Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Central Park Conservancy "Hat" Luncheon
This year was the 26th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon aka the Central Park Conservancy "Hat" Luncheon. My mom (aka Krom's mom) came over to my apartment to put the finishing touches on her hat; she arranged live flowers on it. I had decorated my hat with construction paper flowers, a butterfly, and a bee. The weather was glorious as were the gardens. The luncheon began with a stroll through the receiving line. Then it was off to the gardens for hors d' oeuvres and drinks. A quartet filled the breathtaking gardens with beautiful music. It is always great fun to admire all the ladies in their finery. Bill Cunningham from the New York Times was taking pictures of many of the ladies as they passed by. At noon, it was time to go to the tent for lunch. Mr. Cunningham looked me up and down, and decided I didn't merit a place on his film, and he moved on. Later, I decided to take his picture, and to my surprise, he was not very happy about that. At least, he looks good in the picture.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon - good food, amazing friends, great conversation, honoring the people whom make a difference in the life of the park and the city, and fundraising to keep Central Park looking superfabulous so it can be enjoyed by all.