Bay Street Hosts Annual Gala



Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will host its 23rd annual Summer Gala and honor Kate Burton, April Gornik and Sheldon Harnick on Saturday, July 12.

The gala, which will be hosted under a tent on Long Wharf, will begin at 7 p.m. with dinner and dancing at 8.

For the first time ever, Bay Street will host a pre-gala VIP cocktail reception an hour before the event at which Ms. Gornik will be honored and Broadway stars will perform.

Ms. Burton and Mr. Harnik will be honored at the gala itself, followed by a dinner prepared by chef Peter Ambrose. There will be live music by the Nancy Atlas Project as well as live entertainment by Broadway stars Patina Miller and Tovah Feldshuh. During the event, there will also be live and silent auctions, which include VIP tickets to IF/THEN with a backstage tour and a meet and greet with Idina Menzel, a weeklong stay for four at Wimco Villa in St. Bart’s, 18 holes of golf for two with Richard Kind at the Bridge, and more.

Ms. Gornik is an American artist who will be honored for her contributions to fine art and the Village of Sag Harbor. Ms. Burton is an actress, whose credits include “The First Wives Club” and “Scandal.” She is the daughter of actor Richard Burton and Bay Street co-founder Sybil Christopher. Mr. Harnick is a Tony award-winning lyricist, who, among many accomplishments, contributed to the music of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Bay Street Theater is a not-for-profit theater. The gala will benefit its educational and theatrical programs.

General admission tickets are $550 and $395 for young professionals under 40. VIP tickets begin at $1,000 and VIP tables begin at $10,000.

To order tickets, call (631) 725-0818, visit or contact For VIP tickets, contact Diana Aceti at