radio’s mission is to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful through excellent audio programming that is deeply rooted in New York.

With an urban vibrancy and a global perspective, New York Public Radio produces innovative public radio programs, podcasts and live events that reach a passionate community of over 26 million people monthly on-air, online and in person. 

As we stand at an unprecedented crossroads between media and democracy, your commitment to this year’s gala will ensure that New York Public Radio continues to deliver unique and thought provoking programming for years to come.