If you’ve followed my blog over the last few years, you may remember other posts with photos from the New Leaf Restaurant. Many longtime New Yorkers are unaware the venue even exists.

Just steps from The Cloisters museum and gardens, surrounded by majestic trees, this spectacular fieldstone cottage was built by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930s. With an outdoor patio that is covered during the colder months, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and tourists alike. It’s open to the public on a weekly basis as a fine-dining restaurant and it’s also available for special events such as the one featured here in these photos.

I love photographing people on the dancefloor!