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Decades Ball: The 1960s

Monday, March 25, 2019


Join Lapham’s Quarterly for A Hard Day’s Night in the Summer of Love



 The 1960s


Monday, March 25, 2019
583 Park Avenue, New York City


This revolutionary evening benefits our educational mission and provides core support to carry on the work of the magazine.


Lewis H. Lapham


Monica and Ray Lamontagne
Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser
Donna and Ben Rosen
Deb and Bill Ryan


Simon Winchester


6:30 pm: Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
7:30 pm: Dinner with words and music

1960s Costume or Festive Dress


To purchase your table or tickets and be listed on the benefit committee, please click here, email, or call the Decades Ball office at 212-590-6875. 


The Decades Ball is the annual gala event presented by Lapham’s Quarterly, bringing together friends and readers of the magazine, emerging and established writers, and devoted patrons. Guests are treated to readings and songs from the decade, a menu featuring period food and drink, and rousing company the New York Times compared to “dedicated revelers at a Gatsby party.” This “stirring night” (Wall Street Journal) has in the past featured performances by F. Murray Abraham, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Kevin Kline, Christopher Lloyd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Mary-Louise Parker.


Image credit: Blue Marilyn, by Andy Warhol, 1962. Acrylic and screen print ink on canvas, 19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. © Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Alfred H. Barr Jr., Class of 1922, and Mrs. Barr.