An added treat of the festivities was seeing students from various NYC public schools gathered for the event in the midst of folks like NYC socialite Aerin Lauder and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. Rumor is that the approximately 50 students, from neighborhoods including Harlem and Cambria Heights (Queens), had no idea they were going to hear the First Lady speak today. Talk about a great unexpected class trip!
Mrs. Obama stressed that she and the President want to ensure children from all walks of life are exposed to the arts; from fashion design to poetry. She spent a lot of time talking to students and posing for pics even after some guests began to leave.