Date & Time
June 15, 2022
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Thank you to all who joined us for our Spring Picnic Gala 2022!
This year we were thrilled to honor Walter Hood, Creative Director and Founder, Hood Design Studio; and Janice Parker, Principal and Founder, Janice Parker Landscape Architects, for their critical support of NYRP’s mission to ensure all New Yorkers have equitable access to green space, no matter where they live.
This Spring Picnic also included our first-ever NYRP Garden Spotlight Awards. Gardeners from four NYRP community gardens were recognized for their 2021 growing season achievements.
Frank DiLella, Emmy Award-winning journalist, hosted the program featuring performances by The Brooklyn Music School Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Broadway stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), and Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls The Musical). The evening included outdoor cocktails, gardening demos hosted by NYRP gardeners, and a seated dinner.
You can still make a donation to support our essential cleaning and greening work.
Thank you to our generous Spring Picnic supporters:
Amy Goldman Fowler and Sara Goldman Arno
Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg
Janice Parker Landscape Architects
Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere
Todd DeGarmo / STUDIOS Architecture
Hollander Design Landscape Architects
Kathy and Ben Needell
The Durst Organization
Marilyn and Jim Simons
Darcy Stacom, CBRE Group, Inc.
Margaret and Michael Valentine
Jody and John Arnhold
Samuel M. Ashner
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
David Geffen Foundation
Nikki Donen and Clifford Ross
Douglas and Susanne Durst
Janet and Thomas Montag
The Moore Charitable Foundation
Margo M. and James L. Nederlander
Katharine J. Rayner
Angelina and Michael Reali
Jon Recor and Commissioner Daniel Stewart – Retired
Betty Chen and Peter Coombe
Elaine Dannheisser Foundation
Sophie Coquillette Koven
Sophie von Haselberg and Harry Guinness
Cassie Arison and Niv Alexander
Josh and Kerri Rider
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
As of 6/15/2022