The fifth annual
Joe DiMaggio Award Gala will honor singer-songwriter Paul Simon
on Monday, May 17. The star-studded event is a dual benefit for
Xaverian High School, in Bay Ridge, and the Loyola School, in
Manhattan. The singer-songwriter memorialized "Joltin’ Joe"
in his song "Mrs. Robinson": "Where have you gone,
Joe DiMaggio/A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo)/
What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson/Joltin’ Joe has left and gone
away/Hey hey hey hey hey hey."
Music producer Phil Ramone, who won a Grammy with Simon in 1975
for the album, "Still Crazy After All These Years,"
will present the DiMaggio award to him. Previous DiMaggio Award
honorees include Henry Kissinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Rudy Giuliani
and Regis Philbin.
Jim Ryan, anchor of Fox-5’s "Good Day, New York," will
return to serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The gala, which also features a silent auction of DiMaggio memorabilia,
will begin at 6 pm with a cocktail reception followed by dinner
and the award ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Ave.
between 49th and 50th streets in Manhattan. Tickets are $500.
For more information, call (718) 836-7100, ext. 119, or visit
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010