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Tickets On Sale for Big Night Out! 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tickets are on sale now!

Big Night Out! is Manhattan Country School’s annual spring benefit in support of sliding-scale tuition. This year’s event takes place Saturday, April 29, 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.


635 West 42nd Street | New York City


6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception 

7:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Award Ceremony, Dinner & Dancing


2017 Living the Dream Mentor Award Honoree

Each year, Manhattan Country School 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 someone who exemplifies MCS’ vision and mission through his personal writing and journalistic reporting on race and inequity in America.


Author of Between the World and Me and national correspondent for The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Photo Credit: Gabriella Demzuk

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me and the memoir The Beautiful Struggle, and has penned many influential articles about cultural, social and political issues for The Atlantic, including “The Case for Reparations.” Judge Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker wrote, “Coates is one of the most elegant and sharp observers of race in America. He is an upholder of universal values, a brave and compassionate writer who challenges his readers to transcend narrow self-definitions and focus on shared humanity.” Ta-Nehisi has been awarded the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, the National Book Award for nonfiction and a MacArthur Fellowship, and was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2016. 

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