Spring has sprung in the District and with spring comes outdoor events and galas! So, before you get ready to put on your finest gala garb, we're highlighting the top spring events to look forward too beginning with May's National Building Museum Gala! The annual event, set in one of DC's most glamorous settings, takes place at the end of the month featuring a garden soiree, a lavish dinner, and raving after party. Sound amazing, but needing more? We've got all the details on this season's most talked about gala right here!
On Weds, May 27, the National Building Museum will host it's annual gala at the District's historic, National Building Museum. A favorite on the National Building Museum's calendar, the annual gala brings together business, political, and cultural leaders from across the country and raises critical support for the Museum's acclaimed exhibitions, youth education initiatives, public programs, and family festivals.
The evening will be split into three separate events. At 6:30pm, the gala festivities will begin with a glittering garden party on the West Lawn, followed by the gala dinner and award program at 8:00pm, and the highly anticipated gala after party is to be held in the Great Hall and West Lawn beginning at 9:00pm.
This year, the Museum has chosen Game Changers as the theme of the gala, recognizing the profound contributions by the honorees and their work inspiring the public to rethink what it means to be a part of an enduring and vital cityscape. During the award ceremony, the National Building Museum will present the 2015 Honor Award to Judith Rodin and The Rockefeller Foundation, STUDIOS Architecture, and Capital Bikeshare. The National Building Museum Honor Award is given annually to leaders who have helped to shape The NBM heritage and culture. Individually, they have advanced building arts and sciences. Collectively, their legacy is profound. Last year's honoree's included Laura Bush and the Trust for the National Mall.
This year, the NBM Gala will be emceed by special guest host, Paula Poundstone, comedian from NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" and guests will enjoy live music by the band theVIPs at the Gala's first ever After Party, hosted on the Museum's West Lawn. The anticipated after party will feature an open bar, specialty cocktails, a photo booth, lawn games, dancing, and more! Doors open for the National Building Museum Gala After Party at 8:30pm and will last to 12pm. The after party dress code will be "festive garden party" - fascinators and bow ties welcome!
Looking to attend the NBM Gala or the grand inaugural after party? View more details HERE! Tickets for the NBM Gala are $125 per person, raising critical support for the innovative education programs of the National Building Museum, the nation's only cultural institution that celebrates all of the building arts and sciences.
The National Museum Building
401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001