Shine Your Light: Friends Benefit 2023

Thursday, March 9, 2023

In-Person at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Doors open at 6:30pm

Program begins at 8pm


Online via our Virtual Event Platform

Program to stream live at 8pm


Tickets are currently SOLD OUT 
Please email [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Virtual tickets are still available.
We are excited for our entire community to join us in whatever way you are most comfortable for an evening of connection and celebration for the benefit of our beloved Friends Seminary.

If you prefer a bit more distance, cozy up on your couch and join us virtually! Like last year, the evening's program will be streamed through a virtual event platform with a personalized viewing link. 

Financial Aid pricing is available for the in-person event. For more information, contact Sam Margles.


Scroll down to view and bid on silent auction items!



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Everything you need to know:

  • In-person tickets are non-refundable.
  • You must be fully vaccinated, with a booster, in order to attend in person. There will be no exceptions. 
  • Acceptable proof of vaccinations will be required upon entry. Acceptable proof is the use of the NYC COVID SAFE or Excelsior Pass Plus apps, or the original vaccine card, along with a government-issued ID.
  • A virtual viewing link will also be included with the in-person ticket, so if you are unable to attend at The Lighthouse, you can still join us from wherever you might be.
  • There will be no table assignments. Dinner will be served from food stations, and open seating will be available throughout the venue.
  • The silent auction will launch ahead of the event with exciting items! To bid, you must purchase one of the ticket options (live or virtual). 

Donate Now

Help make the event more accessible to the community by donating an additional amount below.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

2023 Contemporary Art Auction

The Contemporary Art Auction will launch, via Artsy, on Thursday, February 23, 2023. An in-person art viewing will be held at David Zwirner on February 23-24, 2023 from 10am-6pm and February 25 from 11am-1pm. 

David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea. (525 W.19th St).

Hosted By

Friends Seminary
Questions? Please contact Ashley Shaw [email protected]


The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY, USA

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