Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. had a great evening.
Photo by Joseph Martin
‘Building Our Future Together’ was the emphasis of the Bronx Children’s Museum’s second annual awards gala on Tuesday, May 8 at the Edison Ballroom. The star-studded evening raised $465,000 and honored such local illuminaries as Sonia Manzano, Maria from ‘Sesame Street,’ author and activist; Kerry Malawista and Alan Heilbron, donors of the Museum On The Go! bus and Chazz Palminteri, Bronx-born actor, director and ‘A Bronx Tale’ creator.
(l-r) Sunny Hostin, Richard Abrons, Kerry Washington and Rafael Collado enjoyed this year’s gala celebration at the Edison Ballroom.
Photo by Mike Pont
“Kids need a place to help them follow their dreams. So every time you give money to a great cause like the Bronx Children’s Museum, you’re not just helping a child, you’re helping a universe. It’s a ripple effect,” stated Bronx native and Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri.