Usually on this blog I try to write about events you, too, could attend, or places you, too, could go here in NYC. But every once in a while the fact that I write this blog gets me an invite to an event I wouldn’t otherwise have been able to go to, and then I get to share it with you so you can live vicariously. Last Monday was one of those times, when I was invited to go to the Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Remember last week when I told you I was invited to check out the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Black Tie Ball after party? It was an after party for a gala honoring former mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that served as a fundraiser for my beloved Brooklyn Bridge Park. Well, the party was last night, and it was a ton of fun! The weather was beautiful — I was glad I had my sweater and wore tights but otherwise it was super comfortable and wonderful to be outside. And the fundraiser brought in $1,000,000 for the park — such a win for a space that hosts so many fabulous free events!
I was able to bring a friend of mine as my plus one, so we arrived a little before the party started and hung out on the pier, looking at the gorgeous sky line. I took some photos but didn’t manage to get a good one of one of my favorite moments of the night: spotting a few paper lanterns floating up into the sky and across the water toward Manhattan.