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Last week, the Museum Dance brings together influential young philanthropists to celebrate and raise essential funds for the American Museum of Natural History’s scientific and educational programs, which enable thousands of underserved New York City school children to visit the Museum annually.

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The theme of the evening was “Star Studded!,” in honor of the Museum’s new Space Show, Dark Universe, narrated by the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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The event, sponsored by Kwiat, began with an intimate dinner followed by an after-party for all with music by JUS SKE. All funds raised from the event benefit the Museum’s scientific and educational programming.

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Guests included Jemima Kirke, Noreen and Ahmar Ahmad, Annika Connor, Martin Dawson, Eric M. Javits, Jr. and Di Mondo, Lauren and Brian Frank, Jenny and Jay Galluzzo, Tantivy Gubelmann, Melissa and Carney Hawks, Anne Huntington, Dana Wallach and Michael Jones, Harry and Jill Kargman, Arielle and Russell Kwiat, Melanie Lazenby, Alexandra Milstein, Alison Minton, Victoria and Jon Patricof, Barbara Regna, Zibby and Andrew Right, Morgan and David Shara, Lacary Sharpe, Ed Smith, Alexandra Steel,  Monica and Peter Tessler, and many more.

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Photos by D. Finnin and R. Mickens for the AMNH