In a statement Benanti said, "I have run, walked, played, lounged and enjoyed every minute of my time in Riverside Park. It is a rare blessing to have such a beautiful oasis for people from all walks of life. It is my absolute honor to contribute through song to the preservation of this New York treasure."
Honorary Chairs are Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, of Planet Green TV’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.”
The gala will feature a silent and live auction, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, dinner and dessert and the performance.
Tickets for the event are $300, $600 and $1,000 per person. For tickets, auction donations and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lori Brittle at email@example.com.
Founded in 1986, Riverside Park Fund is the park's non-profit conservancy organization.