On Thursday, July 18, Governors Island Alliance hosted the Picnic in the Clouds Benefit on the 64th floor of One World Trade Center, courtesy of the Durst Organization.
In attendance were Dagher Engineering, PLLC’s Principals, Richard Pearson and Josephine Zurica, with Project Managers, Joseph Munafo and Vivek Patel.
The event was hosted on the unfinished half of the 64th floor of the recently opened Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) in lower Manhattan. Tall panoramic windows lent South-facing views of Governors Island and everything in between The Hudson and East Rivers.
Visitors also got a peak of the completed Sky Lobby and its North-facing views up the Hudson River toward Central Park and Midtown.
Since opening 30 new acres of park to the public in 2014, Governors Island has been satisfying the interests of tourists and local park-goers alike by offering arts, concerts, historic buildings and tourism, all beyond the vista of the lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Benefit proceeds from the annual fundraiser help support numerous free public programs provided by GIA, like the Harbor School student internships, Family Festival, as well as volunteer programs including “ambassadors” and gardeners who uphold cultural experiences for visitors. The National Park Service and the Trust for Governors Island also rely on the generosity of benefactors.