On Monday, May 18, 2015, join more than 600 friends, colleagues, and leaders from the business, civic, and cultural sectors for The Downtown Dinner 2015 at Conrad New York. Enjoy an hour of cocktails punctuated by stirring performances and idiosyncratic installations, followed by a more intimate dinner experience catered by Union Square Events.

This year we celebrate the changing face of Lower Manhattan and those who do the inspiring work of bringing us together to enjoy and reflect on our lives here. Increasingly recognized for its innovative architecture and varied and deep artistic heritage, downtown is growing, attracting new residents and new tenants from the tech, advertising, and creative/media sectors. The growth is thanks, in part, to the diversity of cultural offerings and visionary investments in our everyday experience of the neighborhoods that make up the district.

LMCC’s Board of Directors has chosen to present the Liberty Award for Corporate Leadership to visionary restaurateur Peter Poulakakos and the Liberty Award for Artistic Leadership to transcendent contemporary artist Xu Bing in honor of their contributions to the transformation of our cultural landscape.

The Downtown Dinner is one of LMCC’s most significant fundraising tools. All table/ticket sales and donations raised as part of the event provide essential funds for LMCC to provide artists from across New York City with much needed networks, resources, and support.

Reservations made before March 20 will guarantee inclusion in the printed invitation. More details and additional honorees to be confirmed.

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Monday, May 18 6:00–10:30pm
Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue


Contact Ariel Phillips aphillips@lmcc.net / 212-291-9401 x.121 for tickets or more information

Kevin Hoo, Chair
Mike Ashworth
Kim Blacklow
Jay Berman
Timur Galen
Linda Genereux
John Genovese
Karen Holm
Erik Horvat
Greg James
Robin Klehr Avia
James Law
Cherrie Nanninga
Kevin Richer
Kyle Schoppmann