The Big Bang 2012
MiaSci’s explosive gala kick-off party
WSVN7’s Alexis Rivera and
Big Bang Chairman Izzy Havenick
BIG BANG offers a chance to mingle with some of Miami’s most enthusiastic young philanthropists while celebrating the next chapter in the museum’s history. This year’s BIG BANG will also be the first time that the young professional focused event becomes a part of the Museum’s Galaxy Gala, chaired by Nancy Batchelor and Nicole Lozano, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A dedicated BIG BANG cocktail hour will begin promptly at 9 pm. At 10 pm the Galaxy Gala site will convert, with the aid of special effects, lighting and a theatrical “big bang”, into the party of the year.
“This is a big year for us at the Miami Science Museum. We will be breaking ground for our new state-of-the-art building in Downtown Miami, scheduled to open in 2015,” said Gillian Thomas, President and CEO of the Miami Science Museum. “Young professionals are an
BIG BANG, graciously sponsored by Magic City Casino and chaired by Izzy Havenick, will feature music from DJ Mark Leventhal and cover band, Soul Survivors. The event also features a full open bar sponsored by Bacardi and edible swag sponsored by Azucar Bakery. With Miami’s ever-changing cityscape, right now all eyes are on the downtown waterfront corridor, soon to become Museum Park and the new home of The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (the new Miami Science Museum).
MiaSci’s Tony Lima and
Galaxy Gala Chair Nancy Bachelor
BIG BANG will be held the evening of Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9 pm at the JW Marriott & Hotel Beaux Arts in Downtown Miami. Attendees are urged to arrive no later than 9:30 pm. Tickets are on pre-sale now for $70 per person until February 1, 2012. Regular ticket prices are $100 per person. All proceeds directly benefit the Miami Science Museum and its programs. To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.miamisci.org/events/bigbang. To follow the group, find the Young Patrons on Facebook under MiaSci Young Patrons.