Fountain House is dedicated to the recovery of men and women with mental illness by providing opportunities for our members to live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support. The annual gala raises awareness and funds for Fountain Gallery through an art auction featuring Fountain House artists and contributing local artists that gladly support the cause. This year the gala took place at Skylight West. Through the décor and menu, Skylight West was transformed into Uptown and Downtown NYC allowing guests to explore the Big Apple without even having to catch a cab. The menu consisted of dinner stations representing iconic NYC neighborhoods. Mini fried oyster po’boys and mini chili cheese dogs brought guests to Coney Island while kimchi pancakes and kabayaki glazed chicken wings let them walk down the streets of Chinatown. Upstairs (or Uptown) guests enjoyed a “stroll through central park” by grabbing warm soft pretzel bites and paper cones of honey roasted almonds from our stationed street carts. With a live swing band in the background guests were able to walk around and enjoy the art while placing bids through iBid and watching the live auction on flat screen TV’s positioned all throughout the venue. Goodie bags of black & white cookies with given to guests on their way out in order to remember their evening in the Big Apple. The “therapy” of Fountain House is their working community and this truly shows at their gala through all the hard work put in by everyone to make this such a successful event year after year.
Great event last night! You and your staff were amazing as usual. People were RAVING about the food…..and when those subway cupcakes came out, I almost died….sooo cute and so on the theme!!!! I love working with you (as you know)…can’t wait for the next one.”