On Thursday March 3 New York’s young philanthropists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the museum’s annual junior benefit with funds being raised for the museum’s scientific and educational programs.
This year’s theme was Winter Dance Underwater and guests upped their game showing up in black tie and gowns. The ladies kept with the theme and dressed in coral reef chic with dresses in reds, blues, greens and a lot of sparkle.
The evening started with an intimate dinner followed by an epic dance party in the museum’s infamous Milstein Hall of Ocean Life (aka the room with the big blue whale). It felt like adult prom as guests entered the room and made their way down the palatial staircase – but not before many Instagram pictures were taken against the sprawling backdrop.
Guests mingled, toasted and celebrated to the tunes of DJ Harley Viera –Newton, but the dancing really took off when the cover band took the stage. It was a mass entrance to the dance floor with sing a-longs to 80’s and 90’s classics.
Almost as equally fun as the dancing, were the desert stations placed all over the hall. Serendipity was on hand serving mini cups of their famous frozen hot chocolate. Macaroons, Insomnia cookies, brownies, popcorn, cotton candy and mini ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery in flavors like Red Velvet/Cream Cheese ice cream and Chocolate/Chocolate Rum ice cream kept guests on a sugar high well into the evening.
The partied kept going until midnight when guests made their way up the stairs and back through jungle halls – it was a night at the museum we’ll never forget.
Museum Junior Council members in attendance were Sarah M. Belz, Kyle Haug, George Jovanoski, and Elizabeth and Andrew Yanev