BBP Gala 2014 © Julienne Schaer / courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
I talk about Brooklyn Bridge Park a lot here on the blog. I also go there a lot, especially with people who are visiting from out of town. Why? Because it’s pretty much the best place in Brooklyn to look at the Manhattan skyline. It makes the “I’m in NYC” feeling so real it’s almost unreal. I mean, are those buildings and bridges really there, or am I just imaging them, conjuring them up from the movies?
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I was asked if I’d like to get a press pass to and write about an event next week that supports the park (and takes place there!), I said yes. I’ll be heading to the after party for the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Black Tie Ball. The ball itself is honoring former mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, so I’m hoping to get a glimpse of him and some of the other notable guests at the after party. I will also be eating dessert and dancing while staring at the NYC skyline, no big deal.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Black Tie Ball After Party is sponsored by the Conservancy Currents, a group made up of the twenty- and thirty-something young professionals of the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy. The Conservancy hosts hundreds of free and low cost events throughout the year, from movies to kayaking to book readings, and the Black Tie Ball and After Party are fundraisers for those efforts. The Conservancy has worked to make the park the beautiful public space it is today and to offer events that will bring even more people to enjoy the space.
Want to help out? Consider coming to the after party on Thursday, October 8 at 9 p.m.! Tickets are pricey — $75 per person, with a cheaper rate for groups – but the cause is a great one, and there will be an open bar, dessert, snacks, dancing, and the best view of the skyline you can get that’s not from a boat! More details here! Can’t make it? Consider becoming one of the Conservancy Currents – donate your money or your time!