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Stars Align for your Park’s 2017 Gala!
Your Park’s most glamorous night is almost here, and this year’s Gala is set to be a spectacular celebration of our beloved backyard. One thousand of the Park’s most devoted supporters will join us this Thursday as we celebrate the Park and its tremendous impact on our West Side community, and honor Citi’s CEO Michael L. Corbat, Justin Sadrian, and Robert De Niro for their dedication to New York’s Park for Play.
We’ll kick off the 19th annual event with Cocktails by the Carousel at Pier 62, inviting guests to enjoy sweeping views of our picturesque Chelsea section and a gorgeous boat parade and water show on the river. Our Hudson River residents will be part of the festivities as well—our new Roving River Tricycle’s mobile aquarium has a ticket to the party, giving everyone a chance to see how the dynamic Park educators bring our estuarine sanctuary to life.
As the sun sets over the majestic Hudson, The Cobra Performing Arts Marching Band will rally the crowd to Pier Sixty, where guests will sit amid splendorous décor that brings the Park’s ecosystem to dazzling life. Special guests Mike Myers, Seth Meyers and Coco Rocha will guide us through a festive dinner program—celebrating our esteemed honorees and highlighting the Park’s tremendous transformation and its bright future.
This year, we shine a special spotlight on the Park’s environmental education initiatives, introducing Hudson River Park’s Board of Education, which will help us continue to nurture citizen scientists and build a community of stewards for our precious estuarine sanctuary. And this year’s auction is especially enticing: featuring lots from Seth Meyers, Martha Stewart and Robert De Niro! A mighty performance by Gloria Gaynor will close out the incredible evening.
The Gala is certain to be a tremendous and impactful celebration of the Park we all love. All funds raised are crucial for the continued care and enhancement of our urban oasis, ensuring that we can continue to enhance the lives of New Yorkers for years to come.