Thirty Years of Tulips on Park Avenue

Fund for Park Avenue and Scully & Scully recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of this major urban beautification project, which spans two miles from 54th to 86th streets and boasts approximately 60,000 white tulips. Mary Lasker founded the Fund in 1980 and now the group has been able to plant every bulb through generous donations believing that the community not just a particular group should embrace this process.

Michael Scully, President of Scully & Scully and long time business resident of Park Avenue, welcomed guests to a champagne reception in honor of the momentous anniversary. It took place on April 19th and featured four spring table settings inspired by the Fund’s committee, each representing parts of the Park Avenue malls. Eleni’s New York, Will Ryman, Ron Wendt, and Nancy Sweizy created the designs.

As guests sipped on cocktails, Alex Donner provided relaxing tunes to accentuate the elegant evening. Those in attendance also departed with an Eleni of New York cookie in the form of a white tulip to remind them of the reception as well as the Fund’s initiative in maintaining Park Avenue’s beautiful appearance.

Guests included Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro, City Council members Jessica Lappin and Dan Garodnick, as well as Zelda Kaplan, Jeremy Biggs, Alexandra Lebenthal, Geoffrey Bradfield, among many other prestigious names.

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