Yuri's Night

Yuri’s Night is project of The SpaceKind Foundation a non-profit organization using the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. We organize events, host projects, and encourage exploring new ideas.

You may know The SpaceKind Foundation best for our namesake annual event in April: Yuri’s Night, The World Space Party! We combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. Every year on or around April 12th we celebrate all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going.

Yuri’s Night parties are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981..We support grassroots event organizers around the planet with information, logos, multimedia, and publicity. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue. Yuri’s Night also produces two flagship events, in LA at the California Science Center and at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. In 2020 and 2021, Yuri’s Night pivoted to all-digital flagship events. The live webcasts included a range of guests including artists, astronauts, musicians, Mars scientists, and cultural icons. You can watch them here: 2020 Webcast / 2021 Webcast.