Kevin Ramsawack has been appointed director of sales for The Glasshouse. He joins the management team of Jack Guttman, Alex Holiday and Megan Lerchenmuller to launch the company’s new flagship event space on 49th Street and 12th Avenue. The 75,000 square-foot waterfront space, which overlooks the Hudson River, will be the largest private event venue in Manhattan when it opens in September 2021.
With a capacity of 1,850 guests, The Glasshouse features outdoor terraces, sweeping views of downtown, midtown and the Hudson, pre-function spaces, VIP lounges, a 5,000-square-foot chef’s kitchen and several green rooms. Designed to be a “canvas without bounds,” the flexible venue can be configured to include both large and small spaces, breakout areas, runways and multiple displays. Outfitted with cutting-edge lighting, audio, video, rigging and production systems, The Glasshouse expands on the smaller Glasshouse Chelsea, which can host events for up to 200 guests.
Ramsawack, a Queens native, brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new position, including a long tenure at Neuman’s Kitchen special event and corporate caterers in New York and Philadelphia. Among the events he produced: Neuman’s Kitchen’s holiday celebrations at Pier 94 on the West Side Highway, annual symposiums for 1,500 guests at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the eight-day World Chess Championships at the Fulton Market Building, and numerous weddings and non-profit events at venues such as the New York Public Library’s Astor Hall and Celeste Bartos Forum.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a forward-thinking team at Glasshouses,” Ramsawack says. “At a time when New York City is on the rebound, I am excited to share proof that events are back and that the way we are thinking about hosting events continues to evolve.“