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Lisa Harbert, Naeem Khan, Genevieve Barker at the New York Botanical Garden 2017
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Bob Steel, Gillian Steel at the New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball 2017
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Richard Lightburn, Kamie Lightburn at the New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball 2017
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Maureen Chilton, Alexandra Lebenthal, Gillian Miniter, Cate Waddell, Deborah Royce, Gregory Long at the New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball 2017
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Gregory Long at the New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Ball 2017
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The New York Botanical Garden Raises $1.7M at Conservatory Ball

By Nicole Gabe

June 6, 2017

On Thursday, June 1, the New York Botanical Garden raised $1.7 million toward education and international plant research at its annual black-tie Conservatory Ball.

The gala chairs include Alexandra Lebenthal, Gillian Miniter, Deborah Goodrich Royce, and Catherine Marlette Waddell. The benefactors for the ball were Maureen and Richard Chilton, Amy Goldman, Fowler and Cary Fowler, Mr. and Mrs Charles B. Johnson, and Deborah and Charles Royce.

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In attendance were 500 guests, including Genevieve Barker, Linda Fargo, Lisa Harbert, Alexandra Lebenthal, Gillian Miniter, Deborah Royce, Suada Velija, Eleanore and Domenico de Sole, Fe Fendi, Tim Harbert, Larry Milstein, and Michelle Smith.

NYBG’s exhibition “CHIHULY” exhibition, which runs through October 29, is currently on view throughout the garden, including more than 20 pieces by glass artist Dale Chihuly.

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Lisa Harbert, Naeem Khan, Genevieve Barker at the New York Botanical Garden 2017
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Guests were encouraged to enjoy cocktails after being welcomed by a royal blue carpet. Music was provided by a live jazz trio among the flowering trees of the Perennial Garden. Afterward, everyone was ushered inside to enjoy NYBG’s many spectacles like the “Palms of the World,” “Seasonal Galleries,” and more.

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