National Dance Institute (NDI), the non--profit organization that has transformed the lives of millions of public school children through the arts, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. The event will honor renowned chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, and philanthropists Barbara & Donald Tober. The evening’s Honorary Chairs are: Chris Noth, Debra Messing and Whoopi Goldberg. Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise of the Tony Award-- winning musical “Pippin” will emcee the event. The evening will also feature a special performance by the children of National Dance Institute.
The Annual Gala is National Dance Institute’s largest fundraising event with all proceeds benefitting NDI’s award--winning arts education programs for New York City public school children in under--resourced neighborhoods. NDI’s exuberant, participatory and intellectually engaging dance and music programs enrich the lives of 6,000 children in 39 New York City schools each week, filling a critical gap in public school education.