On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, more than 750 guests attended the Frick’s annual Spring Garden Party for Fellows and Young Fellows. This year’s event also celebrated the opening of Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection, a temporary installation of sculptures by acclaimed author and ceramist Edmund de Waal.
Despite the rain, guests arrived in all manner of festive spring attire—bright whites, bold colors, and floral patterns—and gathered in the museum’s iconic Garden Court. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails courtesy of event sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka accompanied by a variety of seasonally inspired hors d’oeuvres provided by Creative Edge Parties. Guests sipped on rosé by Hampton Water Wine Co. and sparkling wine by Ferrari Trento while jazz quartet The Flail and DJ Dr. Unos and Dubs entertained throughout the night.
Later, when the sky finally cleared, the party ended with a nightcap under the stars in the historic Fifth Avenue Garden—as intended.