Benefit Event

Playground Partners Winter Luncheon

Playground Partners Winter Luncheon

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
11:30 am Reception
12:00 pm Luncheon
583 Park Avenue

A conversation between
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Oscar-Winning Filmmaker of Free Solo
Samantha Boardman, M.D.
Psychiatrist and Founder of Positive Prescription

Each year, the Playground Partners of the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy host the Winter Luncheon to raise funds for the daily care and maintenance of Central Park's 21 playgrounds.

Over 400 guests will gather in New York City’s beautiful 583 Park Avenue to mix and mingle, hear from a featured guest speaker, and dine on a seasonal menu. The Playground Partners Winter Luncheon was launched eight years ago with great success and continues to raise vital funds for awareness of Central Park’s beloved play spaces.

Patron Tickets ($450) are now available. To be listed on the event program, please purchase a minimum of 1 Benefactor Ticket ($600) or a Table by January 15th.

Online ticket sales are now closed for this event.

Generously supported by
N. Peal

Winter Luncheon Co-Chairs
Mimi Ritzen Crawford
Kristen Durkin
Ainsley Earhardt
Jackie Keber
Kate Lauprete

Women's Committee Board Advisor
Susan Rudin

Playground Partners Committee Co-Chairs
Katherine Birch
Samantha Topping Gellert

Playground Partners Committee

Stefanie Alfond*
Michelle Auerbach
Talene Baroyan
Laurie Beard
Paige Betz
Katherine Birch
Anne Black
Lizzie Boswell
Caroline Bouckaert
Sugie Hong Bruttomesso
Jo Carson
Jessica Cho
Sana Clegg*
Georgina Clemente
Ranika Cohen
Mimi Ritzen Crawford*
Austen Phillips Cruz*
Megan Del Valle
Kristen Durkin*
Ainsley Earhardt*
Jennifer Evans
Brooke Fadale
Kaitlin Gambrill
Tiffany Gardner
Samantha Topping Gellert
Kara Gerson*

Amy Hart
Stephanie Hessler
Darci Hether
Lin Jamison*
Sarah Johnson
Jackie Keber*
Lauren Kenny
Kristy Korngold
Kate Lauprete*
Susan Lazarus
Kendall Ley*
Heather McAuliffe
Nancy McCormick
Taylor McKenzie
Emily McLellan
Whitney Mogavero
Erin Nance, MD
Margo M. Nederlander
Lizzy Quick
Susannah Rose*
Margot Takian
Elizabeth Villar
Sarah J. Wetenhall
Gigi Stone Woods*
Anna Yaeger
Nanar Yoseloff

*Subcommittee Co-Chairs
**In Memoriam

No tickets will be issued for this event, all names will be held on a guest list. For more information, please contact the Playground Partners at or call 212.310.6613.


583 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

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Date & Time

1/29/20 11:30 am - 12:00 pm