Spring Picnic | June 7, 2024

Spring Picnic Returns with Gardeners, Broadway Talent, and More

NYRP Spring Picnic 2024 Honorees from Rainbow Garden of Life & Health in the South Bronx

On June 4, 2024, NYRP hosted our Spring Picnic gala at the New York Botanical Garden to celebrate our gardeners, supporters, and NYRP’s essential greening work across the city.

We were thrilled to welcome Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., who presented Radson Development with an award for their essential support of NYRP’s work. We also hosted this year’s Garden Spotlight Awards honoring the Rainbow Garden of Life and Health and the H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths Skyline Community Garden. All our honorees have helped NYRP fulfill its mission of increasing access to green space for all New Yorkers, reinforcing nature as a fundamental human right.

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella returned as our host, and the evening featured outdoor cocktails, interactive demonstrations led by community gardeners, a seated dinner, and performances by film, television and Broadway star Greg Hildreth, as well as nine-time Grammy-nominated bandleader and band Bobby Sanabria and ¡Quarteto Aché!. NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue also attended in celebration of NYRP’s work. NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue also attended in celebration of NYRP’s work.

You can still make a donation to ensure that all New Yorkers have equitable access to quality green spaces.

Thank you to our generous Spring Picnic supporters:

Event Co-Chairs
Samuel M. Ashner
Sophie von Haselberg

Diamond Gardener
Amy Goldman Fowler and Sara Arno
Radson Development

Golden Shovel
Michael Kors and Lance LePere
Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg
Silver Spade
Todd DeGarmo/STUDIOS Architecture
Benjamin Needell
Vered Rabia

Bronze Trowel
Cassie Arison and Niv Alexander
Elliot Friman
Janice Parker Landscape Architects
Katharine J. Rayner
Jon Recor and Daniel Stewart
Matthew Rooney
Darcy Stacom, Stacom CRE
Ultimate Abstract of New York
Walker & Dunlop

Budding Rose
Samuel M. Ashner
Krystyna M. Blakeslee
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The Elton John Charitable Fund
Walter Hood / Hood Design Studio
Rose and Chuck Leitner
James L. and Margo M. Nederlander
The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Foundation
Richman Housing Resources LLC
David Rockwell
Margaret and Michael Valentine
Blossoming Flower
Akerman LLP
Carole Bayer Sager and Bob Daly
Constantinople & Vallone
Daniel Gabay
Moore Charitable Foundation
Sophie von Haselberg and Harry Guinness
Sprouting Seedling
James Capalino
CityScape Engineering – Structural Engineers
Environmental Studies Corporation
GEI Consultants, Inc.
HARD Development Group, Inc.
NineDot Energy
Abraham and Cynthia Ofer
Robin Tost
Wells Fargo

As of June 7, 2024

Please contact [email protected] with any Spring Picnic questions.

Miguel McSongwe & Brendon Cook/BFA.com

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