This past Saturday, June 23, 2018, Storm King Art Center hosted its annual Summer Solstice Celebration. Guests were greeted with libations by Brooklyn Brewery, Tuthilltown Spirits, and Hudson Whiskey. After cocktails and an exclusive viewing of the 2018 exhibitions, Indicators: Artists on Climate Change and Outlooks: Elaine Cameron-Weir, partygoers made their way to their seats for a gourmet farm-to-table dinner in the fields by Michael Anthony, Executive Chef and Partner of Gramercy Tavern. Chef Anthony collaborated with Chef Shelley Boris of Fresh Company in Garrison, New York. Served family-style under the stars amid monumental sculpture, the dinner menu was inspired by the annual exhibitions and was followed by dessert and dancing.
The evening concluded with dessert, dancing, and a live musical performance by the Funk Junkies, a 13- piece band including a 5-piece horn section. Proceeds from the event benefit Storm King’s exhibitions and programs. Notable attendees included Pari Ehsan, Patrick Parrish, Alex Gilbert, Mark Rosen, and Chloe Wise.
About: Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for over fifty years. Located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, its 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers provide the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
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