Bay Street Theater announces two mini gala dinners in support of educational programs


Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosts a series of mini gala dinners and summer cocktail parties honoring performers, artists and patrons of the arts including Harris Yulin, Mercedes Ruehl and Jules Feiffer.

A Night in the Tropics, a mini gala dinner in the spirit of the current Mainstage show, Anna in the Tropics, will take place on Saturday, July 16 at a private East Hampton home owned by the Broadway producers. (Address when purchasing) The evening begins with specialty cocktails followed by a seated dinner for just 30 people, prepared by Hamptons Aristocrat. The evening honors actors Harris Yulin and Mercedes Ruehl each with the Joel Gray Lifetime Achievement Award. The evening also includes a special guest performance by Samantha Massell and Madeline Myers, the star and playwright, respectively, of the Broadway-bound musical Double Helix, directed by Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. The show was presented as part of Bay Street’s Title Wave: 2022 New Works Festival.

One for Jules, a mini gala dinner honoring legendary artist Jules Feiffer will be held Monday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the hidden garden of the Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor. Feiffer is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his vast contribution to the arts. The evening includes surprise entertainment, as well as delicious catering by The American Hotel.

Instead of the normal 500-person summer gala on Long Wharf, Bay Street will host these intimate dinner parties and cocktail parties in private locations, inviting all members of the community to attend.

“We are thrilled to provide delightful evenings with unique entertainment and the renowned talent that is synonymous with Bay Street,” said General Manager Tracy Mitchell. “We’re also thrilled that the funding is going to support the many educational offerings and partnerships that Bay Street offers.”

Ticket donations are on a sliding scale from $500 and up.

Seats are limited and tickets sell out quickly. For more information on upcoming mini gala dinners or to purchase tickets, contact Director of Philanthropy Kim Fink directly at [email protected] or 631-725-0818. Or to donate, visit


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