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Best Outdoor Events this Summer
by Beth Kaiserman

We've enjoyed hosting a variety of outdoor events this summer. From NYC to upstate NY, there's a lot of beauty to enjoy paired with a fantastic celebration. Here are our best outdoor events and venues this summer.

Prospect Park

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! kicked off with a gala June 7 at the Prospect Park Bandshell, honoring Chris Sheehan of Union Beer Distributors. 

More info: and our blog post.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

The Caramoor Gala June 17 eased us into the venue’s summer concert series with an Italian-inspired meal and opera performance. Founded in 1946, Caramoor is a beautiful garden destination that provides music education and diverse musical performances. 

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Central Park Zoo

A few company picnics this summer were held at Central Park Zoo, a beautiful and fun venue for both kids and adults. Guests relax in the Central Garden surrounding a pool of sea lions in a beautiful tree-lined space with a great view of Manhattan’s skyscrapers. 

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Ellis Island and Liberty Island

A ferry ride to the site of Lady Liberty along the Manhattan skyline makes a wonderful summer evening. The iconic islands host corporate galas, weddings and more against a beautiful, memorable backdrop. We’ve hosted a variety of events there this year, including a summer solstice picnic for Diane von Furstenberg June 21. 

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FDR Four Freedoms Park

Easy to reach via public transport or the tram, FDR Four Freedoms Park offers a quiet respite from city life, with a great city view as its backdrop. The 5th annual Sunset Garden Party June 14 honored Tom Brokaw for his commitment to honoring free speech and expression. 

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Omi International Arts Center

This outdoor sculpture and architecture park just outside of Hudson, NY was the perfect site for the Scenic Hudson Gala June 3. 

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Wave Hill

The Wave Hill Gala May 25 started with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Great Lawn followed by dinner and dancing. We've also hosted some gorgeous weddings there this summer. Check out a Sunset Wednesday with live music and a pre-ordered bento box this summer. 

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