On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, join Hester Street as we celebrate 20 years of advancing racial and economic justice through community-based planning and design. In the spirit of our event theme – People Shaping their Cities: Creating joyful, just, and resilient futures – we will honor and rejoice in Hester Street’s partnerships with community-based organizations and uplift our collective work to ensure that neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them.

What: Hester Street’s 20th anniversary celebration
When: Tuesday, November 14, 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: BRIC Arts, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY


  • Leroy Street Studio, Founding Architecture firm
  • Anne Frederick, Founding Executive Director of Hester Street
  • Betsy MacLean & Nisha Baliga, Former Co-Executive Directors of Hester Street


Sponsor the event

We hope you will support Hester Street in our landmark 20th anniversary year by purchasing an event sponsorship. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits here, and contact Lori Schlabach, Chief Operating Officer, if you have any questions.

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Legacy Sponsor – Leroy Street Studio

Hester Street is grateful for the support of Leroy Street Studio, Legacy Sponsor of our 20th Anniversary Gala, and the architecture firm that founded our organization.


Industry Champion

Eva & Douglass Alligood



Ursula Neubauer



Hester Street Board of Directors



Betsy MacLean & Eric Miles

Ron & Yvette Shiffman