Kent Swig

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Jim Runsdorf night

Tragically, my friend Jim Runsdorf died in a freak crewing accident on the East River 9 years ago at a young age. Each year, Jim hosted a holiday party in New York City for many of his friends from high school, college, business  and from wherever he met people. Jim’s friends were numerous and extended to every part of his life….he had a loyal following of friends like no one I have ever met.

We, Jim’ Friends, decided that the Jim Runsdorf night was just too wonderful and too important to stop just because Jim is no longer physically with us, so we have continued this tradition each year since his death….a true ongoing tribute to Jim’s radiant personality and strength of character.

So, this year, we celebrated Jim Runsdorf night at Harlow on East 56th Street where a group of about 30 of us toasted Jim and spent time with each other catching up. A few of the tireless moved on to PJ Clarke’s Restaurant for a late night dinner and some more drinks. As usual, the evening was wonderful with great conversation and great story telling and wonderful reminiscing. And of course, the evening is always bitter-sweet as the guest of honor, my friend Jim Runsdorf, could not physically attend.

Friends of Jim at PJ Clarke's after the holiday party at Harlow.

Friends of Jim at PJ Clarke’s after the holiday party at Harlow.

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Written by swigeq

January 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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