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2020 Hudson River Park UnGala

On October 21, 2020, the Hudson River Park UnGala brought us together at home to celebrate and support Hudson River Park. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise more than $1 Million to help keep Hudson River Park safe, clean, green and growing.

The evening’s celebration brought together prominent Park supporters — including David Broza, David Chang, Andy Cohen, Lea DeLaria, Charlotte Groeneveld-Van Haren, Jenna Bush Hager, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Julianne Moore, Martha Stewart and more — to share appreciation for all that Hudson River Park has provided our community in this year like no other, and always.

In a time when our community has relied on the Park’s four+ miles of open space more than ever before as an essential source of wellbeing and strength, supporters like you help us keep this vital public resource thriving and growing.

Want to relive the experience? Explore the UnGala, and enjoy the evening’s fabulous program below:

HRP-Friends-2020-Gala_Evite_Final_AA9Every fall, Hudson River Park’s most loyal supporters come together at our Annual Gala for one unifying purpose: to keep the Park beautiful, safe, clean, green and growing.

This year, more than ever before, Hudson River Park’s four+ miles of open space have provided an essential source of wellbeing and strength – a lifeline for New Yorkers – lifting our spirits in the face of great adversity.

We invite you to show your appreciation for all that the Park provides our community with an at-home celebration of our vital urban oasis. Your support ensures that this incomparable New York City treasure continues to thrive and grow for generations.

Hudson River Park UnGala

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
8:00 PM
An At-Home Celebration of Hudson River Park


David Chang
Andy Cohen
Lea DeLaria
Charlotte Groeneveld-Van Haren
Jenna Bush Hager
Julianne Moore
Martha Stewart
and more

Hosted by the Hudson River Park Friends Board of Directors

Michael E. Novogratz, Chair
Scott M. Lawin, Vice Chair
Justin Sadrian, Vice Chair
Samuel F. Martini, Treasurer
Susanna Aaron, Secretary
David Amsterdam
Cathy Blaney
Anthony Borelli
Peter Braus
Ben Brown
David Chang
Jennifer Cohan
Walter Haydock
Douglas Heitner
Shari Hyman
David Juracich
Paula Madoff
Joshua Rahn
Joseph B. Rose
Ben Shaoul
Martha Stewart
Diana L. Taylor
David Tisch
Nat Turner
Mark Van Zandt
Román Viñoly
Greg Wasserman
Daniel J. Williams
Madelyn Wils, ex-officio

Honorary Committee

Kristin Davis
Éric Ripert
Susan Sarandon
Jake Shears

UnGala Auction Committee

Stefania Bethlen, Auction Co-Chair
Jarred Snyder, Auction Co-Chair
Cathy Blaney
Lauren Tsuchiya Brooten
Jean Kogut
Greg Wasserman

2020 UnGala Sponsors and Supporters*

Thank you! Your generosity is invaluable and helps ensure the success of the Hudson River Park UnGala.


Bloomberg Philanthropies
Erica and Sam Martini
Sukey and Michael Novogratz


Walter Haydock
Lee and Justin Sadrian


Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg
Brookfield Properties
Edison Properties
Paul and Sonia Jones
Sarah and Sean Lambert
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Suwattana and Román Viñoly


Wendy and David Amsterdam
Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Consolidated Edison
Downtown United Soccer Club
Natalie and Edward Emerson
Paula and Eric Madoff
National Land Tenure
New York Cruise Lines
Oxford Properties Group
Jessica Contrastano-Rahn and Joshua Rahn
Terminal Warehouse
Zara and David Tisch
Melissa and Greg Wasserman

Friends Sponsor



Kara and Patrick Dennis
Hudson Yards (Related Companies & Oxford Properties)
Mia Jung and Scott Lawin
Cynthia and Peter Kellogg
Diana L. Taylor
Lindsay and Mark Van Zandt
Daniel and Kristen Williams
Madelyn and Steven Wils

Supporters (Patrons)

Thomas G. Connolly
Sarah Currie-Halpern and Jon Halpern
Hunter Roberts Construction Group
James Corner Field Operations
L'Oréal USA
Evelyn and David McCabe
Sciame Construction
TD Bank

Supporters (Benefactors)

Cathy Blaney
Connie Fishman
Gilbane Building Company
Kimberly and Scott Goodwin
Kasirer LLC
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
SHoP Architects
Trevcon Construction Co., Inc.

*as of Tuesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Learn more about the Hudson River Park Gala

Explore highlights from our 2019 Gala