Friday, May 21, 2021. Warm, sunny days here in New York right now, 70s and 80s and the trees and now the gardens are in full bloom.
It’s been perfect weather for the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy’s 39th annual luncheon(s) which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. It is a major fund raising affair for the Park and the Women’s Committee has raised more than $195 million over the years to assist in making the Park beautiful and a useful relief for city dwellers and visitors. It’s the city’s true haven for our spirits.
This year’s luncheon was not held under the big tent in the Conservatory Garden but instead was broken up into groups lunching over two days, this one being the second. I don’t know the final tally for their fund raising but I’m sure it will be impressive. The hats this year also had a different spirit, all tributes to the season, the sunshine and the location(s). Enjoy!
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