On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club hosted their annual black-tie President’s Dinner to celebrate their 47th annual Show House and over 100 years of service to the children. This years attendees gathered at Cipriani on 42nd Street and helped raise $1 million to fund critical afterschool programs to support the 10,000 children in the Bronx Club.
The event was chaired by celebrated designers, Bunny Williams and Jamie Drake and vice-chaired by acclaimed designers Alexa Hampton, Mara Miller, Jessie Carrier and Christopher Spitzmiller.
The gala included cocktails followed by a seated dinner honoring Hearst Magazines, accepted by Michael Clinton, President, Marketing and Publishing Director. Presented by Margaret Russel, Peter Marino, a distinguished architect, received the Lifetime Achievement Award and in his remarks, calling the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club “one of the most positive organizations in New York,” further noting on the crowd assembles, “we all care about two things – the kids and our visual environment. All of us work hard to make the world look better.”
The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s Drum Corps kicked off the evening with a performance, later followed by The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Performing Arts Program entertained the crowd with a salsa dance and number to Janet Jackson’s “Made For Now.”
This year’s Show House opens to the public for one month, starting on May 2ndat 36-38 East 74th Street in New York City’s Upper East Side. The internationally recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House features the country’s premier interior decorators and architects, attracting more than 15,000 visitors each year.