12th Annual
Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala

SOld Out!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

6pm – 11pm

130 Bowery, NYC

Our celebrity gala is back and better than ever. After a season of waiting, we’re ready to celebrate and raise money once again toward DIPG research and helping families in need.

After what has been a difficult year, we know the one thing that has gotten us through it is love. Love for our neighbors, families, and desiring the good of those around us is the energy that has propelled our world towards healing and hope.

These are the same intentions we need to win the fight against DIPG. The evening of our 12th Annual CRF Celebrity Gala will be a night to share in positivity as we celebrate this year’s theme of LOVE.

Cristian always used to say to his father John, “I love you 10!”, because there weren’t enough words to express how much Cristian loved him. The kind of love that Cristian projected toward others is the type of love that accomplishes the impossible. If we all loved in an extraordinary way, we could change the world.

We hope that you will join us for a night of love and hope to spread DIPG awareness and save children’s lives.

Dress Attire:

The gala is a formal, black tie affair. It is strongly encouraged that gentlemen wear tuxedos and ladies wear elegant evening wear in celebration of the event.


As of August 17, 2021, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose for indoor activities in NYC. To attend the 12th Annual Celebrity Gala and enter the venue, you must provide proof of vaccination and a valid government photo ID. The name on your Covid Vaccination card must match your government identification.

PLEASE UPLOAD VACCINATION PROOF AND VALID PHOTO ID AT THIS LINK BEFORE Wed. Nov. 10th to ensure a smoother check-in process. There is also an upload button on the left of this webpage. You will still need to carry vaccination proof and a valid photo ID on the event day.

For proof of vaccination, you can use:

  • CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.
  • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. If you are unable to get this record, call 311.
  • NYC COVID Safe AppAndroidiOS. You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official record, along with your photo ID.
  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus). To use this app, you will need the phone number or email address associated with your NYC vaccination record. If you are unable to use this app, try one of the other options listed above.

For government photo identification, you can use:

  • Government-Issued Passport
  • Driver’s License (U.S. or Canada)
  • Military Identification Card with Photo
  • Government-Issued Identification Card with Photo.

We thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy. Full Steam Ahead.