2012 Heroes of the Harbor Awards Dinner and Parade of Boats


The Lighthouse - Chelsea Piers - Pier 61, October 9, 2012

6:00 PM - Parade of Boats and Cocktails

7:00 PM - Dinner & Awards

A Benefit for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

The Heroes of the Harbor Awards and Parade of Boats honors extraordinary members of the New York and New Jersey waterfront community whose efforts have helped to improve some aspect of our waterfront.  It also raises awareness and critically-needed support for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s work to transform our harbor into a healthy, thriving, world-class resource for all.

The Heroes of the Harbor Awards and Parade of Boats is a unique evening of fine food, drink, and entertainment set against the backdrop of the waterfront. The event is a perfect opportunity to relax, celebrate and honor some of the region's most distinguished waterfront leaders.

This year’s event will be held on October 9th at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers and will honor several people and organizations for their commitments to revitalize and improve the New York City waterfront. 

MWA will be honoring restaurateur Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe for his visionary leadership in creating and bringing restaurants to the New York City waterfront, such as the River Café and the Water Club, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and rowers and paddlers who offer free public programming.

We hope that you will join us for this unique waterfront event by reserving tickets or a table today.

If you would like purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Kelley Cunningham at 212.935.9831 ext. 103.



John Atkins · Paul Balser · Kent Barwick · Laurie Beckelman · Paul Beirne · Jennifer Costley · Joan Davidson · Jim Devine · David Gmach · Jack Lusk · Gene Pullo · Kathy Robb · Abby Solomon · Vanita & Jim Solomon · Paige Sutherland · John Watts · Madelyn Wils · Steve Wilson


Susannah Drake · Paul Elston · James Grant · Lee Gruzen · Susan Henshaw Jones · Andrew Kimball · Nell & Robert Kleinschmidt · Anthony Manheim · Constance Rogers Roosevelt · Martha & Robert Rubin · Nancy Webster · Tensie Whelan · Barbara Wilks · Alexa & David Willson


John Watts, Chair · Paige Sutherland, Vice-Chair · Kent Barwick, Vice-Chair · Jennifer Costley, Treasurer  · Kathy Robb, Secretary · John Atkins · Margaret Ayers · Paul Balser · Laurie Beckelman · Capt. Andrew McGovern · Rich Miller · John Neu · Peggy Shepard · Chris Ward · Steve Wilson · Roland Lewis, President & CEO



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