News and Events – March/April 2023

Save the date for The Floating Hospital Summer Benefit Gala!

Join us, celebrate what we’ve done together, and help support the work ahead.

The 2023 benefit will be held on the evening of June 12 at the sumptuous Metropolitan Club in midtown at 1 East 60 Street. The 132-year-old Renaissance Revival landmark is a fitting venue for this year’s theme: the Roaring Twenties.

We’re delighted to welcome WPIX reporter and six-time Emmy Award-winner Monica Morales as our guest host for the second year. Monica is known for her deep investigative work, reportage and advocacy for New York City’s marginalized communities. Housing, food insecurities and healthcare inequities are among the vital issues she tackles on air and behind the scenes to bring justice and comfort to our neighbors.

Swing to authentic twenties-era jazz by Duke Ellington Legacy Band. Guitarist Edward Ellington II invokes his grandfather’s legacy as one of the most storied musicians and composers of the jazz age. It promises to be a grand night, and we look forward to seeing you there. TICKETS, SPONSORSHIP AND MORE link to

A life to celebrate

With great sadness, we announce the passing of The Floating Hospital’s long-time Board member and former Board Secretary, Maude Askin. At 91, Maude’s passing is a reminder of the rich lives led by those who serve—her 20+ years with the Hospital made it a better place through her wisdom, charm and willingness to help others. She will be sorely missed by all of us.

Supporting confident teens

We are thrilled to have the Hollister Confidence Project as a new supporting partner in our service to young people and youth development. Under the philanthropic umbrella of the Abercrombie & Fitch apparel company, of which Hollister is a brand, the project seeks to increase awareness and support of teen mental health and wellness. Hollister founded “World Teen Mental Wellness Day,” which dedicates each March 4 to disrupting the stigma around mental health. Funding granted to The Floating Hospital this year support Camp Rise Up, our summer sleepaway leadership and life-skills camp for youth experiencing homelessness. We were pleased to join Hollister in publicly recognizing March 4 as a step forward on the path to teen wellness as well as thanking them for supporting our work.

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