June 19, 2015

A Fundraising Gala for the Untermyer Gardens

A beautiful evening for a soiree!

This week, I attended the third annual Summer Solstice Sunset Soiree hosted by the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy. The event was a fundraising gala honoring antiques dealer, Barbara Israel, and celebrating the restoration work completed by the Conservancy over the past year. I also served as the gala’s honorary chair.

The Untermyer Gardens is an historic 43-acre park located in Yonkers, New York, just north of Manhattan. The gardens were named after lawyer and civic leader, Samuel Untermyer, who purchased the original land from former New York State Governor, Samuel Tilden, in 1899. During the first 40-years of the 20th century, Untermyer, who was passionately interested in horticulture, developed the property with help from architect, Welles Bosworth, and made it one of the finest private gardens of its time.

Today, the gardens are being lovingly revived and restored by the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy. It is an amazing place to visit, and I encourage all of you to stop by the next time you’re in the area.

Enjoy these photos…