Haute Event: Central Park Conservancy’s Autumn in Central Park


Few places in New York are more iconic than Central Park. To celebrate the city’s most treasured green space, more than 500 Manhattanites came together on Nov. 19 for Central Park Conservancy’s annual Autumn in Central Park event.

Doug Blonsky, Fiona Rudin, Gillian Miniter, Thomas Kempner and Deborah Roberts

To escape the chilly fall weather, guests mingled inside an elegant clear tent and enjoyed delectable dishes by Abigail Kirsch and music by the Starlight Orchestra. Thanks to the support of Corporate Chair Angelo and Gordon & Co, the starlit soiree raised more than $1 million to help restore, manage and enhance the park.

Deborah Roberts and Gillian Miniter

Notable attendees included Central Park Conservancy Chairman of the Board of Trustees Tom Kempner & Kitty Patterson Kempner, Trustee Gillian Miniter & Sylvester Miniter, Deborah Roberts, Trustee Eric Rudin & Fiona Rudin, Central Park Conservancy President & CEO Douglas Blonsky, Star Jones, Mark Badgley, James Mischka, Geoffrey Bradfield, Fe & Alessandro Fendi, Eleanora & Michael Kennedy, Alexandra Lebenthal & Jeremy Diamond, Elyse & Michael Newhouse, Lorry Newhouse, Liz Atwood and Suzanne and Bob Cochran.

Photo credit: BFA