New York, N.Y.— On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy hosted its 23rd Annual Holiday Lighting event at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, located in the north end of Central Park. The popular event was attended by hundreds of nearby residents, families, and community stakeholders.
Click here for high resolution images and video of the 2019 Holiday Lighting. Photo credit can be attributed to the Central Park Conservancy.
The free event was open to all ages and featured family-friendly activities such as caroling, photo-ops with Santa and friends, musical performances by the New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir and The Mistletones, ice carving, hot cocoa, and cookies. The event was rounded out with its signature Holiday Tree Flotilla Lighting on the Harlem Meer.
The Women’s Committee was delighted to have the event’s Founding Sponsor, ConEdison, participate again this year. Their support is instrumental in making this event happen.
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization that maintains Central Park and is charged with its stewardship. The Conservancy also operates the Park’s visitor centers, provides public programming, and serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. To learn more about our work, visit centralparknyc.org.
About the Central Park Conservancy
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park and is responsible for raising the Park's annual operating budget. The Conservancy’s staff of more than 300 is responsible for all aspects of the Park’s stewardship, from day-to-day maintenance and operations to continued restoration and rebuilding projects. The Conservancy also operates the Park’s visitor centers, provides public programs, and serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. To learn more about the Conservancy, visit centralparknyc.org. Follow the Central Park Conservancy on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @centralparknyc.
About the Women’s Committee
Behind some of the Conservancy’s most impactful work is a powerful team of fundraisers and Park ambassadors. The Women’s Committee raises an incredible $10 million of the Conservancy’s nearly $85 million annual budget and has raised over $185 million to date. This dynamic collective was founded in 1983 by four women with a passion for preserving and beautifying Central Park and is governed by its own Board of Directors. Now with a membership of 1,000 women strong, Women’s Committee programs enable anyone to make a personal investment in the Park. For more information, please visit centralparknyc.org/womenscommittee and follow us on Instagram @centralparknycwomenscommittee.