Big Apple Florist Welcomes the United Nations to New York

Posted on September 21, 2011

Because the Big Apple Florist design studio is located a few blocks from the United Nations on 45th Street, every year during the third week of September we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the hubbub that accompanies the arrival of world leaders and their delegations. Over the next few weeks in September, we are usually busy assisting the Missions and Embassies with event flowers, welcoming gifts, and floral décor for special events in addition to our everyday NYC flower deliveries.

Creating Event Flowers for NYC's United Nations Summits

united nations event florists nycOn Monday we got an exciting opportunity to provide floral décor for a special UN Summit Side Event sponsored by the United Republic of Tanzania and held at NYU’s College for Dentistry: “Putting Teeth into NCDs: Encouraging priority actions for Non-Communicable Diseases.” The event featured a keynote address by the President of Tanzania, Jakaya M. Kikwete, who is an advocate for oral health in resource-scarce developing nations. Oral health can be an important preventative measure against chronic, non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic lung disease – all of which can be linked to dental health in some way. This event is just a small part of a larger initiative to combat non-communicable diseases, and by working with the Tanzanian representatives I gained a new perspective on the United Nations and what they do. This week, I’m trying not to focus so much on the drama of the street closings and the K-9 units, but to take a global view of the great efforts of the United Nations as they convene together in the Big Apple. As they say at the UN, “It’s your World.”

Proud to be Event Florists for NYC's United Nations Council

Like all New Yorkers, we can’t help but be stressed by the incredible police presence in NYC as another high-level diplomat is shuttled in their motorcade to-and-from UN Plaza. Plus, high security means that every NYC flower delivery has the potential to be logistical nightmare! But we at Big Apple Florist are so happy to be a part of something so globally impactful, and we’re proud to be able to provide beautiful event flowers and floral arrangements for occasions like these. Call us at (212) 687-3434 for more information about event flowers and floral decor for your own occasion, or contact us by email with any questions.

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