New York Public Library Holds Annual Gala, Co-Chaired by SNF
22 May 2019

On Monday, May 20, New York Public Library held its annual gala. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) co-chaired the event, and SNF representatives attended.

A landmark SNF grant, announced in fall of 2017, supports the complete renovation of the Mid-Manhattan Library, currently underway, and endows public programs at the branch. Following the renovations, it will reopen in 2020 as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library and will hold New York Public Library’s largest circulating collection. It will also offer only one of the only rooftop spaces free and open to the public in Midtown Manhattan.

The gala took place at the Library’s historic Stephen A. Schwartzman Building, across the street from the future Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, with which it will form a resource-rich nexus of public space.