Bella, our VW Bus attending the City Harvest Gala at The Lighthouse, Pier 60, NYC

Posted 7/13/23 in: New York
Our 1965 VW Bus set-up in front of The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers for the City Harvest Gala

We navigated Bella, our VW Bus, through Lower Manhattan to attend the City Harvest Gala at The Lighthouse in New York City last month.

City Harvest

We loved being part of the Surf Theme this year and to partner with a great cause. City Harvest programs bring fresh, nutritious food to communities across the five boroughs, free of charge, to help feed New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurity.

We also wanted to highlight a unique opportunity to donate. The Abram and Ray Kaplan Foundation is matching all gifts, $1-to-$1, up to $50,000, to City Harvest through August 31, 2023 doubling the impact of your support. See donation link here.

Partnering with Event Talent

Thank you as well to Kathleen O’Hara at Ed Libby & Co. Events in using her talents to position Bella in an elegant surfer chic lounge area. See photo.

We also wanted to thank to Tracie Simon at Le Feast for her assistance and coordinated some of the tricky logistics of Manhattan. We always appreciate logistical help when it comes to pulling off successful NYC events – thank you to Tracie and her team!

Volkswagen Micro Bus – a Conversation Starter

One thing we noticed. Countless guests taking photos in front of our VW Bus while engaging in the most interesting conversation topics. We wondered why the Volkswagen Kombi Bus sparks conversations about the past, present, and future. We recently came across this article in the Smithsonian touching on the VW Bus and culture.

Upgraded Pier Sixty – The Lighthouse

Lastly, we were impressed to see the amazing renovation at The Lighthouse, one of three venues managed under The Pier Sixty Collection. We were hired for several events with our Vintage Enclosed Photo Booth prior to the renovation.

After seeing the upgraded space, we think this is one of the most beautiful event venues in NYC with an amazing view of the Hudson!