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Playground Committee Luncheon

The HRPK Friends Playground Committee promotes and supports everything the Park has to offer, with a special focus on children, education and families. The Committee’s Annual Luncheon gathers together Committee members and neighborhood friends to celebrate Hudson River Park and the dedicated philanthropists and volunteers who work to ensure the Park’s continued care, growth and success.

The 7th Annual Playground Committee Luncheon is SOLD OUT. Please contact to be added to the waitlist.

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7th Annual Playground Committee Luncheon

Current @ Pier 59

Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Park

Friday, March 3, 2023

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

11:30 AM Cocktail Reception
1:00 PM Luncheon, Live Auction


Jill Kargman
Author and Actress

Zara Terez Tisch
CEO and Founder of Terez

Hosted by

Craig Melvin
Co-Anchor of NBC’s TODAY

Playground Committee Co-Presidents

Rebekah Klipper
Sarah Lambert

Luncheon Committee Chairs

Wendy Amsterdam
Jenny Miller Dutton
Jill Simpson
Caroline Bliss Spencer
Megan Stackhouse

2023 Luncheon Supporters*

Thank you! Your generosity is invaluable and helps ensure the success of the Playground Committee Luncheon.

Playground Sponsors

BLADE, The Corcoran Group, Frying Pan

Park Tables

Taryn Blank, Lindsay Blank, Jenny Miller Dutton, Rebekah Klipper, Sarah Lambert, Haley Schwartz, Jessica Tan, Zara and David Tisch, Turner Construction Company

Benefactor Tables

Wendy Amsterdam, Valerie Doherty, Flatiron 27, Britt Power-Asher, Jill Simpson, Caroline Bliss Spencer, Jessica Tan, Casey Weiss

Park-Level Supporters

Sarah Barnett, Lindsey Boylan, Natasha Caronna, Jyoti Folch-Berman, Alexandra Frankel, Jill Freedman, Leigh Harlan, Angelique Kauffman, Paige Kramer, Laura Krey, Vinnie Kumar, Saira Lal, Hayan Lee, Arti Mattu, Anni Muir, Lauren Nanna, Jessica Ogilvie, Shiloh Place, Katy Daly Robbins, Parisa Sahay, Lauren Salem, Mei-Li da Silva Vint, Janna Stern, Carly Suber, Bronson van Wyck, Elle Wang, Lilly Yu

Patron-Level Supporters

Shannon Bauer Aronson, Shauna Brook, Kristin Cederholm, Dara Godfrey, Deepa Kumaraiah, Yunfei Mi, Whitney Sica, Keridy Williams

Gift Bag Contributors

B the Method, Lia Bartha; Chelsea Piers, The Craft Studio, Frédéric Fekkai; Glosslab, Hanky Panky, L'Oréal, Mignonne Gavigan, Shiseido, Terez

*As of February 27, 2023

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