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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.

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6th Annual Playground Committee Luncheon

12:00 – 3:00 PM

Current @ Pier 59

Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Park

Friday, March 4, 2022


David Burtka
Actor, Chef and Author

Catherine Juracich
Playground Committee Founding President

Hosted by

Sheinelle Jones
Co-Host, NBC’s TODAY show


Alyce Chan
Comedian, MomCom NYC

DJ Mad Marj

Presenting Sponsors

Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Related Companies

Luncheon Planning Committee

Wendy Amsterdam
Jenny Miller Dutton
Alexis Herron
Rebekah Klipper, Co-President
Sarah Lambert, Co-President
Kasia Silverton
Jillian Simpson
Megan Stackhouse

2022 Luncheon Sponsors and Supporters*

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

Presenting Sponsors

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Related Companies

Playground Sponsors

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC, Tory Burch, Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care

Park Tables

Emilia Bechrakis Serhant / Haley Schwartz, Jenny Miller Dutton, Natalie Emerson, Carolyn Hall / Riva Horwitz / Meryl Levin / Rachel Levin / Allison Sullens, Rebekah Klipper, Kelly Myers, Sarah Rueven, Kasia Silverton / Tara Koppel / Juliette Cottrill, Turner Construction

Benefactor Tables

Wendy Amsterdam, Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo, Erica Marks / Grace Stieber / Ashley Gish, Shannon Portell / Eileen Michael, Jillian Simpson

Park Supporters

Betsy Goldin, Rebecca Loweth, Vanessa Rahman, Nadia Vazirani, Noelle Zittman

Playground Supporters

Darian Ablon, Sarah Barnett, Taryn Adler Blank,Stephanie Bruckner, Natasha Caronna, Teresa Casal, Kristin Cederholm, Jyoti Folch-Berman, Alexandra Frankel, Shelly Clippard Gagnon, Jocelyn Gailliot, Mignonne Gavigan, Rachel Glass, Alyson Gradone, Leigh Harlan, Alexis Herron, Saira Kathpalia, Courtney Klipper, Laura Krey, Vinnie Kumar, Deepa Kumaraiah, Sarah Lambert, Saira Lal, Hayan Lee, Krista Nickols, Britt Power, Grace Ramsdell, Lauren Salem, Mei-Li da Silva Vint, Caroline Bliss Spencer, Megan Stackhouse, Janna Stern, Christine Walsdorf, Melissa Wasserman

*As of March 3, 2022

Please note that in accordance with the current City of New York’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the 6th Annual Playground Committee Luncheon will require proof of complete vaccination and a negative COVID test for any guests, staff members, or individuals on-site. We will provide detailed test requirements for all of our guests. These requirements may change in accordance with any future City or State mandates.

Help support the Park’s annual operations, maintenance and programming including the Park’s environmental education, research and sustainability programs.