Nothing speaks summer in Greenwich like a waterfront social event with wine, food, music, and dancing - all within eye-shot of the grand shoreline vistas of Long Island Sound AND all for an excellent cause!
On Saturday July 8th the Greenwich Point Conservancy hosted its 2017 Beach Ball. This well-attended event was held under a large white tent on the seaside bluff at Greenwich Point, overlooking both the stretch of sandy beach and the sparkling Manhattan skyline in the distance.
The participants of this full capacity event enjoyed fabulous weather, including a dramatic rainbow over the water that appeared as quests were making their way from the cocktail area to the dinner tent. An evening of perfection, indeed!
The 2017 Beach Ball, aside from being an an excellent reason to get dressed up and enjoy some of the plentiful fresh summer air, also functions to fulfill the mission of the Greenwich Point Conservancy in working for the restoration and preservation of the historic buildings and other structures at Greenwich Point.
The GPC has previously restored the historic Innis Arden Cottage (c1903), the Gateway area and the Old Barn (c1887), and also facilitated the beautiful new Gateway Gardens at the entrance to the Point. The GPC is presently fundraising for the restoration of the Chimes Building (c1896), one of the most architecturally distinctive and beautiful buildings at Greenwich Point.
There was dancing to the sounds of the Hank Lane band, a silent and live auction and the "heads and tails" game. The entire affair was one that won't be forgotten by any of the attendees anytime soon!
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Photos by Pam Grunow
Writing by Chris Franco and Eric Taubert