"I Heart Central Park" Event Hosted by The Park's Greensward Circle

Central Park's frozen lake at night

To see a frozen lake under the stars, with trees hanging over, ducks strolling, and magnificent skyscrapers and city lights in the distance is such a lovely sight! Last night I went to the annual “I Heart Central Park Event”, which was held at The Gallery inside the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at Central Park.

As a native Californian, who lived in Lake Forrest, California for many years, I grew up surrounded with a forest of trees, and a heartbeat away from the water. After relocating to Manhattan a year ago, it’s been Central Park that has been a substantial source of me keeping my spiritual sanity, in a concrete jungle where nature is hard to come by. I am so appreciative of everyone who supports or works at the Central Park Conservancy, because without this park, and the greenery, serenity and beauty is inspires, many New Yorkers would go mad! As human beings, we come from Mother Earth, she is a part of us, she rejuvenates us. And we must protect her!!

It was a nice affair, with wine catered by Naked Grape, and sushi (a California girl’s favorite!), and the yummiest desserts ever provided by Charbennel et Walker.

I met some of the friendly and dedicated people involved in planning the event or who work for the Conservancy:

Speaking at the Greensward Circle’s – “I Heart Central Park” – annual cocktail reception, Chairman Evan Uhlick remarked that:
“The Park is truly New York City’s most valuable physical asset and provides tremendous resources and outdoor enjoyment to millions of residents and visitors. The Greensward Circle is really a manifestation of NYC Young Professionals desire to support the Conservancy’s mission, interact at lively social events, and connect with a dynamic group of individuals committed to improving Central Park. Check us out at: www.centralparknyc.org/donate/membership/

(L-R) Dawne Marie Grannum, Chairman of event Evan Uhlick, Central Park Conservancy's Rebecca Sullivan, Ashley NYC

Central Park Conservancy's Rochelle Hines

(L-R) [employees of Central Park Conservancy] Claire McClafferty, Abigail (Abby) Healy, Cheryl Bailes

cute little duckies

(L-R) Grant Lyons, Dawne Marie Grannum, Ashley NYC

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