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Hudson River Park 25th Anniversary Gala

The Hudson River Park Gala joins Park supporters together for one unifying purpose: to keep Hudson River Park beautiful, green and growing.

Join Hudson River Park Friends as we celebrate 25 years of the Park and appreciate all this blue and green oasis means to our community and our city.

25th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers
Cocktails by the Carousel at Pier 62

6:00PM Cocktails by the Carousel
7:30PM Dinner, Live Auction and Special Performance

Purchase Here


Susanna Aaron
Turner Construction Company


Parliament Funkadelic
featuring George Clinton

Silver anniversary accents are encouraged

Download our 2023 Gala Brochure

Gala Chairs

Diana L. Taylor and Michael R. Bloomberg
Sarah and Sean Lambert
Erica and Sam Martini
Lee and Justin Sadrian
Zara and David Tisch

2023 Gala Sponsors and Supporters*
Thank you! Your generosity is invaluable and helps ensure the success of Hudson River Park’s 25th Anniversary Gala.

Honorary Committee

Jenny Mollen Biggs, David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris, Eva Chen, Andy Cohen, Michelle Collins, Lea DeLaria, Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller, Nathan Lane, Ann and Denis Leary, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich, Martin Short, Martha Stewart

Host Committee

Emma Bloomberg and Jeremiah Kittredge, Anthony Borelli, Kaija and Peter Braus, Steven Charno, Valerie and Tim Doherty, William Floyd, Meredith Guelbert, Larry Keigwin and Christian Keesee, Meryl and Joey Levin, Sam Lush, Matthew J. Lustig of Lazard, Lauren Nanna and Robert Martin, Stephanie Nelson and Tom Connolly, David Orowitz, Abby Pogrebin and David Shapiro, Gregory D. Podolak, Megan and Ben Shaoul, Hilary Spann, Ron Treveloni, Caroline and Jacob Werner, Daniel J. Williams of Citi Private Bank, Rob Wiesenthal, Randy Williamson

River Sponsors

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Citi, Clarkson Square Partners

Park Sponsors

Born Kickers, Cozen O’Connor, Jones Lang LaSalle, Saxe Doernberger & Vita P.C., Terminal Warehouse, TSIB, Warburg Pincus, Wells Fargo, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Erica and Sam Martini, Megan and Ben Shaoul


Chelsea Piers, Google, Sarah and Sean Lambert, Lee and Justin Sadrian, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Blade, Douglaston Development, Hudson Yards, Meryl and Joey Levin, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Caroline and Jacob Werner


Emma Bloomberg and Jeremiah Kittredge, Kaija and Peter Braus, Brookfield Properties, Veronica Bulgari and Shannon Wu, BXP, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Colliers, Downtown United Soccer Club, DV Trading LLC, Edison Properties, EE Cruz and Arcadis, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Hudson Square Properties Joint Venture, Larry Keigwin and Christian Keesee, KPMG, Stephanie Nelson and Tom Connolly, New York Cruise Lines, Abby Pogrebin and David Shapiro, Tina and Steven Price, Aima Raza, RXR, Zara and David Tisch, Trevcon Construction Co. Inc., Joanne Solomon Wilson


Valerie and Tim Doherty, JM Kaplan Fund, Lazard, Young Woo Associates

Patron Supporters

Leslie Abbey and Stephen Dietz, Contractors’ Association of Greater New York, Inc., Jack Falcone, Anthony Mann, Lauren Nanna and Robert Martin

Benefactor Supporters

Niv Alexander, Cardoza Plumbing Corp., Jennifer Cohan and William Wilson, Andrew Fox and Caroline Hirsch, Gilbane Building Company, Allison Gollust and Jeffrey Zucker, Heritage Mechanical Services, Inc., Intricate Construction, Inc., Invictus Engineering, PC, James Corner Field Operations, Tom Lynch, MC Electrical NY, McKissack & McKissack, Emily Michaud, Tom Nides, Risa Heller Communications, Michelle Rotman and Corey Jassem, Sasaki Associates, Gregory Starikovsky, Steel Equities, Robert Townley, Lenore Vassil, Vornado Realty Trust, Carl Weisbrod, Lisa Wolfe

Special Thank You

Cathy Blaney, CNA Surety, DZ Capital, Blair Effron, Beth Ginsberg, Beth and Peter Hammack, The Heydey Foundation, Austin Hyatt, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Rachel and Drew Katz, Abbe and Dan Klores, David Levine, Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch Fund, Tim Luke, Jamie Alter Lynton, Lili Lynton, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, Paula and Eric Madoff, Sharon Lesser Maguire, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc, Maria and Gaetano Muzio, Esther Newberg, Richard Plepler, Mylene Scholnick, Daniel Singer, The Meghji Family Charitable Fund, TJX Foundation, William Montgomery and Elizabeth Glazer Fund, Howard Wolfson

*As of September 20, 2023

Reserve your tickets and tables for the Hudson River Park Friends 25th Anniversary Gala, and join us as we show our appreciation for this blue and green oasis.

Make your mark on Hudson River Park's biggest night. Learn more about about Gala sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

With your contribution, HRPK Friends can continue to help support the Park’s horticulture, environmental education, cultural and sustainability programs and more.