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2017 Big Night Out!

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Location: 
espace, 635 West 42nd St., New York, NY

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Big Night Out

Big Night Out!, Manhattan Country School’s annual spring benefit to support sliding-scale tuition is Saturday, April 29. This year’s event celebrates our 50th anniversary and features the Living the Dream Mentor Award ceremony, dinner, dancing and an online auction. Revenue from Big Night Out! helps MCS raise the more than $1.5 million needed to sustain our sliding-scale tuition program each year.

2017 Living the Dream Mentor Award Honoree

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Photo Credit: Gabriella Demzuk

Each year, MCS honors excellence and leadership in progressive education, arts and sciences, social and environmental justice and community activism with its Living the Dream Mentor Award.

This year, we honor Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me and national correspondent for The Atlantic. Ta-Nehisi is someone who exemplifies MCS’ vision and mission through his personal writing and journalistic reporting on race and inequity in America.



Featuring Musical Entertainment By

DJ Stretch Armstrong

Alicia Hall Moran

Marika Hughes

And Nick Colt '82 and Adam Ramsey


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Support the Big Night Out! Auction

Big Night Out AuctionThe Big Night Out! online auction features specially curated items and experiences from members of the MCS community. All proceeds support Manhattan Country School's sliding-scale tuition program.

We will be accepting bids until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Please note: we will only be accepting online bids this year so that everyone will have a chance to participate whether or not you are at the event.

Place Your Bid: Whether you're looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something in our auction.

Tell Your Friends: The success of our online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help. Please Refer a Friend and encourage them to participate so they don't miss a single moment of the fun and excitement.


Check Out the Auction