Cupcakes & Cocktails is recognized across Long Island as a unique event, both in terms of dollars raised and excitement produced. Billed as a festive evening for adults to celebrate the child in each of us, Cupcakes and Cocktails is LICM’s only significant annual fundraiser.  

Announcing Cupcakes and Cocktails 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7pm EST*


Long Island Children's Museum


JON LEDECKY, Co-Owner New York Islanders

Community Leadership Award

LYNNETTE CARR-HICKS, Director Uniondale High School Show Choir

Great Friend to Kids Award


Enjoy a fun-filled evening bringing together two great Long Island Institutions committed to responding to the challenges facing our community as we emerge from the pandemic. 

Funds raised enable LICM to foster the growth of our next generation of artists,scientists, educators, entrepreneurs and citizens.


Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO,  RXR Realty

Glenn Tyranski, Managing Director/Affiliate, FTI Consulting

Richard Ferrucci II, Vice President, Alliant Insurance


*We are planning an in-person event at the Museum.  Portions of the evening’s activities will be shared virtually.  LICM will be monitoring and following all NY State guidelines to ensure all COVID-19 safety requirements are followed.  Details will be announced this summer.

Visit Event Page HERE for all event information.

Since 2001, Cupcakes & Cocktails has enjoyed remarkable growth, both in terms of its role as an opportunity to expose LICM to many of Long Island’s most influential business and social leaders, and in terms of funds raised. Contributions from Cupcakes & Cocktails allow LICM to enhance its museum-based educational programs and cultural experiences and extend its community outreach programs across Long Island.

The format of the event is unlike that of a traditional fundraiser and features a continuous cocktail party with food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres all evening, top shelf cocktail bars and, of course, cupcakes! 

In keeping with the Museum’s reputation for fun, an eclectic mix of live entertainment and hands-on activities are designed to showcase LICM’s exhibit galleries and engage guests. A silent auction with mobile bidding is another highlight of the evening.

2020 Cupcakes was impacted by COVID-19 and LICM translated the joyful elements of the live event to a Virtual Event.