Press Release: Evening in the Garden
Young Philanthropists Party to Ensure the Future of Central Park
Evening in the Garden Host Committee
Greensward Circle Leadership Council Co-Chairs Hilary Thompson, Nicholas D’Angelo
12th Annual Evening in the Garden
June 22, 2017
NEW YORK, NY — On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, more than 700 young philanthropists gathered in support of the Central Park Conservancy for the 12th Annual Evening in the Garden benefit. The event’s host committee and guests joined together beneath a canopy of wisteria overlooking six acres of gorgeous fountains, blooms, and landscapes in Central Park’s famous Conservatory Garden to party with a purpose — raising over $120,000 to support the restoration and management of Central Park.
The Conservancy’s Greensward Circle members — representing the next generation of New York City philanthropists (ages 21 to 39) who want to ensure the future of Central Park — invited guests to enjoy summer fare from Angel of Harlem, Davio’s, Insomnia Cookies, The MasalaWala, and Ocean Prime; as well as delectable cocktails provided by VDKA 6100, Morris Kitchen, Tres Papalote Mezcal, Hopper & Woods, and Kind of Blue Scotch Whisky. Attendees were also treated to live music by the Sugartone Brass Band and DJ SMA. Additional support was provided by J.Crew and Manhattan Magazine.
The Evening in the Garden Host Committee included Courtney Arbour, Anne Barkley, Stacey Bellet, Sarah Belz, Avishan Bodjnoud, Nicholas D'Angelo, Asad Dilawari, Alina and Richard Dovere, Max Edwards, Garni Gharekhanian, Lauren Giordani, Alex Hancock, Leigh Held, Rachel Hunter, Scott Jeffrey, Lisa Johnson, Lauren Junge, Melody Khodaverdian, Hayley Kucich, Susana Liu, Caitlin Madelmayer, Thomas E. Moore III, Lansing Moore, Jennifer and Brad Nassau, Elsa Pfaff, Vishal Rana, Lindzi Rebernik, Kaitlin Rogan, Lucy Saner, Chloe Schachter, Marisa Schuler, Courtney Steers, Joy St. John, Marc Sutton, Christopher Teague, Hilary Thompson, Kyra Toomre, Kate Walton, Julia Zamorska, and Ruth Zapata.
To learn more about the Greensward Circle, or to become a member and receive complimentary tickets to future events, please visit centralparknyc.org/greensward
Additional hi res images from the event are available below.
About the Central Park Conservancy
The mission of the Central Park Conservancy — a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 — is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. The Conservancy raises 75 percent of the annual budget essential to keeping Central Park beautiful.
The Greensward Circle, Central Park Conservancy’s network of young professionals, is a group of philanthropists committed to preserving Central Park for future generations through annual support. Greensward Circle members are invited to attend a variety of volunteer, networking, and benefit events throughout the year. Members receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to Evening in the Garden.
To learn more, or become a member, visit centralparknyc.org/greensward
Andrea Bussell, Associate Director of Communications, Central Park Conservancy
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Guests at Evening in the Garden
Maria Velasquez, Rafiq Kalam Id-Din
Sheena Annalise, Olivia Akinwande
Laurin Parthemos, Malvina Hoxha, Melseda Hoxha
Alexandra DeBourcy, Antoinette DeLuca
Bryan Hale, Adam Lowenthal, Michael James, Charlie Lobe, Michael Creegan
Kim Thornton, Keyvan Jahanbakhsh