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Summer Soiree 2012

21 and above A Prospect Park Junior Committee party in support of Prospect Park.

The Prospect Park Junior Committee cordially invites you to
the 10th Annual Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree 2012
Hosted by the Junior Committee
in Support of Prospect Park

Cocktails    Hors d'Oeuvres   Music   Gift Bags   Boat Rides   Surprises

Featuring DJ Ayres (The Rub) and a special guest DJ set by Cults

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Tickets no longer available online; tickets will be available at the door.

*Pre-party tickets Included with 24 Karat, 18 Karat & California Dream

Individual tickets

24 Karat*: $250 – Admission for one to pre-party and soiree; prominent listing on event materials; supporter-level membership in the PPA; special gift
18 Karat*: $125 – Admission for one to pre-party and soiree; listing on event materials; friend-level membership in the PPA
14 Karat: $85 – Admission for one to soiree 
Four pack
California Dream*: $400 – Admission for four to pre-party and soiree; prominent listing on event materials; friend level membership in the PPA for you and your guests
Miner '49ers: $300 – Admission for four to soiree 

Buy Tickets
Tickets no longer available on

line; tickets will be available at the door.


Lead sponsor: J Brand

Local business sponsor:  Bird

Special thanks to: The New York Times Style Magazine

Event sponsors:  Brooklyn Brewery  Dirty Tea Dutch's Spirits  Izze  

                               Handmade QuadeMilkWarby Parker

Gold Rush Committee

Gold Rush Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Beller, Rev. Drew Giddings & Dennis Hall, Jane Herman, Jasmine Nielsen, Sally Singer, Chelsea Zalopany
Gold Rush Committee: Cathy Altier, Jennifer Bogo, Jennifer Brandon, Christine Chang, Caroline Greig, Nicole Griffin, Sioban Healy, Vibhuti Jain, Megan Rose Lynch, Snehal Majithia, Nesmarie Negron, Annette Poliwka, Kate Price, Sophie & Michael Roberts, Amelia Sandell, Colleen & Jeffrey Schwimmer, Anasa Scott, Carla Shen & Chris Schott, Jim Thamm & Barbara Lack, Shannon Van Leuven, Diana Wawrzaszek, V. Bill Zois

Prospect Park Alliance

Just when you need it….Prospect Park is a breath of fresh air! And with 585 acres of meadows, ballfields, paths, it takes a lot of green – or gold! – to keep your Park green.

The Prospect Park Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the Parks Department to maintain and restore Prospect Park. Today, as a result of city budget cuts, the Alliance’s responsibility has grown from only half to two-thirds of Prospect Park’s budget. That means everything from trash pick-up to tree pruning to free programs for kids. 

Come and party for Prospect Park! Proceeds from the Summer Soiree go toward all of the behind-the-scenes work we do to care for every bench, bathroom, blade of grass….and every one of the Park’s 35,000 trees. Show your love for your Park.

Junior Committee

Chair: Sally Singer  •  Dakkan Abbe, Esther Adams, Marissa Alperin & John Lowe, Rachel Amar, Margaret Ambrosino, Elizabeth Beller, Jennifer Bogo, Chris Bonnell, James W. Carrington, John Coghlan, Melanie Cohen-Nathan, Bryanne Cypress, Jennifer D’Aponte, Stephani DeLuca, Christopher I. Doty, Lizzie Elston, Kerry Ann English, Cecilia Estreich, Jana Fitzgerald, Stephanie Friot, Dan Froehlich, Julie Garces, Scott Gastel, Neil Giacobbi, Rev. Drew Giddings & Dennis Hall, Miri Goodman, Jennifer Graham, Jesuina Hairston, Jane Herman, Debbie Hom, Cyrus Huang, Kari Ickert, Kate Johnson, Lauren Kapp, Steve Kramer, Carolee Lowry, Raine Martin, Matthew McMorrow, Lark-Marie & Dan Menchini, Elise Merriman, Rebecca Messner, Courtney Mocio, Jasmine Nielsen, Andrea O’Brien, Renessta Olds, Sylvia Pertzborn, Annette Poliwka, Kerry Quade, Sheilaja Rao, Molly Reisner, Sophie & Mike Roberts, Dominic Rovano, Sophie Samuda, Kara Schultz, Jennifer Silverstein, Matthew Simonelli, Deb Solomon, Bahia Synnott, Alex van Slyck, Stephanie Wilchfort, Demetrios Yatrakis, Lisa Young, Chelsea Zalopany, Denise Zaraya, Anna Zeltsman

Directions & Parking

The Audubon Center at the Boathouse is located inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance. Walk along the roadway, cross the Drive and continue following the path downhill through the Cleft Ridge Span Bridge.

By Public Transportation: 
• Q, S or B Train to Prospect Park station
• B16 or B43 Bus to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard
• B41 Bus to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard

By Car:
From Manhattan: From the Manhattan Bridge take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Go halfway around the circle and continue on Flatbush Avenue (the Brooklyn Public Library will be on your left and the Park on your right). After you pass the Zoo and the Lefferts Historic House on your right, make a right hand turn at the Willink entrance. Parking location.

From Queens & Long Island: From the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Tillary Street and turn left onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.

From Staten Island:
• From the Verrazano Bridge follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Atlantic Avenue, making right onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.


The Trolley will be running with scheduled stops to pick up/drop off guests.

Will start at 7 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza, and will run the route every half hour.
• On the hour and half hour: Bus stop for #41 & #69 near Grand Army Plaza subway stop (2,3 train) at Heart of Brooklyn sign
• 8 and 38 minutes past: Prospect Park West & 9th Street on PPW at the bus stop between 9th and 10th Streets
• 10 and 40 minutes past: 15th Street and Prospect Park West at the bus stop in front of the Pavilion movie theater
• 15 and 45 minutes past: In front of the Tennis Bubble at the Parade Ground
• 18 and 48 minutes past: Wait at the banner near the entrance (at Parkside and Ocean) to the Park.
• 20 and 50 minutes past: Boathouse


Map It  Directions to the Boathouse  |  Interactive Park Map 
About the Junior Committee
  Click here to view photos from the 2011 Summer Soiree


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