Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Black Tie

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The Conservatory Ball will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in honor of The New York Botanical Garden's 125th Anniversary of its founding in 1891. The highlight of a glorious, year-long celebration will feature the Garden's upcoming exhibition, Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas. Guests are invited to experience the horticultural inspiration behind American Impressionism through a stunning interpretation of the gardens that influenced iconic artists such as Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. In addition, the exhibition will include a display of more than 20 paintings and sculptures by these famed artists and their contemporaries in the Art Gallery. An opportunity to view these artworks and join tours of the Garden will be available during the cocktail hour. An elegant dinner and an evening of dancing will follow in the Conservatory Tent.

Proceeds from the Ball help underwrite the Garden's internationally acclaimed programs in children's education, which serve more than 325,000 children and families in the tri-state area, and botanical research programs, which influence conservation, climate change, and biodiversity causes worldwide.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Conservatory Ball, please contact Anita Hall at 914.579.1000 or If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a contribution,
please visit our donation page.

Vice Chairmen

Noreen Buckfire
Jeanie Burn
Colleen Ferguson Clark
Elizabeth B. Dater
Andrea Henderson Fahnestock
Amy Goldman Fowler
Jacqueline M. Garrett
Meredith Mallory George
Joan Goodwin
Anne Harrison
Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard
Sharon Jacob
Susan Johnson
Sonia Jones
Jill Joyce
Edith W. Kean
Julie Lanning
Memrie M. Lewis
Kamie Lightburn
Susan E. Lynch
Lynden B. Miller
Mrs. Wilson Nolen
Regina Pitaro
Sabrina Raquet
Julie Sakellariadis
Joan Steere
Sheila Stephenson
Barbara Tober
Julia Utsch
Caroline A. Wamsler, Ph.D.
Mrs. Edward K. Weld
Lydia West
Lynne M. Wheat
Bunny Williams