We are pleased to announce the Legacy Blue Gala

The NHAA, Inc requests the honor of your presence at the Legacy Blue Gala for an amazing evening of Hampton excellence. At this formal event, we will celebrate our beloved university and honor our fellow alumni. This enchanting evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by an intimate dinner program. After dinner, we will continue the festivities as we dance the night away. Proceeds from the Legacy Blue Gala will support the NHAA, Inc. Student Emergency Fund. We hope to see you there.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • Location: Guastavino’s
  • 409 E 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
  • Cocktail Reception – 7:00 PM
  • Dinner Program – 8:00 PM
  • Reception – 9:30 PM

Attire: Formal Attire is Required


Parking arrangements have been made at Imperial Parking located at 420 E. 59th Street. Guests must mention “Guastavino’s” to access the event rate of $25. 


We are excited that you have chosen to support the NHAA, Inc. Student Emergency Fund by attending the Inaugural Legacy Blue Gala.  Here are some important details to help you navigate the evening.

The event is black-tie and will be held at Guastavino’s, which is located on 409 E. 59th Street, NY, NY, 10022. For Gala attendees that will be driving, we have arranged for parking accommodations at Imperial Parking, located at 420 E. 59th Street.  Guests must mention “Guastavino’s” to access the event rate of $25.

Upon arrival, check in with one of our Gala hosts. After check-in you will be directed to the cocktail reception.  We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy cocktails, h’orderves, and live entertainment.  Immediately following the cocktail reception, we will have an awards dinner program which starts at 8pm.  A digital seating chart will be accessible via QR code.  Upon entering the ballroom, please proceed to your assigned table.  Following the dinner program, there will be an after party in the lower atrium of the venue.

In alignment with current NYC health guidelines, masks are encouraged, but not mandated, to be worn indoors.  We look forward to seeing you at the NHAA, Inc. Inaugural Legacy Blue Gala!


The NHAA Student Emergency Fund 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NHAA, Inc. Student Emergency Fund. The Fund is designed to support current, hardworking students encountering financial difficulties. The Fund will provide individual grants of financial support, allowing students to focus on achieving academic goals.

The NHAA, Inc. Student Emergency Fund will be fueled solely by donations from alumni and corporate partners. Every dollar donated will awarded to a student in need.

Award recipients will be selected by a committee and receive final approval through a majority vote of the Executive Board. Award recipients will be chosen based on financial need, and must be in good academic and social standing with the University.

Hamptonians, let’s continue to let our lives do the singing by ensuring that students for years to come are able to come back to homecoming as graduates!

Ticket sales for this year’s Legacy Blue Gala have ended. Thanks for your interest! Please feel free to donate to our Student Emergency Fund (link).