• Scenes from the IPsoft 17th Anniversary Celebration – Part 2

    We’re thrilled to continue our series on the IPsoft Incorporated 17 th Anniversary celebration on Liberty Island, a fabulous June event for their 510 guests that lit up the night sky with a super-powered fireworks show as the closing Wow Factor for their spectacular corporate event.

    IPsoft 17th Anniversary Celebration

    Our lit-up Lady Liberty (showing off her new lighting makeover!) looked on throughout the fireworks extravaganza, and Jessica Dube, Special Events & Communications Manager at IPsoft Incorporated, shares some details of the show:

    “Our musically-choreographed firework display by Bay Fireworks , set in front of the Manhattan skyline (with our office on display) was truly spectacular. We doubled the quantity of the most of the big missiles, leading to a jam packed 7-minute show. Set up as a surprise for our guests, our staff ran across the dance floor to get as close to the edge as possible once the show started. Most were awestruck and some even had tears. Definitely an unforgettable moment.”

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    Some of the songs from the IPsoft fireworks show included:

    “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock

    “Firework” by Katy Perry

    “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

    Vendors:

    Event Venue: Liberty Island

    Catering: Great Performances

    Florist: Artsy Flora

    Jazz Quintet: The Dreamland Orchestra

    Music: Bounce Entertainment , Eastside Mix

    Photography: Jayd Jackson

    Fireworks: Bay Fireworks

    Lighting/Audio: Bestek Lighting & Staging

    Tenting/Staging: Main Attractions

    Caricature: NY Sketches

  • Scenes from the IPsoft 17th Anniversary Celebration, June 2015 – Part 1

    Corporate Event Celebration NYC

    This past June, Liberty Island welcomed IPsoft Incorporated for a spectacular celebration of their 17 th Anniversary, and we loved the beautiful design of this corporate event from their lit-up branding to the super-powered fireworks show that dazzled their 510 guests. And our lit-up Lady Liberty (showing off her new lighting makeover!) provided a stunning backdrop for this immensely fun open-air party. Thank you to Jayd Jackson for sharing these images with us!

    Statue of Lady Liberty

    We spoke with Jessica Dube, Special Events & Communications Manager at IPsoft Incorporated, about the details of this stellar bash on Liberty Island: “As a company, we have danced the night away at many an iconic New York space and sailed quite a few yachts out on the Hudson, and for our 17 th anniversary, we conquered Lady Liberty’s island! We finally met that familiar face we see across the water from the office everyday! We wanted to honor both the Gateway to America, and IPsoft’s ​accomplishments over the years.”

    Statue Cruises Ship

    IPsoft invited their guests to wear garden party cocktail attire, and we have to say, their fashion-forward guests looked phenomenal!

    IPsoft Celebration NYC

    Guests at IPsoft Celebration

    Guests at a Dinner Table In an IPsoft Event NYC

    “Upon arrival, guests were escorted to cocktails in front of the Statue, accompanied by 1920s jazz played by The Dreamland Quintet.”

    “Dinner followed in the flag plaza under strings of stunning market lights. The Eastside Mix entertained guests on the stage positioned in front of the Manhattan skyline. Quite a backdrop and breathtaking view!”

    “In compliment to the summer season and Liberty Island, we used nautical touches while emphasizing IPsoft brand colors (navy, white, and orange). Guests were greeted with custom designed Statue of Liberty foam hats and summer fedoras.”

    Statue of Liberty foam hats & summer fedoras Photo 2

    Statue of Liberty foam hats & summer fedoras Photo 1

    “A photo-op was set in front of the Statue during cocktail hour as a take-away souvenir shot. In the quintessential New York spirit, caricature artists sketched fun portraits of our staff in true tourist fashion during dinner and the after-party.”

    “Our design scheme included the clean, simplistic lines of modern spandex table linens (to account for the breeze), with a nautical mix of navy, white, and navy & white striped napkins.”

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    “Bright, seasonal orange blooms, coordinating lanterns, natural jute rope details, as well as pops of yellows, vibrant pinks and green foliage in white and galvanized vessels dominated the atmosphere. Large white Statue of Liberty busts stood proud as centerpieces on a third of the tables.”

    White Statue of Liberty on Dinner Table at IPsoft

    “Ample amounts of candlelight flickered in votives, lanterns and glass cylinders with pillar candles. With the market lights strung over the dinner tables and across the dance floor, the result was a warm, inviting, casual but luxurious ambiance.”

    Coming up in our next post, we’ll share the delectable farm-to-table style menu created by Great Performances , as well as the amazing fireworks show that brought some guests to tears.

    Jessica Dube says, “I also want to note, [Ellis Island and Liberty Island events team] Patti ​​& Stacey were true, true pleasures to work with. If it wasn’t for their professional dedication, this party would not have been such a success.”

    Vendors:

    Event Venue: Liberty Island

    Catering: Great Performances

    Florist: Artsy Flora

    Jazz Quintet: The Dreamland Orchestra

    Music: Bounce Entertainment , Eastside Mix

    Photography: Jayd Jackson

    Fireworks: Bay Fireworks

    Lighting/Audio: Bestek Lighting & Staging

    Tenting/Staging: Main Attractions

    Caricature: NY Sketches

  • Event Spotlight: Beautiful Blue Details for a Corporate Lunch

    We love these pretty blue details for a corporate lunch hosted recently on Ellis Island. Brighten up any meeting with great use of color, and don’t think that just because this is a corporate lunch, decor isn’t necessary. Pretty florals in a lovely arrangement brighten your guests’ spirits and make everyone more receptive to the topics discussed at your event. We thank Francois Pijuan for sharing these images of his designs.

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  • Event Spotlight: Fall Flowers at a Corporate Lunch

    Fall Season Flower at Corporate Event Photo 1

    Today, we’re spotlighting the gorgeous designs of Francois Pijuan , one of our favorite event floral designers. For a corporate lunch, he designed these beautiful fall season flower arrangements, adding a lovely touch of color and seasonal flair to a corporate event.

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  • Wedding and Event Q&A: Which Types of Events Can Be Held on Ellis and Liberty Islands?

    Wedding and Event Q&A

    Which types of events are permitted on Ellis and Liberty Islands?

    All events must be approved by the National Park Service. Fundraisers, Corporate Dinners, Company Outings, Black-Tie Affairs, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Concerts and Product Launches have all taken place on the Islands.

    Photo by Robert Wagner Photography , invitation by Ceci New York