Parties & Events

The Park Avenue Armory’s Annual Gala

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Park Avenue Armory’s annual gala has quickly established itself as one of the city’s most creative and atmospheric benefit evenings.

This year’s “Gilded Gala,” held at the Armory on October 15 was created by set designer Stefan Beckman. It honored Wade, Angela, Amanda and Charles Thompson, the neighbors who saw the detrioration of the grand, full-block building, and kicked off its restoration and reinvention for a new century as a home for artistic endeavors unsuited to smaller, more traditional venues.

Also honored was performance artist and Armory mainstay Marina Abramović. Supporters dined on tapas and lamb tagine while listening to performances by opera singer, Sondra Radvanovsky and pop band The Young Professionals. Guests included Susan and Elihu Rose, Karen and Bill Ackman, Wendy Belzberg and Strauss Zelnick, Liz and Emanuel Stern, newlyweds Allison Williams and Ricky Van Veen, Jamie and Peter Gregory, model Bonnie Pfeifer, Emma Bloomberg, Minnie Driver, Francine du Plessix Gray, and Arie and Coco Kopelman.

Photos by Patrick McMullan/©Patrick McMullan


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