Thank you for everyone who joined us at SpringTide! View event photos here.
Join us for SpringTide on Monday, April 17, 2023 as we honor three board members and pillars of our Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy community – H. Claude Shostal, Peter Steinberg, and Gary VanderPutten. Hosted at the renowned River Café (One Water Street), SpringTide is a cherished annual Conservancy benefit event.
Not only an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the company of friends old and new, the funds raised at SpringTide will bring a dynamic array of arts and culture, recreation, and environmental education programs to Brooklyn Bridge Park this year.
For questions, corporate sponsorship inquiries, or more information, contact Venus Melo, Director of Philanthropic Events, at email@example.com.
About H. Claude Shostal
An accomplished leader in the public, private, and civic sectors, Claude served as President of the Regional Plan Association, spent over 10 years in real estate development, and a decade in New York State and City government. He began his government service on the staff of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and later headed the State Parks & Recreation Commission for New York City. Later he was appointed Director of the Mayor’s Office of Lower Manhattan Development and was the first Commissioner of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York during the Beame Administration. He has been a proud member of the Conservancy Board of Directors for over 25 years and stepped in as Co-Executive Director for two years.
About Peter Steinberg
A member of the Conservancy Board of Directors for 14 years, Peter moved to New York City 23 years ago and immediately chose Brooklyn as his home. Joined by his wife Sarah a decade later (they got married right on their street! How Brooklyn is that?), their sons Charlie and Henry soon followed. Peter’s career began in earnest when the then-burgeoning World Wide Web seduced him into 20 years of product development work at internet startups, including AOL, Zagat, Meetup, and Food52. He is now a Managing Partner at Gaingels, an investment syndicate with a focus on improving DEI among venture-backed companies.
About Gary VanderPutten
Gary and his wife Jan have lived in Fulton Ferry for almost 40 years. He has had a long career in the financial services industry, specializing in international capital markets. He became a community activist in the early 1990s, which ultimately led him to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition (Conservancy). He joined the Board in 1995 and during his long tenure has been an active member of the design, nominating, executive, and other committees. He also serves on the Boards of other local civic organizations and has a special passion for The Heights Players, where he is Treasurer, technical director, and scenic designer.