Twilight: The New York Benefit for MAPS

Location: Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012*
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show 7 PM – 4 AM
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Purchase tickets for Twilight here:

  • $25 “Low Income” – Reserved for students, artists, and work-trade volunteers.
  • $50 “The Basic Attendee” – General admission ticket.
  • $75 “The Patron” – This is a fundraiser isn’t it!?
  • $325 “The Benefactor” – Includes an intimate dinner at a world-class restaurant with Rick Doblin, PhD, Julie Holland, MD, and other MAPS colleagues from 6-9 PM.

  • If you are a business owner or philanthropist and are interested in sponsorship opportunities for Twilight, please email Brian Wallace (, MAPS Director of Field Development.

    After the sun sets at the Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference, doors will open at Twilight, a benefit party for MAPS. Twilight will be a spectacular event with live and electronic music performers, cutting edge painters, digital artists, and a keynote address by MAPS Executive Director Rick Doblin, Ph.D. The event is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to attend.

    Ticketing for Twilight is on a pay-what-you-can pricing structure. Please contribute to psychedelic psychotherapy research and science-based education by purchasing a ticket at the level you can comfortably afford.**

    Supporters wishing to make a greater impact are invited to purchase a "Benefactor" ticket. Benefactors will join Rick Doblin, Ph.D, Julie Holland, M.D. and other MAPS colleagues for an intimate dinner at a nearby world-class restaurant from 6-9 PM. Benefactors will enjoy expedited entry into Twilight, and access to a small reserved area that includes beverages and fresh fruit throughout the night. 

    In addition, when the the party ends at Sullivan Hall at 4 AM, attendees are invited to join Rick Doblin, PhD and others for a sunrise walk to Belvedere Castle in Central Park, where we’ll be enjoying a light breakfast. Sunrise is at 6:47 AM!Musical acts: 

    Roots of Creation
    "This band has perfected a Jam-Reggae sound…rhythmic jams dusted with an electronica flavor and boosted by funk-rock riffs. When just four guys can go to this many funky and interesting places, you want to go with them. This is definitely a band to catch – as the title of the CD suggests – live." – Jon Sobel / New Indie CDs

    BioDiesel lies in razor thin space between band and dj, synthetic and human, man and machine, steadily churning out their environmentally friendly Intelligent Dance Music. The mission to save the world one show at a time continues…

    "Sophistafunk has a genre-destroying range of musical ability and mix of socially-conscious lyrics. Much of the trio’s set was spent rifling through thick instrumental funk, fluid vocals, soul crooning, metal, reggae and intricate interplay between Adam Gold’s four-keyboard setup and Emanuel Washington’s drums — an infectious journey that left the full crowd gasping for air."
    – Dan Rys, The Daily Free Press (Boston)

    Beam&Deem is an ever-evolving launch pad for the musings of Zach Catarelli and Chris Coffey. The duo, bolstered by a fixative of relentless musical curiosity and experimentation, presents a fresh and innovative act that creates a multi-sensory experience, catapulting listeners into a soundscape where classical elements create a welcoming familiarity, but where the air is also tinged with unexpectedness. In an era where the evolution of music involves merging mind with technology, Beam&Deem offers a breath of life into the machine, generating a unique sound that will shake both your mind and your behind. Beam&Deem has been expanding their presence within the electronic music community, and in recent months has shared the stage with OTT, Bluetech, Eliot Lipp, the Pnuma Trio, and many more.

    "ZXL is the live wire of NYC’s electronica scene. Born in Brooklyn in 2008 as a collaboration between folktronica mastermind Zack Hagan and improv-dance duo 1050 (Alan D & Wayan Zoey), the band pushes the boundaries of man and machine with their dynamic performances and a repertoire that traverses a host of genres, from drum ‘n bass to deep house, jazz-funk to noise-pop to trip-hop, disco to ambient. ZXL made their onstage debut at Camp Bisco VII, where Zack Hagan received the "Endurance Award" from, as he performed on all three of the fest’s stages. Other festival highlights include NYC’s CMJ & Toronto’s NxNE. The band is also a mainstay of the East Coast rave revival scene, playing at events such as PEX’s Decompression and Winkel & Balktick’s Stranded!"

    DJ Morale
    DJ Morale, a Bay Area native now living in New York, has been rocking dance floors across the states for years, constantly gaining popularity and playing ever-larger shows. He sticks to his guns of punchy beats and heavy bass to get the crowds moving, spinning tracks from a wide variety of genres including breaks, booty bass, glitch, electro fidget/hip-house, dubstep, hip hop, and party classics and BASSSSSSS!

    This event will feature an auction of rare psychedelic memorabilia, including laboratory glassware from Sasha Shulgin’s lab, signed Albert Hofmann collector’s items, original visionary artworks, and one-of-a-kind jewelry and custom clothing (Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin and his partner Ann documented the creation and exploration of MDMA, 2C-B, and hundreds of other psychedelic compounds in their books PIHKAL and TIHKAL; Albert Hofmann, Ph.D., is the late chemist who invented LSD in 1938).

    *Twilight will be held less than 2 blocks from Horizons, giving attendees plenty of time to eat and relax before a night out with MAPS.

    **Every ticket purchased for this event comes with a one-year MAPS membership, which includes a subscription to the tri-annual MAPS Bulletin. The Bulletin contains the latest in psychedelic news, research, culture, and events. Members also enjoy email updates and invitations to MAPS events. Tickets purchased by current MAPS members are considered a membership renewal.