39th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon

The Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon is the signature event of the Women’s Committee, and is the premier luncheon in New York City

Event Co-Chairs: Abigail Baratta, Sarah Britton, Liz Peek, Cynthia Wagner
Women’s Committee President:
Yesim Philip

Corporate Chair:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Women’s Committee invites you to the 39th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon in support of our beloved Central Park, which has reliably served as an escape from the stresses of the City—a place to play, relax, and breathe a little easier—during this challenging time.

To welcome you safely, this year's luncheon will take place in two sessions, on Tuesday, May 18 (rain date May 20) and Wednesday, May 19 (rain date May 21)*. A limited number of tables and guests will be spread out in select locations throughout the Park.** Guests will be seated at tables of up to either 8 or 10 people (depending on the table level) to enjoy an open-air lunch. Hats and heels are encouraged!

We are proud to honor the Central Park Conservancy’s essential in-Park staff who continued to fulfill indispensable functions and care for the Park throughout the most difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring all New Yorkers had a beautiful place of peace and respite.

If you are not able to join us in person, please consider making a fully deductible donation as the Central Park Conservancy depends heavily on the critical funds raised by this annual event. Donations of $1,000 and above will be listed on the event program. To make a general donation, please click here or to donate to the underwriting list, please click here. You may also contact Lindsey Long at 646.584.9683 or [email protected].

To purchase your table or tickets, or if you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Long as listed above. Please note that this event is by invitation-only and tickets are limited.

Olmsted Tickets and above, as well as donations $1,000 and above, received by April 16, 2021 will be listed in the event program.***

Table Levels

Landmark Table: $50,000 for a table of 10 (includes a premier listing on the event program and an invitation to an exclusive cocktail reception – date TBC)

Olmsted Table: $25,000 for a table of 10 (includes a prominent listing on the event program)

Conservator Table: $15,000 for a table of 8 (includes a prime listing on the event program)

Individual Ticket Levels

Individual tickets will be sold on a case-by-case basis to fully formed groups of 8 people. Under the current circumstances, the Central Park Conservancy cannot be responsible for grouping ticket buyers together.

Landmark Ticket: $5,000 (includes prime listing on event program)

Olmsted Ticket: $2,500 (includes listing on event program)

Benefactor Ticket: $1,500


$200 per ticket is not tax-deductible; tickets are non-refundable; maximum of two tickets per invitee and two hosts per table, please.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Each luncheon location will have a limited number of guests and staff in accordance with the New York State COVID-19 guidelines on gatherings, and tables will be properly spaced six-feet apart. Social distancing will be observed throughout the event. Guests will be required to wear masks except when seated at their tables and staff will be masked throughout the entire event. Hand sanitizer will be available at every location.

While we intend to host this event in Central Park, in person, we will continue to monitor both the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as weather conditions. Event is subject to change or cancellation.

*When purchasing your tickets, please indicate your preferred event date, to be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis by the Central Park Conservancy. Please note the following rain dates: Thursday, May 20, 2021 (for Tuesday, May 18) and Friday, May 21, 2021 (for Wednesday, May 19).

**Locations to be determined by the Central Park Conservancy; limited number of tables per location. No tenting or heat will be possible, so please dress accordingly.

*** All luncheon supporters will be invited to an exclusive virtual talk on Wednesday, April 14, with John Kurdewan and Steven Stolman about their new book, Bill Cunningham Was There: Spring Flings + Summer Soirées.