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Summer Soiree 2013
This annual gala cocktail fundraiser features musical performances as well as drinks and snacks in a beautiful location.
More than 550 music lovers, park enthusiasts, philanthropists, and members of the fashion and music community came together to make the Prospect Park Alliance Junior Committee's 11th Annual Summer Soirée by far the biggest and most successful! Thanks to our sponsors and guests, so far we've raised close to $90,000.
For the first time, the Soirée featured amazing live performances from rhythmic band Tamaryn, experimental hip hop artist Kilo Kish, and Brooklyn's favorite The Drums. In addition, attendees enjoyed a night of fabulous cocktails and a silent auction with spectacular items and packages from local Brooklyn businesses as well as high-end fashion brands. The night was accented with quirky, photo booth fun, compliments of Warby Parker, insta-photos and swag at DVF's #SummerSunnies printstamatic booth, a luscious Lip Bar from the NARS cosmetics team, and scrumptious desserts (including Brooklyn's far superior version of cronuts!) from Le Petit Bakery.
"The Summer Soirée is one of the nicest and most rewarding nights of the year for me and for Vogue.com," said Junior Committee and event chair, Sally Singer, Vogue's creative digital director. She added, "I love the Park; I love that the crowd that turns up loves, or comes to love, the Park; and I love how amazing everyone looks at night by the lake. It's magically pretty, it's decidedly groovy, and it's super unpretentious. Very Brooklyn, to be honest!"
The Summer Soirée raises much-needed funds to help the Prospect Park Alliance restore, maintain, and operate Prospect Park for millions of Brooklynites, New Yorkers, and visitors.
A huge thank you to everyone who made this event possible, especially title sponsor DVF and music sponsor Jennifer Fisher, with special thanks to NARS and Vogue.com. We also thank event sponsors Juice Box, Utz, Brooklyn Brewery, Kerry Quade, the Movable Feast, Le Petit Bakery, Tattly, and Warby Parker. And finally, a special thanks to The Drums, Tamaryn, and Kilo Kish.
Special Thanks to:
Chair: Sally Singer
Committee: Dakkan Abbe, Marissa Alperin & John Lowe, Elizabeth Beller, Ashley Berger, Jane Herman Bishop, Jennifer Bogo, Chris Bonnell, Jamie Carrington, John Coghlan, Melanie Cohen-Nathan, Elizabeth Corbett, Bryanne Cypress, Jennifer D'Aponte, Stephani DeLuca, Elizabeth Elston, Kerry Ann English, Cecilia Estreich, Jana FitzGerald, Stephanie Friot, Daniel Froehlich, Julia Garces, Scott J. Gastel, Neil Giacobbi, Rev. Drew Giddings & Dennis Hall, Miriam Goodman, Jennifer Graham, Jesuina T. Hairston, Michelle Hewryk, Debbie Hom, Cyrus Huang, Elissa Hoagland, Kate Johnson, Carolee Lowry, Raine Martin, Laura McLoughlin, Matthew McMorrow, Daniel & Lark-Marie Menchini, Elise Merriman, Courtney Mocio, Jasmine Nielsen, Andrea O'Brien, Renessta Olds, Sylvia Pertzborn, Annette Poliwka, Kerry Quade, Sheilaja Rao, Molly Reisner, Dominic Rovano, Sophie Samuda, Kara Schultz, Jennifer Ryan Silverstein, Matthew Simonelli, Debra Solomon, Alexandra van Slyck, Stephanie Hill Wilchfort, Demetrios Yatrakis, Lisa Young, Chelsea Zalopany, Denise Zaraya, and Anna Zeltsman