On April 21, PTNY presented its George W. Perkins Award to The Trust for Governors Island, Governors Island National Monument, and Governors Island Alliance for their work in transforming the former military base into a beautiful public green space.
Michael Burke, Vice President and COO of Statue Cruises offered a tribute to the honorees, celebrating their great work and drawing attention to the collaboration of the three organizations that has truly brought Governors Island to where it is today.
Judith C. Mower, chairperson of the PTNY Board of Trustees, said, “We are thrilled to celebrate Governors Island and the three organizations that, together, make it the vibrant, dynamic, creative, historic and special place that it is. The island is a special mix of wonderfully preserved historical buildings and artifacts that share the story of a different time juxtaposed against the greenery, art, and whimsy of 21st century parkland.
The award reception was held at the historic University Club in New York City.