April 22nd, 2013
The stars were out for the Bronx Science 75th Anniversary Gala, held at the Waldorf Astoria on Saturday evening. The evening ended up raising a million dollars for Bronx Science, which is a public charter school in New York, founded in 1939. Its main focus is on science, obviously, but from speaking with alumni, it was clear that many creative types found their home at Bronx Science as well. Attendees were treated to a brief history of Bronx Science from the captain of the debate team, who spoke so fast it made my head spin. But she was quite impressive. We also got to watch a performance by the Jazz Band and Steve Karmen who is known for writing the advertising jingle for the “I Love New York” ad campaigns. Now you might be asking, what is the TV Chick doing at a science/school gala? Well, many famous alumni work in TV, film and journalism. I got to speak to Jon Favreau (who will forever be Pete from Friends in my eyes), Jeff Greenfield (an author and journalist), and Dominic Chianese (from The Sopranos) about their experience at the school, their upcoming projects and what it means to them to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of their alma mater.