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Benefit Events Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Hosted Brooklyn Black Tie Ball 2022 Honoring Robert A. Levine

October 8, 2022

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Hanna Yando | Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy | hyando@brooklynbridgepark.org

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Hosted Brooklyn Black Tie Ball

Honoring Robert A. Levine

Founder & CEO RAL Companies and Affiliates LLC

Event Raised $1.4M, Benefitting the Park’s Programming Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3  

WHO: Party guests included: Emmy award winning and Golden Globe nominated actor Matthew Rhys; NBA Veteran and Co-Founder Of Threefourtwo Productions JJ Redick; actor Paul Rudd; NY Governor Kathy Hochul; Honoree and Founder And CEO Of RAL Companies And Affiliates, LLC, Robert A. Levine; star of Vogue’s feature documentary The First Monday In May and Founder/CEO Of Maisonette Sylvana Durrett; journalist and anchor of CNN Newsroom Poppy Harlow; luxury fashion designer Ulla Johnson; Co-Founder/CEO of Maisonette Sylvana Durrett; Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau; Board Chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Chris Coffey, and Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Nancy Webster.

WHAT: Fulfilling Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s vision for turning a neglected strip of waterfront into a verdant public space over 35 years ago, Brooklyn Bridge Park has provided New York City with an extraordinary place to play, learn, connect, and be inspired. The Conservancy works in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation to produce over 500 free and low cost arts and culture, environmental education, and recreation events each season. Their annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball is a driving benefit, with nearly 600 attendees celebrating the Conservancy’s cause on Thursday, October 6. This year’s Ball raised $1.4M, directly supporting the Conservancy’s public programs, bringing joy, wonder, and exploration to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Events this season included the Conservancy’s signature outdoor film series Movies With A View, dance parties, live music, kayaking, Waterfront Workouts, book readings, stewardship opportunities, fishing clinics, environmental education programs for kids and families, and more. Providing a range of opportunities to connect, engage, and celebrate being back together, the diversity of events continues to expand into the 2023 season.

This year’s Ball honored Robert A. Levine, Founder & CEO of RAL Companies and Affiliates LLC, for his contributions to this special waterfront park, and work as an early champion of the vision for Brooklyn Bridge Park and what the original abandoned piers could become.

WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2022

ABOUT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy plays a vital role in creating and energizing this community-focused, world-class urban oasis on the Brooklyn waterfront. A 501(c)3 non-profit, we bring this unique park space to life with more than 500 innovative and engaging educational, cultural, fitness and recreational programs each year. Our free and low-cost events create new and exciting opportunities for tens of thousands of NYC residents and visitors to learn, grow, and experience all that Brooklyn Bridge Park has to offer.

Twitter:            @BBPNYC
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