Upcoming GRYP Events


G!G! 2018: A Gatsby Spectacle

03 March 2018 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Santander Performing Arts Center, North 6th Street 136, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Category: Social Events
2018-03-03 19:00:42 2018-03-03 22:00:00 America/New_York G!G! 2018: A Gatsby Spectacle G!G! 2018: A Gatsby Spectacle North 6th Street 136, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States GRYP
Ticket Type Price Quantity
Non-Member $70.00
Member $55.00
GRYP Member with VIP Package $65.00
Non-Member with VIP Package $80.00
Date Night $105.00
Date Night with VIP Package $120.00


G!G! 2018: A Gatsby Spectacle

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Santander Performing Arts Center | 136 N. 6th St., Reading, PA  19601


We heard your feedback loud and clear and we are returning G!G! to its roots for the 15th anniversary event!

The GRYP Gala has returned to Downtown Reading! With its soaring ceilings framed in masterful molding, grand staircase, and decades of history, the Santander Performing Arts Center sets the stage for G!G! 2018: A Gatsby Spectacle. Entering under the historic marquee, guests are treated to a night of socializing decadence spread across the theatre's lobby. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and spirits add to the fun while music fills the air.

New in 2018, guests may choose to include The VIP Package. The Great Gatsby himself has assembled a collection of artists to entertain the guests. For a nominal additional contribution, VIP guests receive priority access to the mezzanine level where a speakeasy has sprouted and the Reading Distilling Guild will be offering samples of their craft spirits, a local artist, Victoria Parisi, paints on canvas which will be raffled later in the night, Missi Allen will be memorializing the festivities with caricature portraits, and guests are pampered by the Bell Tower Salon & Spa. Following this exclusive VIP hour, all guests co-mingle on both levels of the room.

Guests are encouraged to dress in period-appropriate attire.

FREE parking is available as a courtesy to G!G! guests at the Poplar and Walnut Garage conveniently located two blocks from the gala.

Pricing (includes food, drink, and parking):

GRYP Members:                                         $55

GRYP Members with VIP Package:          $65

Non-Members:                                           $70

Non-Members with VIP Package:            $80

Date Night (Members & Non-Member):  $105

Date Night with VIP Package:                 $120

Purchase your tickets today while they last!

G!G! proceeds have supported a variety of local organizations and projects since 2008:

  • 2008 – Security Camera Fund – Reading Beautification Incorporation
  • 2009 – Penn Corridor Project – Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP)
  • 2010 – Opportunity House
  • 2011
    • Cocktails and Classics - Reading Public Library Foundation
    • Rally for Recreations – The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund of Berks County Community Foundation
    • Top of the Block – Penn Corridor
    • From SoHo to Ricktown – GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
  • 2012
    • Souper Bowl, an event supporting Opportunity House
    • Downtown Chamber of Commerce Treasure Hunt – Reading Downtown Improvement District (DID)
    • Cocktails and Classics - Reading Public Library
    • Summer Bandshell Concert Series - Berks Arts Council
    • Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
    • Program underwriting for Berks Community Television (BCTV)
    • Dancing with the Arts GoggleWorks Gala – GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
    • Top of the Block - Penn Corridor
    • Greater Reading Young Professionals Community Engagement Fund of Berks County Community Foundation
  • 2013 – Community Cause: Education and Workforce Readiness
    • The Berks County Adult Probation & Parole/Offender Workforce Development Specialists Program
    • Literacy Council of Reading-Berks, Inc.: English as a Second Language (ESL) Job Readiness program
    • Reading Public Library: Mind Pop, an adult continuing education program
    • United Community Services for Working Families: Healthcare Careers Track
  • 2014 – Community Cause: Urban Revitalization
    • Gilmore Henne Community Fund
    • Olivet Boys & Girls Club
    • Centre Park Historic District
    • Reading Recreation Commission
  • 2015 – Community Cause: Revitalization
    • West Reading Revitalization Foundation’s Cherry Street Mural Corridor
    • Berks Area Mountain Biking Association’s Mount Penn Preserve Trail Mapping Project, Phase 1
    • ReDesign Reading CDC’s Reading Bike Hub Bicycle Pump Track
  • 2016 – Community Cause: Revitalization
    • Berks Area Mountain Biking Association's Bridge Replacement Project on Neversink Mountain
    • BCTV - SoLo App
  • 2017 – Community Cause: Matching Campaign for the GRYP Community Engagement Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation - courtesy of Customers Bank