November 14, 2018
We had a lot of fun at our 4th Fall Swim Gala: Totally No Boundaries honoring some insanely awesome people: Claire Weisz and Scott Lazer. We gathered supporters to toast them with great food, drinks and an amazing line up of performances presented by Heineken. Sean McVerry graced the stage a few times, DJ Milhouse killed the dance floor vibe and the legendary Bas of Dreamville took the stage at our Night Swim.
When Archie was first talking to our honoree Claire Weisz about this event, she turned to him and said “what I love about + POOL is you guys have ‘totally no boundaries’”. — and that’s when we decided to name the event TOTALLY NO BOUNDARIES. At a time when some people in our world are creating boundaries, we’re excited to be expanding our reach across industries, across disciplines, across areas of programming — taking on new ideas and building an organization that is doing so much more than “just building a pool”. Afterall, we are a PLUS.
Much like + POOL, Claire Weisz and Scott Lazer push the peripheries of creativity in their industries and collaborate with others to produce the outrageous things we love most about the world. These are creators who look way outside of the box. They are fearless. Their constraints are their freedoms. They are incessantly creative and make choices and take actions everyday that shift our focus, changing the way we see the world around us by taking risks that reap great rewards for all of us.
Appearing for the first time ever at the + POOL podium was Matthew Washington, Manhattan Deputy Borough President, to introduce our honorees. He nailed it, and set the bar oh so high.
Friends of + POOL’s annual Fall Swim Gala raised funds that go directly towards the continued development of + POOL as well as continuously expanding our educational programming. This was our biggest raise yet, and we can’t wait to put it back into the organization and tell you all about it.
Huge thanks to our friends who made the night a success (not to mention, a lot of fun):
Marc Kushner + Christopher Barley
WXY architecture + urban design
Steven Harper, MN Architects
Anna Quintana + David Von Spreckelsen
Caroline + Michael Ventura
Darius G. Grant
DINNER WITH DESIGNERS
Elissa Levy + Adam Ames
Eric S. Lee
Food New York
Joshua David + Stephen Hirsh
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Meryl and Joey Levin
m ss ng p eces
Sharon Davis Design
Yoswein New York