A-listers Kerry Washington, Swizz Beatz and journalist Sunny Hostin joined 350 well-heeled guests at the inaugural Bronx Children's Museum Gala at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City on Tuesday.

The Bronx Children’s Museum program introduces the borough’s kids to music, art and a world of possibilities.

BCM board member and Bronx-born Sunny Hostin, co-host of ABC’s The View, emceed this first-ever gala which will help to fund access to the arts, music, dance, environmental studies, and STEAM-based exhibits and programs for the 250,000+ children of the Bronx.

Swizz Beatz provided the evening's sounds, and actor/comedian and Bronxite Tracy Morgan was a passionate auctioneer, taking bids on a variety of unique items including a visit to the set of Scandal in Los Angeles that sold to 2 lucky bidders for $11,000 each; and a meet-and-greet at Jennifer Lopez’s “All I Have” show in Las Vegas that sold for $10,000.

“What this Museum has the possibility to do,” honoree Kerry Washington told the crowd, “is to say to our children of the Bronx, we matter, your own community matters, this place that you call home matters and because of that, possibilities are endless and you can go anywhere and be excited about who you are today and who you will be tomorrow.”

Photos by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

  • bemetoo

    Tracy Morgan is happy Walmart hit him

  • Renee26

    Kerry was the only one who dressed for the Gala huh

  • Nita

    That's so cool

  • Malcom Flex

    Kerry knows how to do it. BTW she's married to a black male and had his kids and still the idiots diss her for acting as a swirler. You just can't please kneegrows no matter what you do!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Yup and Walmart is trying to get back some of that money. He flossed too soon and too much.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    I keep thinking about beetlejuice when I look at Kerry's dress


    really?! How are they trying to get it back? I'm intrigued, had no idea this was happening

  • Coy little wink

    ?I like it tho

  • Petty Rubble

    all these Galas lately

  • 100milesperhour

    Walmart settled with him before consulting w/their insurance carrier. Insurance company said "hole up".

  • MsPam

    Sunny is looking kind of like Wendy Williams?!

  • bemetoo

    Typical black person

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I loath Kerry Washingtons mouth. Her old face was so much cuter.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes Ms Kerry

  • Shira Harding-James

    I know I thought that today. I haven't watched the view in awhile so when I flipped it on I so thought it was her

  • Shira Harding-James


  • NeverSurprised


  • NeverSurprised


  • Malcom Flex

    Yup they want some of that money back he flossed too soon.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yup they want some of that money back he flossed too soon.

  • Dee

    Sunny loops like a different person altogether. I didn't recognize her.

  • Dee

    Never! Hateful as hell#!

  • Dee

    You people are cold blooded, LOL!

  • NeverSurprised

    The insurers paid Walmart back, but now they want to see every dime in Tracey's personal accounts. Rumor has it Walmart paid out about $90 mil to both Morgan and the another family (though the other family reportedly got only $10 mil of that. They are now trying to prove Tracey lied about his inability to work and make future income:

    "In a November court filing, a lawyer for the insurance companies said Morgan should be forced to hand over his tax returns from 2009 through 2014 and documents related to certain activities after the crash.

    The insurers want anything related to Morgan “appearing on national television shortly after the settlement, driving a Lamborghini in midtown Manhattan shortly after the settlement, (walking) around midtown New York shortly after the settlement and his appearing at the Emmy Awards to make a presentation.”

  • NeverSurprised

    Sandy, you know you're wrong for calling Kerry's husband "Mr. Washington" in the captions to their table photos. So funny, yet so wrong.

  • Dollface

    Sunny looks like she will screw yo man behind yo back in seconds.

  • Dahl

    Sunny looked like Michelle Williams at first glance of that first pic...

  • Miany

    hey.. what did she change? I can tell she had slight work done but.. I can't tell what.

  • bemetoo

    Not as cold blooded as that 18 wheeler

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Truth

    Fake ass celebrities if they was interested in the Bronx sincerely they would have held the gala in the Bronx and would have made everyone involved come to the Bronx .

  • LibraGirlonly

    They're just mad they had to pay that kind of money to a black man.

  • Yetunde

    There is no 'b' in Nnamdi.

  • 100milesperhour

    He tossed his cane & neck brace in the nearest dumpster as soon as the check cleared.

  • Mbailey

    SANDY wants her.....

  • Naughty niggy

    It's the long face ?

  • Evillene

    If I was Alicia Keys, I wouldn't let my man hang out with girls who pay attention to personal grooming and know how to wear make-up.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    AMEN! Like seriously! I absolutely love her!

  • I Run New York

    I went. Beautiful event and they raised an insane amount of money.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Kerry Washington is a such a beautiful women, so is Sunny Hoston. Looks like it was a great event. Tracey Morgan looks good, glad he survived that deadly crash.

  • Jussjess25

    Sandra tracy is not a bronxite, hes born in raised in Brooklyn. *brookyn stand up*. Look like a lovely event tho.

  • Jussjess25

    U should check for his last one man comedy show. It was completely hilarious.. ???

  • Jussjess25

    Wait where was it held??

  • Jussjess25


  • Queen of EVERYTHING


  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    She just lost a lot of weight. I can't convince my own sister that I haven't fugged with my face after becoming a slim adult after ALWAYS being a "pleasantly plumped" youth my whole life. It's pretty amazing how the face can shape shift naturally.

  • HelloToni

    LOL...IKR. But I guess I can be a bit insecure.....

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Swiss Beat is the chairman for Brooklyn Museum (or President of the Commitee). I know he has a big position there.

    Probably overseeing a whole lot in the Bronx as well. Didn't Kerry Washington wrote a children book few years ago?

    Get the gov coins!!

  • Miany

    Yeah..slightly changed the nose.. I wanna say she prop did something with the cheeks too, right? I mean I know she is slimmer in those pics but, the cheeks are more defined

  • Dowoop

    Tell me about it...only reason ppl know i didnt mess with my face is cuz i sure as hell dont have the coins and to cheap to spend it that way even if i did have it. Plus age changes you as well.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That is exactly what I said!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Kerry Washington looks so strange to me. I know a lot of people think she is beautiful, I guess I'm one of the few that don't.

  • Not Down With The BS

    My brother says the same thing! He hates her jaw and mouth.

    I see what he is saying; but, to me, it does not take away from her attractiveness. I think she looks particularly pretty here.

    It's always interesting what different people find attractive. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I will have to look at that one. He is really funny to me.

  • kekeb

    Kerry is so classy!! Love her

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    And that is so true