Edible Schoolyard NYC toasts the season at its annual Spring benefit: PHOTOS

Tamyka Smith, Lela Rose and Christine Muhlke (credit: Patrick McMullan)

The Edible Schoolyard NYC foundation hosted their fifth annual spring benefit on Monday night at Metropolitan West.

The space was transformed by Bronson Van Wyck of Van Wyck & Van Wyck, who used flowers, herbs and potted plants to turn the hall into an enormous garden. Guests of the event included Waris Ahluwalia, actress Megan Boone, Jenna Lyons, James and Kathryn Murdoch, GQ Editor in Chief Jim Nelson, Ruth Reichl, designer Lela Rose, VICE Founder/CEO Shane Smith and CBS anchor Alex Wagner.

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They enjoyed a delicious dinner (obviously) as well as a live auction where items like a “Skip the Line” all-access pass to 14 of the best restaurants in the world and a private dinner cooked by chef David Chang were auctioned off.

The event raised money for Edible Schoolyard NYC, which partners with public schools in New York to teach kids about gardening and eating healthy and sustainable foods.

Waris Ahluwalia (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Victor and Athena Calderone (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Tom Freston, Kate Brashares, Carey Lowell (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Maya Mavjee and Aaron Wehner (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Kate Foley Osterwis and Max Osterweis (credit: Patrick McMullan)
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David Chang, Kate Brashares and John Lyons (credit: Patrick McMullan)
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Chefs Frank Falcinelli and Danny Bowien (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Chefs Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt King (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Chef Ryan Hardy of Charlie Bird (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Chef JJ Johnson of Mintons (credit: Patrick McMullan)
Carey Lowell and Tom Freston (credit: Patrick McMullan)
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