On Thursday, October 4, 2019 the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy held its “Brooklyn Black Tie Ball” on Pier 2 of the famed waterfront park. Over 700 guests attended the event and helped raise $1.32 million to support the park’s public programming.
Fulfilling the Conservancy's vision for turning a neglected strip of waterfront into a verdant public space over 30 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 the Park’s cultural, educational, and recreational events.
Photo’s courtesy Alexa Hoyer,
This season marks the 20th Anniversary of the Conservancy’s free, public programming in the Park. In the summer of 2000, the Conservancy launched its now signature Movies with a View series with the goal of raising public awareness of what it believed would be a vibrant public space on the water. 20 years later, as the park nears completion, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Conservancy have become key players in the cultural, recreational, and educational life of New York City. Each season, the Conservancy offers over 500 free and low-cost events.
Notable guests included: Award-winning English-American actor Paul Bettany (Avengers, Solo: A Star Wars Story, A Beautiful Mind); Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, Blood Diamond); star of Vogue’s feature documentary The First Monday in May and Co-Founder/CEO of Maisonette Sylvana Durrett; Host of NBC’s Today Show and daughter of former president George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager; Actress and star of HBO series Girls Jemima Kirke; and Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning, Broadway actress Keri Russell (The Americans, Burn This).