The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and Gennadius Library host their annual Gala to benefit the mission of the School. During our premier event of the year, we celebrate Greece’s rich heritage with the Hellenic world’s most influential leaders and scholars as well as honors those who have made significant contributions to the study of Greek culture. Experience an extraordinary evening of culture, education, and inspiration at a spectacular venue in New York City. The Gala provides an important source of funding for the School and its academic programming, excavations, outreach, publications, and research, as well as a wide range of free public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and award-winning short films.
Watch Gala 2021
In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, the American School re-envisioned Gala 2021 as a virtual event. We hosted the online celebration on Thursday, May 6, 2021, and honored Curtis Runnels, distinguished Professor of Archaeology, Anthropology, and Classical Studies at Boston University. To watch a replay of our Virtual Gala, please visit the following links:
Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 6:30 PM EDT
Schedule of Events
Virtual Cocktail Hour: 5:30–6:30 PM EDT
Program: 6:30–7:30 PM EDT
Post-Gala Breakout Rooms: 7:30–8:30 PM EDT
To purchase tables or tickets, please visit gala.ascsa.org.
Support the School
The Gala provides an important source of funding for the American School. If you cannot attend this event, please consider supporting us with a monetary or auction item donation. To offer an in-kind gift, please click this link, or contact Nancy Savaides at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-454-6810. Thank you for supporting the American School.
Click the links below for more about our previous events.*
*No Gala was held in 2020 due to COVID-19.