SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Artwork by Xav Marseille
Diane Lane is an award-winning, well-loved and respected actress and activist whose career began in New York City at the age of 6.
Simon Sidamon-Eristoff is a long-time ocean leader and conservationist who served as Chairman of Oceana from 2014-2018.
September 10, 2019
We rolled out the “blue carpet” for another sensational Gala! Picture a room full of leaders in the worlds of philanthropy, business, science, and entertainment surrounded by the glamour of Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. This year’s honorees were Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane and Oceana board member Simon Sidamon-Eristoff for their tireless commitment to safeguarding and revitalizing our world’s oceans. It was an unforgettable evening of celebration and support for the world’s magnificent oceans.
The benefit spotlighted the crisis of plastic in the sea. Plastic debris is everywhere, from the most remote islands, to Arctic sea ice, to the deepest parts of the ocean floor.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and gourmet dining, a live auction of extraordinary items, and the eclectic music of the Rakiem Walker Project, a 6-piece band led by saxophonist Rakiem Walker.