About 500 guests helped the Sisters of Charity of New York to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their arrival in New York City at a gala evening at The Lighthouse at Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers May 18. Top left, the FDNY vessel Marine 1 releases a celebratory spray. Top right, Sister Jane Iannucelli, S.C., president of the Sisters of Charity of New York, blows out a candle. Right, Sister Margaret Egan, S.C., sits in on drums with the Gus Hayes Band. Left, Father Robert Ver Eecke, S.J., pastor of St. Francis Xavier parish in Manhattan, and others standing, receive cheers from the sisters for their support of the Charity mission.