Playground Partners of the Central Park Conservancy Women's Committee Winter Luncheon

Zipporah Wilson | April 8, 2020 | Parties

Laurie_Costantino,_Sana_Clegg,_Blair_Husain_and_Parker_Larson.jpgLaurie Costantino, Sana Clegg, Blair Husain and Parker Larson

In support of Central Park’s playgrounds and the fundamental development of children living in the city, the Playground Partners of the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee organized its seventh annual Winter Luncheon.

Alexia_Leuschen,_Betsy_Smith.jpgAlexia Leuschen and Betsy Smith

The event included a lively conversation between Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Oscar-winning filmmaker of Free Solo, and Dr. Samantha Boardman, founder of Positive Prescription, about the positive aspects of being immersed in a greenspace.

Atmosphere-0002.jpgThe Upper East Side’s 583 Park Ave. event space

The luncheon raised $300,000 in support of preserving and maintaining the playgrounds. “Playgrounds are special places where children can learn, grow and connect with nature,” said Elizabeth W. Smith, president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy.

Samantha_Boardman_and_Elizabeth_Chai_Vasarhelyi.jpgSamantha Boardman and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“The Central Park Conservancy is grateful for the dedication of the Playground Partners of the Women’s Committee. Their enthusiastic support contributes to the maintenance of Central Park’s 21 playgrounds, ensuring they remain safe spaces where children can boundlessly play and explore.”

Photography by: Sean Zanni via Getty Images