Queens Museum 2023 Gala-Digital Program

Queens Museum 2023 Gala-Digital Program

Gala Raffle

An exhibition space transformed into a temporary dining venue. Packed around white clothed dining tables with gray dining chairs, community members are dressed in casual/formal wear, vary in racial backgrounds, and range from young adults to elders. The room is humming with energy and everyone has their hands raised enthusiastically.

Image: Queens Museum 50th Anniversary Gala Honoring Tremaine Emory And Christine Sun Kim. Photo: Rupert Ramsay/BFA.

Enter QM’s Gala Raffle by purchasing a ticket (or more) for a chance to win one of our exciting Raffle prizes!


And that’s not all, your ticket purchase also comes with a QM membership for the year and helps support our exhibitions and programming.


The Raffle will include one drawing:

  • On May 12, 2023: Three lucky winners will be selected to win our first, second, and third prizes that highlight Queens’ food and culture scenes (more information below).


Purchase by the deadlines below and don’t miss out!



$75/ per ticket


$100/ for 2 tickets



Raffle Prize #1: 2 VIP tickets to Gov Ball NYC – June 9-11


See your favorite artists up close with premium viewing at each stage during Gov Ball in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, along with access to VIP lounges, and dedicated premium entry into the fest!


Artist Line Up includes Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Odesza, Haim, Kim Petras and Diplo, among others!


Deadline to purchase tickets: May 12, 2023 @ 11:00am EST (Buy Ticket)


Raffle Drawing: May 12, 2023 @ 12:00pm EST


Value: $1,838



Raffle Prize #2: Queens Night Out


  • 2 tickets to any Forest Hills Stadium concert or performance this summer
  • $100 gift card from Dutch Kills Bar
  • Dinner for 2 at Top Quality
  • olidananewyork: Two Canvas “Untitled” Side Bags and a pair of the “Morton” Sunglasses (Black)


Deadline to purchase tickets: May 12, 2023 @ 11:00am EST


Raffle Drawing: May 12, 2023 @ 12:00pm EST


Value: $575


Enjoy an evening in Queens with 2 tickets to Forest Hills Stadium, a historic outdoor music venue that has welcomed fans to the picturesque New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens for nearly 100 years! Join them this summer for one of their exciting lineup of concerts, including Duran Duran, Cigarettes After Sex, Louis Tomlinson, Weezer, or Kevin Hart’s “Reality Check.” Next, enjoy robber-baron-era cocktails and hefty hand-cut ice at LIC staple Dutch Kills Bar, dinner for 2 at the modern Mexican restaurant Top Quality, all while donning the newly released sunglasses from olidana, the “Morton” and two canvas “Untitled” side bags.


Deadline to purchase tickets: May 12, 2023 @ 11:00am EST


Raffle Drawing: May 12, 2023 @ 12:00pm EST


Raffle Prize #3: 4 tickets to a New York City Football Club Home Match at Yankee Stadium

Enjoy the game from the Delta Sky360 Suite section at Yankee Stadium, which has its own
food and beverage offerings and indoor hospitality space!.


Value: TBA


Deadline to purchase tickets: May 12, 2023 @ 11:00am EST


Raffle Drawing: May 12, 2023 @ 12:00pm EST


Terms & Conditions


Open to all USA residents only. Must be 18+ to enter | This Gala Raffle starts on April 29, 2023, at 9 AM EST and ends at 11:00 AM EST on May 12, 2023. | Winner to be randomly selected and notified via email.


Images: Portrait of Angelo Baque by Rafael Rios (left). Portrait of Sable Elyse Smith by Tommy Kha (right). 

Angelo Baque 


Born and raised in Queens, New York, Angelo Baque rose to prominence as the Brand Director for Supreme, where he spent ten years. Following his successful run, Baque departed to establish Baque Creative, a boutique creative agency, and Awake New York, a clothing label that encapsulates the spirit of New York and can be found at retailers such as Dover Street Market, Patta, Union Los Angeles and more. In partnership with photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis and agency Something Special Studios, Baque established Social Studies, a digitally-driven, multi-day experience that unites artists and brands via community-driven programming. In 2021, Baque announced the launch of Angelo Baque Studios, a creative venture for Baque to focus on solo projects.


Sable Elyse Smith 


Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Using video, sculpture, photography, and text, she points to the carceral, the personal, the political, and the quotidian to speak about a violence that is largely unseen, and potentially imperceptible. Her work has been featured at MoMA Ps1, New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, JTT gallery and numerous others. Smith has received awards from Creative Capital, Fine Arts Work Center, the Queens Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Franklin Furnace Fund, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Art Matters. She is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Columbia University.


Images: (Left) Portrait of Salome Asega by Jeremy Grier. (Right) Portrait of Shaniqwa Jarvis by Rafael Rios.

Salome Asega 


Salome Asega is an artist and researcher whose practice celebrates dissensus and multivocality. She is currently a Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program area. Salome is also the co-host of speculative talk show Hyperorpia: 20/30 Vision on bel-air radio, and a director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess Art. She has exhibited and given presentations at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology where she also teaches.


Shaniqwa Jarvis 


Shaniqwa Jarvis is an artist known for combining a modern fashion aesthetic with sensitive and emotional portraiture. She captures vivid reality across a wide variety of subjects that always appear to be an extension of herself in images that speak to raw, disparate feelings imbued with a deep sparkling optimism. Jarvis has executed large scale portrait projects and exhibits in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York. She co created Social Studies, a experiential retail pop up focusing on connecting the youth to creators through curated programming. She has released a range of creative products with companies like Adidas, The Standard Hotels Group, SNS and Supreme.  Jarvis has released her first book, a collection of work in a new, limited run, self-titled debut. Shaniqwa Jarvis, hardbound at 160 pages, delves into Jarvis’ archive of photography and combines editorial and personal work spanning two decades.


Mattos Paschal


Mattos Paschal is a Senior Sale Coordinator at Christie’s Auction House, where she has managed the Collection of Pierre Durand and Andre Leon Talley among Antiquities, Post-War and Contemporary Art and other auctions. Before working at Christie’s, she received her Masters in Art  from New York University and a Bachelor’s in Art from Wake Forest University, both focusing on Contemporary Feminist Art from America and Iran. When not in New York, she calls Greenville, South Carolina home.

A Taste of Queens

Jaeki Cho


A Queens native and host of Righteous Eats, Jaeki has invited 5 Queens-based restaurants to create flavourful bites inspired by the Borough’s iconic cultures and cuisines for the evening’s cocktail hour. A digital creator and wearer of multiple hats, Jaeki is a creator from New York City, whose mission is to champion POC-owned small businesses, entrepreneurs and cultures from around the world.




Bolivian Llama Party

Chicken and Veggie Salteñas

Sopa de Mani

Bolivian Llama Party is a Bolivian kitchen that has operated in NYC for over 10 years. Delicious, approachable and fun is the best way to describe our food.


Bad for Business

Filipino BBQ Chicken and Pork Skewers

Bad For Business is a popup concept by Chef Francis Maling in Queens. At the height of the pandemic, Bad For Business focused on community work and showcasing flavors through Filipino food.


Evelia’s Tamales

Mole* and Cheese Jalapeno Tamales

In 2000, Evelia Coyotzi left Mexico to find a job in New York. After the McDonalds near the World Trade Center where she worked closed after 9/11, she began to make tamales at home, in Queens, to sell from a shopping cart on the street corner. In January, 2020, she took out a lease on a storefront half a mile from her cart’s usual spot. This last March, she finally opened it.


Trinciti Roti Shop

Pholourie, Oxtail Doubles, Chickpea Doubles, Tamarind sauce


Al Naimat Sweets

Gulab Jamun and Rusgullah

Located in the heart of Jackson Heights, New York, Al-Naimat offers a unique dining experience that blends authentic Pakistani cuisine with modern American flavors.


Nick Hakim


Nick Hakim has no filter. Similar to the way that the musician carries a casual conversation, he overflows with a creative energy that effortlessly pours out of him. Since 2013, he has demonstrated that his talent can’t be contained within the restrictions of categorization. Hakim’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Green Twins, solidified his status as a versatile artist pushing the boundaries of genre and embracing fluidity between R&B, soul, indie, psychedelia and more. From there, he proceeded to link up with the likes of Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mac DeMarco, Onyx Collective and many others. He is currently on tour promoting his most recent studio album release COMETA.


Skype Williams (Tony Jackson) works mainly within art, music and production. His debut EP ‘Sorry I’m Late’ was released in 2019. He has produced the runway music for Christopher John Rogers’ NYFW show since 2018, as well as runway music for Khiry, Third Crown, House of Aama, and CFGNY’s debut collection. He has produced music for exhibitions at Artist’s Space, and 47 Canal, has DJed events for A24, David Zwirner, Hood by Air, Papi Juice, La Creole (Paris), Vaquera, Christopher John Rogers, Brandon Blackwood, USM, PIN-UP Magazine, and at MoMA PS1, Performance Space, DEPOP, The Standard Hotel, The Ace Hotel New Orleans, The Ace Hotel Brooklyn, Studio Museum of Harlem, The Whitney Museum, and more.


BEARCAT is a London-born New York-based artist.

As a DJ, producer, and performance artist, she also describes herself as a dancefloor therapist that aims to permeate healing through music as she, in turn, heals herself throughout this exchange on dancefloors around the world. BEARCAT’s sets are best described as transcendental, captivating, pounding and eclectic at their core. Known for blending multiple genres into one set her musical exploration touches on everything from jungle, drum’n’bass, techno, rap, to dancehall, tribal house, experimental to hardcore and punk.

This incantation of uncompromising, pulsating rhythm and bass has brought her to perform around the world and at prestigious music festivals such as Pitchfork, Afropunk and Panorama to name a few.

2023 Gala Supporters

Awake NY
Jaeki Cho of Righteous Eats



Bloomberg Philanthropies
Distinguished Vineyards & Wines
San Bartolo Mezcal
taylor creative inc. ny
Silvercup Studios



Forest Hills Stadium
Governors Ball Music Festival
Olidana New York
Dutch Kills Bar
Top Quality
San Bartolo Mezcal


Seth Kupferberg*
New York Mets Owner Steve Cohen
Metabolic Studio
Peter & Helen Warwick*


Christina Geffrard*
Paula Kirby*
Maspeth Federal Savings


Thomas Chen*
Ming Chiang*
Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd.
Jane Hait & Justin Beal
Arthi Krishnamoorthy*
Lorraine Chambers Lewis*
Metro Management Development, Inc.
Northwell Health Long Island Jewish, Forest Hills
Silvercup Studios
Alan Suna*
Gretchen Werwaiss*
Yu Shan Co. USA


Emily Alli, BerlinRosen
Nicole Berry, The Armory Show
Deborah Goodman Davis & Gerald Davis
Delta Air Lines
Gotham Organization
Agnes Gund
Hauser & Wirth
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia
Kaufman Astoria Studios
Bob Knakal, JLL
Shailja & John Koufakis
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Jill & Peter Kraus
Miyoung Lee & Neil Simpkins
The Medi-DoseⓇ Group
Jessica Morgan
Orange Barrel Media
Queens College
ShopCore Properties
Andrea Woodner


* Member of QM’s Board of Trustees

Special Thanks

Event Production 

Erica Sarlo & Company


Lighting Design and Sound Engineering

See Factor


Stage Design

ATD Audio Visual


Valet Service

Executive Parking



Sophie Stone



Abigail Kirsch 



Common Ground Compost works with the NYC community to facilitate the recycling of organics in any capacity— supporting the health & sustaining the growth of our urban communities. All organic material not consumed this evening, or taken home, including the florals will be diverted away from landfills and composted.