Company Picnic in Central Park – 2015

It’s hard to believe this was our 4th year to work with Colonial Consulting on their annual summer picnic in Central Park and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Because of the easy access from 5th Avenue, we decided to have it in the same location as last year, the Billy Johnson Playground between E. 66th and 67th Streets.

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Everyone loved Dinosaur BBQ the year before so we decided to use them again. The menu consisted beef sliders, BBQ chicken, chicken wings, Memphis style pork, St. Louis cut ribs, Hoffman’s hot dogs, chopped salad, creole potato salad, mac & cheese, honey hush cornbread and assorted cookies (chocolate chunk, oatmeal, peanut butter) and mini-pies (key lime, cheesecake and chocolate icebox) with fresh whipped cream.

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For entertainment we booked the same vendors as last year; face painting by Kiki’s Faces & Balloons, caricatures by Steve Nyman and activities led by Ryan from Groovinthusiasts. We also had a cardboard vineyard that the kids really enjoyed coloring on!

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Catering: Dinosaur BBQ
Caricatures: Steve Nyman
Entertainment: Groovinthusiasts
Face Painting: Kiki’s
Venue: Central Park, Billy Johnson Playground
Written by Karen Brown.

Central Park Picnic!

This is our third year to work with Colonial Consulting on their annual summer picnic in Central Park and every year we have a blast! The weather was perfect and temperatures were incredibly mild for a summer day in NYC.

This year we reserved the lawn just south of the Billy Johnson Playground, located on 5th Avenue between E. 66th and 67th Streets. This proved to be a great location for easy access for both guests and vendors.

Dinosaur BBQ catered and the menu consisted of pork sliders, pulled chicken, beef ribs, potato salad, mac & cheese, vegetable orzo, cornbread and everyone’s favorite, mini-keylime pies and chocolate icebox cake!

For kid’s entertainment we had face painting by Kiki’s Faces & Balloons and activities led by Ryan from Groovinthusiasts, including an egg race, potato sack race and tug-o-war for the adults.

And what Colonial Consulting picnic would be complete without caricatures by Steve Nyman!

Favors for guests were custom cupcakes by Chic Sugars.

5% goes to Jersey Cares!

After planning a VIP holiday party at Madame Tussauds for my corporate client, they chose Jersey Cares for their 5% donation – another Event that Gives Back!

An excerpt from their website:

Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization, established in 1993, recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs. We partner with local nonprofits to identify needs and implement volunteer projects to meet these needs. We provide individuals, families, corporate employees and community groups with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that range from tutoring children to painting new murals in schools.”

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