Each year, this event presents an opportunity for the Queens Theatre in the Park to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations whose contributions improve the greater community of Queens. Eager to salute the efforts of those who lend support to Queens Theatre in the Park as well as to the entire borough, the Gala is the theatre's most prestigious event. The goal of the event is to raise funds through sponsorships, ticket sales, journal ads and a silent auction. Gala 2011 honors Farrell Fritz, Metropolitan Attorneys at Law, with a special honor for Jeffrey Rosenstock, Founding Director of Queens Theatre in the Park. Following a cocktail party and light supper at 6pm, "The Honoree Recognitions Ceremony" will begin at 7:15pm. The hall will then begin to rock like the Vegas Strip with a fabulous performance of "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show!" The evening ends with the annual Dessert Extravaganza.