It might not have been a sunny day at New York’s Central Park, but that didn’t stop the 3rd annual Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash! “Tonight everything is abandoned for the sake of fun and a good cause,” said Jessica Seinfeld, who founded Baby Buggy, the charity that provides everything from cribs to diapers for families in need. The Bedtime Bash event raised an impressive $282,000 for families.
Fuzzy WordGirl and Uniqua from the “Back Yardigans” greeted pajama-clad youngsters (the suggested dress code) at Central Park’s Wollman Rink before they ran wild through the skating rink, transformed into a carnival complete with waterslides, cotton candy, go-carts and airplane rides. New York parents like Samantha Boardman, Kalliope Karella, and Adelina Wong Ettelson looked on, or in some cases accompanied their tots. Celebrity parents included Hugh Jackman, Mariska Hargitay, Paulina Porizkova, Melania Trump, and Christy Turlington.
“I went on the boat ride with them,” said Turlington as her kids Grace and Finn sat transfixed by musical act Outback Aussie. “But I can’t do that swing thing — it makes me [nauseated].”
Wolverine’s Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee-Furness arrived with their children Ava and Oscar the actor looked a bit overdressed in a Louis Vuitton suit. “This is not what I would normally wear,” he apologized, before running out to another event, and grabbing a hot dog for the road.