2014 Annual Spring Gala

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A record crowd of over 400 guests from all over Westchester gathered on May 9, 2014 in the historic North Bathhouse at Playland, raising an astounding $371,000 in a single night to benefit the Westchester Children's Museum.

This was the first event ever held inside the site of the future museum and guests were able to experience the scale and potential of the 22,000 square foot space overlooking the Long Island Sound.

We thank our many event sponsors and supporters, as well as the individuals and local businesses that contributed items for the silent auction.  And we are incredibly grateful for the hard work of our Honorees, Event Chairs, and the dozens of volunteers who helped before, during, and after the event.  We could not have had such a successful event without their tireless efforts on the Museum's behalf.

View more photos of the Construction Today, Creativity Tomorrow benefit, attended by over 400 supporters. 

Event Honorees (from L to R): Nan and Lear Beyer, Bets and Rod Miller

Event Co-Chairs:  David Milowitz and Stacey Schutzer

L to R: Chris Williams, Williams Award winner Beverly McAllister of Larchmont, Helen Williams of Chappaqua, executive director Tracy Kay


2013 Annual Spring Gala

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Over 350 guests gathered on the evening of May 10, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains to attend the “Boardwalk Bound” annual spring gala, which raised nearly $200,000 for the Westchester Children’s Museum.  For the first time, County Executive Rob Astorino attended to express publicly his support of the museum’s effort to open at Playland.

Honored that night were Lynn and Ray Quartararo of Rye, NY for their years of commitment to and support of the museum.  Helen Williams, mother of actress and Advisory Board member Vanessa Williams, presented the Milton A. Williams, Jr. Scholars in Education Award to Dr. Barbara Peters, Superintendent of the Elmsford School District. The evening's emcee, Jené Luciani, TV personality, author, and Westchester resident, kept guests entertained.

View photos of the 2013 Boardwalk Bound benefit, attended by over 350 supporters.