The evening will feature performances by Emmy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin and musical guests Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. Fashion designer Michael Kors will judge a costume contest, and renowned chef Alice Waters will receive the "Wind Beneath My Wings" award for her pioneering advocacy for locally grown and sustainably harvested food.
Celebrities who are expected to attend the benefit include Martha Stewart, Pink, the B-52s, John McEnroe and Patty Smyth, and Suze Orman. The cocktail party will feature food prepared by some of the country's finest chefs, include April Bloomfield, David Chang, Tom Collichio, and Jonathan Waxman.
Public tickets to the event are now on sale. For more information, call 914-579-1000 or visit www.nyrp.org.