NEW YORK.- On Saturday, May 1, The Gramercy Park Flower Shop, was honored with a Proclamation by the City and State. The City Proclamation was presented by Eric Lugo to Tommy Sakas, third-generation owner of the store, on behalf of City Council Representative, Marguerita Lopez.
“I am proud that the shop has received recognition from the City and State and that we have such a wonderful day to celebrate with the community”, said Mr. Sakas upon also receiving the State Proclamation from NY State Senator, Frank Padavan, this past Saturday. Open Day featured live music, face painting, balloons, free flowers, refreshments and more, and created a lively commotion on the corner of 21st and Third. Long-standing customers and casual passers-by alike joined in the celebration.
The Gramercy Park Flower Shop, a family owned business since 1904, is proud to be celebrating A Century of Fine Flowers. Patrons from Greta Garbo to Julia Roberts have enjoyed the Sakas family’s famed customer service. Located at the corner of Third Avenue and 21st Street for the past 100 years, the shop is an integral part of the Gramercy Park neighborhood and one of Manhattan’s longest running flower shops.
The Gramercy Park Flower Shop will continue to celebrate A Century of Fine Flowers throughout the spring. Well known for its spectacular window displays — a favorite neighborhood destination during the holidays – this spring the store will display photos and documents reflecting its history, celebrity clientele and the changing flower trends throughout the years. One window every week, starting April 22, will focus on each decade of the 20th century showcasing a flower arrangement in an evocative setting.
On Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, June 13 The Gramercy Park Flower Shop will host Kids Day, a fun, interactive opportunity for children to learn first-hand about flower arrangements and gardening. Children will be able to make their own bouquets, which they may then take home to their families.
The event will provide a fantastic learning opportunity for children as well as a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family. The event is FREE, but children must register to participate by calling (212) 533 0778. Kids Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The events are our way of thanking the community, our loyal customers and all New Yorkers for a century of service,” said Tommy Sakas. The Gramercy Park Flower Shop is renowned for its exquisite arrangements, interesting flowering plants, corporate events and select furnishings for both garden and home. However, its customers mostly adore the shop for the quality of the flowers and its superior service. Proud of its past, The Gramercy Park Flower Shop looks forward to another century of continued service to its current customers as well as new generations to come.