MHNA 50th Anniversay Celebration Highlights
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) organized a full year-long series of diverse events to celebrate it's 50th Anniversary. Following are some highlights of past events as well as well as what to look forward to in the next three months.
The first event was February 14, a Valentine's Day party at El Rio Grande Restaurant, followed by the Cherry Blossom Festival Tea Party at the Kitano.
On Saturday, May 15 there was a special afternoon at the New York City Ballet performances of selected Balanchine and Robbins classics, preceded by a special talk by one of the troupe, called "Meet a Dancer". The event was sold out.
On May 23rd was the annual Murray Hill Festival on Park, this year celebrating food, "The Taste of Murray Hill". It was truly a golden year success.
On June 6 was the Volunteer Party, honoring the hard work volunteers have put in to the organization. Congrats to all!
The Historic District Tour on June 13th was sponsored by Preservation and Design Committee, with over 100 tickets sold. The tour included beautifully decorated town homes, artists studios, Park Avenue apartments and a private club as well as the Morgan Library & Museum, the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House for the Arts, and the landmark Church of the Incarnation with Tiffany windows in its sanctuary.
The Association's General Meeting and a Town Hall on the 34th Street Transitway is on September 23rd.
A special scenic drive to Hyde Park to visit the FDR Presidential Library, Museum, and Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage, Val-Kill. There will be a horticulture presentation of the landscaping as well as lunch at the Culinary Institute.
On December 1, Hanukkah's First Candle Lit on Park.
On December 5, Tree Lighting on the Park Avenue Mall with carol singing, followed by the Gala Ball