Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) will pay tribute at its 25TH Annual Gala to this year’s honorees, Richard and Christine Mack, for their generous support and outstanding commitment to providing New Yorkers with a big, beautiful backyard at Randall’s Island Park. Former New York Yankee Mark Teixeira will be the recipient of the Champion for Children Award. Over 500 guests are expected to attend this vibrant event, led by Master of Ceremonies Brian Sullivan, host of CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” and Co-Chaired by Michael Boxer, Lucy Fato and Mark Greene. For information, please contact Tess Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or
I just can’t believe it has been twenty five years since this organization, guided by the vision of Karen Cohen, Pinky Keeler and Amy Boden, with early support from Mike Bloomberg, set out to transform Randall’s Island where our city’s children played. The Board of Directors, the City, and countless supporters came together to create today’s showcase of fields and facilities, from the rubble of dirt sports areas strewn with garbage. Caps off! For what to wear when Cocktail Attire is preferred, we found a trio of special evening frocks at SAKS.com. Each has a particularly beautiful and feminine sleeve which we admire, especially in the winter months. Then we kept the accessories simple and classic to complete the elegant ensemble.