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.
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 April 27 will guarantee inclusion in the printed program.
Monday, May 18 6:00–10:30pm
Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
Contact Ariel Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org / 212-291-9401 x.121 for tickets or more information
Kevin Hoo, Chair
Robin Klehr Avia
The Durst Organization
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Blank Rome LLP
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Michael & Elizabeth Ashworth
Kim & Ken Blacklow
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate /
The Anderson-Ehrmann Team
EMC | VMware
Fosun Property Holdings
Anne Goldrach / Greystone Management Corp.
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Meredith J. Kane, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP
Sciame Construction LLC
Structure Tone Inc.
World Wide Technology
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Peter & Jill Kraus
ABM Industries, Inc.
Alliance for Downtown New York
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.
Ned & Danielle Ginty
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Battery Park City Authority
Marcia & Noel Caban
Thomas H. Engelhardt, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Blair & Constance Fensterstock
Hillary Gal & William Kiley
Tom & Addie Jones
ames Kaplan, Tai Ping Carpets
Alan W. Kornberg
L&L Holding Company, LLC / Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management /
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
North End Grill
Dr. Antonio Pérez, Borough of Manhattan Community College / CUNY
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Time Equities, Inc.
Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C.
Master of Ceremonies COLUM McCANN, National Book Award Winner
CARL WEISBROD presenting the Liberty Award for Corporate Leadership to visionary restaurateur PETER POULAKAKOS
As one of the early investors in Lower Manhattan and a pioneer in envisioning downtown’s present 7-day community, the Poulakakos family has played a catalyzing role in the recovery and redevelopment of the area. Beginning with the first restaurant in the 1970s in Hanover Square, today the family owns almost a dozen restaurants south of Chambers. All of the Poulakakos’ efforts at fostering community and reinvigorating downtown treasures through food and dining in the neighborhood have made Lower Manhattan a place where people can find high quality, unique meeting places and culinary options day or night including the recently opened, Le District and Pier A Harbor House.
BARBARA LONDON presenting the Liberty Award for Artistic Leadership to
transcendent contemporary artist XU BING
Since completing his Bachelor’s degree in 1981 and moving to the United States in 1990, Xu Bing has had a prolific and well-recognized career. Projects including Where does the Dust Itself Collect?, Phoenix, and his work with Yin Mei and Tony Prabowo on Empty Tradition/City of Peonies exemplify a creative practice that weaves social concerns and aesthetic traditions into enduring art that inspires audiences around the world. In Bing’s 60th year of life, LMCC is honored to celebrate his distinctive body of work utilizing language, calligraphy, printmaking and large-scale installation.
Dinner at 7:30pm in several intimate dining rooms giving you a chance to network with Lower Manhattan stakeholders and fellow LMCC supporters
Catered by UNION SQUARE EVENTS
Dessert & an Artist After Party from 9:00–10:30pm
featuring performance artists CAN-D and DRELLA