The American School of Classical Studies at Athens hosts an annual Gala to support its mission of preserving, promoting, and protecting all aspects of Greek culture from antiquity to the present. During our premier event of the year, we celebrate Greece’s rich heritage with the Hellenic world’s most influential leaders and scholars and honor 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.

Gala 2022!


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
After-party: 10:00 p.m.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event.


Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway at 36th Street
New York, NY 10018


We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting American School Trustee Emeritus Edward E. Cohen with the Athens Prize.

An American School Experience*

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is excited to offer a unique Gala week experience created exclusively for table sponsors. The itinerary includes a lecture by world-renowned historian and best-selling author Peter Frankopan, private tours of New York City’s finest museums, and a dinner at the famous Thalassa Restaurant. For more information, please contact Nancy Savaides at 609-454-6810 or

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

6:00 p.m.: Thalia Potamianos lecture at St. Bartholomew’s Church: “Greece: Futures” by Peter Frankopan

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.: Historical highlights tour of the Morgan Library & Museum
5:30 p.m.: Tour of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine
6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Thalassa Restaurant

Thursday, May 12, 2022

11:00 a.m.: "Gods and Heroes in Athenian Art" tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Greek and Roman Galleries
6:00 p.m.: Gala 2022 at Gotham Hall

*Dates, times, and events are subject to change

Hotel Room Block

For the convenience of our guests, we have secured a block of rooms at the Westin New York Grand Central between Saturday, May 7, and Monday, May 16, with a special group rate of $259 per night (no destination fee). Please book by Friday, April 8, and click this link to make your reservation.


To purchase tables or tickets, please visit

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 or 609-454-6810. Thank you for your generosity.

Past Galas

Click the links below for more about our previous events.*

Gala 2021 (Virtual Cocktail Hour and Main Program)

Gala 2019

Gala 2018

Gala 2017

Gala 2016

*No Gala was held in 2020 due to COVID-19.