May 10, 2022

The 2022 Central Park Conservancy "Hat Luncheon"

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

Last week was the 40th annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy. More than 1300 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. 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 New York City's famous Central Park. This yearly gathering is among the Conservancy’s most important philanthropic events supporting its mission to preserve, maintain, and enhance the iconic public green space.

Enjoy these photos.