The Downtown Dinner

Since 2002, The Downtown Dinner has played an essential role in raising funds to support our mission, and has become a highlight of the spring season in Lower Manhattan. Every year, The Downtown Dinner gathers over 500 of the City’s most important business, civic and cultural leaders to celebrate the role that artists play in building a vibrant and resilient Downtown.

Past Downtown Dinner Honorees

2020

Jessica Lappin, President, Downtown Alliance
Maggie Boepple
Amina Henry
Eiko Otake
Paul Pfeiffer

 

2019 

The Howard Hughes Corporation
Julie Taymor
Kaneza Schaal
Kamau Ware
Liana Finck

 

2018

Tim & Stephanie Ingrassia
Julie Mehretu
Matt Jensen
Will Rawls
Melissa Febos

 

2017

Anita Durst, Helena Durst, Durst Family
The Keith Haring Foundation & The Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi
William Cordova
Faye Driscoll
Lisa Ko

 

2016

Frank Sciame
Laurie Anderson
Laura Nova
Okwui Okpokwasili
Julia Jarcho

 

2015

Peter Poulakakos
Xu Bing
Mary Mattingly (accepted by Caroline Wall, Director, Robert Mann Gallery)
Aya Ogawa
Sarah Dohrmann

2014

The Trust for Governors Island
Trisha Brown Dance Company
Dread Scott
Naomi Goldberg Haas
Pia Wilson
Control Group

 

2013

Cherrie Nanninga, outgoing Board Chair
Richard Serra
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Pavel Zustiak
Amy Whitaker

 

2012

Kevin Burke & Con Edison
Robert R. Douglass & the Alliance for Downtown New York
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum architecture and engineering team

  • Michael Arad / Handel Architects
  • Davis Brody Bond
  • Snøhetta
  • Peter Walker / PWP Landscape Architecture

Simone Leigh
Maria Hassabi
Alicia Jo Rabins

 

2011

Kenneth I. Chenault & American Express
The Joyce Theater (award accepted by Linda E. Shelton)
Yoko Inoue
Koosil-ja
Emily Rubin

 

2010

Steve Buscemi
Brookfield (award accepted by Melissa Coley, Anita Contini, and Debra Simon)
Kate Gilmore
The National Theatre of the United States of America

About LMCC

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is a partnership-driven nonprofit organization that has been working at the intersection of arts, business, and community in Lower Manhattan for almost five decades. In September, we opened The Arts Center at Governors Island—a 40,000 square foot creative space that serves as the gateway to Governors Island’s Arts & Culture District.

The Downtown Dinner supports our efforts to serve, connect, and make space for artists and community in Manhattan and beyond.

 

Past Events:

A Toast to Downtown 2020
The Downtown Dinner 2019
The Downtown Dinner 2018