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Heroes of the Harbor

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Past Heroes of the Harbor Events

Learn about our past Heroes of the Harbor events, including our honorees, and view photos.

  • 2020

    2020 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 5, 2020

    Due to COVID-19, this year's event was brought to attendees virtually from New York City.

    Honorees:

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    Louis Pernice, ILA Local 1814 and ILA International (in memoriam)

  • 2019

    2019 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 7, 2019

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Congressman Jerrold Nadler
    LANGAN
    Kate Orff, SCAPE

  • 2018

    2018 Heroes of the Harbor

    September 25, 2018

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Michael Phillips, Jamestown LP
    Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies
    Steven Smith, Oak Point Property LLC

  • 2017

    2017 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 3, 2017

    Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Donald Capoccia
    Peter Madonia
    The Founders of the Waterfront Alliance

  • 2016

    2016 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 5, 2016

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Paul Balser
    Malcolm McLaren
    + POOL

  • 2015

    2015 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 5, 2015

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    AECOM
    Billion Oyster Project
    James Corner Field Operations

  • 2014

    2014 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 6, 2014

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Sims Metal Management
    New York and New Jersey ferry industry
    Captain John Doswell

  • 2013

    2013 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    General Contractors Association of New York
    New York 1
    The Honorable Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey

  • 2012

    2012 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 9, 2012

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Michael (Buzzy) O’Keeffe, owner of The River Café and The Water Club
    New York City Economic Development Corporation, Seth Pinsky, president
    The rowers and paddlers who provide free public programming throughout the region

  • 2011

    2011 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 11, 2011

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Hudson River Park
    James J. Devine, president and chief executive officer, New York Container Terminal

  • 2010

    2010 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 19, 2010

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Joan K. Davidson, environmentalist and philanthropic leader
    The government and people of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • 2009

    2009 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 21, 2009

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Rockefeller Brothers Fund
    Albert K. Butzel, attorney and citizen advocate
    Frank M. McDonough, president, New York Shipping Association

  • 2008

    2008 Heroes of the Harbor

    October 6, 2008

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

    Honorees:

    Ann Buttenwieser, urban planner and waterfront historian
    Dennis J. Suskowski, science director, Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research
    Peggy Shepard, executive director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

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