2018 Gala

Join us for a spectacular evening at Hudson River Park’s 20th Anniversary Gala honoring Award-winning actor, Claire Danes; Deputy Mayor, City of New York & Vice Chair, Hudson River Park Trust, Alicia Glen; and Chairman & CEO of RXR Realty LLC, Scott Rechler. The lively evening will be hosted by acclaimed late night TV host, comedian, author and philanthropist, Jay Leno and will feature a special performance by Natalie Merchant.

This signature gala benefits HRPK’s general operating fund, supports our 400+ education & public programming and continues to advance the Park’s vibrant growth by reclaiming forgotten piers and with your support, transforming them into a beloved urban recreational paradise.

Gala Co-Chairs

Sukey and Michael E. Novogratz
Diana L. Taylor and Michael R. Bloomberg
Mia Jung and Scott M. Lawin
Paula and Eric Madoff
Lee and Justin Sadrian
Megan Walsh Shaoul and Ben Shaoul


Contact us for the 2018 Gala: 

Tickets and Tables
212-757-0981 x742

Amy Molinero
212-757-0981 x734

Not able to attend? Support the Park and help us celebrate the 20th Year Anniversary by contributing to the 20th Anniversary Fund – with a goal to raise $500,000 in honor of this milestone. Gifts of $5,000 and above will be named on a plaque in the Park.


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

Honorary Committee

Mario Cantone, David Chang, Andy Cohen, Kristen Davis, Robert De Niro, Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller, Padma Lakshmi, Denis Leary, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, Chris Noth, Catherine O'Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Renzo Piano, Eric Ripert, Susan Sarandon, Kyra Sedgwick, Emilia and Ryan Serhant, Martin Short, Oliver Stone, Martha Stewart, Trina Turk, Adam D. Weinberg

Host Committee
Wendy and David Amsterdam, Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin, Jasmine and Michael Barr, Tom Bernstein, Roland Betts, Anthony Borelli, Ben Brown, Tonio Burgos, James Capalino, Lillie and Steven Charno, Jennifer Cohan, Douglas Durst, Natalie and Edward Emerson, Adam Flatto, Walter Haydock, Beth and Peter Hammack, Sonia and Gaurav Kapadia, Natasha and Kevin Lalezarian, Randi and Jeff Levine, David W. Levinson, Joshua Mermelstein, Gus Markou, Marc Ricks, Lee and Justin Sadrian, Dean Shapiro, David Tewksbury, Ronald Treveloni, Jr., Lindsay and Mark Van Zandt, Suwattana and Román Viñoly, Melissa and Greg Wasserman, Melanie and David Whelan, Madelyn and Steven Wils

Presented by

Gala Sponsors

Andrew W. Albstein and Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, CBRE, The Kaplan Law Group, PC, Vornado


Erica and Sam Martini, Sukey and Michael E. Novogratz

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Citi, The Madison Square Garden Company, Lee and Justin Sadrian


Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin, Atlas Capital Group, LLC, Brookfield Properties, Chelsea Piers, Con Edison, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Delta Air Lines, Douglaston Development, The Durst Organization, Eastdil Secured, Edison Properties, Natalie and Edward Emerson, The Feil Organization, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, The Georgetown Company, Google, Beth and Peter Hammack, Walter Haydock, Sonia and Paul Jones, L&L Holding Company, LLC, Sonia and Gaurav Kapadia, Lalezarian Properties, Jones Lang Lasalle, Mia Jung and Scott M. Lawin, Paula and Eric Madoff, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Normandy Real Estate Partners, Oxford Properties Group, Showtime Networks Inc. & Fox 21 Television Studios and 21CF, Taconic Investment Partners, UBS, Melissa and Greg Wasserman, Melanie and David Whelan


Wendy and David Amsterdam, Kaija and Peter L. Braus, Capalino+Company, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Downtown United Soccer Club, Edelman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP,  GreenOak Real Estate, Catherine and David Juracich, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, MacAndrew & Forbes Incorporated, Newmark Knight Frank. New York Cruise Lines, Emilia and Ryan Serhant, Tavros Holdings, The Sugar Warehouse & Friends, Tonio Burgos and Associates, Trevcon Construction, Co., Inc., Valeray Real Estate Company, Suwattana and Román Viñoly, Weeks Marine, Inc., Madelyn and Steven Wils


Sarah Currie-Halpern and Jon Halpern, David W. Levinson, George and Olga Tsunis

Please join us on October 11 as we pay tribute to Hudson River Park, the city's premier waterfront park, which attracts millions every year to its reconstructed piers, educational programming and limitless recreational activities. Your support is crucial to guarantee that this vital destination and urban oasis continues to flourish and grow.

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Customizable sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact:

Amy Molinero
212-757-0981 x734


For a glimpse at last year's celebration, visit the 2017 Hudson River Park Gala.