Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Evening with the Mayor...










...and at least six hundred other people. Had the privilege of attending a reception tonight at Gracie Mansion, the Mayor's official residence on the East River. The evening celebrated the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and it was a lovely event. A cookout, great music, lots of familiar faces and the rain held off. I even got a seat at one of the picnic tables on the lawn and enjoyed chatting with friends and enjoying the summer evening.


The Mansion was built as a private home for the Gracie family in the late eighteenth century. It has been lovingly renovated and is now used for entertaining. The gardens looked especially pretty tonight and I wanted to share them with you.


Hugs and sweet dreams, my dear and gentle readers and of course, Amy is in my prayers.

8 comments:

blushing rose said...

Oh, what a beautiful place ... & privilege to be there. TTFN ~Marydon

k and c's mom said...

What a great evening for you (and 600 of your closest friends!) The ADA act was near and dear to our hearts. Glad you had a great time.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Hmm...I have to wonder if those Gracies who had that house are related to Col. Archibald Gracie, a survivor of the Titanic...he was solid money, so perhaps so...what a lovely residence!

I like the ADA and wish it went a bit farther.

Mimi said...

HI!!!
What a beautiful place and the gardens are amazing!! What a great priveledge to be invited to. So glad the weather was perfect and you ahd a fun time!!
hugs,
jamie

Tammy said...

What a lovely spot!

Amen to prayers for dearest Amy!♥

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've always wanted to see Gracie Mansion. The gardens are gorgeous, hope you had a good time.

Chatty Crone said...

Well, you got to have a picnic with the mayor . . . nice. Beautiful house and I love the garden and the wrap around porch.

Robyn Campbell said...

Love the pics. What an honor, huh? :0) Gave your blog an award.