More than 40 Boxer & Gerson employees trekked across or under the Bay Bridge on Friday, July 28, headed for the Hornblower Yacht on Pier 3. The occasion was a summer holiday and appreciation party, courtesy of the firm’s partners.
The festive afternoon was focused around a two-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay that included a ship-board lunch and dazzling closeup views of all the major landmarks to which tourists flock from all over the world, all year long.
Interestingly, many attendees who are lifelong Bay Area residents allowed that this was the first time they had ever indulged in a bay cruise. An informal survey revealed that they were unanimously glad for the opportunity.
On the close-to-home sightseeing menu were the bay’s three major bridges, Alcatraz and Angel islands, and the renowned and ever-changing San Francisco skyline, all of which figured prominently in the day’s festivities. So did the fabled bay weather, which ranged from bright sunshine fit for short sleeves along the Embarcadero near the Bay Bridge to the swirling fog and winds as the boat made its way under the Golden Gate and the partygoers started reaching for their jackets.
Amidst much conviviality and picture-taking as noted in the accompanying photos, Managing Partner John Harrigan took a moment to praise fellow Partner Maria Grasso’s efforts to organize the day’s festivities. He also noted, “We have a great team in place here, and all the partners feel it’s important to acknowledge our employees and extend our appreciation for everything they do to help build our firm and better serve our clients. Taking a bay cruise on a sunny Friday in the summertime seemed an appropriate way to express our thanks.”
(All photos except for main group shot above courtesy of Boxer & Gerson’s own Ruthie Riley Evans)