The Big Night for the Children of Los Angeles

About the GALA

Each year, Para Los Niños celebrates its work with L.A.’s neediest children with a gala and tribute to their accomplishments. It will be a night of art, dancing, singing, and sharing in the joy of helping people change their lives for the better.

Para Los Niños President & CEO Drew Furedi and the Board of Directors
Cordially Invite You to Attend


Bellas Artes Gala Para Los Niños
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
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The evening will include an open bar with scrumptious dining options by Border Grill, special guest speakers and honorees, a fantastic silent auction, live musical performance by Boogaloo Assassins, beautiful fine art and live thrilling performances by the children of Para Los Niños. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Cocktail attire suggested.


LA PLaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


How do I check in?

Upon arrival at LA Plaza, guests will be greeted and escorted to the registration station to check-in and register their credit card for any Silent Auction, Fund-a-Need or Opportunity Drawing ticket purchases they may wish to make during the evening.

Where do I park?

Complimentary hosted parking will be available to all guests at several different lots surrounding LA Plaza.

LA Plaza is also a 5 minute walk from Union Station!

What should I wear?

Cocktail attire is suggested. Bright, colorful, evening dining fashion with flare–and your best dancing shoes.
(Note: High heels may get stuck in grass).

Is there assigned seating?

Tables are assigned and all tickets are held under individual last name at registration table.

If I promise not to drink, can I come to the event if I’m under 21 years of age?

No one under the age of 21 will be provided alcohol.

Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?

Yes, your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to you listing the fair market value of your purchase. Please retain this letter for your financial records.

How are the proceeds used?

Funds raised during the Bellas Artes Gala Para Los Niños event are directed to the year-round family services we provide. For the past 38 years, Para Los Niños has worked to uplift impoverished Los Angeles children through education, therapy, and resources they need to build a brighter future. We believe our whole-child approach meets the needs of our students and families by keeping high expectations and outcomes for students as a central focus, while addressing and mitigating factors of poverty, trauma and readiness.