GP took guests to infinity and beyond for this year’s World Science Festival gala.
The organization’s 10th anniversary was launched at Jazz at Lincoln Center with 1000 concert-goers in the Rose Theater and 300 dinner guests in the Appel Room on May 30.
The event started with an original music and dance piece, Time, Creativity, and the Cosmos. The dinner's theme was the five stages of the universe: Big Bang, Time, Creativity, the
Cosmos and Beyond. Some of this year’s menu ideas were incorporated into the
show before dinner. The meal kicked off with “Big Bang Carpaccio,” fava bean
tapenade, beets, cherry tomatoes, carrots, purple potatoes, yuzu vinaigrette
& green oil, served with air bread.
served on spray painted glitter plates, and dessert represented all five stages
of the universe, with galaxy donuts, frozen yogurt and chocolate “rocks,” mango
mousse flambé with mango meringue pieces, and sugar art to tie it all
The World Science Festival featured a series of 60 events across NYC, including a discussion on climate change in Times Square and an astronaut meet-up in Brooklyn Bridge Park.