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New York In Bloom // Fun & Good Cause

This event runs all weekend at the NY State Museum, and all the money collected for tickets and floral sales go towards the Museum Club Program. This program, the after school program is now in its 25th year, and gives children and young adults age 8 to 18, a place to go between 3:00 (after school lets out) until 5:00 (when their parents arrive home). The program puts young people in a creative and educational atmosphere.

My involvement began in 1996 when I was asked by Mrs. Jesse Cogswell if I would consider creating an arrangement for the event. I said “yes”, but really had know idea what she was talking about. During the planning stages, I was quickly became aware that this was a great chance to be creative as well as help a very good cause. I and my team at Renaissance Floral Design have since been honored to be a returning contributor to this event and good cause.


Normally we just take the space over and do our own thing. This year we are working with the museum and were very honored to be using some of the rarely shown elements from their archives.

We will be creating a party … Victorian style, to showcase our talents and to feature a spectacular collection of furnishings from the estate of Robert A. Kelly from New York City, as well as the original pieces made by the skilled craftsmanship of Alexander Roux (also from New York City).

We hope you will join us for a day of education and discovery. Come with your family and friends and see the splendors of the NY State Museum and the many local vendors who donate their time and talent to this wonderful cause.


Floral and Design inspiration ideas for your wedding, home, or even if you just want to see a sign of spring … it’s all on display at the New York State Museum. The display will be showing through Sunday, February 26th … we hope to see you there!

For more information, be sure to visit the NY State Museum website.

Thanks to Matt Ramos for the his photos in this post, and Zane Hauck for the video work!

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