Philadelphia: Gala Dinner Dance to Preserve the SS United States
The SS United States Conservancy hosted a dinner dance on June 24, 2011 at the Corinthian Yacht Club. The event, titled Relive an Evening Aboard the SS United States, joined 150 Conservancy patrons and friends together aboard the ocean liner near the Delaware River. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dancing were enjoyed in black tie/1950s attire. There were also silent and live auctions where partners such as Philadelphia Distilling, Brooks Brothers and The Curtis Institute of Music donated items. The funds raised went toward creating a historic preservation and museum plan for the ship. Photography by Jessica Vermeer Hawkes.