Goldman Sachs Group Inc. senior director J. Michael Evans and managing director John Mahoney were among 500 guests who sat at tables covered in white satin, with miniature vases of white nerine lilies surrounding a wire sphere filled with LED lights.
“There are no candles in this room, no carbon footprint,” event designer Ron Wendt said.
Glorious Food catered the meal of artichokes filled with shrimp, lamb pies with puff pastry stars on top, and creme brulee.
Meanwhile, the Bronx Museum of Arts held its Spring Gala across the street from Goldman’s headquarters, guaranteeing proximity to a hall of titans, if not a party full of them. The location at the Conrad Hotel was also close to City Hall, making it easy for Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to drop by (she spoke of painting a mural in Bronx with the museum), as well as Council member Vanessa L. Gibson.
The event was the museum’s largest, grossing more than $650,000, said its executive director, Holly Block. The lowest-priced “Bruckner Boulevard Tickets” were $650; the highest-priced “Grand Concourse” seats were $4,167.