June Event Highlights: Outdoor Event Season


By Sarah Prawl

The weather in June is unpredictable but that didn’t stop the celebrations!

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservatory, CaramoorCity Parks Foundation, Cooper-Hewitt, FDR Four Freedoms Park and Scenic Hudson all had reasons to celebrate in the month of June and (for the most part) the weather was on their side.

BBPC's 'Sunset Selville' Party

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservatory kicked off the summer season with their annual “Sunset” party. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the fiesta-themed celebration was filled with colorful, refreshing dishes such as Pork Albondigas, Paella and more!

Cooper-Hewitt 2018 Garden Party

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt celebrated their 3rd annual Garden Party and it was nothing short of vibrant! The event, based on the Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color exhibition, was a quintessential Summer soiree filled with colorful food stations, cocktails, decor and wardrobes!  

FDR Four Freedoms Annual Garden Party   

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Four Freedoms Park

Four Freedoms celebrated their Annual Sunset Garden Party with Park founder, Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, receiving a special honor. Guests enjoyed a spectacular view of the Manhattan Skyline as well as a fantastic selection of the season's best cheeses and hors d'oeuvres.

City Parks Foundation Gala

Monday, June 18, 2018
Central Park’s Summer Stage

City Parks Foundation hosted their annual Gala dinner & concert honoring BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Yves Fillion and legendary rockstar Steven Tyler. Funds raised from the event benefited City Parks Foundation’s multiple community-building programs held in NYC. Guests were treated to a family-style dinner, topped with a Lemon Coconut Parfait Mousse to seal the deal.

Caramoor 2018 Opening Night Gala   

Saturday, June 18, 2018

Caramoor launched the 2018 Summer Season with their annual benefit Gala on the luscious grounds. Guests enjoyed a fantastic night of specialty cocktails, the finest cheeses and a spectacular performance by six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald.

Scenic Hudson 2018 Gala   

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Hutton Brickyards

Scenic Hudson hosted their annual Gala at the historic Hutton Brickyards, with proceeds benefiting the preservation of the Hudson River Valley.  Great Performances’ Design team pulled out all the stops using original bricks from the factory (used to build the Brooklyn Bridge) to incorporate into table and station designs. On the grill, the “Bricked Chicken” was cooked to perfection using the historic bricks wrapped in foil.

Photo Credits: ©Ben Hider, ©Gabe Palacio, ©Julie Ades, ©Scott Rudd

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