Thursday, May 4
Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
The Downtown Dinner is Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)’s annual benefit. This year, we are pleased to honor Anita Durst, Helena Durst, and the Durst Family, as well as the Keith Haring Foundation and the Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi.



Every year, more than 500 business, civic, and cultural leaders come together at The Downtown Dinner to enjoy fun, food, and festive performances while saluting individuals who demonstrate a passionate commitment to our community. The evening raises vital funds for LMCC’s work to:

  • support artists from across New York City by providing grants, free studio space,
    and professional training;
  • present free-to-the-public, high quality, innovative arts and cultural programming in public spaces throughout Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island, including our annual flagship River To River Festival.


In honoring the Durst family, we celebrate the spirit of collaboration exemplified by their integrated approach to real estate, business, and charitable endeavors – including the development of One World Trade Center, the founding of New York Water Taxi, and the leadership and support of our peer arts organization, chashama.

That same spirit of collaboration was integral to the work of the late artists Keith Haring and Tseng Kwong Chi. Their individual talents, partnership, and dedication to presenting art in public spaces closely reflect the mission and values of LMCC. We are proud to recognize the Keith Haring Foundation and the Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi for their efforts to further the legacies of these two groundbreaking artists.


We are also pleased to hold a silent Art Auction at this year’s Downtown Dinner with Paddle8, celebrating the work of established and emerging artists, many of whom have participated in our residency, grants, professional development, and public programs.

To make your reservation, please complete the reservation form (see link above) and return it via email to Jasmin Tabatabaee at If you have any questions or prefer to make a reservation by phone, please contact Jasmin at 212.219.9401 x101.

Your response by April 17 will ensure your name is included on the printed program.


Kevin Hoo, Co-Chair
Brian Saluzzo, Co-Chair
Mike Ashworth
Jay Berman
Kimberly Blacklow
Bruce Ehrmann
Timur Galen
Stacie Henderson
Erik Horvat
Greg James
David Jansen
Cherrie Nanninga
Peter Poulakakos
Kevin Richer
Kyle Schoppmann

Diamond Committee

The Durst Family

Titanium Committee


Platinum Committee

Adamson Associates International
American Express
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Michael & Elizabeth Ashworth
Ken & Kim Blacklow
Conrad New York
Cove Property Group
Davis Brody Bond
Dell Technologies
Douglas Elliman Real Estate / The Andrew Anderson-Bruce Ehrmann Team
Downtown Lower Manhattan Association
Fosun Property Holdings
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP
Anne Goldrach/Greystone Management Corp.
Havas Media
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Jaros Baum & Bolles
May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Cherrie Nanninga
Oracle, Inc.
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Related Hudson Yards
Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.
Skanska USA Building/ TriState Dismantling/ Cord Contracting/ JAM Plumbing
Structure Tone, LLC
The Sweet Construction Group
Time Equities, Inc.
Tishman Speyer
WB Wood
Westfield World Trade Center
World Wide Technology
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Silver Supporters

Meredith J. Kane, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
L&L Holding Company, LLC
Newmark Holdings

Bronze Supporters

ABM Industries, Inc.
Hugh O’Kane Electric Company Inc
Jill & Pete Kraus
Edward J. McGuire
Richard & Ronay Menschel
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
David Rockefeller
Silverstein Properties

Copper Supporters

Battery Park City Authority
Richard Berney
Blank Rome LLP
Blondie’s Treehouse, Inc.
BNY Mellon
CA Technologies
Noel & Marcia Caban
COOKFOX Architects
Cozen O’Connor
Peter Culver, IWM Advisors, LLC
The Fulcrum Group
Suzanne Geiss, Jeffrey Deitch, Inc.
Agnes Gund
Ann Harakawa, Two Twelve
Eric Johnson
Jonathan Rose Companies
Tom & Addie Jones
James D. Kaplan, KB Financial
James Kaplan, Tai Ping Carpets
The Keith Haring Foundation
Pamela Drucker Mann
Daniel Mauk & Vitalii Pleshkov
McDermott Will & Emery
Microsoft & Intel
North End Grill & Union Square Hospitality Group
Partnership for New York City
Antonio Perez, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
Paul Reimer
Carlos H. Schenck, M.D.
Anthony Schirripa, Mancini Duffy
Eric Shiner
SHoP Architects
Stout Thomas & Johnson
Thornton Tomasetti
Vidaris, Inc.

Cocktails, Silent Art Auction & Awards punctuated by performances and installations
Seated Dinner by Union Square Events
Dessert & Artist After Party
Anita Durst, Helena Durst, and the Durst Family
Presented by Larry A. Silverstein
The Keith Haring Foundation and the Estate of Tseng Kwong Chi
Presented by Bill T. Jones
William Cordova, Michael Richards Award for Visual Arts
Faye Driscoll, Performing Arts
Lisa Ko, Sarah Verdone Writing Award

Kevin James
Saya Woolfalk
Josh Frankel & Judd Greenstein
Netta Yerushalmy

The artists whose work will be auctioned are:

  • Jaishri Abichandani
  • Jonathan Allen
  • Tomie Arai
  • Hector Arce-Espasas
  • Jarrod Beck
  • Guy Ben-Ari
  • Gail Biederman
  • Benjamin Brown
  • Jessica Bruah
  • Kathy Bruce
  • Todd Colby
  • Kevin Cooley
  • William Cordova
  • Ann Daly
  • Meredith Drum
  • Tseng Kwong Chi
  • Shepard Fairey
  • Brendan Fernandes
  • Joshua Frankel
  • Sara Greenberger Rafferty
  • Shanti Grumbine
  • Guerrilla Girls
  • Ben Hagari
  • Heather Hart
  • Stuart Hawkins
  • Takashi Horisaki
  • Yoko Inoue
  • Lisa Kereszi
  • Joyce Yu-Jean Lee
  • Jen Liu
  • Hilary Lorenz
  • Mary Mattingly
  • Esperanza Mayobre
  • Rachelle Mozman
  • Kymia Nawabi
  • Laura Nova
  • Nancy Nowacek
  • Tom Otterness
  • Leah Raintree
  • Peter Ruta
  • Ryan Schneider
  • Carl Scorza
  • Rudy Shepherd
  • Claire Sherman
  • Sonya Sklaroff
  • Sandi Slone
  • Monika Sziladi
  • Mary Ting
  • Jessica Vaughn
  • Tim Wilson
  • Martha Wilson