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Golden Shamrock Gala

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
— GBS

Held each year on St. Patrick’s Day in honor of Shaw’s Irish heritage, GTG’s Golden Shamrock Gala is a festive and fabulous celebration of all that GTG does.

Featuring a sparkling cocktail hour and delectable meal, a silent auction with lots that have included rare collectibles, Broadway tickets, spa vouchers, fine wines and more, and a musical program by some of New York’s finest performers, the Golden Shamrock Gala is an event not to be missed.

It is also at GTG’s Golden Shamrock Gala that we present our annual Golden Shamrock award, which recognizes an artist, artists, or arts supporter for contributions they have made to society that promote the values Shaw cherished.

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
— GBS

Past Recipients of the Golden Shamrock Gala Award

  • 2017 – Tyne Daly
  • 2015 – Kate Mulgrew and Kenneth Lonergan
  • 2014 – Anita Jaffe and Charles Busch
  • 2013 – Judith Ivey and Robert Osborne
  • 2012 – Terrence McNally and Brian Murray

Photos from Past Golden Shamrock Galas