Deborah Goodrich Royce
Catherine Marlette Waddell
Friederike Kemp Biggs
Maureen K. Chilton
The Most Anticipated Night of the Gala Season
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The Conservatory Ball will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018, and will celebrate Gregory Long’s 29 years of service as NYBG’s Chief Executive Officer and The William C. Steere Sr. President. His remarkable tenure is the longest since that of founding director Nathaniel Lord Britton and the most consequential. Under Gregory’s visionary leadership, the Garden has undergone a renaissance that revitalized and elevated every aspect of this venerable institution. The Ball’s theme will be centered around the highly anticipated exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i. Guests are invited to experience the iconic artist’s immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939. An opportunity to view original artworks and 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.