Inside The Open Market At Highline Stages In The Meatpacking District
On March 8, the Meatpacking District hosted the 5th annual Open Market fundraiser to celebrate the business community. Co-hosted by district icons:Diane von Furstenberg, Founder of DVF; Andrew Rosen, Founder of Theory; Gary Kline, CEO of Highline Stages; and Mazdack Rassi, Creative Director of Milk, the evening marked the unofficial beginning of the spring season with a bang. Mingling alongside residents and friends of the district were several industry heavyweights from fashion, hospitality, technology and art including:
- Antoni Porowski, Actor on Queer Eye
- Zach Overton, VP at Samsung 837
- Caroline & Michael Ventura, model and author
- Mario Carbone, Chef
- Lisle Richards, The Metric
By the numbers, Open Market welcomed more than 40 business vendors, 350+ guests and raised over $230,000 in ticket & raffle sales to benefit the beloved district. 100% of the proceeds go to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association (MPIA), the non- profit business alliance of the area and will be specifically earmarked for the capital upgrade of the district’s streetscape, called the 14th Street Master Plan.