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Previous Winners

"Just a brief note to tell you how much my husband and I are enjoying the French Institute package. We're having so much fun. Thank you, and NY Magazine."

Best, Elin Defrin

Date Prize Winner(s)
01/16/08 Two Tickets to Karaoke Relapse with The Thermals at Studio B Alexis Washam
01/09/08 Two Tickets to globalfest 2008 at Webster Hall Michal McCarthy
12/19/07 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly merchandise including a copy of Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoirs, the film's soundtrack on CD, and a one-year membership to the MoMA (three winners) Naomi Peled, Matt Wilstein, Rachel Tutera
12/06/07 Two tickets to New York X New York's Not Your Office Holiday Party featuring Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and We Are Scientists Shannon Heth
11/27/07 Two tickets to Cold War Kids at Webster Hall B.Q. Nguyen
11/08/07 Two tickets to Vanessa Carlton at Joe's Pub Kevin Lam
11/05/07 Two tickets to the Pennsylvania Ballet's Carmina Burana at City Center (three winners) Dina Zuckerberg, Parisa Hagshenas, Andrea Barbakoff
11/01/07 Two tickets to Takeover BAM Eng San Kho
10/24/07 Two tickets to Edward Albee's play Peter + Jerry Amy Bush
10/22/07 Two tickets to see Sondre Lerche and a copy of the Dan In Real Life soundtrack (three winners) Leslie Shiers, Jacque Schiller, Victor Glemauld
10/18/07 A copy of the new Coheed & Cambria CD, No World for Tomorrow (ten winners) Ruth Heller, Kelly Aveen, Aliza Abbate, Caryn Havlik, Beth Perry, Jen Schulkind
10/17/07 Two tickets to New York X New York All Hallows Madness at Judson Church Rebecca Ives
10/15/07 Two tickets to see Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie at MSG (two winners) Jane Rosenblum, Eileen Milan
10/12/07 Two tickets to see Justice at Terminal 5 Nicholas Beck
10/11/07 Two tickets to the Benny Carter Centennial starring Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Howard Locker
10/10/07 Two tickets to Adam Rapp's new play, Bingo With Indians, at The Flea(three winners) Teri Magel, Marisa Pellicci, Meg Scheding
10/05/07 Two tickets to Celebrity Autobiography at The Zipper Factory plus dinner before the show. Farrah Pepper


Two tickets to see The Decemberists at Terminal 5 Erin Ardleigh
9/21/2007 Two tickets to see Architecture in Helsinki at Studio B Sabrina How
9/18/2007 Two tickets to see Revolution at The Joyce Theatre (three winners) Cris Breining, Simge Akbulut, Katy Higgins
9/12/2007 Two tickets to Walmartopia! (five winners) Jillian Y. Jaques, Karen Shueh, Jeff Walker, Rachel Backoff, Michelle Berg
9/6/2007 Two tickets to see Bon Jovi with My Chemical Romance at the new Prudential Center (two winners) Lisa Infantes, Alexandra Joseph
8/31/2007 Copy of Tina Brown's The Diana Chronicles (ten winners) Linda Steinberg, Shelley Evans, Erica Pearson, Amy Clarke, Carey Purcell, Judy Nadler, Cassi Jensen, Deborah Markowitz
8/30/2007 Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveShow T-shirts and Track Jackets (ten winners) Rama Dadarkar, Christine Harada, Faye McGrath, Sonia Montalvo, Tamar Schwartz, Denise Gildea, Barbara Huber, Courtney O'Rourke, Sam Shubitz, Mariel Travis
8/29/2007 Two tickets to see Interpol at Madison Square Garden (two winners) Noah Howard, Jingyi Wee
8/23/2007 Two tickets to see Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem at Randall's Island Lauren O'Neill-Butler
8/21/2007 Two pairs of tickets to Oneida at P.S. 1's Warm Up (two winners) Mary Couzens, Daisy Nam
8/16/2007 Two tickets to New York by New York: Scavenger Madness. Edward Stern
8/15/2007 Two tickets to Lee "Scratch" Perry/Dub Is a Weapon. Kerry McLean, Drew Caplin, John O'Marra, Julie Nusbaum
8/11/2007 Two tickets to see Paul van Dyk at Central Park. Elena Lee, Harald Mootz, Farrah Pepper
8/9/2007 Two tickets to see Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple at Central Park. Priya Bhupathi, Celeste Lee, Anna Starr, Kimberly Wong, Elizabeth McRae
8/3/2007 Two tickets to see Brightblack Morning Light aboard The Temptress. Leslie Abelson
8/1/2007 Two tickets to Twist, part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Malcolm Prince
7/27/2007 Passes to Devil Land, part of the New York Summer Play Festival. Stevie Wong, Annette Shade, Marjorie Rosenthal
7/26/2007 Two tickets to a screening of No End in Sight at Film Forum. Rita Gail Johnson
7/20/2007 Merchandise Prize packs including one pair of passes to the advanced screening of The Simpson's Movie (one Grand Prize Winner and Two Runners-Up) Grand Prize: Fiona Torres Runner Up: Maria Scali, Anna Starr
7/18/2007 Two tickets to the Bard Summerscape Opera: Zemlinksy's Two One-Acts (one winner) Tony Rodriguez
7/15/2007 Two tickets to the RocksOff Concert Cruise with Electric Six (one winner) Julie Nussbaum
7/13/2007 Free passes to advance screening of Hairspray (twenty five winners) Winners have been notified
7/12/2007 Copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: In the USA and Canada by Patricia Schultz (five winners) Frani Lieberman, Larisa Khodorkovskaya, Sally Dricks, Catehrine Quach, Caroline Coronado
7/11/2007 Two tickets in orchestra section to see Gypsy at the City Center (one winner) Courtney Anderson
7/8/2007 Two tickets to see the Dispatch Benefit Concert at Webster Hall (one winner) Jenny Foughner
7/6/2007 Two passes to New York by New York's Bad Art Auction with Zach Galifianakis and Band of Horses (one winner) Hilary Greenbaum
7/5/2007 Copy of Grammy-award winning violinist Eugene Drucker's debut novel, The Savior (five winners) Tiffany Coe, Elizabeth Duran, Erika Grijalva, Walter Lamb, Heidi Lee
7/2/2007 Two tickets to see Lady Sovereign at Spiegeltent (one winner) Ivana Ng
6/29/2007 Two passes to see Samuel Fuller's White Dog at BAM's Afro-Punk festival (one winner) Noah Howard
6/28/2007 Two passes to Rescue Dawn screening plus the movie soundtrack (25 winners) Winners have been notified
6/21/2007 Two tickets in orchestra section to Neil LaBute's In A Dark Dark House (three winners) Alexandra Carpio, Devond Davies, Alayne Faraone
6/18/2007 Two tickets to Battles at Studio B (one winner) Anna Kuchma
6/15/2007 Flight of the Conchords Goodie Bag with DVD, t-shirt, poster, and more! (five winners) Susanne Goldstone, Angela Lim, Rob Salviotti, Frederica Stines, Brett Wean
6/02/2007 Two tickets to 110 in the Shade at Studio 54 (one winner) Jihyun Oh
5/31/2007 Two tickets to Kings of Leon at Roseland Ballroom, one copy of Because of the Times on CD, and one Vestal Watch (one winner) Michelle Bellinger (NYC)
5/27/2007 Two tickets to Grey Gardens on Broadway (one winner) Cuck Bussler
5/23/2007 Arctic Monkeys' Favourite Worst Nightmare CD and "Brianstorm" single on vinyl (five winners) Karen Ferber (NYC), Ranjani Gopalarathinam (NYC), Tom Kane (White Plains)
5/22/2007 Miranday July's No One Belongs Here More Than You (four winners) Steven Lederman, Roseann Brandes, Shelley Evans, Adriana Gelves
5/16/2007 Ten pairs of tickets to Alan Berliner's Wide Awake: Portrait of an Artist as an Insomniac at the Walter Reade Theater (five winners) Arielle Bertman, Rene Catindig, Jerily Curcio, Steven Metzger, Elizabeth Duran, Heather Hayen, Allegra Kashmer, Margaret Lloyd, Marilyn Mayers, Madeline Sperilo
5/14/2007 Two season passes to the French Institutes spring/summer cultural and culinary programming (one winner) Elin Defrin (Amenia, NY)
5/10/2007 Two tickets to the Many Moods of Miles Davis at Lincoln Center (one winner) YiYeoun Kim (PA)
5/09/2007 One copy of The Good German, Letters From Iwo Jima, and The Fountain on DVD (five winners) Stacey Barron (NY), Larisa Khodorkovskaya (NY), Beth Perty (NY), Haley Price (NY), Robert Salviotti (NY)
5/08/2007 Two tickets to a private preview screening of Mr. Brooks starring Kevin Costner and Demi Moore (100 guests) Winners have been notified.
5/07/2007 Two series passes to Lee Marvin: The Coolest Lethal Weopan (one winner) Jennifer Barba (NY)
5/03/2007 One copy of Walter Isaacson's Einstein: His Life and Universe (five winners) Gary Boehr (NY), Anne Mani (NY), Whitney Moses (NY), Julie Nusbaum (NY), Raquel Parrilla (NY)
5/02/2007 Two tickets to Arcade Fire at the United Palace on May 7th, 2007 (one winner) Catrinel Bartolomeu (NY)
5/01/2007 Two tickets to see Beirut at Bowery Ballroom on May 7th, 2007 (one winner) Jasmine Moy (NY)
4/27/2007 Two tickets to see Modest Mouse at the Palace Theater on April 29th, 2007; plus a copy of their album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (one winner) Dany Naierman (NY)
4/28/2007 A copy Haruki Murakami's After Dark (five winners) Valerie Bedon, Shilpa Kanani, Charleen Barila, Monica Liu, Carmen Flores
4/30/2007 Two tickets to the Brooklyn Philharmonic's "The Road to Redemption" at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House on May 12, 2007 (one winner) Alden Miles