Cocktail Reception and Private Tour of Governors Island
05/23/2016, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The convening kicked off with a tour of Governors Island, led by Leslie Koch, President of the Trust for Governors Island. Delegates learned about the successful programming strategies for animating this 172-acre island off of southern Manhattan, featuring public open space, educational not-for-profit and commercial facilities, and various other attractions such as “Hammock Grove,” and the latest feature, “The Hills,” designed by landscape architects West 8.
Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Katy Clark, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, offered welcoming remarks and gave a brief overview of the rich history of cultural infrastructure in New York and Brooklyn.