Monday, June 12, 2017

Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Sunset Garden Party Fundraiser Honoring Tom Brokaw Wednesday June 14

The Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park will be hosting a Sunset Garden Party Fundraiser honoring journalist Tom Brokaw on Wednesday June 14. According to the FDR Park web site:
FOUR FREEDOMS PARK CONSERVANCY cordially invites you to the fifth annual SUNSET GARDEN PARTY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island

2017 Honoree

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy’s signature fundraising event – its 5th annual Sunset Garden Party - will honor award-winning journalist, Tom Brokaw, and his incredible commitment and extraordinary leadership in the defense of free speech and expression.

The theme of this year’s event is Freedom of Speech & Expression – the first universal human right named in President Roosevelt’s pivotal 1941 State of the Union Address. Tom Brokaw, who was the Master of Ceremonies at the Park’s dedication ceremony in October 2012, has spent his entire distinguished journalism career defending and promoting freedom, particularly the role of a free press in our democracy.

A beautiful evening of music and cocktails at Four Freedoms Park surrounded by the New York City skyline.

Music by Peter Duchin
Ticket prices range from $300 - $25,000.

Here's PBS Channel 13's Treasures of New York 2013 report about building the Roosevelt Island Four Freedoms Park

and some scenes
from the October 17, 2012 Grand Opening of the FDR Four Freedoms Park including video of President Bill Clinton's remarks.