A Love Letter to New York City

Masked Marvelous – Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:30-9:30pm

The Foundry
42-38 9th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:30pm for our annual gala, Masked Marvelous, hosted by Friends of Materials for the Arts. With the theme “A Love Letter to New York City,” this event will celebrate Materials for the Arts’ impact on arts and culture in New York City and honor New Yorkers with deep ties to Materials for the Arts and to the City of New York; Gonzalo Casals, Michael Kelly Williams and Joy Suarez.

For the first time since 2019, our Masked Marvelous event will be in person to celebrate our work. Join us as we uplift one another as we look toward the future with the goal of growing our footprint in New York City; to positively impact more artists, to grow funding for our Artist-in-Residence program, to provide more opportunities for educators and students, and to help more New Yorkers.

At this year’s event we’re honored to have the legendary musicians of the Renee Manning-Earl McIntyre & the Excelsior Symphony and DJ Stretch Armstrong for a vibrant fusion of jazz and hip hop that will keep you dancing all night long. Enjoy live music, roving entertainment, local cuisine, and community at this one-of-a-kind event.

Friends of Materials for the Arts is the nonprofit partner of MFTA, which guides and supports educational and cultural programming, warehouse operations, the MFTA Gallery, and other initiatives.



Amplify your contribution to Friends of Materials by becoming a member of our host committee.


Tickets for this year’s Masked Marvelous party are sold out!


Support us to encourage and grow sustainable art-making and creative reuse throughout the five boroughs.

Masked Marvelous 2022

Host Committee

Benefactor ($10,000 – $19,999)
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bobbie Braun
Agnes Gund

Patron ($5,000 – $9,999)
Bonnie & Doug Weill

Sponsor ($2,500 – $4,999)
Marla Aaron
Business Relocation Services
Grahame Hubbard
Patti McConnell
Ivana Mestrovic
Samit Shah

Advocate ($1,000 – $2,499)
Mattie Byrneheim
Rick Davy
James Deaver
Sarah Kroog
Maria E. Maury
Benjamin Wolff

Friend ($500 – $999)
Nicola Blue
Thaddeus Copeland
John Cross
Catherine & David Cuthell
Suzy Devalle
Steven Gambrel
Peggy & Paul Goldstein
Sumesh Jagtani
Anelle Miller
Kerry & Michael Repaci
Scott Resnick
Yolanda Shashaty & George Singley
Anthony Sireci
Harriet Taub & Harry Kafka
Beth Viner
Janet Wong

Masked Marvelous

Host Committee Levels

Director’s Circle at $20,000 +
Two-time use of warehouse for a team-building workshop or meeting. Recognition as the official sponsor of Masked Marvelous. Highlighted on materialsforthearts.org with company logo and link if applicable.
12 Tickets to the event

Benefactor at $10,000
One-time use of warehouse for a team-building workshop or meeting. Highlighted on materialsforthearts.org with company logo and link if applicable.
10 Tickets to the event

Patron at $5,000
All Host Committee recognition  
8 tickets to the event 

Sponsor at $2,500
All Host Committee recognition
6 Tickets to the event 

Advocate at $1,000
All Host Committee recognition
4 Tickets to the event

Friend at $500
All Host Committee recognition
2 Tickets to the event

Interested in sponsorship or in-kind donations?
Send us an email.

All proceeds raised from Masked Marvelous benefit

Pursuant to NYC Conflict of Interest Board requirements, please note that donors to Friends of Materials for the Arts will receive no special access to City officials or preferential treatment as a result of a donation.