Julia Testa Teams Up with NBC at the Tavern on the Green

Calling all football fans – and especially fans of the Fighting Irish! Julia Testa and team were recently called in off the bench to craft custom floral arrangements for an event celebrating Coach Brian Kelly of Notre Dame.

All images courtesy: Joy Glenn Foto


NBC Sports hosted the event at the world-famous Tavern on the Green in Central Park, which officially re-opened its doors last April after three years as a public visitors’ center and gift shop. It is now open for business – which means we couldn’t wait for our chance to do an event in the new and improved Tavern on the Green.


We got our chance. NBC Sports wanted to honor Coach Kelly, and after all the work we’ve done for them in the past, they decided to ask for our help. The Notre Dame team colors are gold and blue, which gave our team a lot of options when it came to creating the arrangements. We settled on cream and yellow flowers for the table arrangements, displayed in custom gold containers, with the blue taking more of the stage in the bar decor.


We were excited to be working with the Notre Dame football team, and, of course, NBC, who are always a pleasure to work with. The venue was one of the most exciting parts of this adventure: before, during, and after its renovation, the Tavern on the Green has remained one of New York City’s historical landmarks, and to be able to put our own personal touch on it was memorable indeed.


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