What can be better than dinosaurs, dancing, dinner, cupcakes, and glowsticks? Nothing, really. Last night, the American Museum of Natural History held their annual New York Young Philanthropists Museum Dance themed "Bright Young Things," with glowsticks ablaze. The theme, honoring the museum's new exhibit, Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, brought out the bright side of New York City.
The evening was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and featured a silent auction, cocktail party, dinner, and a glowstick-lit after party with beats by DJ Jus-Ske.
Through generous donations via their annual events, AMNH is able to keep their facilities top-notch while throwing one heck of a party. This year's theme brought out young supporters from all over the city, decked out in their best black tie neon ensembles. The evening started with a cocktail party where guests sipped martinis with a couple dinosaurs (literally) in the "Roosevelt Rotunda." Next, a three course dinner was served in the "Milstein Hall of Ocean Life" where guests wined and dined beneath a giant 150 foot blue whale surrounded by marine life exhibits. Lastly, we were led to the "Akeley African Mammal" hall where the dance party started with DJ Jus-Ske, glowsticks, giant elephants, lions, and other mammalians. Guests were treated to a movie-theater style popcorn machine, fresh soft pretzels, appetizers, and cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. By the end of the night we were stuffed and covered in glowsticks, literally. (See exhibit A.)
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