This is a little off restaurant topic, but I'm looking for some sort of event space or location in Manhattan that allows for catering to be brought in. It is for a 40th birthday party in July. The challenging part is we would like for it to include some element of an outdoor space - terrace, garden, or even an open-air set up. It could even be a public park space or something, but I'm not sure if any can be officially reserved.
If this is too tall an order, the plan B would be to rent a room at a restaurant and go with their food. Hopefully, that could also include an outdoor element. The party will be for 30-40 people. Any ideas or input would be immensely appreciated.