Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Hosts 3rd Annual Black Tie Ball

by Kelsy Kershaw Photographed by Brooklyn Bridge Park Gala October 8, 2015 © Julienne Schaer
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Follow by Email

A record was broken last Thursday night on Pier 2 down in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted its third annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party. The event boasted over 1,000 guests and raised $1,000,000, knocking the $625,000 raised in 2014 out of the park. Kicking off with a cocktail reception followed by a seated three-course meal with the New York skyline as the backdrop, this year’s ball honored former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. After the ball, there was a ticketed after party hosted by the Conservancy Currents, the Conservancy’s young professional group. It was full of high energy and included an open bar, snacks and dancing to beats by DJ Herbert Holler from the Freedom Party.

Along with former mayor Bloomberg, the Conservancy highlighted the September opening of its Environmental Education Center in the Dumbo section of the park. The center will serve as the gathering place for the Conservancy’s field work in the park as well as allow drop-in hours for the public to enjoy interactive exhibits and an East River aquarium and touch tank. Other special guests at the ball included Maria Torres-Springer, Dan Doctoroff, Jim Cramer, Tom and Cindy Secunda, Diane Coffey, Susan Freedman and Robert Lieber.

Photos by Etienne Frossard & Julienne Schaer.


The Week Ahead: January 22-26 on the AVENUE

What's going on this week in New York


Yeethoven II Comes to Lincoln Center

Yeezy + Beethoven at Lincoln Center

On The Avenue

A Famous Opera, a Warm Race and Other Weekend Ideas

Our editors' picks for where to go and what to see

by AVENUE insiderPhotographed by Billy Farrall