By Haja Kakay
On June 13th, Central Park’s Victorian Gardens was magically transformed for Carnival Night for Kids, benefiting the Coalition’s Camp Homeward Bound and Bound for Success programs.
Photo: Andy Kramer and Laurence Boschetto, with Diego at Carnival Night
More than 500 guests were treated to amusement park rides, arcade games, face painting and delicious food, as well as Izze Juices, South Pacific Wines and Brooklyn Brewery beer. Award-winning children’s book authors Elise Broach, Adam Rubin and Doreen Cronin were on hand to sign their books. A photo booth by the Bosco and pop-up portrait studio by NY Classic Kids allowed families to capture the fun and excitement of the day.
The night ended with a performance by our Camp Homeward Bound counselors, giving guests a glimpse of the amazing work they do at camp each summer.
The event was a remarkable success, raising more than $191,000 to support programs for hundreds of NYC’s most vulnerable boys and girls. Special thanks to our title sponsor, Draftfcb, and to the many supporters who helped make this our most successful Carnival Night ever!
Published in Safety Net, Autumn 2012