Inside Central Park’s 35th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon: PHOTOS

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:

Some of the best swag of the year. @centralparknyc umbrellas. The “hat luncheon” raised over $4 million this year! #thepowerofwomen

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Headed to the #hatluncheon 👒custom hat by @rochamillinery

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Getting our mad hatter on … full on freak @juliettelonguet #centralparkconservancy #hatluncheon

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Conservatory Garden Center Fountain Inside Conservatory Garden. 12:00 PM. Photo: JH. #nysdcitypic #hatluncheon @centralparknyc

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Aren't hats fun? @centralparknyc #hatluncheon #hatluncheon2017

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Flower power🌸🌼🌺 and fun #centralparkconservancy #hatluncheon missing Erika, Vanessa and Amanda H!

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@birdieu LOVE your hat!!!! #centralpark #centralparkconservancy #hatluncheon #ilovenewyork

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#hatluncheon #mypals

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