Join us for a celebration of kindness

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Gilded Age and honor the philanthropic spirit that has uplifted countless New York families.

Join us for an evening draped in elegance and philanthropy at The Floating Hospital’s Golden Legacies Gala. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Guastavino’s, nestled beneath the 59th Street Bridge in Manhattan, this event promises to be a night of spirited glamour and grandeur. As a designated New York City landmark, Guastavino’s embodies the architectural brilliance of its creators, Rafael Guastavino, Sr., and Jr., with its majestic granite arches and captivating Catalan vaulted tile ceilings. This hidden gem of New York architecture provides the perfect backdrop for an event that honors the philanthropic spirit that has supported The Floating Hospital since its founding in 1866.

Tickets on Sale

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 • 6:30 pm

Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

For queries about ticket packages, tables, sponsorships and other ways to join the event and support our patients, email

Guastavino’s archway

As you enjoy a lovely New York City summer night, remember that your presence and support light the way to a brighter future for New York City’s children and families without homes.

The Golden Legacies Gala is more than a soirée; it’s an opportunity to be part of a tradition of kindness that has uplifted countless New Yorkers. Your presence and support will light the way to a brighter future for families struggling just to meet their basic needs.

Let’s come together to celebrate the spirit of giving, the beauty of historic New York architecture and the continuation of The Floating Hospital’s vital mission. Reserve your spot at this glamorous, joyful, and meaningful event and help us weave another golden thread into the fabric of our city’s rich history.

For more information on ticket packages, tables, sponsorships and other ways to participate, email

Many thanks to our generous sponsors


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Ford of Queens
Mazda of Valley Stream


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The Seed — A Living Beer Project logo

Karen & Doug Seidman


Beltramini Family

Amy P. De Shong

Sean T. Granahan, Esq.

Gloria Jackson

LaPlaca Hardy Family

Shannon & Philip LaRocco

A page from our historical scrapbook

1916, Wilmington, Delaware: Catherine Cossitt Dodge (Mrs. John S. Rogers), a relative of Mrs. Juilliard—the benefactor behind the ship’s donation—gracefully christened the Helen C Juilliard II. She commemorated the launch by releasing a bouquet of carrier doves from within a rose basket, a nod to Japanese tradition. This ceremony mirrored the inaugural launch of the Helen C. Juilliard I, an event honored by the presence of the Japanese Envoy.

The distinguished gentleman in the top hat is likely Augustus Juilliard, who would have been 80 at the time. As one of the hospital’s most generous patrons, he and his wife contributed the modern equivalent of over $10 million, marking a legacy of unparalleled support.

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