Toy Industry & Media Gather at FAO Schwarz for Toy Association’s Summer Party

July 13, 2022 | More than 250 industry professionals, influencers, and members of the media gathered at The Toy Association’s Summer Party at FAO Schwarz’s New York City flagship store in Rockefeller Center on July 12 to network and celebrate play.

Attendees were treated to the full FAO Schwarz experience across the retailer’s three levels of business, from its iconic big piano to interactive toy demonstrations and photo-ops with the toy soldiers guarding the doors. Appetizers and cocktails were served as guests mingled throughout the evening.

Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association, and David Niggli, chief merchandising officer at FAO Schwarz, also gave remarks on bringing the industry back together at the iconic location and the excitement building toward The Toy Association’s upcoming events, including the first Toy Fair in over two years, taking place September 30 to October 3, 2023 in New York City.

“This was the perfect occasion to bring the industry together for a fun-filled evening of networking and play,” said Carcone. “We're thankful to all those who were able to join us and for the opportunity to reconnect with our members and all those who help bring joy to kids and kids at heart every day.”

Visit The Toy Association’s website to learn more about upcoming industry events, including the 2023 Preview & 2022 Holiday Market, taking place September 20 to 22, and the next Toy of the Year Awards, taking place night one of the Preview & Holiday Market.