The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council honors the Durst family at its annual Downtown Dinner: PHOTOS

Helena Durst, Anita Durst and Andrew D. Hamingson (credit: Darial Sneed)

The Durst family were the guests of honor at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC) annual Downtown Dinner, held last week at the Conrad Hotel.

LMCC places artists in studio residency spaces throughout the city, and provides them additional support like workshops. Those artists mingled among the 500 guests who attended the gala, which also included a silent auction, cocktails, a dinner catered by Union Square Events, and an after party.

Melissa Levin, William Cordova, Kay Takeda, Andrew D. Hamingson (credit: Darial Sneed)

Before dinner, guests enjoyed performances from Kevin James, Saya Woolfalk, Joshua Frankel & Judd Greenstein, Netta Yerushalmy and YACKEZ, and the shows were emceed by comedian Erin Markey.

Guests of the event included Larry Silverstein, Helena, Douglas and Anita Durst, Bill T. Jones and Timur Galen of Related.

Timur Galen (credit: Darial Sneed)
William Cordova (credit: Darial Sneed)
Larry Silverstein (credit: Darial Sneed)
Bill T. Jones (credit: Darial Sneed)
Erin Markey, Muna Tseng, Bill T. Jones, and David Stark (credit: Darial Sneed)
Diego Segalini, Terry Hudak, Keith Barnes (credit: Darial Sneed)
Melissa Levin, Leslie Hewitt, William Cordova, Kay Takeda, and Andrew D. Hamingson (credit: Darial Sneed)
Andrew D. Hamingson, William Cordova (credit: Darial Sneed)
Andrew D. Hamingson, William Cordova, and Dino Fusco (credit: Darial Sneed)
Kevin Hoo, Andrew D. Hamingson, Kay Takeda, Sam Miller, and Melissa Levin (credit: Darial Sneed)
Andrew D. Hamingson, Shari Hyman, Diego Segalini (credit: Darial Sneed)
William Cordova, Eric Shiner, Melissa Levin, Saya Woolfalk, and Leslie Hewitt (credit: Darial Sneed)
Timur Galen, Douglas Durst, Andrew D. Hamingson (credit: Darial Sneed)
Chris Ward and Cherrie Nanninga (credit: Darial Sneed)
Andrew D. Hamingson, Joshua Frankel, Judd Greenstein, Tomas Cruz (credit: Darial Sneed)
Noel Caban and Marcia Caban (credit: Darial Sneed)
Diego Segalini and Peter Poulakakos (credit: Darial Sneed)
Faye Driscoll and Sacha Yanow (credit: Darial Sneed)
Sandi Slone, Bruce Ehrmann (credit: Darial Sneed)
Andrew D. Hamingson, Muna Tseng, David Stark, Melissa Levin (credit: Darial Sneed)
Kay Takeda, Andrew D. Hamingson, Muna Tseng, Melissa Levin, Lisa Ko, David Stark, and Faye Driscoll (credit: Darial Sneed)
Melissa Levin, Lisa Ko (credit: Darial Sneed)
Jessica Lappin, Andrew D. Hamingson (credit: Darial Sneed)
Melissa Levin and Amy Khoshbin (credit: Darial Sneed)