The Chelsea Waterside Play Area Capital Campaign kicked off publicly at the
Friends of Hudson River Park Inaugural Playground Committee Luncheon on Friday, January 29. Over $50,000 was
for the Chelsea Waterside Play Area through the silent auction at the event.
NYC Council Member Corey Johnson, who is allocating $820,000 of our goal from the City Council for the project, spoke at the sold-out fundraising event on the need for these capital improvements. Campaign Co-chair Greg Wasserman also announced a leading gift from the Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, which has generously agreed to match remaining donations up to $150,000 until March 31, 2016. Other elected officials, such as Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and State Senator Brad Hoylman, joined the exceptional group of supportive parents and community leaders at the Luncheon.