Hester Street is celebrating another year of building neighborhood justice. Please join us for a night of food, drink and dance as we honor inspired leaders for socially, racially and economically just neighborhoods:

ARTs East New York Inc. uses the transformative power of the arts as a tool for social and economic change – addressing issues ranging from health disparities to gentrification and displacement in East New York.

Brooklyn Public Library, one of our most fiercely democratic institutions – a “Palace for the People” – offers 2.6 million+ people in 59 Brooklyn neighborhood locations the dignity and exhilaration of learning, civic engagement and connection across difference.

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has made a career of standing shoulder to shoulder with marginalized communities fighting for fair, safe and affordable housing; criminal justice reform; justice and equity for all.

With music by the legendary DJ Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love!


Host Committee List in formation

Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer

US Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

NYC Council Member Diana Ayala

NYC Council Member Margaret Chin

NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal

NYC Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson

NYC Council Member Brad Lander

NYC Council Member Stephen Levin

NYC Council Member Francisco Moya

NYC Council Member Antonio Reynoso

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Gonzalo Casals

Wendy Fleischer*

Andrew Friedman*

Joyce George and Joe Weisbord*

Morgan Hare*

Timothy Johnson*

Rasmia Kirmani-Frye*

Frances Liu*

Javier Lopez

Ben Posel

José Serrano-McClain*

Pat Simon

Reggie Thomas*

Javier Valdés

*Hester Street Board Member


Sponsors List in formation

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