Vintage rockers brought a loud dose of nostalgia to the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday night, performing at New York Methodist Hospital’s Candlelight Gala.
The gala — which raised over $600,000 for the Park Slope institution — honored Charles K. O’Neill, Esq., a trustee of the hospital, with the James Monroe Buckley Award; and Emil Baccash, M.D., president of the hospital’s medical board, with the Lewis S. Pilcher Award.
After dinner and awards, the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp All-Stars, an aggregation of 1970s and ’80s rock stars, took the stage.
Dr. Baccash joined the band, with guitar and vocals, to perform Van Morrison's "Moondance."
In remarks to the evening's guests, New York Methodist Hospital President and CEO Mark J. Mundy cheered the NYM's continuing progress.
"Each year I wonder if there will be any ‘new’ good news to bring to this event," he said. "But our hospital community continues to exceed excellence and there continue to be wonderful accomplishments to report, such as our rapidly growing robotic surgery program with procedures in gynecologic oncology, urology and minimally invasive surgery, the new lung cancer screening program and the women’s pelvic surgery program.”