What better way to end a work day than with some Ricard, the company of family and friends, and a boat ride along the Hudson River? – Well, this was just the idea for the many individuals who boarded the Harbor Lights Yacht on Monday, June 25, 2012.
The evening, which was organized as a ‘French Culture Night’, was certainly more than French drinks and cuisine; in fact, the triple decker yacht offered the attendees an entire floor filled with the modern artistic creations of Pierre-Henri Guerard, a self-taught sculptor and painter. In addition, the yacht’s two open areas graced everyone with the City’s magnificent skyline, which had cleared up from the rain into a rainbow and then a beautifully setting sun.
The event was certainly not only for the French-speaking, evident through the diverse crowd, particularly the performers: Kristi Angel, the belly dancer hired for the evening, charmed the audience with magical moves that made one think he was back in Lebanon where her parents are from, while Sarina Suno certainly ‘lit up’ the dance floor with her illuminated electric violin, combining classical sounds with modern songs like Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’.
The performers each made two appearances, captivating the audience during every single second of their performance, certainly making everyone lose track of time because by the time the boat had redocked at the New York Skyports Marina, everyone seemed to be looking at his watch and out of the windows to confirm that it was in fact over.