[PHOTOS] West Villagers in Love with The Square fill The Center!

Dear Neighbors,

The 5th Annual Tulip Celebration was a smashing success.  More than 150 Villagers, their friends and family gathered at The Center on 13th Street to celebrate the return of spring and enjoy delicious food, wine and chocolates.  Our friends and our donors affirmed again their support for Abingdon Square.  The room could not have looked more beautiful filled with tulips arranged by our horticulturalist, Susan Sipos. We truly brought The Square to The Center.

Thanks to all who purchased tickets and those who invested over $14,000 to our crucial Adopt-A-Bed program. (Donors listed below.)  These donations coupled with our major circle of donors, the Abingdon Guardians, will help ensure the Square stays beautiful and well maintained all year long.

A huge thank you to our sponsors and in-kind donors, Bar Bolonat, The Beatrice Inn, Pizzetteria Brunetti, Bus Stop Cafe, Cubbyhole, Farina, Hudson Hound, Injera, Mémé Mediterranean and TAVO for all of their wine, Li-Lac Chocolates and Diptyque.  Please visit all of these establishments and share your appreciation.  We are grateful to DISH for accommodating us as a non-profit and for their delicious food. A special thanks goes to The Center and their team for making their home ours. 

Finally, thank you to our Vice Chair, Russell Saray, to Team Tulip (Jeanne Buckman, Collin Glidewell, Allie Thompson) and to our event superstars, Rich Lo, Barbara Lorber and Susan Russon.

Check out our summer planting – your donations have already been put to work!  We are already planning our fall Pumpkin Patch and Holiday Tree Lighting.  If you would like to give us a hand, we are always looking for volunteers.  Many hands make for lighter work.

See you in the Square,

Sigrid Esser
Chair, Board of Directors
Abingdon Square Conservancy