Last month, the 5th Annual Carle Honors, the Gala for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, was held in an inspiring space built underneath the bridge on East 59th Street in New York City. It was an elegant evening, attended by many dear friends and colleagues.

I was delighted to greet the honorees and celebrate with them. This year the Museum recognized the sculptor Nancy Schön (in the photo with me above) who created the well-known bronze Make Way for Ducklings sculptures in Boston, author and illustrator David Macaulay creator of The Way Things Work, the collectors Allan and Kendra Daniel who have been great supporters and contributors to the Museum and Stephen Mooser and Lin Oliver cofounders of the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

It was a wonderful evening and I was very grateful to all the artists who contributed their beautiful work for the auction.

I hope you will enjoy the photos I’ve included from the Carle Honors in the gorgeous Guastavino’s space under the bridge.