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On Thursday, October 17, Hudson River Park’s Annual Gala celebrated HRPK’s four miles of open green space and the diverse educational and cultural opportunities the Park brings our community. With the final 25% of the Park now under design and construction, there was much cause for festivity at this year’s event. Eight hundred of HRPK’s most dedicated supporters and leaders toasted all the Park has achieved and the unprecedented growth ahead, helping us raise nearly $3 million to benefit the future of NYC’s west side backyard.

We kicked off the evening with cocktails at the stunning, brand new Cipriani South Street. The evening’s decor by Raul Avila paid homage to the year-round beauty of the Park, each table – and each section of the evening’s program – elegantly evoking one of HRPK’s four seasons.

The evening’s dinner program abounded with moments of laughter, music and festivity. Host Sandra Bernhard kept guests entertained throughout the evening as we celebrated our three esteemed honorees – Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York; David Chang, Chef/Founder, Momofuku; and Lucy Liu, Actress/Artist/Director – whose remarks inspired the crowd and celebrated the Park’s positive impact on the environment and our community.

A lively auction led by Lydia Fenet brought cheers as bidders competed for lots from David Chang, Martha Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Nigel Barker and more. And we closed out the evening with a special performance by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, whose high-energy performance got the crowd moving.

Thank you to our sponsors, Alexandria Real Estate, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Centaur Properties, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Hudson Yards, Katten, Lalezarian Properties, Midtown Equities and Newmark Knight Frank, and to all who attended and supported us in making the Hudson River Park Gala a momentous success. The generosity and dedication of our Park community helps keep HRPK beautiful, safe, clean and green, enhancing the lives of New Yorkers for many decades to come.

For a glimpse of this special night, check out our 2019 HRPK Gala Gallery:


Hudson River Park’s Annual Gala has become a signature fall event, highlighting the West Side’s splendid rejuvenation. We hope you will join us as we celebrate Hudson River Park and lend support to its continued care and ongoing, exciting expansion.

Gala Co-Chairs

Sukey & Michael Novogratz
Diana L. Taylor
Michael Corbat
Mia Jung & Scott M. Lawin
Paula & Eric Madoff
Lee & Justin Sadrian
Ingrid Arneberg & Sarah Grados

invite you to join us for the

Hudson River Park Gala
Thursday, October 17, 2019

6:00 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner, Auction and Special Performance by Jake Shears (of Scissor Sisters)

Cipriani South Street
10 South Street, New York, NY

Hosted by
Sandra Bernhard


Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York

David Chang
Chef/Founder, Momofuku

Lucy Liu


Thank you! Your generosity is invaluable and helps ensure the success of the Hudson River Park 20th Anniversary Gala.

Honorary Committee
Matthew Broderick, Mario Cantone, Andy Cohen, Claire Danes, Kristin Davis, Robert De Niro, Diane Von Furstenburg and Barry Diller, Padma Lakshmi, Jay Leno, Chris Noth, Susan Sarandon, Martin Short, Martha Stewart, Vanessa Williams

Host Committee
Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg, Wendy and David Amsterdam, Tom Bernstein, Roland Betts, Anthony Borelli, Kaija and Peter L. Braus, Ben Brown, James Capalino, Lillie and Steven Charno, Jennifer Cohan, Andrew Colosimo, Raphael De Niro, Kara and Patrick Dennis, Nathalie Doobin, Natalie and Edward Emerson, Adam Flatto, Tom Frambach, Meredith Guelbert, Beth and Peter Hammack, Walter Haydock, Douglas B. Heitner, Sonia and Paul Jones, Sonia and Gaurav Kapadia, Kyle Kimball, Neil V. King III, Randi and Jeff Levine, Joel S. Marcus, Gus Markou, Erica and Sam Martini, Alli McCartney, Scott Rechler, David Schwartz, Dean Shapiro, Gillian and Bob Steel, Lisa Switkin, David Tewksbury, Zara and David Tisch, Ronald Treveloni, Jr., Lindsay and Mark Van Zandt, Suwattana and Román Viñoly, Melissa and Greg Wasserman, Daniel J. Williams, Madelyn Wils

Friends Sponsors
Alexandria Real Estate, Midtown Equities, Centaur Properties

Gala Sponsors
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Hudson Yards, Lalezarian Properties, Newmark Knight Frank

Erica and Sam Martini, Sukey and Michael E. Novogratz

Ingrid Arneberg and Sarah Grados, Blade UAM, Citi, Walter Haydock, Joseph Rose, Lee and Justin Sadrian, Gillian and Bob Steel

AKS Capital Partners, Brookfield Properties, Chelsea Piers, Douglaston Development, Edison Properties, Natalie and Edward Emerson, Beth and Peter Hammack, Hornblower New York LLC, IAC, iStar, Jamestown, L.P., Sonia and Paul Jones, Mia Jung and Scott M. Lawin, Sonia and Gaurav Kapadia, Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, Paula and Eric Madoff, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Oxford Properties Group, RXR, Melissa and Greg Wasserman

Wendy and David Amsterdam, Kaija and Peter L. Braus, CBRE, Consolidated Edison, Kara and Patrick Dennis, Downtown United Soccer Club, Edelman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson, LLP, GreenOak Real Estate, Harvard Services Group, New York Cruise Lines, Slate Property Group, Terminal Warehouse, Zara and David Tisch, Trevcon Construction Co., Inc., UBS, Suwattana and Román Viñoly, WeWork

Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg, Capalino+Company, James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Jamie Drake, Jon Halpern, The Madison Square Garden Company

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