This past Saturday, New York City Opera hosted a fantastic, family-focused benefit to raise funds for their acclaimed education programs. The concert featured Oliver Knussen’s opera, “Where the Wild Things Are,” followed by a wild-themed party. Students from the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation created beautiful drawings inspired by the story that were projected behind the performance.

Not only do nearly 5,000 kids benefit from the Opera’s education programs but the kids at the event received some pretty cool gifts too! The team donated our famous New York collage bags which were given out to all the children in attendance, filled with donations from Funky Monkey, New York Cruise Lines, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Lip Smacker, Izze, Magnetic Poetry, Ugly Dolls, and Deutsche Grammophon.

Check out this photo of Alisyn Camerota, co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, and her family enjoying all the event had to offer:

And this cutie pie with his ECOBAG:

Learn more about the Opera’s fantastic programs on their website:
(^watch their video!)