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Hudson River Park Gala

Join us as we return to Hudson River Park to celebrate our blue and green oasis and show our appreciation for everything that it has provided all of us and millions of New Yorkers over the past year. Our Gala this year has a reduced capacity. Reserve your place now to ensure access to this year’s in-person celebration!

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Hudson River Park Gala

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers
With Cocktails by the Carousel at Pier 62


Madelyn Wils
Past President and CEO
Hudson River Park Trust

Accepted by Ruth Porat
CFO of Alphabet and Google


Alan Cumming
Actor, Author and Activist

Special Performance by
Wyclef Jean

Hosted by
Mario Cantone
Actor and Comedian

6:00 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner, Live Auction with Lydia Fenet and Special Musical Performance

Gala Chairs

Diana L. Taylor and Michael R. Bloomberg
Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller
Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg
Erica and Samuel F. Martini
Sukey and Michael E. Novogratz
Lee and Justin Sadrian
Zara and David Tisch

Honorary Committee

Sandra Bernhard, David Chang, Andy Cohen, Claire Danes, Kristin Davis, Harvey Fierstein, Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman, Padma Lakshmi, Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore, Eric Ripert, Susan Sarandon, Martin Short, Martha Stewart

Host Committee

Leslie Abbey and Stephen Dietz, Jonathan Andrew, Charles R. Bendit, Stephen Blau, Emma Bloomberg and Jeremiah Kittredge, Anthony Borelli,  Kaija and Peter L. Braus, Ben Brown, James Capalino, James Corner, Kara and Patrick Dennis, Steve and Jenny Dutton, Jennifer Foley, Jonathan Foster, Tom Frambach, Meredith Guelbert, Beth and Peter Hammack, Risa Heller, Sonia and Paul Jones, Mia Jung and Scott M. Lawin, Neil King, Sean and Sarah Lambert, Jessica Lappin, Randi and Jeffrey Levine, Paula and Eric Madoff, Maria and Gaetano Muzio, Carol Ott, Paul Pariser, Joseph Rose, Lucinda Sanders, Carlo A. Scissura, Dean Shapiro, Leanne and Richard Tavoso, Ronald Treveloni, Jr., Will Turton, Lindsay and Mark Van Zandt, Suwattana and Román Viñoly, Melissa and Greg Wasserman, Rob Wiesenthal, Emily White, Daniel J. Williams, Madelyn and Steven Wils

Download the 2021 Gala Brochure

2021 Gala Sponsors and Supporters*

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

River Sponsors

BLADE UAM, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Citi, Turner Construction

Park Sponsors

Chelsea Piers, Downtown United Soccer Club, Jamestown, LP, Terminal Warehouse


Google, Erica and Samuel F. Martini, Sukey and Michael E, Novogratz


Beth and Peter Hammack, Lee and Justin Sadrian


Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg, Douglaston Development, Edison Properties, Natalie and Edward Emerson, Hudson Square Properties / Hines / Tishman, IAC Foundation, iStar / Safehold, Sonia and Paul Jones, Sean and Sarah Lambert, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Melissa and Greg Wasserman


Emma Bloomberg and Jeremiah Kittredge, Kaija and Peter L. Braus, Brookfield Properties, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Consolidated Edison, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, Kara and Patrick Dennis, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Mia Jung and Scott M. Lawin, Neil King / CBRE, Paula and Eric Madoff, OLIN / Mueser Rutledge / Tillett Lighting / Pentagram / Silman, Oxford Properties Group, Joseph Rose, RXR, Leanne and Richard Tavoso, Diana L. Taylor, Zara and David Tisch, Trevcon Construction Company, Lindsay and Mark Van Zandt / BentallGreenOak, Suwattana and Román Viñoly, Madelyn and Steven Wils


Jonathan Andrew, Jessica Contrastano-Rahn and Joshua Rahn, Judith Feder, Jennifer Foley, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, James Corner Field Operations, KPMG LLP, New York Building Congress, Taconic Partners LLC, Turton Bond, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Supporters (Patrons)

Leslie Abbey and Stephen Dietz, Dru Brooks, CAPALINO, Jon Halpern, Hudson Yards, Craig Kanarick, Igor Vaysberg, Robert Verrone, ViacomCBS

Supporters (Stewards)

Taryn Blank, Catherine and David Juracich, Maria and Gaetano Muzio, Signe Nielsen, Kate Regan and Ken Silverman, Brian Rowland, STUDIOS Architecture

Supporters (Benefactors)

Andrew and Alana Axelrod, Stefania Bethlen, Stephen Blau- CFI Office, Nilda Bracero, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, Kari and Greg Cohen, Caroline Donahue, Downtown Lower Manhattan Association, Steve and Jenny Dutton, Eastern Region Helicopter Council, Jonathan Foster, Pam Frederick, Dimitry Goncharov, Kasirer, Rebekah Klipper, Olson Kundig, David Lee, Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Vinay Menda, Mike and Krista Nickols, Carol Ott, Mehul Patel, Risa Heller Communications, Robert Derector Associates, Haley and David Schwartz, Ron Weiner

*as of October 6, 2021 

In accordance with the current City of New York’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the Hudson River Park Gala will require proof of vaccination for any guests, staff members, or individuals on-site. This requirement may change in accordance with any future City or State mandates.

Details and instructions for proper documentation will be sent to you and your guests when we get closer to the event.

SOLD OUT. Learn more about tickets and packages for the 2021 Hudson River Park Gala. To be added to the waitlist, please contact

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