28th Annual Big Apple Bash
When: November 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Big Apple Circus, Damrosch Park-Lincoln Center and
Tavern on the Green, West 67th Street @ Central Park West
New York City
The 28th Annual Big Apple Bash will once again bring together camper families and donors for a mesmerizing private performance of Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center in New York City. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Hole in the Wall campers and their families from the Tri-State region are invited to attend the Circus free of charge. With no seat more than fifty feet from the ring, guests will experience all of the thrills and laughs up-close! Following the performance, Bash donors will enjoy a post-performance reception at Tavern on the Green restaurant, which is located a few blocks away just inside Central Park. Reception festivities will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert buffets, music and activities for the whole family!
Please contact Courtney Pandolfi at (203) 745-2711 or via email with questions.
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The 27th Annual Big Apple Bash November 10, 2018
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp celebrated its 27th Annual Big Apple Bash in New York on Saturday, November 10th. “Bandit Brigade” presenting sponsors, American Packaging Corporation and LiDestri Food and Drink worked tirelessly to rally their networks throughout the year, raising more than $1.77 million for Camp’s growing programs, a record fundraising total for the event.
The festivities kicked off at Big Apple Circus in Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center. Before 1,000 guests including campers from the New York Tri-State Region enjoyed two hours of juggling, acrobatics and aerialists, they were treated to complimentary face painting and clown noses. Camp’s CEO Jimmy Canton and Bash Co-Chairs Stefani LiDestri and Peter Schottland served as Guest Ringmasters for the performance, welcoming the crowd prior to the lights going down under the big top tent. With no seat more than 50 feet from the ring, attendees experienced all of the thrills and laughs up close!
Following the Big Apple Circus fun, Bash donors traveled to the iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant nestled a few blocks away just inside Central Park for an evening reception. LiDestri Food and Drink signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert buffets and activities for the whole family greeted guests upon arrival. Race car simulators, a green screen photo booth and arts & crafts entertained our youngest supporters in the Kid Zone, while DJ Kaz kept guests dancing to current pop hits and classic favorites into the night.
Kicking off the evening’s short program, Jimmy shared program updates before introducing camper Hope who remarked how Camp changed her outlook on life by making her realize that you can still accomplish dreams despite having an illness such as her sickle cell disease. Following Hope’s inspiring words, fellow camper Aiyanna took center stage, performing an original song accompanied by her ukulele. Both campers received standing ovations for their bravery, strength and talents before Stefani and Peter approached the podium to thank supporters for their tremendous contributions.