$500 – $50,000

2017 Gala: Honoring The Women of Governors Island

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Governors Island

New York, NY 11231

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Governors Island was created by New Yorkers, for New Yorkers.

The transformation from an abandoned military base to a spectacular public space could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of these six pioneering leaders.
Join us in celebrating their historic achievement.

    Honoring the Women of Governors Island

    Patti Harris
    Former First Deputy Mayor

    Ronay Menschel
    Past Board Chair, The Trust for Governors Island

    Leslie Koch
    Past President, The Trust for Governors Island

    Wendy Schmidt
    Past Board Member, The Trust for Governors Island

    Ellen Cavanagh
    Past Vice President for Planning, Design & Construction, The Trust for Governors Island

    Betty Chen
    Past Vice President for Planning & Design, The Trust for Governors Island




    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    6:30 - 9:00 pm

    Formal Program will begin promptly at 7:00pm with reception to follow.

    • Remarks by Michael R. Bloomberg
    • Spectacular harbor views
    • Live jazz with Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra
    • Oysters and gourmet picnic fare
    • And many more Island delights!

    Beginning at 6:00pm, special shuttle ferry service provided by NY Waterway will run every 15 minutes between Governors Island and the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, located at 10 South Street, Slip 7. The last ferry will leave Governors Island at 9:15 pm.

    For more information, visit www.govisland.com/gala or contact Zach Lewis at zach@friendsgi.org or 646.832.3367.

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