2017 Gala Honoring the Women of Governors Island

Sep 26, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Governors Island

Governors Island was created by New Yorkers, for New Yorkers.

The transformation from an abandoned military base to a spectacular public space could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of these six pioneering leaders. Join us in celebrating their historic achievement.

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Awardees

Patti Harris

Patti Harris

Former First Deputy Mayor

Ronay Menschel

Ronay Menschel

Past Board Chair, The Trust for Governors Island

Leslie Koch

Leslie Koch

Past President, The Trust for Governors Island

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt

Past Board Member, The Trust for Governors Island

Ellen Cavanagh

Ellen Cavanagh

Past Vice President for Planning, Design & Construction, The Trust for Governors Island

Betty Chen

Betty Chen

Past Vice President for Planning & Design, The Trust for Governors Island


Formal Program will begin promptly at 7:00pm* with reception to follow. 

  • Remarks by Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Spectacular harbor views
  • Live jazz with Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra 
  • Oysters and gourmet picnic fare
  • And many more Island delights!

Funds raised at the 2017 Gala will support the Friends of Governors Island's work to ensure Governors Island remains a vibrant shared space for all.

*Beginning at 6:00pm, special shuttle ferry service provided by NY Waterway will run every 15 minutes between Governors Island and the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, located at 10 South Street, Slip 7. The last ferry will leave Governors Island at 9:15 pm. 

Questions? Contact Zach Lewis at zach@friendsgi.org or 646.832.3367.

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