Guests groovin' on the dance floor
Event Chairs Mary Stewart Anderson, Cotton Clark, McKenzie Hull, Chelsea Fred
Adriana Wechsler, Sam Shehadeh, Eman Elshareif, Pat Kelly
Guitarist Guillermo Serpas
Alissa and Neimann Gipson
Amanda Wickman, Christie Nguyen, Molly Wickman, Mitchell Zlotnik
Salsa dancing on full display featuring Strictly Street Salsa
Ashley Seals, Jeff Luna
Brittany Ringel Walton, Nate Walton
Carolyn and Daniel Jackson
Connor Tamlyn, Emily Tamlyn, Nick Scurfield
Guests had a blast in the Ham & Cheese Photo Booth.
Eric Aubel, Allison Aubel, Shelby Burgher
Salsa dancing was a hit!
Gonzalo and Alex Alonso
Hannah Thibodeaux, Clint Sosa
Holly and Brian Waters
Julie Marin, Mayra Himanga, Katy Dunbar
Michael Smith, Libby Dyson, Sam Herbert, Gina Fritz, Zach Wilson, Carla Fallick, Alex Perez, Matthew Seligmann
Rolando and Liz Martinez
Vanessa Hughes, Michel Perez, Carolyn Jackson, Daniel Jackson
William Finnorn, Clinton Quisenberry, Krish Arora
Sweet treats from Sprinkles Cupcakes
More decadent desserts
More scenes from the Ham & Cheese Photo Booth
Guests salsa danced into the night.
Antone's served up Cuban sandwiches.
Hand-rolled cigars were also available for partygoers.
What: Urban Green Presents Havana Nights
Where: Hermann Park’s Historic Clubhouse
PC Moment: Hermann Park transformed into a scene from Havana as 300 young professionals descended on the park’s Spanish-style clubhouse for a Cuban-themed evening hosted by HP’s young professionals group Urban Green.
Donning vibrant tropical attire, guests were greeted by a beautiful blue-hued classic car while the melodic sounds of Spanish guitarist Guillermo Serpas filled the air. Inside, a bevy of Cuban-inspired fare filled the space featuring bites from Adair Kitchen, Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, Butter & Company Catering, Capone’s Bar & Oven, Lilu’s Cuban Press, Paulie’s, Relish, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Spanky’s Pizza, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Steel City Pops.
Of course, a Cuban soiree isn’t complete without hand-rolled cigars and salsa dancing. Strictly Street Salsa performed an exciting dance number before offering interactive salsa lessons for the crowd. DJ MAV kept the tunes going all night long.
The festive night culminated with a $14,000 fundraising effort, fueled by the event’s silent auction which featured everything from staycations at the Four Seasons and Hotel ZaZa to a team autographed Houston Texans football.
On the scene: Havana Nights chairs Mary Stewart Anderson, Cotton Clark, Chelsea Fred, and McKenzie Hull; Urban Green steering committee chairs Jon Sanfelippo and Emily Lutz; Hermann Park Conservancy president Doreen Stoller with Dan Piette; Nick Scurfield, Emily and Connor Tamlyn, Kevin Zlotnik, Mitchell Zlotnik, Holly and Brian Waters