Event Series

Stars Celebrate A Record Breaking 2013 Gala

October 3rd Gala A Resounding Success!

October 3rd was an overwhelming and thrilling night of support for Hudson River Park! Pier 57 transformed into a spectacular scene and welcomed over 900 guests to celebrate the extraordinary growth and success of our beautiful Park. Many thanks go to our wonderful host, Hugh Jackman, who led the way for Friends of Hudson River Park's most entertaining and rewarding gala to date. Several famous faces graced our stage -- Denis Leary, Brooke Shields and Sarah Kay, among others -- and, a league of illustrious guests, including Joel Grey, Martha Stewart and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, all helped create an unforgettable evening.

The evening overflowed with impressive highlights, as Goldman Sachs and Michael E. Novogratz were honored for their outstanding leadership and vision for the Park’s growth. Friends of Hudson River Park broke all records from previous years, bringing in more support than ever to help develop and care for Hudson River Park. The entire party rallied their support during our dramatic live auction, lighting up a sensational tree center stage and raising additional funds, as well. And, there are still more opportunities to join our Support the Trees Campaign to build upon the success of the Gala. To learn more about sponsoring trees and groves, and other ways to give, click here.

Thank you again to all of our guests for their ongoing support and enduring friendship.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hudson River Park’s Pier 57

Hugh Jackman

Denis Leary
Brooke Shields
Sarah Kay

Goldman Sachs
Michael E. Novogratz, Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group

Honorary Co-Chairs
Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich

Gala Chairs
Diana L. Taylor, Managing Director of Wolfensohn & Co.
Scott M. Lawin, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Moore Capital

2013 Gala Committee
Susanna Aaron & Gary Ginsberg, Greg Agran, Gabrielle & Louis Bacon, Charles R. Bendit, Cathy Blaney, Anthony Borelli, Kaija & Peter L. Braus,The Leon & Toby Cooperman Family Foundation, William Elder, Edie Falco, Pam Frederick & Charlie Stuard, Stacey & Rob Goergen, Beth & Peter Hammack, Suni & Woody Harford, Mark Hass, Deborra-lee Jackman, Sonia & Gaurav Kapadia, Robin & Jeffrey Kaplan, Michelle & Daniel Lehmann, Paula & Eric Madoff, Amanda Maher & Amar Gautam, Erica & Sam Martini, Joseph B. Rose, Mitchell E. Rudin, Lee & Justin Sadrian, Lisa & Peter Seccia, Rebecca Shaghalian & John Larkin, Megan Sheetz & Trevor Price, Brooke Shields, Marla Smith & Tom Berkenkamp, Martha Stewart