May 3, 2019

The 2019 Central Park Conservancy "Hat Luncheon"

If my busy schedule allows, I always try to attend the "Hat Luncheon".

This week was the 37th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Central Park Conservancy. More than a 1200-attendees filled the park’s Conservatory Garden for what is popularly known as the “Hat Luncheon” - a festive affair where guests don their most extravagant chapeaus.

As you may know, Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape designer and widely considered the father of American landscape architecture. Olmsted was made famous for co-designing many well-known urban areas including Central Park. This yearly gathering is among the Conservancy’s most important philanthropic events supporting its mission to preserve, maintain and enhance New York’s iconic public green space. Enjoy these photos.