Enjoy lunch for you and a guest with award winning actor, activist and Oceana Board Member, San Waterston during an exclusive dining experience at the Member’s Only Private Dining Club at the Rainbow Room. This is a unique and priceless luncheon experience in the Big Apple.

Lunch with Sam Waterston

As a member of Oceana’s board of directors, Waterston brings to the organization a wealth of talent and resources in support of Oceana’s programming and mission.

“I’ve loved the ocean all my life,” explained Waterston. “As a New Englander, I’ve seen the nasty effects of fisheries collapses on the life of seaside towns. Scientists now warn us that unless we do something, the world is on a path to global fishery collapses by mid-century, a calamity of mind-boggling proportions we can still avert. The time to act is now, which is why I’m very happy to be working with an organization as effective as Oceana.”

Waterston was born in 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father was a language teacher and his mother was a landscape painter. He attended preparatory schools Brooks and Groton before earning a scholarship to Yale University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1962. Later that year, Waterston made his New York debut at the Phoenix Theater in “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad.”

Over the next four decades, Waterston’s career goes on to include a plethora of film and television credits as well as repeated returns to the stage. His trophy case includes television awards such as the Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild and theater awards like the OBIE and Drama Desk. Other accolades include an Academy Award nomination for his role as journalist Sydney Schanberg in 1984’s “The Killing Fields” and six Emmy Award nominations for his roles in “I’ll Fly Away” and “Law & Order.”

Private Dining at the Rainbow Room

Enjoy an exclusive and luxurious lunch for four (4) people with wine service and champagne in the Member’s Only Private Dining Club at the Rainbow Room, in the iconic Rockefeller Center.

The Rainbow Room is known for legendary occasions. Graced by presidents, dignitaries, and the brightest stars in entertainment, events held here have defined what it means to celebrate in New York City. Add yours to the list! Located sixty-five stories above Midtown Manhattan, Member’s Only Private Dining Club offers personalized attention and walls of windows with striking views of New York City to the south and west.

The Rainbow Room offers seasonal, locally sourced, always unique menus that will delight every palate and enhance every moment.


  • Package valid for the winning bidder, one guest, and Sam Waterston.
  • Participants must be at least 18.
  • This is a private meet and greet.
  • The winner may take a photo.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date.
  • Subject to Sam and the Rainbow Room’s schedule.
  • Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • Cannot be transferred.
  • Travel and accommodation are not included.

Generously donated by Sam Waterston and The Rainbow Room