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Gala 2023

Pan Am Museum Foundation Fundraising Gala

Passage to India

Join us as we celebrate this October in camaraderie with our Pan Am family, friends, and airline enthusiasts and help keep the great spirit of Pan Am alive!

On Saturday, October 14th we celebrate our annual gala themed, “Passage To India”.

So, come for a night of Pan Am nostalgia, dancing, and socializing!

Passage To India 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Cradle of Aviation Museum Charles Lindbergh Boulevard Garden City, NY 11530

Gala Tickets

Non-member - $275 Annual Member - $250*

*You must be an annual member to receive the “Annual Member” rate. Membership number is required. You will be billed the difference otherwise.

Please contact us if you are unsure of your number or status!

Annual members, please check your email for instructions on how to get the pricing!


Phone: 1-888-826-5678

If purchasing member and non-member tickets, please purchase them separately if possible.

Tickets can be purchased directly below, or by using the button for the ticketing page powered by GiveButter.

Ad and/or a Memorial in Gala Program

Buy Advertising and/or a Memorial in the Gala’s Program in support of the Museum

REMEMBER: The deadline date for all submissions is:  September 30, 2023


special guests

Keynote Speaker:

Fred Burton

New York Time Best-Selling Author
The world’s foremost authority on protective intelligence, security, and executive protection

Fred is a former police officer, federal special agent, and New York Times best-selling author. He’s served on the front lines of high-profile investigations like the hunt for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing; the 1988 plane crash of PAK-1 that killed U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel and Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq; and the search for Americans kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon.

His best-selling books include his personal memoir GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism AgentChasing Shadows: A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to JusticeUnder Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi and his fourth book, Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America.

Special guest Speaker:

Hector Adler

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Vice President Flight Services
Pan Am 1988-1991

Hector is a pioneer for the flight attendant profession. He was a member of the first class to include male flight attendants at American Airlines in 1973. He went on to serve in leadership roles at Pan American World Airways, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Eos Airlines and US Airways before leading the industry largest flight attendant workforce at American Airlines as Senior Vice President Product and Service Delivery.

2023 Honorees

The Crew Of Pan Am Flight 73 of September 1986

To learn more about Flight 73 and the 1986 hijacking, our award-winning program, The Pan Am Podcast, dedicated two episodes about this historic and tragic event.

Click the buttons below to listen:


Entertainment will be provided by Surati for Performing Arts

Travel and Accommodations

The Pan Am Museum is located within the Cradle of Aviation Museum and is part of Nassau County's Museum Row located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in East Garden City, next to Nassau Community College.

Airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)

Taxis and Transportation: Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available at each airport and LIRR station.

Driving Directions: Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot.

Public Transportation via Bus: The N16 Hempstead-Rockville Centre bus route stops almost directly in front of the Museum.

From Manhattan via LIRR: Penn Station to Mineola, Westbury or Garden City. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available at each station.

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Monday: Closed
Tues ‒ Sun: 10:00 a.m. ‒ 5:00 p.m.

Adults (13-61): $16
Children (2-12): $14
Seniors (62+): $14

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