Central Park Hat Party! 32nd Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon

This week was The Thirty-Second Annual Frederick Law Awards Luncheon put on by the Women’s Committee and Board of Trustees of The Central Park Conservancy.  I was excited to make my 9th year of attendance to the luncheon this week.  Although it nearly didn’t happen. As many of you know, I have been very sick since January when I contracted salmonella poisoning (along with my 8 year-old daughter and husband – my other two children and parents were spared) on a trip to the Curtain Bluff resort in Antigua New Year’s week.   As of this week, three hospitalizations and an emergency surgery later — with hospital bills so far totaling over $100,000 as of today (5/9/14, wow…) – I am just starting to return to normal.  I never knew how tough salmonella could be on a body!   On a happier note, it was nice to don a dress and hat enjoy a tour of the beautiful Conservatory Garden on a gorgeous Spring day, followed by a Champagne reception under the pergola and then lunch under the tent.  This year’s luncheon attracted over 1,200 women and raised $3.5 million for Central Park.  New York City’s 108th mayor, Michael Bloomberg, was honored and received a standing ovation. Here are a few photos I snapped, enjoy!

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Tablecloths by Scalamandre.  The settings were beautiful.  Lunch was catered by Abigail Kirsch and included Chilled Cucumber Watercress Vichyssoise with lump crabmeat, Classic Chicken Salad, Carmelized Lemon Tart and Petite Sweets & Handpainted signature cookies.

 

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Friends from Greenwich.

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Martha Stewart having a little fun with her own camera in hand!

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More photos can be found on New York Social Diary and again here on NYSD,  Black Tie Magazine  on Society Allure and coverage on the Wall Street Journal.

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