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Special Announcement

Cyndi Lauper to Receive Arts in Action Award at Harmony 2021 Virtual Fundraising Gala

NYCGMC is delighted to honor legendary singer, songwriter, actress, and activist Cyndi Lauper with our annual Arts in Action Award at Harmony 2021. A gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause - whether it's women's rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS - Cyndi is an inspiration to us and to the entire community. Her activism and passion as a tireless champion and ally to the LGBTQ+ community, along with the unmatched emotional quality and uplifting spirit in her music, have helped shift cultural perceptions.

Cyndi's generations of fans know that she embodies our organization's core values: we must all be fearless champions for equality, love, and acceptance, and the arts are a crucial and effective opposition to hatred and bigotry. Our 2021 Arts in Action Award for substantial contributions to the NYC queer community and the arts will be presented to Cyndi Lauper on Saturday, February 13, during the Harmony gala fundraiser.

Cyndi made her NYCGMC debut in December 1995 in our holiday concert at Carnegie Hall. She created her own song by reinterpreting several carols and workshopping with the chorus, and she was bestowed a lifetime honorary membership. She recently collaborated with Youth Pride Chorus on the music video of "Hope" for the 2020 virtual holiday concert.

Be our virtual valentine for Harmony 2021, the streaming Big Apple Performing Arts fundraising gala, benefiting New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Youth Pride Chorus, and Tonewall.

Harmony always has been and continues to be a celebration of the power music has to bring people together - this year online, worldwide, and FREE to watch. Tune in Saturday, February 13, 8PM-9PM EST, from the comfort of your own home and your pajama bottoms for one fabulous hour featuring special guest performances, celebrity interviews, exciting silent auction prizes, musical memories, inspiring fundraising, and more as we support our beloved ensembles and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Hosted by:
SiriusXM personality Seth Rudetsky & producer James Wesley

of Stars in the House

Seth and James

View Our Guest Artist Lineup


$50,000 Goal


Total Raised

Harmony 2021 Signature Cocktail

Tito's Liquid Harmony

This fresh and fruity cocktail will have you seeing life through rose-colored glasses. With hints of berry and an aromatic flavor of hibiscus, the Liquid Harmony will leave your valentine tickled pink, just for Harmony 2021! Tune in for a live concoction demo with Tyler Whitman (Million Dollar Listing New York).

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J. Christopher Beck & James D. Matte
Skie Ocasio & Benjamin Houghton
Kevin Sterns & Chuck Skowron


Skie Ocasio, Chair
Patrick McCluskey, Vice Chair
 Michael Marchesani, Treasurer
Erika Byrnison, Secretary
Nick Deyo, Officer at Large
A. LaMar Torrence, Officer at Large
Dan Baillie, Marco Benjamin, Joel Bright, Lisa Fidler Hilaire, Donovan Jones, Sonelius Kendrick-Smith, Jeffrey Kranzel, Richard Linebaugh, Lane Marsh, Jasmine Polite, Shane Regier, Daniel Singer


Gavin Thrasher, Artistic Director
Lisa Reilly, Executive Director
Benjamin Houghton & Katie Pfaffl, YPC Co-Artistic Directors
Timorell, Tonewall Director


Dan Baillie
Ben Clawson
Skie Ocasio, Event Director
Lisa Reilly
Christopher Slavik
Misha Zhilin

How to Participate

While we can't convene in person for Harmony 2021, nothing can stop us from celebrating in grand style; we need your support more than ever. Once you register above to participate, you will receive updates via text message and email about auction items and our FREE virtual event.

1. Bid in the Silent Auction

Our silent auction is OPEN NOW through the event on Saturday, February 13. Click the ITEMS link above to browse. You can bid and win from anywhere! Check out these links for some helpful info. 

How to Bid
View Current Bids
Auction FAQs

2. Tune in Virtually for Harmony 2021

Watch the presentation on Saturday, February 13, at 8PM EST!


3. Make a Donation

Click the DONATE tab or any of the easy donation buttons to above make a tax-deductible contribution. As well, registered users may simply text give and your donation amount to 76278 (e.g., 'give 100' to donate $100).

4. Become a Sponsor

Chip in to underwrite such expenses as artist fees, virtual distribution, and more. Thank you.

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Hosted By

Big Apple Performing Arts - New York City Gay Men's Chorus

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