The Women’s Committee, founded in 1983, held their 35th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon yesterday, which is also appropriately known as the hat luncheon. The Committee’s purpose is to raise money and awareness for the Central Park Conservancy.
This year, the Committee is planning to raise at least $5 million for a $10 million project to restore the Conservatory Garden, located at 5th Avenue and 105th Street. It was last restored in 1983, the same year the Committee was founded. The upcoming renovation is set to update the paths and plazas throughout the garden, in addition to infrastructural changes.
Prior projects made possible by the Women’s Committee include the recreation of the urns at Bow Bridge, the reconstruction of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and the renovation of Safari Playground. The Women’s Committee is responsible for raising 15 percent of the Central Park Conservancy’s $67 million budget.
Take a look at the luncheon courtesy of Instagram:
Hat Luncheon earlier today (May 3,2017)given by Women’s Committee of Central Park Conservancy! Congratulations to all involved. Here with the designer of my hat and dress, B. Michael and the head of the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, the fabulous Valerie Steele! #nyc #fashion #jeanshafiroff #philanthropy #hatluncheon #centralparkconservancy #centralpark #fit #bmichael #fashionista #museumatfit #valeriesteele #fashiondesigner #dandy #mensfashion #hatluncheon #hat #instastyle