Thursday, May 5, 2016

The 34th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon

By 1 p.m., the 1300 or so guests had found their tables, taken their seats and brief speeches had begun. They were honoring Fred and Stephanie Shuman. A little more than a year ago, the Shumans endowed the running track around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir with a $5 million dollar gift to the Central Park Conservancy.

In the meantime, I got my camera out to photograph as many of the interesting and amusing and smart looking hats as possible. I think I got about ten percent of the hats in the room, in over 100 photographs.